English 10: Writing Portfolio
Catholic Memorial High School
|Dear Mr. Crace,
I am an interested student from the United States. My name is Timothy Doyle, I am a tenth grade
here at Catholic Memorial High School, in West Roxbury, Massachusetts. I would like to invite you to
come into our class and read a(n) excerpt or piece of you’re work. Unfortunately we will not be
studying, going over, or reading any of you’re work, this year in our English 10 British Literature
class. Unlike many other schools we are starting with some of the newest classics and reading our
way backwards to the story of Beowulf.
I see that you have worked for the B.B.C. for a while. I watch Animal Planet and Whose Line Is It
Any Way? which are supported by B.B.C. and B.B.C. America.
I was interested in you’re work when I read that write very descriptively, and dream up imaginary
worlds and landscapes. I recently read an excerpt from you’re novel Quarantine. After reading the
excerpt “...a large goatskin, for water, a rush bed mat, a cloak, a walking staff made of ram curls
halfway along it’s length...” (Pg. 18 ch.5) , these words painted a picture in my mind. And gave me
a sense of felling that I was actually there.
Since we won’t be able to cover any of you’re material please take if in to consideration to stop
by when you are passing through or staying in Boson. We would learn so much, and appreciate it, if
you would please step by and read to us. I am looking forward to hearing from you. Thank you for
An Inspired Reader,
During his career James Joyce has written many
letters. He wrote to his family and some critics.
The English language is as Mr. Finnamore says “HHuuggee!”
Most people do not even know every word of