[bactttoma] Re: From Steven Taylor. Book review. This is the grass. by Alan Marshall.

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  • Date: Wed, 5 May 2010 15:01:42 +1000

From Steven Taylor.

I may have to track this film down, this was his best book although in my own 
heart was also brilliant.

Think I may still have notes I took years ago about that book, if I find them, 
I will post them here.
I know the abc stopped producing some of their audio books, which was 
disappointing so this film may be hard to find, but I'll give it a go anyway.

Steven.


On 05/05/2010, at 2:54 PM, Franklin Brent wrote:

> Oh,,
> 
> Yes they certainly did, the ABC played it several times on a Sunday
> night. Watched that film a few times, even my own dad got right in to
> it. Think it was a 90 minute film,
> 
> Brent. 
> 
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> Subject: [bactttoma] Re: From Steven Taylor. Book review. This is the
> grass. by Alan Marshall.
> 
> 
> From Steven Taylor.
> 
> Did they make a film of I can jump puddles as well?
> 
> Now I would love to see that.
> 
> Do you remember who was in the film?
> 
> Did it go on television as well?
> 
> Steven.
> 
> 
> On 05/05/2010, at 12:37 PM, Franklin Brent wrote:
> 
>> Hi,
>> 
>> I remember I can jump puddles, not only the book that I read in
> Braille
>> several times but also the film,
>> Brent. 
>> 
>> -----Original Message-----
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>> Sent: Wednesday, 5 May 2010 12:31 PM
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>> Subject: [bactttoma] From Steven Taylor. Book review. This is the
> grass.
>> by Alan Marshall.
>> 
>> 
>> From Steven Taylor.
>> 
>> Book Review.
>> 
>> This is the grass.
>> 
>> by Alan Marshall.
>> 
>> Completely remastered for daisy from the original recording.
>> 
>> Read by the author himself.
>> 
>> Australian author.
>> 
>> For those of you who don't  know the story of the life of  the now
> late
>> Alan Marshall,  he was a child who contracted polio at the age of 6
> who
>> wrote quite a few books.
>> 
>> Books include.
>> 
>> I Can Jump Puddles.
>> 
>> This is the grass.
>> 
>> In my own Heart.
>> 
>> And quite a few short stories for children one called the silly pup.
>> 
>> This book tells of Alan's battles as an adult living through the
>> depression.
>> 
>> It tells us of the lack of rites for disabled people, the things
>> disabled people had to deal with and tells us of a boarding house
> where
>> Alan had to fight all sorts of battles.
>> 
>> Alan tells it like it was for people who were disabled, getting ripped
>> off, being taken advantage of, and how it was expected that you had to
>> physically defend yourself to  prove yourself a man and to stop all of
>> this from happening.
>> 
>> I will confess, not my favourite Alan Marshall book, sure things were
>> hard, I can't imagine how hard they really were, but this book gave me
>> the impression that Alan had a big case of self pity chips on his
>> shoulders.
>> 
>> It was probably never intended this way, of this I have no doubts.
>> 
>> I love the way he fights back though the only way he could taking
>> matters in to his own hands.
>> 
>> Some fights were won, others were lost.
>> 
>> I loved Arthur Alan's friend and the things Arthur did for him, but I
>> won't tell you what happens to Alan and Arthur.
>> 
>> The thing I like when authors read their own books is that they really
>> know the voices of their characters well and they have a great sense
> of
>> how their characters felt and why.
>> 
>> So put this book on your request list if you are an Alan Marshall
> lover,
>> because all in all a good book I loved the ending but I won't tell you
>> what it is.
>> 
>> Steven.
>> 
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