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Fahrenheit 451
by Ray Bradbury | Science Fiction & Fantasy
Registered by AliceF of Coventry, West Midlands United Kingdom on Friday, August 15, 2008
Average 7 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

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15 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by AliceF from Coventry, West Midlands United Kingdom on Friday, August 15, 2008

10 out of 10

Collected from Jo for redistribution/releasing.

The story of a 30–year–old fireman who’s spent the last decade destroying books for a living, in a twenty–fourth century world in which books are considered evil because they inspire people to think and to question. 


Journal Entry 2 by AliceF at on Thursday, July 02, 2009

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Wishlist RABCK. 


Journal Entry 3 by wingkiwiinenglandwing from Wellington City, Wellington Province New Zealand on Monday, July 06, 2009

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This was a surprise RABCK passed to me while I attended the UnCon, emblazed with a fabulous band with my name on it. Thank you very much AliceF, this book is a fabulous surprise.

 


Journal Entry 4 by wingkiwiinenglandwing from Wellington City, Wellington Province New Zealand on Tuesday, August 04, 2009

9 out of 10

A thought provoking book about what happens when critical thinking is replaced with mass control. Instead of books most people watch television which shows uncomprehensible and forgettable streams of images, individuality is frowned upon, and personal relationships take second place to inertia.

An interesting read, which is scarily less futuristic now than when written in the 50's. America is indeed at war and as in the book the American citizens are still living their life without bombings/food shortages/being in a war zone. Television does create a stream of forgettable images. Adults are often afraid of groups of children.

Thank you again AliceF for this great RABCK. 


Journal Entry 5 by wingkiwiinenglandwing from Wellington City, Wellington Province New Zealand on Wednesday, August 05, 2009

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I will turn this into a bookring
Participants
Hyper7 in SA read
bearyfriend in Singapore read
sothisdhampir in USA, read
PaulsBooks in USA read
Danielle23 in UK read
deludeddaydream in UK read
elidanora in Argentina read
Pajarito asked to be skipped

Jujuks in Portugalread
silvia-pco in Portugal read
herchelle in Canada, read
Simson-Shilitoe in Franceread
vedranaster in Croatia read
back to KiwiInEngland <---Book here 2 February 2011


Others can be added in future...

Note: Order is subject to change based on shipping preferences and others joining the bookray.

How the bookring works:
* Someone will PM you for your address, PM them back and provide your address
* When you receive the book, please make a journal entry letting everyone know that you received it
* Put the book at the top of your TBR pile (under other rings/rays that arrived first)
* Read the book (take your time and enjoy the book, don't feel rushed to finish it but try to get it out to next reader within four weeks)
* When the end is in sight, check the book's journal and PM the next person to get their address
* Finish the book, make another journal entry and let everyone know what you thought of the book
* Send the book to the next person on the list (please use the cheapest shipping method available)
* Make a controlled release using your location as the release place(you the sender)to make the book's travel map consistent. Don't use "posted as bookray" or similar as this will not add to the books map.


Please feel free to PM me at any time with questions
 


Journal Entry 6 by wingkiwiinenglandwing at Dublin, Co. Dublin Ireland on Thursday, August 13, 2009

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Released 5 yrs ago (8/13/2009 UTC) at Dublin, Co. Dublin Ireland

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Posted out to the first recipient of this book ring, airmail to South Africa. 


Journal Entry 7 by hyper7 from Secunda, Mpumalanga South Africa on Thursday, August 20, 2009

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Thanks Kiwiinengland, I'll send it along soon!
 


Journal Entry 8 by hyper7 at Bookring, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- Singapore on Tuesday, September 01, 2009

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Released 5 yrs ago (9/1/2009 UTC) at Bookring, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- Singapore

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Sent off to bearyfriend. 


Journal Entry 9 by bearyfriend from Singapore, Singapore Singapore on Saturday, September 19, 2009

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Got it, will take care of this small book before its next travel. 


