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The Scribbler Scribbles. (Watership Down)

Monday 13th March 2017

Some may say this book is not a classic, I say it is and so does Wiki’ (Watership Down is a classic adventure novel, written by English author Richard Adams,)

Born Richard George Adams
9 May 1920
Wash Common, Newbury, Berkshire, England
Died 24 December 2016 (aged 96)
Oxford, Oxfordshire, England

The original book cover.
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Release date: November 1972

I first bought this book in 1974 and promptly read it from cover to cover. It was my type of story, a fantasy and well written. Not to forget it was about rabbits, adorable and cuddly creatures and makes one cry when harm comes to one them. Richard Adams the author, became one of my favourite writers, I went on to read other titles by him. PLAGUE DOGS 1977- SHARDIK- 1974 & GIRL IN A SWING 1980. All brilliant stories and each was made into film, some with changes, ie, characters names. I say all are a must read. 

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My mistake was to read the book first, however, saying this I didn’t really have much choice as the film was released at a much later date, 1978. The film at the time was a bit of a flop, and I could see why. Not very good animation or art work in my view. But if one hadn’t read the book then, by having nothing to compare, I am sure one would enjoy it. I later did. But what helped this film was its music especially one track. “Bright Eyes” is a song written by Mike Batt  (ex Wombles) and performed by Art Garfunkel.

 

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Gerry A/C 2017

March 13, 2017 Posted by | Artistic., Christmas, Feelings an Attitudes, Ghostly, Humourous, Interest, Love, Music, New Forest, News, Personal, Poetry, Space, Uncategorized | 8 Comments

The Scribbler Writes Again.📝

ScribblerThursday 2nd March 2017.

Since Xmas I have decided to read some classic books. My last post about 39 Steps was number one, some might say it is not a classic. My second was ‘To Kill a Mockingbird”. However I have now watched a film of this book even though I could only find the one.

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I was surprised to see that the film, starring Gregory Peck, followed pretty close to the book. ,,however there were a few minor changes to the book. The ones that were noticeable were parts of the story being left out. This did not affect the story-line. Where the book, like most books, write descriptions of people and their expressions or the environment. Some try to put the reader into a place or situation this film uses the visual qualities and camera work and techniques of film. If you haven’t read the book or seen the film I strongly advise that you do, I am sure you will enjoy it. I say to you now ‘Good Viewing or Reading or Both’.

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March 2, 2017 Posted by | Artistic., Christmas, Feelings an Attitudes, Ghostly, Humourous, Interest, Love, Music, New Forest, News, Personal, Poetry, Space, Uncategorized | 12 Comments

Christmas without Brother.

Sunday 25th December 2016

I am cheating today, Christmas is in the post title rather than the song title. After all this is a special day for all.

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Still thinking of you.

Christmas may be a little emptier but our hearts are always strong and our minds are thinking of you forever.

I can’t believe it has been 4 months without you walking this world.

Gerry A/C 2016

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December 25, 2016 Posted by | Artistic., Christmas, Feelings an Attitudes, Ghostly, Humourous, Interest, Love, Music, New Forest, News, Personal, Poetry, Space, Uncategorized | 18 Comments

And Finally! Well not quite.. The best of all, well second best…

Friday 23rd December 2016.

Well, I had to include the most popular ever Christmas song.. didn’t I? Enjoy!

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December 23, 2016 Posted by | Artistic., Christmas, Feelings an Attitudes, Ghostly, Humourous, Interest, Love, Personal | 17 Comments

My number one favourite..

Wednesday 21st December 2016.

In remembrance of my hospital visit three years ago today when it happened.

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December 21, 2016 Posted by | Artistic., Christmas, Interest, Love, Music, New Forest, News, Personal, Poetry, Uncategorized | 9 Comments

I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day.

Monday 19th December 2016

Only a few sleeps left before the big day. Cannot wait, can you? 

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Another selection from Sandra, and a great choice it is. I have posted two very different approaches but both are very powerful in their own right. Hope you enjoy both I certainly did.

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Gerry A/C 2016

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December 19, 2016 Posted by | Artistic., Christmas, Feelings an Attitudes, Ghostly, Humourous, Interest, Love, Music, New Forest, News, Personal, Poetry, Space, Uncategorized | 12 Comments

Driving Home for Christmas. Like I Did Today!!

Saturday 17th December 2016

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December 17, 2016 Posted by | Artistic., Christmas, Feelings an Attitudes, Ghostly, Humourous, Interest, Love, Music, New Forest, News, Personal, Poetry, Space, Uncategorized | 11 Comments

The Christmas Song.

Thursday 15th December 2016

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Another oldie the very best

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December 15, 2016 Posted by | Artistic., Christmas, Feelings an Attitudes, Ghostly, Humourous, Interest, Love, Music, New Forest, News, Personal, Poetry, Space, Uncategorized | 9 Comments

Xmas Challenge. Sandra’s Choice.

Tuesday 13th December 2016.

Sandra has selected two songs and I hope she and everyone enjoys the ones I have selected.  https://sandraconner.wordpress.com/ Pop along to her site she also Loves, Loves, Loves Christmas. Thank you Sandra for your selection and for being a friend.

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The old ones are the best????

Gerry A/C 2016

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December 13, 2016 Posted by | Artistic., Christmas, Feelings an Attitudes, Ghostly, Humourous, Interest, Love, Music, New Forest, News, Personal, Poetry, Space, Uncategorized | 12 Comments

Greg Lake. I Believe in Father Christmas.

Friday 9th December 2016.

This one has to be posted a little earlier due to Greg Lakes unsuccessful fight against the big ‘C’  In memory of Greg Lake who aged 69 passed away yesterday the 8th December.  RIP.

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Gerry A/C 2016

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December 9, 2016 Posted by | Artistic., Christmas, Feelings an Attitudes, Ghostly, Humourous, Interest, Love, Music, New Forest, News, Personal, Poetry, Space, Uncategorized | 8 Comments

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