Machine Without Horses: A Novel

Machine Without Horses: A Novel

What is an ordinary life worth? A seasoned writer stumbles across an obituary and imagination is sparked. The brief words of memoriam describe a woman who was both extraordinary?eccentric, revered in her field, a renowned expert?but also utterly ordinary. How does a writer, intrigued by all that isn?t said, create a story? Capture an unknowable woman and all the secret pass What is an ordinary life worth? A seasoned writer stumbles across an obituary and imagination is sparked. Th...

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Title:Machine Without Horses: A Novel
Author:Helen Humphreys
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Genres:Historical
ISBN:1443432512
Edition Language:English
Format Type:ebook
Number of Pages:304 pages pages

Machine Without Horses: A Novel Reviews

  • Kirstin
    Nov 07, 2018

    Do you believe in magic? Have you ever wondered how a magician performs their magic? If you answer is yes to these questions then please read this book. Humphreys is more than an accomplished writer. She is a writer whose precision and touch with language is delightful to experience...

    Helen Humphreys is a writer who defies categorization, and this newest work makes that doubly true. The book is about a British 'salmon fly tier' who lived most of her life and did all of her work near Lake Brora in Scotland. At least, the second half of the book is. The first half is ...

    Humphreys weaves a story that is part biography and part novel with her usual elegant style. The first half of the book reveals much about a writer's process in preparing and then crafting her story. The second half, tells the story of a driven and extraordinary woman who spent more th...

    Anything Helen writes is simply wonderful. Her storytelling never disappoints. I love the historical setting of the isolated Scottish highlands. Her main character Ruth is an eccentric woman who has earned a reputation as an expert at traditional ?fly tying?. Fly fisherman seek Rut...

    I wasn't sure how this book was going to play out -- a writer trying to decided how to approach a story of a famous woman who did not lead a very exciting life. She felt she wanted to create a life for her to fill in the blanks between waking up in the morning, working all day and goin...

    Part 1 was slow and thoughtful...Part 2 was especially good. ...

    Another beautiful poetic piece from Humphreys, however, this one caught me off-guard in the first third as it's not written as a typical novel. ...

  • Monique
    Oct 07, 2018

    Do you believe in magic? Have you ever wondered how a magician performs their magic? If you answer is yes to these questions then please read this book. Humphreys is more than an accomplished writer. She is a writer whose precision and touch with language is delightful to experience...

    Helen Humphreys is a writer who defies categorization, and this newest work makes that doubly true. The book is about a British 'salmon fly tier' who lived most of her life and did all of her work near Lake Brora in Scotland. At least, the second half of the book is. The first half is ...

    Humphreys weaves a story that is part biography and part novel with her usual elegant style. The first half of the book reveals much about a writer's process in preparing and then crafting her story. The second half, tells the story of a driven and extraordinary woman who spent more th...

    Anything Helen writes is simply wonderful. Her storytelling never disappoints. I love the historical setting of the isolated Scottish highlands. Her main character Ruth is an eccentric woman who has earned a reputation as an expert at traditional ?fly tying?. Fly fisherman seek Rut...

    I wasn't sure how this book was going to play out -- a writer trying to decided how to approach a story of a famous woman who did not lead a very exciting life. She felt she wanted to create a life for her to fill in the blanks between waking up in the morning, working all day and goin...

    Part 1 was slow and thoughtful...Part 2 was especially good. ...

    Another beautiful poetic piece from Humphreys, however, this one caught me off-guard in the first third as it's not written as a typical novel. ...

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  • Sharron
    Jun 25, 2018

    Do you believe in magic? Have you ever wondered how a magician performs their magic? If you answer is yes to these questions then please read this book. Humphreys is more than an accomplished writer. She is a writer whose precision and touch with language is delightful to experience...

    Helen Humphreys is a writer who defies categorization, and this newest work makes that doubly true. The book is about a British 'salmon fly tier' who lived most of her life and did all of her work near Lake Brora in Scotland. At least, the second half of the book is. The first half is ...

    Humphreys weaves a story that is part biography and part novel with her usual elegant style. The first half of the book reveals much about a writer's process in preparing and then crafting her story. The second half, tells the story of a driven and extraordinary woman who spent more th...

  • Nan
    Sep 20, 2018

    Do you believe in magic? Have you ever wondered how a magician performs their magic? If you answer is yes to these questions then please read this book. Humphreys is more than an accomplished writer. She is a writer whose precision and touch with language is delightful to experience...

    Helen Humphreys is a writer who defies categorization, and this newest work makes that doubly true. The book is about a British 'salmon fly tier' who lived most of her life and did all of her work near Lake Brora in Scotland. At least, the second half of the book is. The first half is ...

    Humphreys weaves a story that is part biography and part novel with her usual elegant style. The first half of the book reveals much about a writer's process in preparing and then crafting her story. The second half, tells the story of a driven and extraordinary woman who spent more th...