Journal Entry 10 by bearyfriend from Singapore, Singapore Singapore on Sunday, October 04, 2009

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Finished the whole book on a sat night. The topic is interesting and thoughtful, though there are parts which I don't understand and the conversations quite slow. It's amazing to learn that people could store the whole book in their head even after the book is gone. I've thought photographic memory happens only during Biblical times. This reminds me of a chinese saying extracted from a Song Dynasty poem about 'knowledge is power', that is "In books there are houses made of gold, so to enrich oneself there's no need to build a mansion; In books there are women with complexion finer than jade, so no need to get upset if cannot find the right partner." Perhaps this only applies to scholars long time ago when they had to study to get high ranks . Anyway, sorry if I had digress a little. I have pm'd the next reader for an address. Thanks for sharing the book, kiwi.

Update Oct-06:- Sending off to the next reader. 


Journal Entry 11 by sothisdhampir from Fort Worth, Texas USA on Friday, October 16, 2009

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Got it. Will read as soon as I can, have another book ahead of this one. :) 


Journal Entry 12 by sothisdhampir from Fort Worth, Texas USA on Tuesday, October 27, 2009

7 out of 10

It was very refreshing to read this for a second time outside of school setting. :) The overall message of this book is quite profound, and the overall style is enjoyable, but there are a few flaws to the book. I can't say I have read much Bradbury, but there is something that is almost disconnected about his writing tone. I can't quite put my finger on it...he writes very poeticly, and is excellent with imagry...but every once in a while he will either over do it, or just ram the reader with a paragraph that is almost senselss. Never the less, this book flows swiftly and wonderfully and is quite deserving of a place amoung the classics. The character devlopment does come quickly for Montag, but I belived it as well. I do enjoy the end of this book, reading about the idotic socity seeing it's desctruction is quite furfilling. It's not often you read these books about a flawed socity that ends on a inspiring note of change.

Sadly, this copy is very battered. I had repair it twice while it was with me, the next reader should be careful with the first 20 pages. In the next week I will PM the next reader for their address, as I money is a little tight this week.

Thank you for sending this my way! :) 


Journal Entry 13 by sothisdhampir at Salt Lake City, Utah USA on Friday, November 13, 2009

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Released 5 yrs ago (11/13/2009 UTC) at Salt Lake City, Utah USA

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Onward it goes. Happy travels! :) 


Journal Entry 14 by tostle from Salt Lake City, Utah USA on Saturday, November 21, 2009

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(aka PaulsBooks) I have received the book. Thanks for sending it my way! 


Journal Entry 15 by tostle from Salt Lake City, Utah USA on Sunday, November 29, 2009

7 out of 10

I am glad I read this book..I have tried several times without success! This was an interesting story...captivating but also very painful to think that humanity became this way! I appreciated this quote from page 147: "But that's the wonderful thing about man; he never gets so discouraged or disgusted that he gives up doing it all over again, because he knows very well it is important and worth the doing!"

I will send this on to the next reader!
Thanks for sharing this book! 


Journal Entry 16 by tostle at Sunderland, Tyne and Wear United Kingdom on Wednesday, December 09, 2009

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Released 5 yrs ago (12/9/2009 UTC) at Sunderland, Tyne and Wear United Kingdom

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Happy Travels! 


Journal Entry 17 by Danielle23 from Sunderland, Tyne and Wear United Kingdom on Monday, December 21, 2009

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Arrived safely today and I will get to it soon, thanks for sharing xx 


Journal Entry 18 by Danielle23 from Sunderland, Tyne and Wear United Kingdom on Thursday, January 21, 2010

7 out of 10

I really enjoyed this book and would have enjoyed it even more if it had been longer. A world without books and with so much restriction on free thinking really frightens me but the thing about this book that frightened me the most was the Hound! A truly frightening man-made machine with the power to track 10,000 different programmed scents, and when it was sniffing around Montag's door and threatening him in the fire station I was just so pleased it wasn't me.

