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John Galsworthy – “The Silver Spoon”

The Silver Spoon John Galsworthy “The Silver Spoon” more or less delivers what it says on the cover.  Fleur and Michael embark on what is, effectively, a joint career, she as a society hostess and he as a politician.  Their … Continue reading

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John Galsworthy – The White Monkey

The White Monkey John Galsworthy Published 1924 Read on audible by David Cass This,  the fourth novel of the Forsyte Saga, covers the vast changes which took place in England after WW1.  After the devastation of the war people were … Continue reading

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Birthday

    “Ten ways to celebrate the last birthday of my 8th decade 1.  Tidy the garden (with a lot of help).  Be glad that the bluebells, aquilegia, wallflowers, forget-me-nots and peonies had consulted and decided to bloom in concert. 2.  … Continue reading

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John Galsworthy – “To Let”

To Let John Galsworthy Published 1921 Downloaded from Audible Read by David Crace Reviewing “To Let” is full of hazards if the reader wants to avoid spoilers.  In this final novel of the first trilogy of the Forsyte Saga, John Galsworthy … Continue reading

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Button box

“At the top of the garden, the camelia is covered in pink flowers, bright enough for me to see.  Purple wild crocuses have spread into the lawn and snowdrops brighten the ground under the hedge.  Catkins hang from the hazel … Continue reading

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John Galsworthy “In Chancery”

In Chancery John Galsworthy Published 1920 Listened to on Audibled Narrator David Case In Chancery moves the Forsyte Saga forward against a background of The Married Woman’s Property Act, the death of Queen Victoria and the Boer War.  The Forsytes … Continue reading

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eBooks, audio and print

  As I now mainly listen to audio books and occasionally read eBooks, I was interested to know how sighted people feel about the different media; a small straw poll brought the almost overwhelming preference for print, with some people … Continue reading

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