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The Valesman

by Richard Lung  GB United Kingdom

March 12, 2016   |    1,504 reads    |   0 comments

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The Valesman (book) by Richard LungHe was my grandad, a Yorkshire farmer, who worked all hours that the good light sends, except sundays. And his three-time holidays - those being his exciting trips to France, where his expert digging abilities were put to the utmost use, while he was being shot at, and wounded, between return trips.

His work and farm and the Yorkshire country-side, the animals and birds, the sea-side resorts, are told from childhood memory.

A requested Amazon review said this book was akin to the unreadable poetry of a monster from Outer Space ("vogon").

But in the movie, Dead Poets Society, Robin Williams reads an anthology introduction that subjects poetry to the star rating system, then rips it out and throws it in the bin.

About The Author

It's fifty years to the year since I parroted the conventional wisdom about British elections by First Past The Post. I could see nothing wrong with it. I didn't think it was necessary to study proportional representation. Being a student, I had to make some show of reading-up on it. The central reference library proved not devoid of copies, from other students, who had ample time to get there first. I thought I was lucky to lay hands on such a distinguished work, as Elections and Electors, by JFS Ross. I still think so. After a few years thinking the subject had nothing to do... more

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