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17/04/2019:

A review of I Can't Stay Long by Laurie Lee 4

"Laurie Lee acquired fame with his first volume of autobiography, Cider with Rosie, in 1959 - an evocative account of his childhood and youth in the idyllic Gloucestershire hills. I was one of thousands of English schoolchildren forced to read that book when I was too young to appreciate it..." More

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10/04/2019:

Photos:

Trees look like sea anemones or coral or something
Lincolnshire
King of the castle
Yorkshire
Botolph Lane
Cambridge
Town Falls
Wales

23/03/2019:

A review of Loners by Sula Wolff 3

"The term "Asperger's Syndrome" is in common use today, but back in 1995, there was no widely-accepted label for the psychological condition whose subjects are characterised by solitariness, the pursuit of obsessive interests, and difficulties in social interaction. We all knew the type, though - the "nerd"..." More


06/03/2019:

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Housatonic River
Waltham, Massachusetts, and a bit of Connecticut
Sunset
A week in Waltham, MA
First Parish Church
A tour of the cradle of the American Revolution, Massachusetts
Big house
The North Shore of Massachusetts
View downtown from Atlantic Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts
The city at dawn
Flying home

18/02/2019:

Photos:

Wave
Lee Valley Olympic course

11/02/2019:

  • A review of Olijfje by Helga Ruebsamen 3

    "Helga Ruebsamen was born to a German father and a Dutch mother in the Dutch East Indies. Her family was in the Netherlands when the Second World War broke out, and was unable to return home..." More

  • A guest review of L'ordre du jour by Eric Vuillard 4

    "I read this Goncourt Prizewinning work in the original French, in which it is entitled L'ordre du jour. This term can also be rendered as 'The Agenda', which, as I hope to show, might in some respects be a better translation..." More

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  • Photos.
Snowy hills
Wharfedale
River Cam, from a footbridge
Cambridge
It's Burwell Fen
Fens

28/01/2019:

Photos:

Some symbolic echo of the
Gunpowder Park, Waltham Abbey, Essex

22/01/2019:

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River Dee
Wales

13/01/2019:

  • A review of Adrian Mole: The Wilderness Years by Sue Townsend 3

    "I continue my non-chronological journey through Adrian Mole's adult diaries. The Wilderness Years was the first full volume of Mole's journals to be published after the narrator hit his twenties, and Sue Townsend had the challenge of supplanting the humour of the first two books, which derived substantially from their naive teenage perspective, to a more sophisticated adult context..." More

  • Photos.
Woods
Chevin
Some of Leicestershire
A grey day in Leicestershire

05/01/2019:

A review of Titaantjes by Nescio 4

"JHF Grönloh was a Dutch businessman who secretly wrote short works of fiction and published them under the pen name of Nescio (Latin: "I don't know"). He is famous in the Netherlands, but virtually unknown in the English-speaking world - hardly surprising since no English translations of his work existed until 2012..." More


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