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The Dark Abyss of Time by Laurent Olivier
"First time in a long time a book written by an archaeologist has captured my imagination and made me think about how we use concepts of time, memory, artifacts, and even seriation (!!). Cant wait to read more. "
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“This is the creature there has never been.
They never knew it, and yet, none the less,
they loved the way it moved, its suppleness,
its neck, its very gaze, mild and serene.

Not there, because they loved it, it behaved
as though it were. They always left some space.
And in that clear unpeopled space they saved
it lightly reared its head, with scarce a trace

of not being there. They fed it, not with corn,
but only with the possibility
of being. And that was able to confer

such strength, its brow put forth a horn. One horn.
Whitely it stole up to a maid - to be
within the silver mirror and in her.”
Rainer Maria Rilke
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All Quiet on the Orient Express by Magnus Mills
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The Making of the British Landscape by Francis Pryor
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I thought the Prehistory parts were excellent but it got really boring by the Middle Ages.
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The Peregrine by J.A. Baker
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One of the best books I have ever read. But as rich and dense as Christmas pudding. Only a little at once.
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The Pharaoh's Shadow by Anthony Sattin
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Disappointing.
An Audience With An Elephant by Byron Rogers
"This is a collection of short essays by Welsh journalist Byron Rogers, previously published in various British newspapers and magazines up through the 1990's. In the foreword he bemoans the modern obsession with celebrity and has made a point of g..." Read more of this review »
The Last Englishman by Byron Rogers
"A beautiful book about a great writer. I used to order books from Mr Carr for Blackwell's when I worked there, which was a privilege."
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This Thing of Darkness by Harry Thompson
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Rainer Maria Rilke
“This is the creature there has never been.
They never knew it, and yet, none the less,
they loved the way it moved, its suppleness,
its neck, its very gaze, mild and serene.

Not there, because they loved it, it behaved
as though it were. They always left some space.
And in that clear unpeopled space they saved
it lightly reared its head, with scarce a trace

of not being there. They fed it, not with corn,
but only with the possibility
of being. And that was able to confer

such strength, its brow put forth a horn. One horn.
Whitely it stole up to a maid - to be
within the silver mirror and in her.”
Rainer Maria Rilke

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