    Anything Helen writes is simply wonderful. Her storytelling never disappoints. I love the historical setting of the isolated Scottish highlands. Her main character Ruth is an eccentric woman who has earned a reputation as an expert at traditional ?fly tying?. Fly fisherman seek Rut...

    I wasn't sure how this book was going to play out -- a writer trying to decided how to approach a story of a famous woman who did not lead a very exciting life. She felt she wanted to create a life for her to fill in the blanks between waking up in the morning, working all day and goin...

    Part 1 was slow and thoughtful...Part 2 was especially good. ...

    Another beautiful poetic piece from Humphreys, however, this one caught me off-guard in the first third as it's not written as a typical novel. ...

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  • J.H.  Gordon
    Nov 01, 2018

    Do you believe in magic? Have you ever wondered how a magician performs their magic? If you answer is yes to these questions then please read this book. Humphreys is more than an accomplished writer. She is a writer whose precision and touch with language is delightful to experience...

    Helen Humphreys is a writer who defies categorization, and this newest work makes that doubly true. The book is about a British 'salmon fly tier' who lived most of her life and did all of her work near Lake Brora in Scotland. At least, the second half of the book is. The first half is ...

    Humphreys weaves a story that is part biography and part novel with her usual elegant style. The first half of the book reveals much about a writer's process in preparing and then crafting her story. The second half, tells the story of a driven and extraordinary woman who spent more th...

    Anything Helen writes is simply wonderful. Her storytelling never disappoints. I love the historical setting of the isolated Scottish highlands. Her main character Ruth is an eccentric woman who has earned a reputation as an expert at traditional ?fly tying?. Fly fisherman seek Rut...

    I wasn't sure how this book was going to play out -- a writer trying to decided how to approach a story of a famous woman who did not lead a very exciting life. She felt she wanted to create a life for her to fill in the blanks between waking up in the morning, working all day and goin...

    Part 1 was slow and thoughtful...Part 2 was especially good. ...

    Another beautiful poetic piece from Humphreys, however, this one caught me off-guard in the first third as it's not written as a typical novel. ...

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  • Nicky
    Sep 26, 2018

    Do you believe in magic? Have you ever wondered how a magician performs their magic? If you answer is yes to these questions then please read this book. Humphreys is more than an accomplished writer. She is a writer whose precision and touch with language is delightful to experience...

    Helen Humphreys is a writer who defies categorization, and this newest work makes that doubly true. The book is about a British 'salmon fly tier' who lived most of her life and did all of her work near Lake Brora in Scotland. At least, the second half of the book is. The first half is ...

    Humphreys weaves a story that is part biography and part novel with her usual elegant style. The first half of the book reveals much about a writer's process in preparing and then crafting her story. The second half, tells the story of a driven and extraordinary woman who spent more th...

    Anything Helen writes is simply wonderful. Her storytelling never disappoints. I love the historical setting of the isolated Scottish highlands. Her main character Ruth is an eccentric woman who has earned a reputation as an expert at traditional ?fly tying?. Fly fisherman seek Rut...

    I wasn't sure how this book was going to play out -- a writer trying to decided how to approach a story of a famous woman who did not lead a very exciting life. She felt she wanted to create a life for her to fill in the blanks between waking up in the morning, working all day and goin...

    Part 1 was slow and thoughtful...Part 2 was especially good. ...

    Another beautiful poetic piece from Humphreys, however, this one caught me off-guard in the first third as it's not written as a typical novel. ...

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  • Ali
    Jul 12, 2018

    Do you believe in magic? Have you ever wondered how a magician performs their magic? If you answer is yes to these questions then please read this book. Humphreys is more than an accomplished writer. She is a writer whose precision and touch with language is delightful to experience...

    Helen Humphreys is a writer who defies categorization, and this newest work makes that doubly true. The book is about a British 'salmon fly tier' who lived most of her life and did all of her work near Lake Brora in Scotland. At least, the second half of the book is. The first half is ...

    Humphreys weaves a story that is part biography and part novel with her usual elegant style. The first half of the book reveals much about a writer's process in preparing and then crafting her story. The second half, tells the story of a driven and extraordinary woman who spent more th...

    Anything Helen writes is simply wonderful. Her storytelling never disappoints. I love the historical setting of the isolated Scottish highlands. Her main character Ruth is an eccentric woman who has earned a reputation as an expert at traditional ?fly tying?. Fly fisherman seek Rut...

    I wasn't sure how this book was going to play out -- a writer trying to decided how to approach a story of a famous woman who did not lead a very exciting life. She felt she wanted to create a life for her to fill in the blanks between waking up in the morning, working all day and goin...

    Part 1 was slow and thoughtful...Part 2 was especially good. ...

    Another beautiful poetic piece from Humphreys, however, this one caught me off-guard in the first third as it's not written as a typical novel. ...

