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PostPosted: Thu Oct 26, 2017 7:51 pm 
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Been rereading Rankin's Rebus novels.
Fantastic plotting.
Bought a signed copy of one of them off ebay.
(Gotta visit The Ox one day ;) ;) )

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:20 pm 
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Saturday Night and Sunday Morning by Alan Sillitoe

Another re-read after about 25 years, the wonderful tale of hard drinking, womanising, factory life in post war Nottingham. Think Shameless in black and white


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Right Ho Jeeves, by the inimitable PG Wodehouse. By the sounds of it, the complete opposite of Saturday Nights and Sunday Mornings (though I did like the Counting Crows album of that name). No matter how many times I read Wodehouse it's a laugh out loud treat.


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BertieWoostersDonsClub wrote:
Right Ho Jeeves, by the inimitable PG Wodehouse. By the sounds of it, the complete opposite of Saturday Nights and Sunday Mornings (though I did like the Counting Crows album of that name). No matter how many times I read Wodehouse it's a laugh out loud treat.

A work of genius.

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Chris Brookmyre - Dead Girl Walking. He’s my favourite crime writer - easy to read, very well written, characters that jump off the page and great storylines. Loved this one.

John Read - Ten days that shook the world. One that’s been on my list for 30 years or so - a fascinating first-hand account of the November 1917 Russian revolution, it manages to show the confusion, the chaos, the passion and the reality of a revolution as it happened. It’s a copy that predates the fall of the wall so the introduction (the original intro by AJP Taylor that wasn’t published for 50 years) is very odd to read. If you like history, then read it.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 12:51 pm 
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Brando wrote:
Chris Brookmyre - Dead Girl Walking. He’s my favourite crime writer - easy to read, very well written, characters that jump off the page and great storylines. Loved this one.

John Read - Ten days that shook the world. One that’s been on my list for 30 years or so - a fascinating first-hand account of the November 1917 Russian revolution, it manages to show the confusion, the chaos, the passion and the reality of a revolution as it happened. It’s a copy that predates the fall of the wall so the introduction (the original intro by AJP Taylor that wasn’t published for 50 years) is very odd to read. If you like history, then read it.

Is that the character Warren Beatty (sp?) played in "Reds"?

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It is, but I’ve never seen it. Any good?


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The Clicking of Cuthbert - PG Wodehouse. Not being into Golf, didn't overly enjoy these short stories the first time round. But coming at them this time with expectations as low as Sandy McHoots' handicap, then I enjoyed them a lot more. All the stories still have that classic Wodehouse humour and characters, just all with golf 'links'.


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Spies by Michael Frayn - story of misunderstanding and misinterpretation of a complex adult situation seen through child like eyes during the Blitz years of the war. Slow start but a delicate and enjoyable read - whilst initially I picked this up to help Littlest OFD with GCSE homework I would recommend to anyone


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Brando wrote:
It is, but I’ve never seen it. Any good?

Not really, from the little I remember at the time.

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