Thanks for sharinf kiwiinengland and I'll get it posted to the next in line as soon as possible xx 


Journal Entry 19 by Danielle23 at Sunderland, Tyne and Wear United Kingdom on Monday, January 25, 2010

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Released 4 yrs ago (1/25/2010 UTC) at Sunderland, Tyne and Wear United Kingdom

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Sent along to deludeddaydream, the next in line xx 


Journal Entry 20 by deludeddaydream from Waterlooville, Hampshire United Kingdom on Wednesday, January 27, 2010

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Received today. Thanks. Will read straight away. :-) 


Journal Entry 21 by deludeddaydream at Horndean, Hampshire United Kingdom on Saturday, February 06, 2010

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Released 4 yrs ago (2/7/2010 UTC) at Horndean, Hampshire United Kingdom

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Posted to elidanora in Argentina. Enjoy! Unfortunately, this book appears to be on its last legs. Many pages are coming loose, so handle with care. :-)

I thoroughly enjoyed this book and was taken aback by some of the concepts addressed in it. This book was first published in 1953 and is still relevant today. It could well prove to be a scarily accurate prediction of the future.

Thanks for organising this bookring. :-) 


Journal Entry 22 by elidanora from Buenos Aires, Ciudad de Buenos Aires (Capital Federal) Argentina on Monday, February 22, 2010

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FIU!! I received the book with a plastic cover and an letter from the post office apologizing because the package was open. Fortunatly the book was inside, so now it is safe with me.
I´ll read it soon. 


Journal Entry 23 by elidanora from Buenos Aires, Ciudad de Buenos Aires (Capital Federal) Argentina on Monday, March 15, 2010

8 out of 10

This is an amazing book, profetic, moving and very good in my opinion. I´ve enjoyed reading it in its original language (I read it in spanish a long, long time ago).
Thanks for Sharing!!

By the way, I took the liberty of repairing the book. Certainly nobody will mistake it for a new one, but it is in a readable condition and its pages are not falling apart any longer.
 


Journal Entry 24 by elidanora at Correo Argentino, Ciudad de Buenos Aires (Capital Federal) Argentina on Tuesday, March 30, 2010

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Released 4 yrs ago (3/30/2010 UTC) at Correo Argentino, Ciudad de Buenos Aires (Capital Federal) Argentina

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This book is traveling to Portugal.
¡Buen Viaje Libro!
Happy reading!!


As I sent 2 package one to Australia and another to Portugal, I´m not sure which Number is the correct one for this book:
- Correo Argentino RR 617717026 AR - Australia
- Correo Argentino RR 617717012 AR -Portugal 


Journal Entry 25 by Jujuks on Friday, May 07, 2010

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This book stayed in the mail office and I've only been able to get it now. Sorry for the delay. I'll try reading it ASAP. 


Journal Entry 26 by Jujuks at Lisbon, -- Por correio / mão própria -- Portugal on Monday, July 12, 2010

6 out of 10

I'm really sorry for taking so long to read the book, I'll send it to the next reader as soon as I get her address.

The world of which the book talks about is pretty frighting, most people don't think for themselves and books are forbidden. My favorite character was Clarisse because even though most people went with the flow and mindlessly went on with their days she was different. And when she stopped appearing in the book I kind of lost my interest. 


Journal Entry 27 by Jujuks at CTT, -- Por correio / mão própria -- Portugal on Wednesday, July 14, 2010

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Released 4 yrs ago (7/14/2010 UTC) at CTT, -- Por correio / mão própria -- Portugal

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On it's way to Sílvia. 


Journal Entry 28 by silvia-pco at Murtosa, Aveiro Portugal on Wednesday, July 21, 2010

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It's here! The pages are starting to detach from the cover, but I'll be as careful as I can and I hope none of them rips off!

I have a couple of books to read before I can get to this one, but I'll try to be quick, and I'll keep you posted.  


Journal Entry 29 by silvia-pco at Murtosa, Aveiro Portugal on Friday, September 10, 2010

5 out of 10

First of all, I'm sorry for taking so long to journal this. I finished reading it by the end of August, but I haven't had time to write the JE.

I'm not quite sure of what to think about this book. It was an engaging story, and terrifying at times, but I feel like maybe I haven't read it at the right time, because it didn't leave much of an impression on me. The subject is interesting and thought-provoking, but I couldn't relate to Bradbury's style. I felt like the plot didn't flow well and the story seemed to lose some sense at times. All in all, this is a rather abstract book, and I prefer more down to earth plots.

I already have herchelle's address and will mail this out during this week. Thanks for sharing!  


Journal Entry 30 by silvia-pco at Murtosa, Aveiro Portugal on Wednesday, October 13, 2010

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The book's on its way to herchelle. Sorry for taking this long in mailing it out. Enjoy! 


