Neil (nt) wrote,

I've just finished reading Weymouth Sands, by John Cowper Powys. This is probably the most straightforward and moving of his books (at least, of those I've read so far). I found it helpful and interesting to look up online the locations in Weymouth that he mentions - the White Horse, the Jubilee Clock, the Esplanade, Chesil Beach and so on.

The next of his books that I want to read is Maiden Castle. I picked up a first edition of this quite cheaply a while back, but during the past week I learned that the publisher had cut out about a quarter of the text and made other changes. A 1990 edition from the University of Wales restores the original text, and I have now ordered a copy of that edition.

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    In Calgary, Exploring the Cultural Side of ‘Cowtown’ (link is to The New York Times) Pretty good article, although I've never seen Calgarians…

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    I drove around town today and was shocked at the number of trees that had been damaged by the heavy snowfall earlier in the week. It's too early in…

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