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The Three Lives of Dylan Thomas by Hilly Janes
As someone who considers the poetry some of the finest in the English language, but is not deep into Thomasology I enjoyed this gossipy piece of good quality journalism. I suspect there is not much that is new about Thomas's life for those well acquainted with the abundant previous biographies and memoirs. But there may be some new material on some of his friends, especially the author's father, the not insignificant painter, Fred Janes, whose three portraits of his friend Dylan give the book its title. For me the most interesting feature about the book is its portrait of a fairly close knit community of cultural icons, with modest social backgrounds, from the small city of Swansea. Had… Read more
Life After Life by Kate Atkinson
Life After Life by Kate Atkinson
4.0 out of 5 stars That's life, 7 May 2014
I bought this book because everyone else seemed to be doing so.. I was not disappointed, but the structure was not entirely convincing. What did we gain from learning that one Ursula died in childbirth And why did the blitz kill her off twice? But the idea of how apparently minor accidents and decisions can have big long term implications was interesting. And it reads very well, both as something to think about and to enjoy as a light read.
Remington SP-399 Mens Shaver Foil & Cutter Pack by Remington
A replacement for a worn head, cheaper than in the shops or from Remington directly. I fitted it and it worked. What more is there to say?