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sarahjlangdon

To Shoot or Not to Shoot

I shoot arrows, mess around in the garden, feed the birds and walk the hills.

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By Myself and Then Some
Lauren Bacall
A Green and Pleasant Land: How England’s Gardeners Fought the Second World War
Ursula Buchan
By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept
Elizabeth Smart

Moby-Dick or, The Whale (Penguin Classics)

Moby-Dick; or, The Whale - Herman Melville, Andrew Delbanco, Tom Quirk I can't get on with the prose style so I've started this several times and not got very far. I keep trying because I love "In the Heart of the Sea" by Nathaniel Philbrick which is an astonishing book about the real events that inspired Moby Dick and I would love to read the Melville book as well. The real life disaster of "In the Heart of the Sea" starts where Melville's book finishes - with the sinking of the ship and launching of 3 lifeboats. It is every bit as haunting as the story of Moby Dick.