You don't have to be British...do many of you remember some
unsympathetic adult nagging, "XX always has her (his) nose in a book!
Go outside and play in the sunshine!" and not adding, "with all the
little neighborhood barbarians who will pick on you as the smallest and
youngest and weakest..." ??
On Jun 4, 2008, at 10:44 AM, Linda Feltner wrote:
> My husband, who is British born, and came to the US when he was 15,
> was introduced to so many authors long before I turned the same age.
> His background in literature is extensive. Not from a career, but from
> an appreciation. I wonder if your Australian early education had
> influenced you to read more extensively?
> He always gives the grands and now the great-grands, quality
> children's literature, along with the holiday gifts. Books I never
> read until college! (embarrasing lack of literature in my early years,
> but I'm catching up!)
> Geoff Thompson wrote:Speaking of literary movies, I just saw ďThe
> Painted VeilĒ. Itís wonderful. I was a strange kid. I read Austen and
> Somerset-Maugham when I was about 14!
>> I was saddened to see the air at the river Li was never clear though.
>> Iím sure it wasnít like that in the 1920s. We are so lucky in
>> Australia. The air and light
>> is so clear, except on bad days in cities. I was shocked that it
>> wasnít clear even in some US National Parks.
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