As I Was Saying

As I Was Saying

By Robert Dessaix

'This is a teasing grab-bag of thoughts, memories, anecdotes and effronteries that achieves luxurious coherence.' -- Weekend Australian

'This is a teasing grab-bag of thoughts, memories, anecdotes and effronteries that achieves luxurious coherence.' -- Weekend Australian

As I Was Saying is a swirling conversation with the reader on everything from travel to dogs and cats, from sport and swearing to the pleasures of idleness. Punctuated at regular intervals by talks Dessaix has given on a wide range of subjects, as well as by some of his most incisive journalism, the conversation invites the reader to join a leisurely guided tour of his chamber of curiosities, featuring pieces collected all over the globe from across the centuries.

Whether writing home from Vladivostock or Damascus, discussing what makes for good conversation or thinking aloud about the paintings, poems and books he loves, Dessaix always writes with an intimacy and attentiveness that beguile, entertain and make his readers eager for new discoveries.

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9781742753072

March 1, 2012

Vintage Australia

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9781742753089

March 1, 2012

RHA eBooks Adult

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