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Reply #480 - Jun 25th, 2011 at 3:52pm

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I finished Fathers and Sons, which I enjoyed more as it went on and was even slightly tearful at the end.  Although I still think Bazarov is rude and obnoxious (but his parents were sweet and I felt really sorry for them).

Currently reading "Underground To Everywhere", a history of London Underground as it turns out I am in fact a train geek.  Dad will be so proud if I ever admit it  Embarrassed
 

You never know your luck with a knitting needle and a duck, so it's twice round the lighthouse and back in time for tea
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Reply #481 - Jul 7th, 2011 at 6:43am

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I'm currently reading "A Question of Belief" by Donna Leon - I love her Venice set detective series.

Going through a bit of an Italian detective phase, as I've just read the first six of Andrea Camilleri's Inspector Montalbano series and can't wait to read the next six!  They are totally addictive and so much better than the dreadful Michael Dibden (honestly - the books made the TV series look realistic and gritty).
 

You never know your luck with a knitting needle and a duck, so it's twice round the lighthouse and back in time for tea
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Reply #482 - Jul 25th, 2011 at 11:09pm

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Currently reading "Cranford".  I didn't watch the TV version, but I am really enjoying this.
 

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Reply #483 - Jul 27th, 2011 at 9:51pm

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I read Cranford years ago. I was staying at my Grandmas and was far too young to really understand more than half of it. But it was either that or Pilgrims Progress, as they were the only two books she owned. I read Pilgrims Progress on the next visit!
 

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Reply #484 - Aug 6th, 2011 at 10:08pm

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Currently Reading...The biography of Jack Hobbs - the cricketer
 

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Reply #485 - Aug 7th, 2011 at 2:31pm

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Filth - Irvine Welsh. It's a bit sweary....
 

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Reply #486 - Oct 10th, 2011 at 8:02am

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stig of the dump wrote on Aug 7th, 2011 at 2:31pm:
Filth - Irvine Welsh. It's a bit sweary....

Perhaps the clue is in the title  Wink

This is quite a good time of year for books as lots of 'celebs' release books on the run up to xmas and autobiographical books are usually my favourite.
 

The mind has so many pictures...
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Reply #487 - Jan 2nd, 2012 at 9:43pm

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Just finished "The Greenhouse" by Audur Ava Olafsdottir.  Beautiful book.
 

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Reply #488 - Jan 3rd, 2012 at 1:00pm

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WillotheWisp wrote on Oct 10th, 2011 at 8:02am:
lots of 'celebs' release books on the run up to xmas and autobiographical books are usually my favourite.


Well I've recently aquired Biogs on Ray Winstone, Christopher Lee, Jimi Hendrix and Jermaine Jackson.

I'm almost finished the Jermaine  one and it's been compelling reading. A mix of amazing highs and terrible lows but brilliant.
 

The mind has so many pictures...
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Reply #489 - Jan 3rd, 2012 at 5:36pm

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My bro' has just introduced me to John Irving. Loved 'Until I Find You'; thought 'The Hotel New Hampshire' was way too farcical, and am presently reading 'A Widow For One Year', which I'm really enjoying. Also recently read 'The Diving Bell and the Butterfly', by Jean-Dominique Bauby, which was humbling;, and 'Factotum' by Charles Bukowski, which was annoying and dull. In the 'To Read' pile is 'Walking On Glass' by Iain Banks ( my favourite book ), 'Lights Out In Wonderland' - DBC Pierre, and 'Made In America' by Bill Bryson. I'll keep you posted...
 

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Reply #490 - Feb 29th, 2012 at 2:08pm

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Just reading The Sisters Brothers and absolutely loving it!
 

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Reply #491 - Mar 14th, 2012 at 7:29pm

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I've just read three Andrea Camilleris (Inspector Montalbano) one after the other - just can't get enough!  Waiting for the next 2 to come out in paperback now.

Currently reading Bruce Chatwin's collected letters - his ones from school are adorable - example, to his brother "Dear Hugh, I've bought you a Dinky toy for your birthday.  Love Bruce".
 

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Reply #492 - Oct 11th, 2012 at 6:39pm

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"Ballet Shoes" by Noel Streatfeild, which I never read as a child. Embarrassed

The cover is pastel pink and it has silver writing on it - fellow commuters probably think it's chick lit!

Recently finished "White Cargo", autobiography of Felicity Kendal, which was quite good.
 

You never know your luck with a knitting needle and a duck, so it's twice round the lighthouse and back in time for tea
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