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The joy of people watching

Posted by Yvonne Barlow on Thursday, November 14, 2019,
When standing at the train station last week I saw that everyone gazed into their mobile phones. No one looked at those around them, at the people on the opposite platform. Instead, heads were downward as though gazing into a portal that might give them the latest news or the upcoming lottery numbers. When I see people so engrossed in their phones I often think they might be doing something important such as advising a colleague on how to do heart surgery. It's always disappointing to see tha...
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Let us tell you a story

Posted by Yvonne Barlow on Sunday, September 29, 2019,

I am new to audio books. I started with Stephen Fry and his Mythos and found that listening rather than reading allows my imagination to go further – a bit like being told a story as a child, I can see the Gods and monsters rather than being distracted by grey text. When I finished listening to Mythos, I stayed in Greece and downloaded My Family and Other Creatures by Gerald Durrell, and I have to say it made me laugh out loud. However, not all stories transfer well to audio. A crime novel ...


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