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  • Terri B
    Sep 20, 2018

    Do you believe in magic? Have you ever wondered how a magician performs their magic? If you answer is yes to these questions then please read this book. Humphreys is more than an accomplished writer. She is a writer whose precision and touch with language is delightful to experience...

    Helen Humphreys is a writer who defies categorization, and this newest work makes that doubly true. The book is about a British 'salmon fly tier' who lived most of her life and did all of her work near Lake Brora in Scotland. At least, the second half of the book is. The first half is ...

    Humphreys weaves a story that is part biography and part novel with her usual elegant style. The first half of the book reveals much about a writer's process in preparing and then crafting her story. The second half, tells the story of a driven and extraordinary woman who spent more th...

    Anything Helen writes is simply wonderful. Her storytelling never disappoints. I love the historical setting of the isolated Scottish highlands. Her main character Ruth is an eccentric woman who has earned a reputation as an expert at traditional ?fly tying?. Fly fisherman seek Rut...

    I wasn't sure how this book was going to play out -- a writer trying to decided how to approach a story of a famous woman who did not lead a very exciting life. She felt she wanted to create a life for her to fill in the blanks between waking up in the morning, working all day and goin...

    Part 1 was slow and thoughtful...Part 2 was especially good. ...

    Another beautiful poetic piece from Humphreys, however, this one caught me off-guard in the first third as it's not written as a typical novel. ...

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  • Rosalyn Steele
    Jun 12, 2018

    Do you believe in magic? Have you ever wondered how a magician performs their magic? If you answer is yes to these questions then please read this book. Humphreys is more than an accomplished writer. She is a writer whose precision and touch with language is delightful to experience...

    Helen Humphreys is a writer who defies categorization, and this newest work makes that doubly true. The book is about a British 'salmon fly tier' who lived most of her life and did all of her work near Lake Brora in Scotland. At least, the second half of the book is. The first half is ...

    Humphreys weaves a story that is part biography and part novel with her usual elegant style. The first half of the book reveals much about a writer's process in preparing and then crafting her story. The second half, tells the story of a driven and extraordinary woman who spent more th...

    Anything Helen writes is simply wonderful. Her storytelling never disappoints. I love the historical setting of the isolated Scottish highlands. Her main character Ruth is an eccentric woman who has earned a reputation as an expert at traditional ?fly tying?. Fly fisherman seek Rut...

    I wasn't sure how this book was going to play out -- a writer trying to decided how to approach a story of a famous woman who did not lead a very exciting life. She felt she wanted to create a life for her to fill in the blanks between waking up in the morning, working all day and goin...

    Part 1 was slow and thoughtful...Part 2 was especially good. ...

    Another beautiful poetic piece from Humphreys, however, this one caught me off-guard in the first third as it's not written as a typical novel. ...

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  • Sue
    Oct 09, 2018

    Do you believe in magic? Have you ever wondered how a magician performs their magic? If you answer is yes to these questions then please read this book. Humphreys is more than an accomplished writer. She is a writer whose precision and touch with language is delightful to experience...

    Helen Humphreys is a writer who defies categorization, and this newest work makes that doubly true. The book is about a British 'salmon fly tier' who lived most of her life and did all of her work near Lake Brora in Scotland. At least, the second half of the book is. The first half is ...

    Humphreys weaves a story that is part biography and part novel with her usual elegant style. The first half of the book reveals much about a writer's process in preparing and then crafting her story. The second half, tells the story of a driven and extraordinary woman who spent more th...

    Anything Helen writes is simply wonderful. Her storytelling never disappoints. I love the historical setting of the isolated Scottish highlands. Her main character Ruth is an eccentric woman who has earned a reputation as an expert at traditional ?fly tying?. Fly fisherman seek Rut...

    I wasn't sure how this book was going to play out -- a writer trying to decided how to approach a story of a famous woman who did not lead a very exciting life. She felt she wanted to create a life for her to fill in the blanks between waking up in the morning, working all day and goin...

    Part 1 was slow and thoughtful...Part 2 was especially good. ...

    Another beautiful poetic piece from Humphreys, however, this one caught me off-guard in the first third as it's not written as a typical novel. ...

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  • Ioanna Sahas Martin
    Nov 02, 2018

    Do you believe in magic? Have you ever wondered how a magician performs their magic? If you answer is yes to these questions then please read this book. Humphreys is more than an accomplished writer. She is a writer whose precision and touch with language is delightful to experience...

    Helen Humphreys is a writer who defies categorization, and this newest work makes that doubly true. The book is about a British 'salmon fly tier' who lived most of her life and did all of her work near Lake Brora in Scotland. At least, the second half of the book is. The first half is ...

    Humphreys weaves a story that is part biography and part novel with her usual elegant style. The first half of the book reveals much about a writer's process in preparing and then crafting her story. The second half, tells the story of a driven and extraordinary woman who spent more th...

