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Ursula Le Guin: Don’t Call Her Just a Sci-Fi Writer

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The 86-year-old author will become one of the few living writers recognized by the Library of America, and she did it on her terms.

Source: Ursula Le Guin Has Earned a Rare Honor. Just Don’t Call Her a Sci-Fi Writer. – The New York Times

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August 28th, 2016 at 7:15 pm

Novels About Game Keepers

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Here is a description I found online of a well known novel by a well known author. Can you guess the name of the writer and the book?

“This fictional account of the day-by-day life of the English gamekeeper is still of considerable interest to outdoor-minded readers, as it contains many passages on pheasant-raising, the apprehending of poachers, ways to control vermin, and other chores and duties of the professional gamekeeper. Unfortunately one is obliged to wade through many pages of extraneous material in order to discover and savour these sidelights on the management of a Midlands shooting estate, and in this reviewer’s opinion this book cannot take the place of J.R. Miller’s ‘Practical Gamekeeping’.”

The first 10 correct answers will receive…my thanks for playing.

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November 15th, 2010 at 11:12 am

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