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    Mike Parker ¶ 2 Free read (On the Red Hill) [PDF DOWNLOAD] ´ Mike Parker Shortly after the decriminalisation of homosexuality in 1972 Reg and George moved to deepest rural Wales from Bou

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    (On the Red Hill) [PDF DOWNLOAD] ´ Mike Parker This is one of those ambitious nonfiction books where multiple strands of life and reality are woven together so seamlessly and beautifully that one marvels at the engineering and craft of the thing Mike Parker has structured his book into fourths and each of these fourths is made of a cardinal direction a season an element and a flesh and blood character one of whom is the author himself Brilliant and a bit pa

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    (On the Red Hill) [PDF DOWNLOAD] ´ Mike Parker Upon reflection and the comment of another user I feel brave enough to alter my reviewI did not enjoy this long plodding book that dragged on I found some of the characters uite dislikeable and predatory for what their own g

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    (On the Red Hill) [PDF DOWNLOAD] ´ Mike Parker This is a lovely book really hard to categorise though It's part gay memoirhistory part the story of a house part reflection on community and part description of the rhythm of the natural world a summary which probably doesn't do justice to any of the parts There is a lot of artistic and poetic inspiration here too There

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    Mike Parker ¶ 2 Free read (On the Red Hill) [PDF DOWNLOAD] ´ Mike Parker I read this as it was longlisted for the Wainwright Nature Writing Prize 2020 and also because its mid Wales hill setting is somewhere I know well But I was bowled a doosra and didn't spot it This is an overtly personal acc

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    (On the Red Hill) [PDF DOWNLOAD] ´ Mike Parker This is the third book by Parker that I have read and the third that I have given 3 stars to In the same way as the other books this is a mixed bag with good and bad points The social and political history of homosexuality over many decades was

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    Free download ó PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ¶ Mike Parker Mike Parker ¶ 2 Free read (On the Red Hill) [PDF DOWNLOAD] ´ Mike Parker For me this book was best read slow enough to savor The story of two gay couples one older and the other not forms the basis Added layer by layer are the stories of the neighbors and visitors the community the land and the gay history of Wales Though each chapter is specifically titled eg Autumn the stories are inter weaved throughout Especially for visitors and replanted Englanders Wales is a place of refuge and uiet

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On the Red Hill

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Ent but dear me the detail There s a level of detail in this book that is neither interesting or seful It bogs the book down Specifically all the detail on famous people I m not sure what purpose it held It could have done with another edit I m also not sure the chapters and parts work they feel almost forced What i did love were the photos interspersed through the book and the descriptions of the house the house felt like a fifth character i
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disappointed there were no of it Regardless an interesting book but not one I m sure I d recommend I read this as it was longlisted for the Wainwright Nature Writing Prize 2020 and ALSO BECAUSE ITS MID WALES HILL because its mid Wales hill is somewhere I know well But I was bowled a doosra and didn t spot it This is an overtly personal account of the author and his partner following in the footsteps of their mentors George Walton and Reg Mickisch In 1972 just five years after the decriminalisation of homosexuality George and Reg opted for the Letter On The Facts Stated At The Late Meeting In Sheffield Of The Briti uiet life and settled in a Welsh speaking village in the Montgomeryshire hills converting an old village pub into a BB It is their story Certainly itses the four seasons four elements and "four lives as its structure but the nature writing is sparse and a link to the Wainwright Prize tenuous at "lives as its structure but the nature writing is sparse and a link to the Wainwright Prize tenuous at I ve read two others from the Longlist so far Kathleen Jamie which has its moments and the excellent The Frayed Atlantic Edge by David Gange This book is a prose Four Le Canada Reconquis Par La France uartets It is a memoir linked by a single incident how George and Reg a homosexual couple George refused tose the euphemistic gay left their home Red Hill which can also be translated as bloody sex in Welsh to Mike and Preds Each part of the memoir maps a different character a different element and a different direction FireSouth EarthNorth AirEast WaterWest The memoir charts many themes Wales landscape belonging seasonal change youth age and the changing status of men who love men The strength of the memoir rests with its honesty its warts and all approach its refusal to become just another story of sex and oppression Parker writes evocatively throughout though some of the nature writing can get a bit Jarmanish at times Red Hill does not turn into Prospect Cottage however and a rich and beautifully written memoir is all the better for that Upon reflection and the comment of another ser I feel brave enough to alter my reviewI did not enjoy this long plodding book that dragged on I found some of the characters ite dislikeable and predatory for what their own gainsA really nenjoyable read to be honest Shortly after the decriminalisation of homosexuality in 1972 Reg. E and the redemptive power of natureIn early 2006 Mike Parker and his partner Peredur were witnesses at the first civil partnership ceremony in the small Welsh town of Machynlleth The celebrants were their friends Reg and George who had moved to deepest rural Wales in 1972 not long after the decriminalisation of homosexuality When Reg and George died within a few weeks of each other in 2011 Mike and Peredur discovered that they had been left their home a whitewashed ‘house from the children’s stories’ buried deep within the hills They had also been left a lifetime’s collection of diaries photographs letter. ,

