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John Young


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AMB,

I'll give you a clue:

Now in Injia's sunny clime...

As I further clue I will tempt you with the Red Fort and Kashmir Gate...

'Nuff said.

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AMB


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Ah, the Mutiny!

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John Young


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AMB,

No it is a guide to the curry houses in Brick Lane... Very Happy

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Alan
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Gunga Din
By Rudyard Kipling

You may talk o’ gin and beer
When you’re quartered safe out ’ere,
An’ you’re sent to penny-fights an’ Aldershot it;
But when it comes to slaughter
You will do your work on water,
An’ you’ll lick the bloomin’ boots of ’I'm that’s got it.
Now in Injia’s sunny clime, ......

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John Young


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Alan,

One of my favourites of The Barrackroom Ballads, and the second poem I was able to recite word perfect as a child.

Some lines from Kipling actually appear on the rear of dust jacket of Victoria's Harvest.

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Alan
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I have a few of his works, some are heavy going but they are a mine of gems.

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AMB


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John et al,

The Barrackroom Ballads. Superb.

When you're wounded and left on Afghanistan's plains,
And the women come out to cut up what remains,
Jest roll to your rifle and blow out your brains
An' go to your Gawd like a soldier.

I got to[generally] fly over the plains, usually at 250'; I drove / walked over the mountains....

But always remembered Kipling's words.

Interesting times!

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Victoria's Harvest
Dewi Evans


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Hi John,

I've just received a copy of Victoria's Harvest, and can't wait to read it.

Best regards,

Dewi

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John Young


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Dewi,

Glad to hear that, I hope you enjoy it.

I only received my first copy yesterday, and I am very pleased with the book's presentation.

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Dewi Evans


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John,

I agree, the presentation is excellent, and it's a great read. I prefer this format as opposed to those books where all the illustrations are all in one or two sections of the book.

Congratulations on a fantastic book.

Best wishes,

Dewi

PS Are you well now, after your illness?

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Is the museum selling them, although having been ignored by them, I'd be happy to buy a copy from somewhere else.

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John Young


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Alan,

I checked the RW Museum book list the other day, and Victoria's Harvest was not included on it.

Helion's website is offering it at a discounted price.

Other sites offering it at a reduced rate include EBay and Amazon.

Dewi,

I still have some major aches and pains, and I'm hindered somewhat by the limited use of my left hand. But other than that things are better than they were, thanks for asking.

John Y.
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