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Yithian

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The best Western novels are works of true American literature.

Zane Grey's 1912 Riders of the Purple Sage is generally acknowledged as the first of the genre.
It's a lovely read with elegant prose and interesting characters.

I read it as teenager because it was there and I read everything, and I then went on to read all my Dad's 'cowboy books'.

My father and grandfather used to swap them so there were often new ones available.

Can't remember much about them now except the racism in relation to Native Americans and the brutality of their alleged torture methods, such as the 'gutshot'.

If anyone needs a new genre to explore, the Western is the way forward!
 

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I ordered half-a-dozen wines from a local supplier last Wednesday. The box turned up Thursday but I only opened it Friday – I'd ordered five chardonnays and a champagne (also a chardonnay and at a massive discount). On opening the box I found four rieslings, a rosé and a Viognier. It took me a while to get in touch with the company as they're very busy and it's now been sorted, and I've done very well out of it.

They've given me a ten-pound voucher, which is nice, but they've also sent two of everything and left the original delivery. So I've got 18 bottles for the price of six and a tenner off! That's a result. I've been a customer of theirs for years and would have been happy with the voucher (and one of the original bottles that I drank as I'd no wine in the house and it was raining; I had told them about that).
 
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