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Hot off the presses, or is it the digital electronic worldwide communication machine? is a novel '1967' about the 'annus mirabilis' of the world of progressive rock and progressive politics.

Here is your chance to relive, or visit for the first time, the most heady, explosive, revolutionary, revelatory and epochal period in our history.

Many of the seeds sown then are only now coming to fruition.

The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, Jimi Hendrix, the Beach Boys, Bob Dylan, Scott McKenzie and numerous other bands make an appearance in a book that brings it all unforgettably alive, it is a rollicking read you are really going to enjoy.

And yes, there is a lot of sex, drugs and rock'n'roll, this is 1967 man.



"The author is a natural writer able to transmit an almost lurid emotion and imagination."
London Weekend Television

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The arrival of the Kindle bookstore has opened up great possibilities
for the books which I thought would no longer be available, once the print runs had run out, as most have.

So I am busy putting them onto the bookstore, but the arrival of Kindle has also opened up a whole new avenue for showing you my poetry in its original
illustrated format - in glowing color too if you have the latest ereaders.

I would especially draw your attention to 'Postcards from around the Globe', 'New New World' about Australia and 'Home - and a journey to the USA'-
the illustrations really bring the poems to life in an unprecedented way
thanks to the wonders of the new computer age.

Biography
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The Blue Angel - the life and films of Marlene Dietrich

John Lennon's Secret
- one of the first biographies, a bestseller

The novels
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1967

Looking for Kathmandu

Taboo

The Affair is All

The lost journal of Robyn Hood - outlaw

Travel
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India - a guide to the

America - a guide to the experience

Poetry
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The Sphere of the Moon Goddess
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A reproduction of the notebook of poetry and illustrations
created on a year-long visit overland to India, Pakistan, Nepal, Kathmandu, Bihar, Kashmir, Varanasi, Mumbai and Goa.
There are over 120 original illustrations.

The Conjunction of the Sun and Moon
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This is a book that could only really exist in the digital age. With over 150 sumptuous color illustrations to go with the 150 poems, you are plunged into a highly sensual world. It is an art book as much as a poetry book, each
color illustration has been faithfully reproduced from the original.

It is an exploration of the nature of the attraction between man and woman. Over the course of a year you will go on a journey that is curiously in sync with the seasons of the natural world.

Along the way encounters, hints, messages, hopes, disasters, premonitions,
intense coming togethers and equally intense partings figure in this no holds barred portrayal of love and loss, attraction and repulsion.

It is a description of the human condition that takes you to strange places indeed as you enter the second of The Seven Worlds.

Postcards from around the Globe
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Set out on a journey overland to Asia - including India, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Nepal, Malaysia, Thailand and Hong Kong.

The illustrations take you there, richly sensuous and mystically allusive in turns, you can see for yourself what the poems are talking about. 100 original full color illustrations illuminate the path and the way in the
third of the Seven Worlds.

New New World
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-the land of Australia and the islands of Fiji


David Stuart Ryan draws on his Australian heritage (his mother, grandmother
and great grandmother were all Australian) to bring you the strange seductive atmosphere of the lucky country into a spellbinding combination of vivid
pictures and highly philosophical poetry about what it means to be in this
most ancient of lands.

This exploration is followed by a visit to the Fiji islands which begins to place Australia where it really is, the glorious South Pacific.

Home - and a journey to the USA
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How the UK looks after some years away, the old Roman town begins to emerge in poetry that takes a fresh look at the English experience, before a journey to the USA switches the perspective again and we are off on another exploration
of the body and spirit.



David Stuart Ryan

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5.0 out of 5 stars One poem inside is worth the entire cost 17 Jun 2000
By Lisa Haynes - Published on Amazon.com
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I came here looking for this book after reading one of the poems inside. It's called The Victims by Michael Burgess, and it is brilliant. It's not pretty and it's not flowery, but it's about as real as you can get and it's a wonderful read. If the editors did as well choosing the other contributors, then this book is a true find. And if they aren't as brilliant, it's still going to be worth every dime.
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