FOR THE LOVE OF A POET … ANOTHER READER LOVES MY NOVEL … AND SAYS SO …

Compliment a baker and his wife on their bread and cake and their faces will tell you how much your words mean to them. Compliment a writer on what he or she has written and you will make their day. My novel ‘For the Love of a Poet’ has had another wonderful review on Amazon. […]

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Compliment a baker and his wife on their bread and cake and their faces will tell you how much your words mean to them.

Compliment a writer on what he or she has written and you will make their day. My novel ‘For the Love of a Poet’ has had another wonderful review on Amazon.

Here is what the reader writes:

I walked into a Perth bookstore one day in 1992 and picked up a particular Wentworth classic for two bucks.

The title of this book was ‘War and Peace.’

No other book has changed my life the way that one did.

A keen reader since my earliest childhood memories, it is easy for me now, looking back, to understand how my progression toward that book would ultimately play out, but when I first picked it up I was absolutely intimidated by the sheer weight of the thing.

Details are many and worthy of another conversation, but this book launched my deep interest in literature, and as each year passed, I myself became a poet.

The Homer’s ‘The Iliad’ I picked up from the same bookstore a few years later…

I will allow you to read on but the reviewer ends as follows:

This day it is my honour to review a book I have just finished.

The Author is known to the world as Marilyn Z Tomlins.

‘For the love of a Poet’ is, or should be, a life changing moment for those who open to the first page…

P.S. If I had my way, this book would be part of any high school curriculum, be it: history, geography, English, literature, political science, religious studies, environmental issues, but most of all – just who the hell are we?

Marilyn has given us the answers – explore them for Goodness sake!

Moscow ...

Moscow …

What is the photo of Moscow doing here?

‘For the Love of a Poet’ is set in Stalin’s Russia – the Soviet Union.

The novel is a love story but it is most of all a love story, but Tanya, the narrator, in telling of her love for Beretzkoy, a dissident poet, also tells of life under the dictator Josef Stalin under whose rule millions had died.

Josef Stalin

Josef Stalin

‘The novel can be ordered on all Amazon sites. It is available in paperback and as an e-book.

Marilyn Z. Tomlins

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