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A friend I never knew

It’s strange that I call him a friend, even though I never met him (nor did I ever speak to him, email him or phone him up!) Still, strange as it may be, I count Peter Jordan as a friend. You see, when I first moved to France to start my new and simple life, [...]

It’s strange that I call him a friend, even though I never met him (nor did I ever speak to him, email him or phone him up!)

Still, strange as it may be, I count Peter Jordan as a friend.

You see, when I first moved to France to start my new and simple life, one of the books I brought over with me was The New Guide to Mushrooms by Peter Jordan.

And, as I started to mushroom, it was that book that guided me. It was that book that I read and re-read until I could practically memorise it.

So many times did that book come into the forest with me, I swear it knew its way home better than I did!

Today, as I was working on this site, I had his book on the desk in front of me and I thought that it was about time to email the man and let him know how important his book had become to me.


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