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Rings of Stone (1979)
Aug 17, 2017, 20:51
Got a copy of this recently. Paid a little over the odds, but I wanted a cleanish copy with the dust jacket and no library marks, pencil marks or previous owners bogeys.
Yet to read it, but the photography (Edward Piper) is utterly superb.

I love Burls books. They always take me back to when I first got into the subject. They seem to have a distinct atmosphere. He's very readable and his obvious love for the subject comes through (And his obvious love for his wife, Judith!) He's self effacing but also quite sarcastic. An absolute pleasure to read.

I've got 7 of his, and they are all more than just books to me. They resonate with me in a way few others do.

Any other Burl fans here?

He is in his 90s now. I feel humbled when I think about what he has done with his life and the work he has produced. Incredible.

I think I just feel like saying 'Thanks'. If it wasn't for him, I don't think I would have got in so deep or visited so many amazing places and got so much pleasure from this subject.

A true guiding light.

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