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The Man Who Planted Trees by Jean Giono
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Aug 18, 2011

it was amazing
bookshelves: read-3ce-or-more

I loved the book, the simplicity of the story, the beauty of the illustrations. One of those books that you find yourself buying extra copies of to pass onto friends.

Always love to remeber where I first read books. This one had the perfect setting - staying in Easedale at a Quaker guesthouse, having found it in a favourite bookshop, Sam Read's, down the road in Grasmere village. For once a perfect setting for the book.

I did love the explanation after the story of how it came to be written, and the Reader's Digest rejection of it that it wasn't "true". Thought it had a great deal of hopeful truth, even if not factual, in it.

Since first reading it, it's been down of the shelf on a number of occasions, and thoroughly enjoyed each time.
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