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Evergreen Dazed wrote:
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I have recently finished 'The Silver Bough' by Neil M Gunn and must recommend it to all here.

My third Gunn book and i've been absolutely entranced by each one, but this is my favourite so far. (Im going to have to read them all)

His communication is so rarefied it feels almost peverse.
I've only ever read one other author in the same league, imo, and thats John Cowper Powys.

I cannot recommend this book highly enough.

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That's the first mention of JCP I have come across in a very long time .

Thanks for the link Tiompan. Have you read Wolf Solent by JCP?

Wolf Solent, Weymouth Sands , one of the later shorter novellas but can't remember which one .Still got "In defence of sensuality " . Village books which used to be in Regent street reprinted some of his stuff in the early 70 's as well as as championing quite a few other obscure ,mainly British authors .

I've got Wolf Solent and A Glastonbury Romance. I didn't get on with GR as well as Wolf Solent.
'In defence of sensuality' was one I liked the look of. I also want to read 'autobiography'.

I avoided GR for some reason , maybe on advice .Big tomes eh ,although IDOS isn't . His brother , T.F was also an author .

Yes, Llewelyn also.
Big tomes indeed! I was initially daunted by the length of WS, but after just the first page could not leave it alone for more than a few hours at a time. I'd never thought it possible a book could speak to me like that, without wanting to sound trite.
Easily my favourite novel.

I will tackle Porius at some point, i've decided. But it requires preparation!

Maybe the secret with the big stuff is immersion .
Dunno Porius . I wasn't that struck with IDOS .
Another of the village reprint authors was Arthur Machen .

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25th September 2012ce

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