    Anything Helen writes is simply wonderful. Her storytelling never disappoints. I love the historical setting of the isolated Scottish highlands. Her main character Ruth is an eccentric woman who has earned a reputation as an expert at traditional ?fly tying?. Fly fisherman seek Rut...

    I wasn't sure how this book was going to play out -- a writer trying to decided how to approach a story of a famous woman who did not lead a very exciting life. She felt she wanted to create a life for her to fill in the blanks between waking up in the morning, working all day and goin...

    Part 1 was slow and thoughtful...Part 2 was especially good. ...

    Another beautiful poetic piece from Humphreys, however, this one caught me off-guard in the first third as it's not written as a typical novel. ...

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  • Caroline
    Sep 26, 2018

    Do you believe in magic? Have you ever wondered how a magician performs their magic? If you answer is yes to these questions then please read this book. Humphreys is more than an accomplished writer. She is a writer whose precision and touch with language is delightful to experience...

    Helen Humphreys is a writer who defies categorization, and this newest work makes that doubly true. The book is about a British 'salmon fly tier' who lived most of her life and did all of her work near Lake Brora in Scotland. At least, the second half of the book is. The first half is ...

    Humphreys weaves a story that is part biography and part novel with her usual elegant style. The first half of the book reveals much about a writer's process in preparing and then crafting her story. The second half, tells the story of a driven and extraordinary woman who spent more th...

    Anything Helen writes is simply wonderful. Her storytelling never disappoints. I love the historical setting of the isolated Scottish highlands. Her main character Ruth is an eccentric woman who has earned a reputation as an expert at traditional ?fly tying?. Fly fisherman seek Rut...

    I wasn't sure how this book was going to play out -- a writer trying to decided how to approach a story of a famous woman who did not lead a very exciting life. She felt she wanted to create a life for her to fill in the blanks between waking up in the morning, working all day and goin...

    Part 1 was slow and thoughtful...Part 2 was especially good. ...

    Another beautiful poetic piece from Humphreys, however, this one caught me off-guard in the first third as it's not written as a typical novel. ...

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  • Anne-marie
    Oct 24, 2018

    Do you believe in magic? Have you ever wondered how a magician performs their magic? If you answer is yes to these questions then please read this book. Humphreys is more than an accomplished writer. She is a writer whose precision and touch with language is delightful to experience...

    Helen Humphreys is a writer who defies categorization, and this newest work makes that doubly true. The book is about a British 'salmon fly tier' who lived most of her life and did all of her work near Lake Brora in Scotland. At least, the second half of the book is. The first half is ...

    Humphreys weaves a story that is part biography and part novel with her usual elegant style. The first half of the book reveals much about a writer's process in preparing and then crafting her story. The second half, tells the story of a driven and extraordinary woman who spent more th...

    Anything Helen writes is simply wonderful. Her storytelling never disappoints. I love the historical setting of the isolated Scottish highlands. Her main character Ruth is an eccentric woman who has earned a reputation as an expert at traditional ?fly tying?. Fly fisherman seek Rut...

    I wasn't sure how this book was going to play out -- a writer trying to decided how to approach a story of a famous woman who did not lead a very exciting life. She felt she wanted to create a life for her to fill in the blanks between waking up in the morning, working all day and goin...

    Part 1 was slow and thoughtful...Part 2 was especially good. ...

    Another beautiful poetic piece from Humphreys, however, this one caught me off-guard in the first third as it's not written as a typical novel. ...

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  • Florence
    May 13, 2018

    Do you believe in magic? Have you ever wondered how a magician performs their magic? If you answer is yes to these questions then please read this book. Humphreys is more than an accomplished writer. She is a writer whose precision and touch with language is delightful to experience...

    Helen Humphreys is a writer who defies categorization, and this newest work makes that doubly true. The book is about a British 'salmon fly tier' who lived most of her life and did all of her work near Lake Brora in Scotland. At least, the second half of the book is. The first half is ...

    Humphreys weaves a story that is part biography and part novel with her usual elegant style. The first half of the book reveals much about a writer's process in preparing and then crafting her story. The second half, tells the story of a driven and extraordinary woman who spent more th...

    Anything Helen writes is simply wonderful. Her storytelling never disappoints. I love the historical setting of the isolated Scottish highlands. Her main character Ruth is an eccentric woman who has earned a reputation as an expert at traditional ?fly tying?. Fly fisherman seek Rut...

    I wasn't sure how this book was going to play out -- a writer trying to decided how to approach a story of a famous woman who did not lead a very exciting life. She felt she wanted to create a life for her to fill in the blanks between waking up in the morning, working all day and goin...

    Part 1 was slow and thoughtful...Part 2 was especially good. ...

    Another beautiful poetic piece from Humphreys, however, this one caught me off-guard in the first third as it's not written as a typical novel. ...

