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Paul Burman

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in Duston, Northampton, The United Kingdom
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Paul Burman was born in Northamptonshire, England, but currently lives in Port Fairy, Australia.

He’s worked in a wine-bottling factory, a deep freeze, a plumbing warehouse, the Post Office; he’s been an English teacher, a shop assistant, a maize ‘castrator’ in the south of France, and he once had a newspaper round until a neighbour’s dog bit him.

As a child, he lied about his age to become a Beefeater at the Tower of London, but was sent to school instead, where he spent many years failing to escape.

That he’s been compulsively reading and writing fiction from the age of 6 may be the result of a childhood indiscretion, in which he was caught inadvertently telling the truth. Making up stories has remained a happy obsession ever since.

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Paul Burman I've always been a fan of Daniel Defoe's 'Robinson Crusoe' and that whole idea of starting from scratch on a desert island - so much so that my charac…moreI've always been a fan of Daniel Defoe's 'Robinson Crusoe' and that whole idea of starting from scratch on a desert island - so much so that my characters had a brief argument about it in 'The Snowing and Greening of Thomas Passmore'. What I think I'd like to do there is learn to survive and discover how resourceful I could be, but the idea of not being ultimately rescued would probably drive me mad. I like to think I'd have a much more equitable relationship with Friday than Robinson Crusoe did at times. Would it ultimately be paradise or hell? Hmm.(less)
Paul Burman More a winter reading list, being in the southern hemisphere, and while I'm largely an opportunistic reader and tend to choose what I'm going to read …moreMore a winter reading list, being in the southern hemisphere, and while I'm largely an opportunistic reader and tend to choose what I'm going to read next as I come to the end of one book, I do have a couple of books lined up:
'Burial Rites' by Hannah Kent, 'The Birdman's Wife' by Melissa Ashley and maybe 'The Last Painting of Sara de Vos' by Dominic Smith. However, I do have a few other unread books on one side at the moment, so the list might go out the window and I might end up reading a different set of books altogether :-)(less)
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New edition - The Snowing and Greening of Thomas Passmore

Whoopee! A brand new, fully revised edition (with chapter head-piece illustrations) of The Snowing and Greening of Thomas Passmore has been published by Windeye Publishing and is now available around the world. This shiny, re-edited edition is released for sale today. You can also buy it from the Windeye website with free postage.

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“At no other time (than autumn) does the earth let itself be inhaled in one smell, the ripe earth; in a smell that is in no way inferior to the smell of the sea, bitter where it borders on taste, and more honeysweet where you feel it touching the first sounds. Containing depth within itself, darkness, something of the grave almost.”
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