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Life’s Echoes by ‘Tis True! : a Guide for the Perplexed

March 21, 2018

Life’s Echoes by ‘Tis True  is one of the great curiosities in Rubaiyat publication.  Some of the background and content of this strange work has been covered in earlier posts, most recently in   and


Bob Forrest has done a considerable amount of research and analysis on Life’s Echoes and the compiler of the book, now known to be Col. R J R Brown.  To date the full results of Bob’s work have been available only through his own website, see

Now Bob has produced a print version of his work, in the form of two booklets under the title of  Life’s Echoes by ‘Tis True! (Col. Robert J R Brown):  A Guide for the Perplexed.  Part 1, in the first booklet, includes the text of Bob’s analysis.  Part 2 contains notes and plates showing aspects of the book and other information.

The booklets have been produced for private distribution and library reference only.  However, Bob is anxious to find out more about other copies of Life’s Echoes that may be in private collections.  So, if anybody ‘out there’ has a copy of Life’s Echoes and would like a copy of the new booklets, then they can earn a free copy by sending Bob full details of their copy of “Life’s Echoes” – location of covers, missing / wandering plates, copy number, dedication by Col. Brown, ownership inscription / bookplate etc.  If you would like to get in touch with Bob about this offer, please contact us on and we’ll pass your details on.  And we send Bob our congratulations on providing a valuable new resource for the Rubaiyat community.

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