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"I learnt, as everyone does, that sadness comes with age; so prepare for it, I told myself, and anyone who would listen - fill your haversack with memories and as much love and friendship as you can lay your hands on, just so there's something for you to enjoy when you take your last picnic by the side of the road, and make sure you order up the best bottle of wine you can think of, you're going to need it." Spots of Time is the memoir of a man who has read, travelled and written more than most. The book describes how Michael de Larrabeiti fell in love with life and recounts his many adventures. It also tells of the extraordinary people he encountered on his journeys across the world, and in the various occupations he drifted into: tour guide, Provencal shepherd, film technician, roofer, novelist and travel writer. An optimistic account of a freelancer's existence; from Battersea to Bejing; Madagascar to Mexico and Afghanistan to Samoa. In every location, Michael de Larrabeiti took life face on - the rough with the smooth, the good and the bad, and made the best of it. Spots of Time will enthral anyone who has glimpsed the beauty of life.

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