Journal Entry 31 by wingHerchellewing at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Thursday, October 21, 2010

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The book was in my mailbox when I got home today, Thank you for including me in this bookring. I have read this book many times...something I don't usually do and when I opened the book, it has a very special smell. It is a well read book! It is really falling apart but still very readable. I would love to replace it with a newer copy but that would spoil some of its charm. What do you think?

I had to read the first couple pages..and it felt good. I'm so looking forward to sitting down and spending an evening reading this one again. 


Journal Entry 32 by wingkiwiinenglandwing at Dublin, Co. Dublin Ireland on Tuesday, November 02, 2010

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herchelle wrote "I would love to replace it with a newer copy but that would spoil some of its charm. What do you think?"

I'm not sure. I think traditionally a book is retired and another BCID created for a different copy, but if the original book is so falling to bits it could be pulped maybe the BCID could be reused on another copy of the book.

It does seem silly to spend money on posting a book about that is getting really tatty, and I do know it was second hand and rather old (but not falling apart) when I started the ring. 


Journal Entry 33 by wingHerchellewing at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Thursday, December 02, 2010

7 out of 10

My apologies for taking so long to move this book on, but it was a fabulous read when I got to it. Posting to Simson-Shilitoe in the morning. I have not replaced this old book...the original is on it's way to the next reader.
It has been many years since the last time I read this classic book, and it was fresh and like new in my mind. Montag is a wonderful character who undergoes an incredible change in his life and I was surprised to see how close Ray Bradbury was to our present day lives. Look at how cellphones and iphones have isolated us from other people walking on the same street or sitting beside us on the bus! Great read, thanks again for including me. (This book smells great, too!) 


Journal Entry 34 by wingHerchellewing at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Thursday, December 02, 2010

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Released 4 yrs ago (12/2/2010 UTC) at Calgary, Alberta Canada

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Sending this off to Simson-Shilitoe in the morning with a pile of other Bookcrossing packages! Enjoy and a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
 


Journal Entry 35 by Simson-Shilitoe at Neewiller-près-Lauterbourg, Alsace France on Friday, December 17, 2010

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The book arrived safely alongside with "The Old-Fashioned Christmas Postcard Book" in today`s mail.

At the moment I am reading Neil Gaiman`s "Odd and the Frost Giants", a bookring started by "hakkalina". Then it will be followed by "The Life and Times of Hercule Poirot", a bookring started by "chich".

So I hope to start with this new book soon.

Thank you "KiwiinEngland" for sharing. Thank you "herchelle" for posting.  


Journal Entry 36 by Simson-Shilitoe at Neewiller-près-Lauterbourg, Alsace France on Sunday, January 02, 2011

7 out of 10

Finished the book in the afternoon. And for an old second-hand-book it is still in a readable condition.

Some impressions:
amazing, Clarisse Mclellan, sometimes a little bit boring, a sniffing and malicious hound, moving and especially in the end prophetic / exciting.

a world without books? > a world without bookcrossing, meeting people and fun?

"Do not judge a book by its cover." (page 149)

"Everyone must leave something behind when he or she dies. .... Something your hand touched some way so your soul has somewhere to go when you die, and when people look at that tree or that flower you planted, you`re there. It doesn`t matter what you do so long as you change something from the way it was before you touched it into something that`s like you after you take your hands away." (page 150)

"We cannot tell the precise moment when friendship is formed. As in filling a vessel drop by drop, there is at last a drop which makes it run over, so in a series of kindnesses there is at last one which makes the heart run over." (page 72)

Posting to "KiwiinEngland" or maybe another participant as soon as I get an information and an address. 


Journal Entry 37 by Simson-Shilitoe at Neewiller-près-Lauterbourg, Alsace France on Sunday, January 09, 2011

7 out of 10

The journey of the original book will go on now. "KiwiinEngland" found some new participants.

Asking for "KiwiinEngland"`s permission I took the liberty of repairing the book a little bit. Maybe not as good or in such a professional way as a publisher would have done it. So the next reader should be careful with the first 22 pages.

I going to post the book on Monday after work to "vedranaster" who is the next reader. 


