Robert A Black


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I was born in England and grew up in Hampshire, the youngest child in a large family. My father was a pilot, flying Lancaster Bombers in World War Two, then VC10s for BOAC. When he retired we moved to New Zealand and settled on a small farm in Northland. I was eight years old at that time. It was a very beautiful place, close to the ocean and next to a tidal estuary. I spent many days swimming, ... more »

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  • ''It's relatively easy to act nice and normal in front of a crowd, or in public. The tricky part is doing it in private.''
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  • ''Writers begin with a grain of sand, and then create a beach.''
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  • ''Most of my girlfriends are sent by the Devil and seem genuinely bemused when I do not succumb to their powers.''
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  • The best time to do anything, get drunk, surf, run, take a walk, gamble, make love, get high, watch a movie, read a book, is on a Monday, when everyone else is at work, as their depression will height...
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