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"Before Village was appropriated into an idyll, it was a real place, with real people, and real jobs. This book is about such a place. It is a kind of oral history of a mid-20th Century English village, mostly in the words of people not inclined to..." Read more of this review »
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" In fact, I think I put into a review the other day: "I guess not everyone can be George Saunders".

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Oscar Wilde
“Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.”
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Mark Twain
“If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything.”
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“Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to reform (or pause and reflect).”
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“Substitute 'damn' every time you're inclined to write 'very;' your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be.”
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Bill Watterson
“You can't just turn on creativity like a faucet. You have to be in the right mood.
What mood is that?
Last-minute panic.”
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