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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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If you are near the National Portrait Gallery in London between now and February please do go in and seek out the exhibition of photographs chosen for the final of the Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize 2017. The Taylor Wessing Photographic... Continue reading
Posted 5 hours ago at dovegreyreader scribbles
Oh this is really lovely news, thank you!
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10 44 41 102 38 64 91 20 70 15 Random numbers generated Nov 17 2017 at 19:5:36 by www.psychicscience.org 10 - Lib572 44 - Elizabeth Lawson 41 - Margaret M 102 - lizzieT 38 - Nancy Gazo 64 -... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at dovegreyreader scribbles
Mara, Happy Birthday! If you could leave a comment on the prize draw post ( the one below) you will be in the mix!
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Joyce, if you scroll on to the prize draw post and add your comment there it will be included in the numbers.
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‘Whatever happens, remember to wear lipstick because it cheers the wounded.’ For the day after Remembrance Day this year Train to Nowhere by Anita Leslie, first published in 1948, and brought back into print by Bloomsbury. Treat the slower first... Continue reading
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Chums, chums...well I'm exhausted after that weekend of prize drawing and no sooner do I settle down than I'm in demand for another one, seriously what's a cat to do but try to head for the basket... Anyway, please leave... Continue reading
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Men on parade, Remembrance Sunday Chulmleigh, November 1987. Photograph by James Ravilious © Beaford Arts Women on parade, Remembrance Sunday Chulmleigh, November 1981. Photograph by James Ravilious © Beaford Arts Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2017 at dovegreyreader scribbles
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Bookhound and I had a good time at the Exeter launch for the two new books on James Ravilious and the excellent news for anyone interested is that the digitised archive of Ravilious photos is now 'live' at Beaford Arts... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2017 at dovegreyreader scribbles
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Hello Chums, Magnus here and no picture of me today because James Ravilious has found a far more alluring feline for your delectation... Stray cat in a barn above Chantry Atherington, January 1989 And withour fur-ther (sorry, couldn't resist) ado,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2017 at dovegreyreader scribbles
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Hello again Chums...still Magnus here and well what a nice day we're all having, gifts galore and another Ravilious cat for you, and here's one after my own heart...a hunter Harepath, Beaford, March 1979. Photograph by James Ravilious © Beaford... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2017 at dovegreyreader scribbles
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‘Another Devon photographer, Chris Chapman, was a long term ally....they shared a love of Devon and its communities and became great friends, going on photography walks together, and spending hours on the phone discussing darkroom problems and exchanging useful information,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2017 at dovegreyreader scribbles
Kate, that click via here would be very welcome, thank you! I hate to publicise it but it does help. The biography has been a fascinating read. There is a really interesting chapter on the labours of the dark room...I really had no idea it was THAT complicated.
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Here we are, it's November at last and launch week for the two books on James Ravilious which I have been excited about for ages now. I’m going to the ‘do’ in Exeter and I can’t wait to see these... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2017 at dovegreyreader scribbles
Thank you for braving it Margaret! I have all Hope Bourne’s books lined up to read including her novel and the more I hear the more intrigued I am to get to know her. I think I will truly appreciate everything about her if I read in the depths of winter and just try and imagine her life out on Exmoor. Chris Chapman made a film about her in 2014 ‘How Many People See the Stars as I Do’ details here http://tinyurl.com/y9hgl5zh
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I couldn't agree more Erika. I have been both reading and listening and am reluctant to reach the end having enjoyed it so much. I'll be going back to His Dark Materials with renewed enthusiasm having read the first but struggled to get into the second one (the pace seemed so different) and my energy for it just fizzled out. It's going to be wall-to-wall James Ravilious this week and also keep an eye out because, if they haven't arrived yet I think you can expect a parcel of joy from Candlestick Press any day.
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Oh Margaret, I'm so sorry, that is beyond frustrating. It happens to me with entire blog posts and I am reduced to a quivering heap. I was hoping to find your comment in spam but have just checked and sadly no sign. If you summon up the strength again please do come back and re-post.
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This week sees the launch of two greatly-anticipated books from Wilmington Square an imprint of Bitter Lemon Press about Devon photographer James Ravilious, and for once I can hardly believe it but a book launch is in the West Country... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2017 at dovegreyreader scribbles
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Do you know that moment where you see something in a shop, in this case a book in a second-hand bookshop. It’s a book that you think you might want, but maybe not. You pick it up, peruse, talk yourself... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2017 at dovegreyreader scribbles
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Sometimes the title of a blog post just has to do what is says on the tin, persevere with this one and all will be revealed... Within days of arriving in New Zealand Offspringette had whisked me off on a... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2017 at dovegreyreader scribbles
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Philip, I suspect galleries exhibit the work in themes and yes, some of it is very unsettling. I think Lenkiewicz prided himself on that capability along with the ability to shock.
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Kate, those will make such wonderful gifts. I’m delighted with my own re-discovery of Jackie Morris’s work. I bought another book at the signing too, more about that soon. Good news about the sheepskins too, mine now graces my reading chair until its next journey.
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Wendy, that’s a lot of wrapping paper needed there! I love The Lost Words more and more each time I open it.
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Iris I know what you mean. He was certainly a very complex man and I suspect enjoyed that ability to both shock and move his audience.
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While I wait for my physiology to catch up with my anatomy (it’s taking a while...3am waking continues) and for all the New Zealand excitement to settle into some interesting (hopefully) blog posts, here is a post I wrote before... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2017 at dovegreyreader scribbles
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