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No idea about the photography bit, but found this........



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Just finished this book and loved it!
Highly recommend it! This is the gist....

Alex Woods knows that he hasn't had the most conventional start in life.
He knows that growing up with a clairvoyant single mother won't endear him to the local bullies.
He also knows that even the most improbable events can happen - he's got the scars to prove it.
What he doesn't know yet is that when he meets ill-tempered, reclusive widower Mr Peterson, he'll make an unlikely friend. Someone who tells him that you only get one shot at life. That you have to make the best possible choices.
So when, aged seventeen, Alex is stopped at Dover customs with 113 grams of marijuana, an urn full of ashes on the passenger seat, and an entire nation in uproar, he's fairly sure he's done the right thing . . .

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Just finishing this, a super book (I don't think Jenny Uglow could write a bad one) which captures the life of a genius, a man of his time and the environment he lived in. Marvellously evocative about the Tyne Valley - places I know and of course Newcastle. You also get many of the great woodcuts of Bewick which work as a snapshot of the world he encountered. Can't recommed this highly enough



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Just introduced the lovely Owen Jones at my union meeting. He's lovely. x


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I been reading Charles Mingus's autobiography 'Beneath the Underdog' which is great. And 'King Lear' by some bloke called William Shakespeare which is also not bad!

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My holiday book, which I have started already and am enjoying very much. It's very funny...



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The Little Willie john book is awesome I heard the other day there is a book by Jimmy Rogers(Muddy Waters)but not found it yet


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if you find the jimmy rogers book kiddo, i wanna know about it.

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On Amazon now- one of the great.lost gigs for me.HE was booked for Nottingham around 86 so I bought the ticket. On the night he wasn't there Phil Guy and Jimmy Dawkins instead. They were great but to miss out on Muddy's sidekuck still sticks in the craw
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B00IC5I ... RRQE8PA9EF

Chicago Bound is one of my favourites.


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That link goes to an Otis Spann record so don't know what happened. Book is by Kim Wilson and James Everett Goins and called Blues All Day Long: the Jimmy Rogers story. Just out this month. Hadn't heard abiut it so cheers for the pointer


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I've got the two Owen Jones' books on the Kindle and there's a new Vivian Maier tome coming out next month which is on order.

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