The Price of Water in Finistère

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At the age of 55, Swedish writer Bodil Malmsten abandons her native country and settles in Brittany. Embroidered in this memoir are poignant, outraged, thought-provoking observations on a sweeping range of subjects the elicit pleasures of bargain-hunting, the misery of writer’s block, social democracy, racism, tulipomania, the controlling of moles and slugs, death, and the delights of wild weather. Malmsten’s passion and humor shine through every episode, offering the reader a window into a solitary life at once touching and hilarious.

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Acclaimed Swedish poet, feminist and journalist Bodil Malmsten abandoned her native country at the age of 55 to settle in Finistere, Brittany. After six months, albeit somewhat reluctantly, Malmsten wrote this celebratory meditation on "her bit of paradise."

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Frank Perry, a percussionist with an international audience before ever he discovered singing bowls, leads his field and is a master of conventional improvisation, deep meditation, psychic awareness and esoteric study. He has written on Sir Francis Bacon and lectured on Nicholas Roerich but is best known as the world's leading exponent of the meditative practice of bowls, bells and gongs. A natural psychic, he was involved with Spiritualism, Theosophy, Vedanta and before finding deep roots in the White Eagle Lodge. He has influenced musicians such as Keith Tippett, Alex Cline and Tim Wheater.

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