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dovegreyreader
Devon, U.K.
A Devonshire-based bookaholic, sock-knitting quilter who was a Community Nurse once upon a time.
Interests: reading, quilting, sock knitting, books, walking,
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I'm so pleased to have read it Sue, I think I might have missed it but for the Wainwright.
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Kristie, you will have some wonderful walks around the UK to look forward to from your armchair in that case.
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Gill, that's amazing. My dad's modesty likewise always understated the whole thing. Will you be going to see the new D Day film? It looks amazing.
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Linda, thanks I'll listen to those.
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Christopher, I think you have created a really wonderful way to remember your dad which I think will translate so well for other readers to emulate with their own loved ones. Walking is such a good way to remember. Thank you for a really special book....and the memories of the song...and the guitar!
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I think of it as monochrome in many ways Hilary. Pre colour TV for starters but it would take the 1960s for all that colour to arrive. I felt for Christopher Somerville and the secrecy about his father's work. Mind you my dad's factory was always called 'The Works' and my mum always remembered my teacher asking her what 'The Works' were because apparently I had told the class that my dad worked at them.
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Fran, I knew you would love that Royal Oak/ Lake District connection!
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This the second of my musings on this year's Wainwright Prize Short list, and I don't often splay a book out like this for your delectation but first things first with The January Man, A Year of Walking Britain by... Continue reading
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Well they arrived four days early so I'm on it and wearing. First thing I have to ask is will the floor ever be in focus again? Do you just have to learn to bend your neck right down or just not look at the ground? I can certainly see the benefits already in certain situations like shopping, TV watching while stitching etc. All those occasions when I would peer over the top which is what my head automatically tries to do until it realises it doesn't have to.
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Would you mind if we had a conversation about spectacles...as in glasses, as in opticians and eye tests and things. Having chugged along happily with very simple reading glasses for years I have suddenly plunged into the realms of definitely... Continue reading
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'Few today would go to war for the fields, woods, brooks of Britain. Or, rather, what is left of them. We have become de-natured and über-urban.' I take extra convincing to read a book about the First World War these... Continue reading
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As I was writing my thoughts (for your delectation soon) on the Wainwright shortlisted Where Poppies Blow The British Soldier, Nature, The Great War by John Lewis-Stempel, I remembered that one book had come to mind constantly throughout the chapter... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2017 at dovegreyreader scribbles
Arundel Tomb was our A level English unseen poem and I have never forgotten it Alison. Thank you for the mention of NADFAS...I've just looked it up as hadn't heard of it and see there is a SW branch.
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Oh yes, the Penlee disaster etched in all our minds. The Christmas harbour lights are dimmed at Mousehole on the anniversary each year in memory of those who died who all came from the local community. It's an annual reminder of the dangers and the risks people take to save others.
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Hoping you got there Carol. Thought of you...we didn't have tome to get to Sancreed Church but will next time. Stanhope Forbes buried there too.
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Heather, thank you for this...I saw it there, and now I know more about Alec, and having just read Where Poppies Blow by John Lewis-Stempel I'll be sure to read it.
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Judith, likewise here, no means of playing vinyl. We keep looking at the turntables (are they still called that??) and wondering if it would be a good investment. We have a cupboard full of nostalgia, it might be overwhelming!
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I'll post the date and time of the radio programme as soon as I hear of it Sue D. Meanwhile thank goodness for Listen Again. Late 70s a good time to discover Joni, Blue and For the Roses and Hejira all out there waiting.
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I'm thinking it will make a lovely rhythm to stitch to Erika...I almost have a Joni quilt in my head now.
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Interesting to hear that Joni is as capable of becoming a fixture to an adult discoverer as to the teenage one that I was Scott. Turbulent Indigo another album I don't know and now I'm thinking of the title and perhaps its connotations and connections with Blue.
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Cindyf Wild Things Run Fast is one of the later albums that I don't know very well so thanks for the recommend.
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Good to hear from you Cheryl. Have been following your progress to your new Parish, congratulations on the appointment and hope all is well and settled for you now.
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Thanks Jude, looking forward to some music, some audio books & threading the needle alongside.
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Yes, dug my 'dowry' out of the LP cupboard yesterday Carol, what a wonderful way to look at the music ... as a bridge. Check out the website too, it is fascinating.
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Anon, I think one of the interesting things about Joni is that she happily revisits and reworks so many of her songs. Whilst I love the originals they are not set in tablets of stone in her mind, she continues to play with them. Watched an interesting interview with her yesterday where she explains this, she is very much in charge of what she does and how, and knows instinctively when she finds musicians who can fulfill the brief. Looking forward to Miles of Aisles again.
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