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Dear George,

I am greatly enjoying listening to the wonderful Roy Dotrice reading your wonderful works... Keep up the good work!

I am a resident of Belfast, Northern Ireland, and have greatly enjoyed following the progress of filming of Game of Thrones, with plenty of local interest.

As a fly fisherman for trout and salmon, I enjoy many of our most remote, beautiful and timeless parts of my country, for example, out in my traditional lough boat on Lower lough Erne, stopping on one of its numerous islands for lunch in splendid isolation, or, solitary walking for miles of the banks of a local river out into the wild places of our countryside... I often find myself day dreaming, imagining scenes and encounters in an alternate time and place, with some characters akin to those in your books... Quite a distraction until I am jerked back to reality by the take of a fish..

For me, the books have re-opened my mind and reinvigorated my imagination to a younger time, before I became conditioned to thinking of little other than conventional reality.. I thank you for effectively returning my mind to me, where flights of fancy are once more prevalent, and I am reinvigorated to see beyond the mundane and the everyday commonplace perceptions of life... Scrape beneath the surface and there is always a richer, intricate tapestry to life, death and the world, such as that alternate version depicted in your fantastic books... World within worlds and wheels within wheels. Part of me, and millions of others, have had the privilege to share the world of A Song of Fire and Ice, and our lives are by far the richer for it.

Best regards,

Colin Watterson

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