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on 9 April 2002
This book is an entertaining and enjoyable series of descriptions -almost anecdotes - about hermits across the ages. My favourites are the stylites (who live on pillars) and dendrites (who live in trees). It also contains discursions on the role of hermits in religion, and the nature of the contemplative life. All in all, a learned and most entertaining read.
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on 27 March 2013
I had read about one of the characters in this book while reading a magazine and decided to look on Amazon(I can always find what I want on here!) and found this book. The stories are amazing and intriguing, a good book if you like the unusual.
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on 4 February 2015
A great little book. Lovely to read of those experiencing the solitary life in the here and now.
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on 4 October 2015
Its OK, does not go into any depth, but a fair read overall. It gives one ideas, to take forward for sure.
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on 23 March 2016
Intrrrsting and thought provoking
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