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Friday, 14 May 2021

Some Chats and a Good Book

    Window cleaner here today - my faithful Ahmet of the roof repair - I only have him come twice a year as the air here is relatively pollution free and the windows stay pretty clean. He made quick work of my windows and was quite happy to stay for a short chat as I was his last job of the day. Earlier I hit the garden centre on the lookout for tomato plants but came away almost empty-handed - just one tomato, some kale seedlings and three begonias for a hanging basket. Lined up to get in and again to pay but, all in all, it didn't take too long. Last stop of the day was to make a delivery to a friend so another chance to while away some time chatting.

   I have just finished an excellent book, one of those that you never want to end, very satisfying. It's "A Town Called Solace" by Mary Lawson and I have immediately requested two others by her from the library. A couple of reviews sum up its appeal.

     "Poised, elegant prose, paired with quiet drama that will break your heart."

    "Lawson is tender with her characters.... She has a unique talent for making them so vibrant and compelling that readers will feel they have made new friends."



6 comments:

  1. The book sounds lovely. Libraries are so useful for that, aren't they.
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    1. I don't know how I would have survived the pandemic without the library. Luckily, we have a very good library system and it was only closed for a few weeks.

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  2. That book sounds good, just put it in my Amazon basket for now as a reminder but shall eventually order from the Library.

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  3. Thanks for the book referral. I think once all these lockdowns are done & we can freely be with people again, many of us (me) will probably need to re-learn social behaviour (lol).

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    1. So true, MaryLou! I am quite out of practice with the gentle art of being social. Except for talking to myself!

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