Journal Entry 38 by Simson-Shilitoe at Rülzheim, Rheinland-Pfalz Germany on Sunday, January 09, 2011

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Released 3 yrs ago (1/10/2011 UTC) at Rülzheim, Rheinland-Pfalz Germany

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On its way to Croatia. Happy journey little book! 


Journal Entry 39 by wingvedranasterwing at Zagreb: Donji grad (city centre), Zagreb City Croatia on Friday, January 14, 2011

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Well this is the speediest book ever! Arrived in only 3 days. :)

Looking forward to reading this book as I'm currently in a somewhat of a dystopian phase (bookwise and outlook-on-worldwise) and would love to read a few more of the classics of that genre. Fahrenheit 451 fits in perfectly.

 


Journal Entry 40 by wingvedranasterwing at Zagreb: Donji grad (city centre), Zagreb City Croatia on Thursday, January 20, 2011

7 out of 10

Although I would say this is a must-read for anybody interested in the dystopian genre, and although I did enjoy reading it, Fahrenheit 451 did not fully satisfy me. But I do think I will be rereading it one day again to see if a second reading offers anything more than the first.

It is a short book, and a relative page turner, but the said shortness left me feeling like there was something missing. I was thrown into this strange new world with little description or explanation of how it functioned, the main focus being on Montag, his work and his wife, and the very few people they interacted with. And while this may have been done deliberately to show the alienation present in this new world, for me it just made it difficult to find it convincing.

I also found Montag's ambivalent attitude to book burning and social obedience slightly unconvincing since we first see him in almost an ecstasy while burning books, and then in a matter of several pages, and two or three days in his time, he is a completely changed man, raging against the book burning and the ways of his society.

However, after finishing the book, I took a step back and thought about some of my attitudes on things which are controversial in our time, and I found myself equally ambivalent. So, in retrospect, I do not find the ambivalence unconvincing, just the way it was written so that the change happens suddenly, and only toward the end of the book do we see that it was more gradual than at first shown.

All in all, a good read, and still relevant today. Maybe even more relevant than before. Even though I don't see us, as a society, easily slipping into a world where books are forbidden, the point about masses not wanting to think about anything substantial and only wanting to have fun, that sure does sound familiar, as well as the point about having to speak out against things we think are important and unjust. One voice at a time, we are all responsible for the shape of our collective future.

 


Journal Entry 41 by wingvedranasterwing at Zagreb: Donji grad (city centre), Zagreb City Croatia on Thursday, January 20, 2011

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PS: As the book seems very old and frail, I was very careful with it while reading, and the pages that were fixed by previous readers are still holding on. :) 


Journal Entry 42 by wingvedranasterwing at Zagreb, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- Croatia on Thursday, January 27, 2011

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Released 3 yrs ago (1/28/2011 UTC) at Zagreb, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- Croatia

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On it's way back to KiwiinEngland, together with my bookring book "InterWorld".
Wishing them a safe and speedy journey! :)

 


Journal Entry 43 by wingkiwiinenglandwing at Dublin, Co. Dublin Ireland on Wednesday, February 02, 2011

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This well travelled book has made it safely home, with an exciting bookmark from Glenbow Museum in Calgery accompanying it. Thanks everyone for taking part. The book will rest for a while here. 


Journal Entry 44 by wingkiwiinenglandwing at Glasgow, Scotland United Kingdom on Tuesday, November 22, 2011

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Released 3 yrs ago (11/19/2011 UTC) at Glasgow, Scotland United Kingdom

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I will post this to Vekiki while having a weekend break in Glasgow. The museums in Glasgow are numerous and many of them are free! 


Journal Entry 45 by wingVekikiwing at -- somewhere in Greater London --, Greater London United Kingdom on Thursday, November 24, 2011

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arrived safe and sound :) thanks for sending it Kiwi 


Journal Entry 46 by wingVekikiwing at Burnt Ash Hill Vets Surgery in Lewisham, Greater London United Kingdom on Wednesday, November 30, 2011

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Released 3 yrs ago (12/2/2011 UTC) at Burnt Ash Hill Vets Surgery in Lewisham, Greater London United Kingdom

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taking this on holiday to read by the pool.
When I'm done, I'll leave it either somewhere on Candolim Beach, or I'll wander into town and give it to one of the shops selling second hand books 




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