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  • #609870
    Jeremy Shears
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    My favourite book of all time is Starlight Nights by Leslie Peltier. I read it at least once a year. Peltier’s home from the late 1940s until his death was Brookhaven, in Delphos, Ohio. The property is also featured in his book The House on Jennings Creek.

    I notice that this property is for sale. It’s fascinating to see the agent’s photos and to compare them with Peltier’s description: https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/327-S-Bredeick-St_Delphos_OH_45833_M97493-89893

    #609873
    Daryl Dobbs
    Participant

    One book I’ve never managed to get, the second hand prices recently seem very high, I’ve heard it’s very good. Hopefully republished one day.

    #609874
    Jeremy Shears
    Participant

    Starlight Nights is available on Kindle, Daryl. Not the same as having the book, but at least you can enjoy it and be reminded why we love astronomy so much.

    I think I was 14 when I first read it. Our Eng Lit master said we should read a book of our choice (“not a textbook on astronomy, Shears!”) and write about it afterwards. I found it in the village library. I must have renewed its loan many times. And fortunately it’s not textbook.

    #609875
    Daryl Dobbs
    Participant

    My wife has a kindle, me I’m a bit of a dinosaur and like the feel of the pages but it’s good to know it’s on Kindle so I’ll ask if she will download it.

    Something to do while the clouds are above, (as they frequently are in South wales valleys)

    #609876
    Alex Pratt
    Participant

    I received a copy of Starlight Nights when I was a youngster. It was wonderful and inspiring to read about Leslie Peltier’s journey of astronomical discovery. The attached image shows my first copy (1967) and the modern indexed version (1999).

    A gem of a book!

    Alex.

    #609878
    Nick James
    Participant

    It is one of my favourite books too. Lovely descriptions of a lost time. I bought a second hand hardback of the 1967 edition a while ago for around 50p.

    $550K for a big house and ten acres seems a steal but it’s not selling. I’ve just had a nose on Google Streetview. Looks very nice although there has been a lot of development around there since Peltier’s day.

    #609927
    Alan Dowdell
    Participant

    I too re read my Starlights evey few years. I have both editions.Thanks for putting the estate photos on the forum.The house looks very grand compared with my imagination. It looks good value may be the association has found a good home for its f
    uture investments
    Alan Dowdell

    #609986
    Denis Buczynski
    Participant

    Hello all,
    Anyone who is an aficionado of Leslie Peltier and his life story may be interested to read the material at this AAVSO link:
    https://www.aavso.org/sites/default/files/Return_to_Starlight_Nights-eBook_(2).pdf

    Denis Buczynski (also an aficionado)

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    Denis Buczynski
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    The link in the previous post seems to need the .pdf at the end of the link to be included for it to work.
    https://www.aavso.org/sites/default/files/Return_to_Starlight_Nights-eBook_(2).pdf

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