From a library talk
NOTE: For those who may be reading ATLMD, this review does contain what could be described as spoilers (“Sweetie !”) …
Colleen Gillespie says:
My copy of And Then Like My Dreams arrived rather swiftly through Australia Post, and was gratefully received Monday lunchtime. I couldn’t put it down and had the whole book read by Tuesday night! I will attempt as best I can to give you my thoughts, You will gather from this that my writing is not so hot – however, I am an avid reader.
What an absolute joy it was to read this beautiful warts and all love story, despite it ending in utter devastation for you. All I can say is you certainly found a rare diamond in C.S and he obviously felt the same way about you. How blessed you both were to find each other. My tears tumbled when I read of his passing.
The feasts C.S. cooked for you, oh my you had me salivating. Cooked with so much love as the main ingredient it was bound to taste sensational. Yummy I would have loved to have savoured one of your birthday lunches.
I laughed loudly at C.S. responses in tricky situations such as your train journey when you were crying about Mr W and he said he didn’t think Mr W would be doing likewise. Aaaah lovely humour.
Enjoyed immensely the background of the Australian Film Industry, how intriguing!!
Your travels abroad make me want to jump on the next plane out of here. Wonderful!
I would like to add how proud C.S. would be of you having honoured his contribution as the best stills photographer of his time at the National Film Institute of Australia in Canberra. The tears well again.
Loving your blog.
Wishing you everything good in life,
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