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  • Margi
    Sep 21, 2018

    Do you believe in magic? Have you ever wondered how a magician performs their magic? If you answer is yes to these questions then please read this book. Humphreys is more than an accomplished writer. She is a writer whose precision and touch with language is delightful to experience...

    Helen Humphreys is a writer who defies categorization, and this newest work makes that doubly true. The book is about a British 'salmon fly tier' who lived most of her life and did all of her work near Lake Brora in Scotland. At least, the second half of the book is. The first half is ...

    Humphreys weaves a story that is part biography and part novel with her usual elegant style. The first half of the book reveals much about a writer's process in preparing and then crafting her story. The second half, tells the story of a driven and extraordinary woman who spent more th...

    Anything Helen writes is simply wonderful. Her storytelling never disappoints. I love the historical setting of the isolated Scottish highlands. Her main character Ruth is an eccentric woman who has earned a reputation as an expert at traditional ?fly tying?. Fly fisherman seek Rut...

    I wasn't sure how this book was going to play out -- a writer trying to decided how to approach a story of a famous woman who did not lead a very exciting life. She felt she wanted to create a life for her to fill in the blanks between waking up in the morning, working all day and goin...

    Part 1 was slow and thoughtful...Part 2 was especially good. ...

    Another beautiful poetic piece from Humphreys, however, this one caught me off-guard in the first third as it's not written as a typical novel. ...

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  • Michelle
    Oct 17, 2018

    Do you believe in magic? Have you ever wondered how a magician performs their magic? If you answer is yes to these questions then please read this book. Humphreys is more than an accomplished writer. She is a writer whose precision and touch with language is delightful to experience...

    Helen Humphreys is a writer who defies categorization, and this newest work makes that doubly true. The book is about a British 'salmon fly tier' who lived most of her life and did all of her work near Lake Brora in Scotland. At least, the second half of the book is. The first half is ...

    Humphreys weaves a story that is part biography and part novel with her usual elegant style. The first half of the book reveals much about a writer's process in preparing and then crafting her story. The second half, tells the story of a driven and extraordinary woman who spent more th...

    Anything Helen writes is simply wonderful. Her storytelling never disappoints. I love the historical setting of the isolated Scottish highlands. Her main character Ruth is an eccentric woman who has earned a reputation as an expert at traditional ?fly tying?. Fly fisherman seek Rut...

    I wasn't sure how this book was going to play out -- a writer trying to decided how to approach a story of a famous woman who did not lead a very exciting life. She felt she wanted to create a life for her to fill in the blanks between waking up in the morning, working all day and goin...

    Part 1 was slow and thoughtful...Part 2 was especially good. ...

    Another beautiful poetic piece from Humphreys, however, this one caught me off-guard in the first third as it's not written as a typical novel. ...

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  • Amberrider
    Oct 03, 2018

    Do you believe in magic? Have you ever wondered how a magician performs their magic? If you answer is yes to these questions then please read this book. Humphreys is more than an accomplished writer. She is a writer whose precision and touch with language is delightful to experience...

    Helen Humphreys is a writer who defies categorization, and this newest work makes that doubly true. The book is about a British 'salmon fly tier' who lived most of her life and did all of her work near Lake Brora in Scotland. At least, the second half of the book is. The first half is ...

    Humphreys weaves a story that is part biography and part novel with her usual elegant style. The first half of the book reveals much about a writer's process in preparing and then crafting her story. The second half, tells the story of a driven and extraordinary woman who spent more th...

    Anything Helen writes is simply wonderful. Her storytelling never disappoints. I love the historical setting of the isolated Scottish highlands. Her main character Ruth is an eccentric woman who has earned a reputation as an expert at traditional ?fly tying?. Fly fisherman seek Rut...

    I wasn't sure how this book was going to play out -- a writer trying to decided how to approach a story of a famous woman who did not lead a very exciting life. She felt she wanted to create a life for her to fill in the blanks between waking up in the morning, working all day and goin...

    Part 1 was slow and thoughtful...Part 2 was especially good. ...

    Another beautiful poetic piece from Humphreys, however, this one caught me off-guard in the first third as it's not written as a typical novel. ...

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  • Cathy
    Oct 25, 2018

    Do you believe in magic? Have you ever wondered how a magician performs their magic? If you answer is yes to these questions then please read this book. Humphreys is more than an accomplished writer. She is a writer whose precision and touch with language is delightful to experience...

    Helen Humphreys is a writer who defies categorization, and this newest work makes that doubly true. The book is about a British 'salmon fly tier' who lived most of her life and did all of her work near Lake Brora in Scotland. At least, the second half of the book is. The first half is ...

    Humphreys weaves a story that is part biography and part novel with her usual elegant style. The first half of the book reveals much about a writer's process in preparing and then crafting her story. The second half, tells the story of a driven and extraordinary woman who spent more th...

