Nice to hear from you and I hope all is well?
I love Richard Ford's turn of phrase. Made me laugh out loud on the packed commuter train this evening. Anything that does that is a good read in my opinion.
I'm going to buy…"
"Finished Hemingway's A Moveable Feast thanks to Chris's earlier mention. It is a brilliant book and I love his pared-down style and unashamedly masculine narrator who reminded me of another favourite of mine - Raymond Chandler.
He is great…"
"I Jason. I thought it was just you and me so I haven't checked the board for a while. Any script based on Shakes is a great idea. You can't go wrong with Depression era mobsters either. Spin off it and see what happens. I'd be very…"
"Chris - I bought a copy of A Moveable Feast from a 2nd hand stall years ago for 10 pence. Never read it but decided to start seeing your comment. I'm looking forward to the Scott Fitzgerald bit having just read The Great Gatsby. It's good…"
"Education is a wonderful thing and one of the great things about it is it expands and improves over generations. Take my 14-year-old daughter: she is wayyy cleverer than me thanks to excellent teachers and her mother's genes. She taught me a…"
"Reading "Birthday Letters" by Ted Hughes. I was in The Three Horseshoes the other night with a scientist friend who said "Hughes writes brilliantly about animals but less so about people." I thought that was such a good…"
"Can I have "greasy Joan" as a favourite character?
She features in his poem "Winter":
"...And greasy Joan doth keel the pot."
I don't know how you keel a pot.
There are some fantastic lines and all the characters…"
"The Dharma Bums - what a good book. That suddenly took me back... er... one or two years. To my early twenties. Might have to re-read it. Same as you, Jason, I liked it better than On the Road. Although that was pretty amazing too."
When you get a chance you can post jpgs of your sculptures. It is really easy. Drop them on your desktop and then go to quick add. Choose file and go to desktop to find and download.
If you have trouble ask Holly.
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