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John C. Bird

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Average rating: 3.64 · 11 ratings · 9 reviews · 4 distinct works · Similar authors
Something Understood
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 5 ratings — published 2011
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Aristocrat at Large
2.75 of 5 stars 2.75 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 2012 — 2 editions
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Alby and Me
4.5 of 5 stars 4.50 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 2007 — 3 editions
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Life Lines
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The rats dined well at Passchendaele,
meat on the menu every day,
a limb, a torso, a tasty entrail,
served fresh in the Trench Café.
For wine they h
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" Let’s Hear It!

Think what the great composers gave us
juggling crotchets, minums and quavers:
music to stir and gladden our hearts
as well as some of our
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" Kwai Memories

Such a modest little span, dull grey,
high above the muddy, swollen river,
a ingle glinting track disappearing
into the jungle’s dripping g
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" A Place Called Beautiful Peace
(Bellapais, Cyprus, 1974)

In the mirage of a summer’s afternoon,
high above the land crusaders knew,
I found a place calle
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" Emissary

In this place of sparse tranquility
dying embers from the empty belly
of the stove blush red for a moment
in the presence of a stranger.

A child
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Remember Me by Melvyn Bragg
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John is reading On Writing: finished - predictably excellent.
On Writing by Stephen King
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