    Anything Helen writes is simply wonderful. Her storytelling never disappoints. I love the historical setting of the isolated Scottish highlands. Her main character Ruth is an eccentric woman who has earned a reputation as an expert at traditional ?fly tying?. Fly fisherman seek Rut...

    I wasn't sure how this book was going to play out -- a writer trying to decided how to approach a story of a famous woman who did not lead a very exciting life. She felt she wanted to create a life for her to fill in the blanks between waking up in the morning, working all day and goin...

    Part 1 was slow and thoughtful...Part 2 was especially good. ...

  • Ampersand Inc.
    Nov 06, 2018

    Do you believe in magic? Have you ever wondered how a magician performs their magic? If you answer is yes to these questions then please read this book. Humphreys is more than an accomplished writer. She is a writer whose precision and touch with language is delightful to experience...

    Helen Humphreys is a writer who defies categorization, and this newest work makes that doubly true. The book is about a British 'salmon fly tier' who lived most of her life and did all of her work near Lake Brora in Scotland. At least, the second half of the book is. The first half is ...

    Humphreys weaves a story that is part biography and part novel with her usual elegant style. The first half of the book reveals much about a writer's process in preparing and then crafting her story. The second half, tells the story of a driven and extraordinary woman who spent more th...

    Anything Helen writes is simply wonderful. Her storytelling never disappoints. I love the historical setting of the isolated Scottish highlands. Her main character Ruth is an eccentric woman who has earned a reputation as an expert at traditional ?fly tying?. Fly fisherman seek Rut...

  • Amy Roebuck
    Oct 29, 2018

    Do you believe in magic? Have you ever wondered how a magician performs their magic? If you answer is yes to these questions then please read this book. Humphreys is more than an accomplished writer. She is a writer whose precision and touch with language is delightful to experience...

    Helen Humphreys is a writer who defies categorization, and this newest work makes that doubly true. The book is about a British 'salmon fly tier' who lived most of her life and did all of her work near Lake Brora in Scotland. At least, the second half of the book is. The first half is ...

  • Peter
    Sep 27, 2018

    Do you believe in magic? Have you ever wondered how a magician performs their magic? If you answer is yes to these questions then please read this book. Humphreys is more than an accomplished writer. She is a writer whose precision and touch with language is delightful to experience...

  • Georgina
    Oct 25, 2018

    Do you believe in magic? Have you ever wondered how a magician performs their magic? If you answer is yes to these questions then please read this book. Humphreys is more than an accomplished writer. She is a writer whose precision and touch with language is delightful to experience...

    Helen Humphreys is a writer who defies categorization, and this newest work makes that doubly true. The book is about a British 'salmon fly tier' who lived most of her life and did all of her work near Lake Brora in Scotland. At least, the second half of the book is. The first half is ...

    Humphreys weaves a story that is part biography and part novel with her usual elegant style. The first half of the book reveals much about a writer's process in preparing and then crafting her story. The second half, tells the story of a driven and extraordinary woman who spent more th...

    Anything Helen writes is simply wonderful. Her storytelling never disappoints. I love the historical setting of the isolated Scottish highlands. Her main character Ruth is an eccentric woman who has earned a reputation as an expert at traditional ?fly tying?. Fly fisherman seek Rut...

    I wasn't sure how this book was going to play out -- a writer trying to decided how to approach a story of a famous woman who did not lead a very exciting life. She felt she wanted to create a life for her to fill in the blanks between waking up in the morning, working all day and goin...

  • Helen Badder
    Sep 11, 2018

    Do you believe in magic? Have you ever wondered how a magician performs their magic? If you answer is yes to these questions then please read this book. Humphreys is more than an accomplished writer. She is a writer whose precision and touch with language is delightful to experience...

    Helen Humphreys is a writer who defies categorization, and this newest work makes that doubly true. The book is about a British 'salmon fly tier' who lived most of her life and did all of her work near Lake Brora in Scotland. At least, the second half of the book is. The first half is ...

    Humphreys weaves a story that is part biography and part novel with her usual elegant style. The first half of the book reveals much about a writer's process in preparing and then crafting her story. The second half, tells the story of a driven and extraordinary woman who spent more th...

    Anything Helen writes is simply wonderful. Her storytelling never disappoints. I love the historical setting of the isolated Scottish highlands. Her main character Ruth is an eccentric woman who has earned a reputation as an expert at traditional ?fly tying?. Fly fisherman seek Rut...

    I wasn't sure how this book was going to play out -- a writer trying to decided how to approach a story of a famous woman who did not lead a very exciting life. She felt she wanted to create a life for her to fill in the blanks between waking up in the morning, working all day and goin...

    Part 1 was slow and thoughtful...Part 2 was especially good. ...

    Another beautiful poetic piece from Humphreys, however, this one caught me off-guard in the first third as it's not written as a typical novel. ...

