All My Januaries: Pleasures of Life and Other Essays

All My Januaries Pleasures of Life and Other Essays Somewhere in this world in this lifetime there is a place of simple things of sitting beside a fire with friends good company quietly talking no formidable decisions no explanations no threat

  • Title: All My Januaries: Pleasures of Life and Other Essays
  • Author: Barbara Blackman
  • ISBN: 9780702254178
  • Page: 183
  • Format: Paperback
  • Somewhere in this world, in this lifetime, there is a place of simple things, of sitting beside a fire with friends, good company, quietly talking, no formidable decisions, no explanations, no threat, no guilt, no anguish These are the days for walking on country roads From iconic author and patron of the Arts, Barbara Blackman, comes All My Januaries, a new collection Somewhere in this world, in this lifetime, there is a place of simple things, of sitting beside a fire with friends, good company, quietly talking, no formidable decisions, no explanations, no threat, no guilt, no anguish These are the days for walking on country roads From iconic author and patron of the Arts, Barbara Blackman, comes All My Januaries, a new collection of insightful and inspirational personal essays.

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    1. There is so much pleasure to be extracted from this collection. Blackman's narrative tone, voice and style are distinctly anglo-Australian and of a forgotten era. She is witty and clearly loves playing with language. She has lived an extraordinary life and her sharing of it is a rare gift. I know Helen Garner is all the rage as the voice of older Australian women but I think even she would bow down before Blackman.

    2. I initially read most of this book last year. Then I picked it up recently just to finish it off. Part of me wishes that I'd picked it up again sooner but the part id happy that I did it when I did.This was the first of three books that I was reading and then halted at some point for some reason or another. I vowed with each I would continue reading as it is my normal practise to always finish one book before starting another. I remember when I first started reading this book I enjoyed it but in [...]

    3. I loved her narrative style. I read the book over a period of a few months picking up a few chapters at a time and often completely forgetting She was blind. Loved the descriptions of her time in France. She led such a full and interesting life and writes so beautifully amazing wordsmith.

    4. Sorry Barbara this was just not my thing. I'm not saying the writing is bad but I just found it uninteresting.

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