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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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John Galsworthy – The Forsyte Saga: The Man of Property

The Forsyte Saga, Man of Property By John Galsworthy (Published 1906-1921) Audible read by David Case Kindle, free from Amazon It must be more than 50 years since I read, listened to on radio and watched on tv Nobel Prizewinner … Continue reading

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Amazon’s revenge

  The last week before Christmas had been carefully planned …  some socialising, last-minute visits to the shops and a final bout of gift wrapping. I was feeling smug at how well my Amazon-free Christmas had gone. Then a sneeze, … Continue reading

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Amazon-free Christmas 2014

Family emails, texts and phone calls were exchanged early this month.  Some members are spending the Christmas holiday in Australia and the time they are away also involves two birthdays.  Presents must be bought, wrapped and given by the end of … Continue reading

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Sight Village, Birmingham, UK 15/16 July 2014

Sight Village in Birmingham is a huge annual event covering everything from technology to a number of VI-related charities for people involved at all levels with VI. Sixth formers from a local school were on hand, armed with maps showing … Continue reading

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