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“At an age when most young Scotsmen were lifting skirts, plowing furrows and spreading seed, Mungo Park was displaying his bare buttocks to al-haj’ Ali Ibn Fatoudi, Emir of Ludamar.”

Water Music– T.C. Boyle

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. Hi Valentina,

    Whilst this probably isn’t a book for me, after checking out the full prmise, those opening lines definitely set the scene so well!!

    I like the description of Ned Rise being a thief and whoremaster. We certainly didn’t mince our words back in the day, simply told it like it was.

    I wonder when we got to be so politically correct in everything that we do and say, and I wonder if it actually makes us better people for all that?

    Thanks for sharing and have a great weekend 🙂

    Yvonne

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  2. Katherine P says:

    That’s quite a beginning! This isn’t a book that I’ve come across before but I’m definitely curious!

    Liked by 1 person

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