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Tim Brookes

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I was born in England to parents who were poor, honest, and loved nothing more than going for long walks, preferably in the rain. My education consisted of being forced to take written exams every five or six weeks, and eat school lunches of liver and onions-until I got to Oxford, where we had written exams every eight weeks and had lunches of pickled onions and Guinness.
This was quite enough to make me flee the country and seek gainful employment in Vermont, where I have lived for 24 years, writing a great deal, playing the guitar, carving endangered alphabets, and trying to grow good raspberries.

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Guitar: An American Life

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'A Hell of a Place to Lose ...

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Signs of Life: A Memoir of ...

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Endangered Alphabets

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People often ask me how I manage to get so much done, how I can be so prolific. So by way of introduction, I thought I'd give a slice-by-slice pen-portrait of my day's activities, which are as representative and unrepresentative as any writer's.

I had a 9:30 meeting at a coffee shop with a colleague to plan the next 12-18 months of activities in the writing program I direct, so of course I got t... Read more of this blog post »
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“the flanger setting ... makes it sound as if the chord is being chewed over thoughtfully by a large genie accustomed to telling long, implausible stories”
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“a guitar store is the only place in the known universe where a guy will allow himself to shop like a woman”
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“Guitar makes even have a word for these baby-boomers-who-alwyas-wanted-to-be-great-guitarists-and-now-have-the-money-to-indulge-those-dreams: dentists”
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