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13 April 2012

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damn.

oh. i did email you with info on Diana Athill's new one. So perhaps that will make up for it.

No worries, Beth. I still enjoyed parts of it and will try it again some other time. I'm in the minority--most of the reviews I read of this one (and the two to which I linked) were very positive.

Thank you for the heads-up on the Athill too--I'm just waiting for my local library to get with it and buy a copy!

And thanks for letting me know about this one in the first place. Half the fun was in the anticipation.

I can't believe how easy it seems to be to eff up oral history. Sorry about the London book, but Gig sounds great.

Raymond Lunn went back home to Leeds after six months in London after failing to find himself, his identity, and freedoms in particular employment and self confidence. Back home in Leeds Raymond found himself homeless again, in an hostel being ignored and hidden. Eventually through struggle & bravery (ex-offender.co.uk) he got someone to listen, got a place to live and is now seeking self-employment, and recognition in relation to the potential we all offer, including growth, change & hope.

Thank you for your concern.

Raymond Lunn

Bybee,
Well, I shouldn't say he effed it up. Reviewers who are better reviewers than I am found a lot to like here. But I would definitely read Gig first if you've only got time for one oral history.

Mr. Lunn,
Hey, thank you for letting us know. Mr. CR and I both wondered how it went for you, and wish you the best of luck in all of your endeavors.

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