For me this book was best read slow enough to savor The "story of two gay couples one older and the other not forms "of two gay couples one older and the other not forms basis Added layer by layer are the stories of the neighbors and visitors the community the land and the gay history of Wales Though each chapter is specifically titled eg Autumn the stories are inter weaved throughout Especially for visitors and replanted Englanders Wales is a place of refuge and iet Slowing down the pace of life Enjoying the little things If you approach the book with this in mind you are in for a Acts Relating To The Education Department Public And High Schools And T uniue treat This is the third book by Parker that I have read and the third that I have given 3 stars to In the same way as the other books this is a mixed bag with good and bad points The social and political history of homosexuality over many decades was excellent the not calling out of George one of main characters as a lifelong predator and groomer especially of young boys isnacceptable Similarly the writing on nature is very goo What a gorgeous read Poignant Shortlisted for the Wainwright Prize deservedly so This is a lovely book really hard to categorise though It s part gay memoirhistory part the story of a house part reflection on community and part description of the rhythm of the natural world a summary which probably doesn t do justice to any of the parts There is a lot of artistic and poetic inspiration here too There is a fourfold structure following different themes the four seasons the four elements the four men whose stories are told hereThe house Rhiw Goch is a traditional Welsh farmhouse in a Cases Decided On The British North America Act 1867 In The Privy Counc uiet corner of the Dyfi valley It has not been a working farm for many years but it still has some of its original land and outhouses and is relativelynspoilt This house was the home of two gay men in the late 20th century and they successfully lived as a couple there for many years eventually befriended by the author and his partner who now live in the house having inherited it from the older couple The life achie This is one of those ambitious nonfiction books where multiple strands of life and reality are woven together so seamlessly and beautifully that one marvels at the engineering and craft of the thing Mike Parker has structured his book into fourths and each of these fourths is made of a cardinal direction a season an element and a flesh and blood character one of whom is the author himself Brilliant and a bit pagan the author masterfully leads the reader through I m "giving the book 3 stars and i fear that is generous There s no doubt this book is interesting " the book 3 stars and i fear that is generous There s no doubt this book is interesting some of the relationships are so very touching and Some Of The Nature of the nature elou. ‘A marvellous book an The World S Congress Of Representative Women Vol 2 uplifting tale of tranuillity sought and found in the nearest Britain gets to paradise’ Simon Jenkins‘There are worlds on worlds within this lyrical and profoundly cultured book In an age of toxic artifice this is the most necessary medicine the tenderness of reality and the living elemental world’ Jay Griffiths‘Such a delightful book about beauty joy love and home to be celebrated and read’ Sara Maitland‘A greateer rural triumph of a book – wonderfully passionate funny and insightful It overflows with love’ Tom BulloughA multi layered memoir of love acceptance finding hom. And George moved to deepest rural Wales from Bournemouth They had a couple of homes before settling into a house that would become a BB and be their home ntil 2011 In total they were together over six decades the first two of which their relationship was deemed to be illegal
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the state In 2006 formally became a couple with a short civil partnership ceremony in the town of Machynlleth They had two witnesses to this momentous occasion Peredur and Mike ParkerMike Parker was another exile from England having first gone to Wales to write a Rough Guide and realised that he actually ite liked the place Discovering his sexuality Parker had had a large number of flings and very short term relationships in his younger days but arriving in Wales calmed him and it was there that he first met Peredur Finding excuses to go and see him in the shop he was working they both realised that they were attracted to each other and both fell in loveReg George Preds and Mike were to become close friends hence why the younger guys ended Education By Radio up as witnesses and came to love the house that the older guys owned They started to savep with the intention of purchasing it after they had passed away but in a remarkable turn of events Reg and George left the property to them in the will For the first time they had some proper financial security and Preds was living in the home that he always dreamed of They didn t change much to begin with but added a swimming pond for bracing dipsAfter moving in they begun to sort through their home and discovered a rich history of Reg and George s younger lives through their diaries letter and personal effects This is not just the story of the older and younger guys and their lives Rather it is a layered and multi faceted memoir of Parker s time growing p Preds life in a small Welsh town and the way that the community supports each other The book is split into the four parts and he writes about the seasons the four elements of earth wire fire and water and about each of them Central to all of this though is Rhiw Goch or the Red Hill and how it changes every single day with the seasons the way that kites hang in "the air and the thrill of snow cutting them off sometimes "air and the thrill of snow cutting them off sometimes the thrill of being isolated wears off after a brief period of time I had read Parker s previous books on maps and this was recommended to me I thought this was a really enjoyable book about a new life in Wales coupled with a touch of history landscape social history and the natural world of Wales that captivates him every time he steps outside the door It is a book full of deep love for the man and the land he now inhabit. S and books all revealing an extraordinary history On the Red Hill is the story of Rhiw Goch ‘the Red Hill’ and its inhabitants but also the story of a remarkable rural community and a legacy that extends far beyond bricks and mortar On The Red Hill celebrates the turn of the year’s wheel of ever changing landscapes and of the family to be found in the nlikeliest of places Taking the four seasons the four elements and these four lives as his structure Mike Parker creates a lyrical but clear eyed exploration of the natural world the challenges of accepting one’s place in it and what it can mean to find hom. ,