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Reviewed by Lionel & Patricia Fanthorpe

David Smith has the gift of being able to combine very entertaining stories and anecdotes with worthwhile philosophical perspectives. In Imagination he gives the reader dozens of reminiscences of his own exciting and adventurous childhood combined with deep and meaningful ideas about how to cope with life's problems. The emphasis that he places on the value of imagination is challenging and thought-provoking. He makes profound statements about just how important imagination can be – at every age – and how it can help all of us to cope with life: whatever circumstances we find ourselves in. This book is not only highly entertaining: it is potentially very therapeutic. It points the way to a wide range of help, support and extra strength and resilience that is accessible from within our own minds.