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The Sound of Paint Drying Hardcover – 1 May 2003

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  • Hardcover: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Methuen Publishing Ltd; First Edition edition (1 May 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0413731707
  • ISBN-13: 978-0413731708
  • Product Dimensions: 1.3 x 15.9 x 23.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 476,008 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This collection brings together many of John Hegley's trademark themes - dogs, glasses, Luton - and joins them with a moving and humorous series of meditations, poems and stories on the parent-child relationship; from John's response to his father to John's daughter's response to himself.

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Philip D. Wyatt on 22 Mar. 2006
Format: Hardcover
I cannot believe I am the first to review this magnificent book on Amazon! On the Eve of John's new release 'Uncut Confetti', I thought it would be a good idea to look at this - his previous offering.
Those not familiar with John Hegley's work may find it strange at first, but just like his glasses, the more you look at them, the more things start to become clear. John seems to have left behind his Doggy for this journey and has delved more into Greek Mythology for inspiration, along with his travels to various climes resulting in some hilarious rhymes. There is also an interesting story about John and his reunion with Miss Phelp, who appeared a few books back.
The main part of this book though is Jonh's touching journey to France to recreate a Painting that his dad once did. A very touching piece of work.
John is the national treasure the press claim him to be and this wonderful book can only be enhaced by seeing John perform live which is a magical experience.
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