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Audio book reviews March 2018

A Severed Head by Iris Murdoch – audio book cover from Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie narrated by Tania Rodrigues This is a retelling of Sophocles’ Antigone… the conflict between family and tradition and the legal requirements of the … Continue reading

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Audio Book Reviews February 2018

This blog was originally aimed primarily at people with VI but I am delighted to have received a positive response from sighted people who enjoy audio books. One of the advantages of audio, is that you can listen while doing other … Continue reading

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Reviews (audio books, tv, movies, audio described theatre, and anything else that crops up)

In the 5 or more years my sight has deteriorated further new technology has improved beyond our wildest dreams. Nowadays all I need is an iPad, a mobile phone and a smart tv to access most of the things I … Continue reading

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Another Visit to the Barber

Early Photographic Studio Photography and the Influence of Photography on Impressionist Painting The Barber Institute of Fine Arts, the University of Birmingham July 2017, Insight Programme More than three years ago I wrote about the Insight programme run by the … Continue reading

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Audio books to the rescue

The first weeks of 2017 brought Trump, Brexit and, for me, an emergency heart procedure. Thanks again to the dedicated staff of the NHS and the Queen Elizabeth Hospital. Thanks too to family and friends for love, company and food. … Continue reading

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Audio Favourites 2016

(All books downloaded on subscription from Audible UK.) According to Audible UK I have listened to 32,787 minutes of books in 2016, bought 64 downloads, listened to 44 of them, my favourite category is fiction and my favourite day for … Continue reading

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Pear Chutney

Pear Chutney Autumn 2016   More than one hundred years ago, when the houses in my neighbourhood were built, I understand that each garden was planted with a fruit tree. Mostly the tree would be apple or pear. If the trees were … Continue reading

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EU Referendum, June 2016

  No man is an island, Entire of itself, Every man is a piece of the continent, A part of the main. If a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less. As well as if a … Continue reading

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Facebook Novice

After a lot of thought and advice I finally decided to join Facebook. To be honest, it was when my cousin in Australia joined and we realised we could post family photographs. Initially the friend who helps me with this … Continue reading

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Review catch up May 2016

Weeks have passed, visits made, eye zapped, cataract operation,  sprained ankle and many books listened to but no blog produced. As a result I am making this a review catch up. Books on audio (in no particular order) Elizabeth and … Continue reading

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