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Originally Posted by IGH:
Originally Posted by Gilbakka:

Finished reading "Far Away and Long Ago" by W.H. Hudson, first published in 1918.

This is a memoir of Hudson's early life in the vast plains or pampas of Argentina. It provides a vivid and beautiful panorama of that region in the 1840s and 1850s -- the community of English and Spanish sheep farmers and cattle ranchers, the native gauchos or cowboys, the rich varieties of birds and wildlife, etc.

I first read this book in high school in the late 1960s while preparing for the GCE 'O' Level exam in English Literature. At that time I didn't find it strange that a non-fiction book would be considered English Literature.

On my kindle to read again.  Read it when I was about 13. i still remember it as a green a hard cover book in my older brother's collection.


I read Green Manisons last year. 

All I will say nice description of then Br. Guiana.


 I have A Foot in England & A Crystal Age by Hudson to read also.

Welcome back, IGH. I thought about you when I read this book because I know you read it too. I also read "Green Mansions" last year. I guess we're both hooked on Hudson.