Machine without Horses - a novel

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Machine without Horses - a novel

Postby kitchentease » Wed Jul 17, 2019 5:11 am

Calling all readers, writers and fly tyers who visit QE! Do give Machine without Horses by Helen Humphreys a try. As usual for this author, it's a short, exquisite book. Humphreys was inspired by the New York Times obituary for Megan Boyd, who lived in Scotland, in a tiny cottage without electricity or running water, alone - except for her dog - and spent every waking hour tying beautiful, intricate salmon flies. The first part of the book gives some insight into how Humphreys found her way into writing the second part - the richly imagined life of a woman, revered by salmon fishers (including Prince Charles), but about whom very little is known.
But, what does the brain matter....compared to the heart?
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