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ONLINE BOOK CLUB -Clemens Nickleby- independant volunteer review by Clemens Nickleby of "Thumbing Through the 70s" by Maggie O'Brien.........
............"Wake up Maggie, I think I got something to say to you..." You wrote a fantastic book! That is what I would say to Maggie O'Brien about her '70s travelogue adventure,Thumbing Through the '70s.I defy anyone to read this book and not come away with vivid impressions of people and places from a time when bell-bottom polyester pant-suits were considered quite fashionable and the Beatles were all still living. Maggie is an excellent story-teller......free-wheeling and free-thinking..She narrates her travels in well-crafted slang and idiom. I expect she speaks the same way. Indeed, the whole book is like a conversation between two friends; she talks and the reader listens. I really enjoyed this aspect of the book. Her allusions to literature and fairy-tales helped to make her descriptions and impressions lively and interesting.




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of​    The Once & Future Queen- Maggie O'Brien

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As a result of reading 'The Once and Future Queen' I'm feeling lighter, saner and distinctly re-charged. Can't be bad, can it?Started reading this straight away but soon realised I needed to slow down in order to take in the names and incarnations of all the various interwoven characters. This enormous tome took time to read but was a real pleasure. It's detailed, straight from the heart and totally authentic. It reminded me…of the Sufi adage: 'What's in it for me?' That could be the other way round - 'What's not in it for me?' The answer would have been a great deal shorter!
This is definitely a book in which I found more than enough, for my would-be Sufi self. It's inspirational, aspirational, lucid, candid and complex, and what I really love about it is the way that it resolves, but doesn't necessarily close down, all the issues that it raises. Obviously, I'm really glad that I got the chance to read it.
       So thank you very much for the experience. My inner landscape is not so different from yours but it's certainly a lot less dramatic and I rarely get the chance to discuss it. 

Chris Long. France

Look ! I know what it's like when you want to read a book but can't afford it. Believe me! I've been there. Jane suggested to her local library that they buy a copy because she knew it would be good.  Worth a shot? (see Pic of Barnsley Local Library taking delivery of 2 copies of my novel! Cool or what?)

“Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read.” 
                                                       ― Groucho Marx