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  • Tracey Beckett
    Oct 21, 2018

    Do you believe in magic? Have you ever wondered how a magician performs their magic? If you answer is yes to these questions then please read this book. Humphreys is more than an accomplished writer. She is a writer whose precision and touch with language is delightful to experience...

    Helen Humphreys is a writer who defies categorization, and this newest work makes that doubly true. The book is about a British 'salmon fly tier' who lived most of her life and did all of her work near Lake Brora in Scotland. At least, the second half of the book is. The first half is ...

    Humphreys weaves a story that is part biography and part novel with her usual elegant style. The first half of the book reveals much about a writer's process in preparing and then crafting her story. The second half, tells the story of a driven and extraordinary woman who spent more th...

    Anything Helen writes is simply wonderful. Her storytelling never disappoints. I love the historical setting of the isolated Scottish highlands. Her main character Ruth is an eccentric woman who has earned a reputation as an expert at traditional ?fly tying?. Fly fisherman seek Rut...

    I wasn't sure how this book was going to play out -- a writer trying to decided how to approach a story of a famous woman who did not lead a very exciting life. She felt she wanted to create a life for her to fill in the blanks between waking up in the morning, working all day and goin...

    Part 1 was slow and thoughtful...Part 2 was especially good. ...

    Another beautiful poetic piece from Humphreys, however, this one caught me off-guard in the first third as it's not written as a typical novel. ...

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  • Lindy
    Oct 03, 2018

    Do you believe in magic? Have you ever wondered how a magician performs their magic? If you answer is yes to these questions then please read this book. Humphreys is more than an accomplished writer. She is a writer whose precision and touch with language is delightful to experience...

    Helen Humphreys is a writer who defies categorization, and this newest work makes that doubly true. The book is about a British 'salmon fly tier' who lived most of her life and did all of her work near Lake Brora in Scotland. At least, the second half of the book is. The first half is ...

    Humphreys weaves a story that is part biography and part novel with her usual elegant style. The first half of the book reveals much about a writer's process in preparing and then crafting her story. The second half, tells the story of a driven and extraordinary woman who spent more th...

    Anything Helen writes is simply wonderful. Her storytelling never disappoints. I love the historical setting of the isolated Scottish highlands. Her main character Ruth is an eccentric woman who has earned a reputation as an expert at traditional ?fly tying?. Fly fisherman seek Rut...

    I wasn't sure how this book was going to play out -- a writer trying to decided how to approach a story of a famous woman who did not lead a very exciting life. She felt she wanted to create a life for her to fill in the blanks between waking up in the morning, working all day and goin...

    Part 1 was slow and thoughtful...Part 2 was especially good. ...

    Another beautiful poetic piece from Humphreys, however, this one caught me off-guard in the first third as it's not written as a typical novel. ...

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  • Deborah
    Oct 11, 2018

    Do you believe in magic? Have you ever wondered how a magician performs their magic? If you answer is yes to these questions then please read this book. Humphreys is more than an accomplished writer. She is a writer whose precision and touch with language is delightful to experience...

    Helen Humphreys is a writer who defies categorization, and this newest work makes that doubly true. The book is about a British 'salmon fly tier' who lived most of her life and did all of her work near Lake Brora in Scotland. At least, the second half of the book is. The first half is ...

    Humphreys weaves a story that is part biography and part novel with her usual elegant style. The first half of the book reveals much about a writer's process in preparing and then crafting her story. The second half, tells the story of a driven and extraordinary woman who spent more th...

    Anything Helen writes is simply wonderful. Her storytelling never disappoints. I love the historical setting of the isolated Scottish highlands. Her main character Ruth is an eccentric woman who has earned a reputation as an expert at traditional ?fly tying?. Fly fisherman seek Rut...

    I wasn't sure how this book was going to play out -- a writer trying to decided how to approach a story of a famous woman who did not lead a very exciting life. She felt she wanted to create a life for her to fill in the blanks between waking up in the morning, working all day and goin...

    Part 1 was slow and thoughtful...Part 2 was especially good. ...

    Another beautiful poetic piece from Humphreys, however, this one caught me off-guard in the first third as it's not written as a typical novel. ...

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  • Jessie-Ann
    Oct 08, 2018

    Do you believe in magic? Have you ever wondered how a magician performs their magic? If you answer is yes to these questions then please read this book. Humphreys is more than an accomplished writer. She is a writer whose precision and touch with language is delightful to experience...

    Helen Humphreys is a writer who defies categorization, and this newest work makes that doubly true. The book is about a British 'salmon fly tier' who lived most of her life and did all of her work near Lake Brora in Scotland. At least, the second half of the book is. The first half is ...

    Humphreys weaves a story that is part biography and part novel with her usual elegant style. The first half of the book reveals much about a writer's process in preparing and then crafting her story. The second half, tells the story of a driven and extraordinary woman who spent more th...

    Anything Helen writes is simply wonderful. Her storytelling never disappoints. I love the historical setting of the isolated Scottish highlands. Her main character Ruth is an eccentric woman who has earned a reputation as an expert at traditional ?fly tying?. Fly fisherman seek Rut...

    I wasn't sure how this book was going to play out -- a writer trying to decided how to approach a story of a famous woman who did not lead a very exciting life. She felt she wanted to create a life for her to fill in the blanks between waking up in the morning, working all day and goin...

    Part 1 was slow and thoughtful...Part 2 was especially good. ...

    Another beautiful poetic piece from Humphreys, however, this one caught me off-guard in the first third as it's not written as a typical novel. ...

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  • Brady Elizabeth
    Oct 20, 2018

    Do you believe in magic? Have you ever wondered how a magician performs their magic? If you answer is yes to these questions then please read this book. Humphreys is more than an accomplished writer. She is a writer whose precision and touch with language is delightful to experience...

    Helen Humphreys is a writer who defies categorization, and this newest work makes that doubly true. The book is about a British 'salmon fly tier' who lived most of her life and did all of her work near Lake Brora in Scotland. At least, the second half of the book is. The first half is ...

    Humphreys weaves a story that is part biography and part novel with her usual elegant style. The first half of the book reveals much about a writer's process in preparing and then crafting her story. The second half, tells the story of a driven and extraordinary woman who spent more th...

    Anything Helen writes is simply wonderful. Her storytelling never disappoints. I love the historical setting of the isolated Scottish highlands. Her main character Ruth is an eccentric woman who has earned a reputation as an expert at traditional ?fly tying?. Fly fisherman seek Rut...

    I wasn't sure how this book was going to play out -- a writer trying to decided how to approach a story of a famous woman who did not lead a very exciting life. She felt she wanted to create a life for her to fill in the blanks between waking up in the morning, working all day and goin...

    Part 1 was slow and thoughtful...Part 2 was especially good. ...

    Another beautiful poetic piece from Humphreys, however, this one caught me off-guard in the first third as it's not written as a typical novel. ...

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  • Sr
    Oct 16, 2018

    Do you believe in magic? Have you ever wondered how a magician performs their magic? If you answer is yes to these questions then please read this book. Humphreys is more than an accomplished writer. She is a writer whose precision and touch with language is delightful to experience...

    Helen Humphreys is a writer who defies categorization, and this newest work makes that doubly true. The book is about a British 'salmon fly tier' who lived most of her life and did all of her work near Lake Brora in Scotland. At least, the second half of the book is. The first half is ...

    Humphreys weaves a story that is part biography and part novel with her usual elegant style. The first half of the book reveals much about a writer's process in preparing and then crafting her story. The second half, tells the story of a driven and extraordinary woman who spent more th...

    Anything Helen writes is simply wonderful. Her storytelling never disappoints. I love the historical setting of the isolated Scottish highlands. Her main character Ruth is an eccentric woman who has earned a reputation as an expert at traditional ?fly tying?. Fly fisherman seek Rut...

    I wasn't sure how this book was going to play out -- a writer trying to decided how to approach a story of a famous woman who did not lead a very exciting life. She felt she wanted to create a life for her to fill in the blanks between waking up in the morning, working all day and goin...

    Part 1 was slow and thoughtful...Part 2 was especially good. ...

    Another beautiful poetic piece from Humphreys, however, this one caught me off-guard in the first third as it's not written as a typical novel. ...

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  • Judie Jefferies
    Sep 17, 2018

    Do you believe in magic? Have you ever wondered how a magician performs their magic? If you answer is yes to these questions then please read this book. Humphreys is more than an accomplished writer. She is a writer whose precision and touch with language is delightful to experience...

    Helen Humphreys is a writer who defies categorization, and this newest work makes that doubly true. The book is about a British 'salmon fly tier' who lived most of her life and did all of her work near Lake Brora in Scotland. At least, the second half of the book is. The first half is ...

    Humphreys weaves a story that is part biography and part novel with her usual elegant style. The first half of the book reveals much about a writer's process in preparing and then crafting her story. The second half, tells the story of a driven and extraordinary woman who spent more th...

    Anything Helen writes is simply wonderful. Her storytelling never disappoints. I love the historical setting of the isolated Scottish highlands. Her main character Ruth is an eccentric woman who has earned a reputation as an expert at traditional ?fly tying?. Fly fisherman seek Rut...

    I wasn't sure how this book was going to play out -- a writer trying to decided how to approach a story of a famous woman who did not lead a very exciting life. She felt she wanted to create a life for her to fill in the blanks between waking up in the morning, working all day and goin...

    Part 1 was slow and thoughtful...Part 2 was especially good. ...

    Another beautiful poetic piece from Humphreys, however, this one caught me off-guard in the first third as it's not written as a typical novel. ...

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