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Book Corner.

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Guzzler, Jul 4, 2017.

  1. SaskiaKC

    SaskiaKC Type 2 · Expert

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    **** Francis. I've just finished one I read years ago, and two I had not read before. I may keep on 'til I have read all that are in the library.
     
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    wolfie11969 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I have been loaned a book by a lovely lady at my diet class. It's an autobiography about a school inspector called Gervase Phinn.

    It's set up on the wilds of Yorkshire so some of the way f speaking may not come too easily to people but its a great book and well worth the laugh it gives you. Hoping to finish it in the next day or so as then I might be loaned the follow up.

    (The book likens itself to James Herriot)
     
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  3. SaskiaKC

    SaskiaKC Type 2 · Expert

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    @wolfie11969 the autobiography sounds very interesting. I love James Herriot's books, and I also love Miss Read's novels about village school life, so I will see if I can find a copy of Gervase Phinn's book.
     
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    wolfie11969 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    It's called The Other Side of the Dale

    I believe there may be others :)
     
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  5. SaskiaKC

    SaskiaKC Type 2 · Expert

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    Thank you. :)
     
  6. TooSweetForMe

    TooSweetForMe Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I'll read almost anything, as long as it's in English and on my Kindle.

    HP and Twilight, on the other hand, I HAVE to have the real thing. ;)
     
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  7. wolfie11969

    wolfie11969 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    nothing can beat a good physical book in your hands. I do have an e-reader but only use it on holidays as obviously saves taking lots of heavy books
     
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    wolfie11969 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I'm reading Peter James' latest book called Left you Dead. Easy to read, good characters, good plots. Love reading these books in the Roy Grace series
     
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    hankjam Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    Two John Grisham's and a Louis L'Amour western, not read the latter for decades.
     
  10. wolfie11969

    wolfie11969 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Reading Alchemist by Peter James. It's not in the Roy Grace series (naughty me bought a load of books in the Grace series to replace books given to my aunt. It was only to refill the book shelf, honest)
     
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    Now reading "Think Like a Pancreas".
     
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    I've just finished "Sackett" by Louis L'Amour (and followed that with a Sam Elliott movie). Now looking for my next good read. Hmmm ... never heard of Peter James or Roy Grace before ... wonder if they're available for Kindle ...
     
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    wolfie11969 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Peter James is the author, the first book is called Dead Simple. Happy reading
     
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  14. SaskiaKC

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    Thank you.
     
  15. HurricaneHippo

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    Currently reading “Do No Harm: Stories of Life, Death and Brain surgery” by Henry Marsh, pompous yet humble writer- quite funny really
     
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    I've been a bit slack with reading. Took me a while to read Alchemist - not because the book was bad or boring but my attention span has been very hit and miss (I blame the bipolar)

    I am reading a book called The Missing Sister by Lucinda Riley. It's the latest in a series about 7 adopted sisters. As it's a library book I'm really swiftly reading it so as it can go back before I go on holiday.

    Next in line is another Gervaise Phinn called Head over Heels in the Dales. Its book number 3 in the school inspector series

    After that it will be the e-reader as i dont want to start a book to have to leave it or a week
     
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  17. hankjam

    hankjam Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    Just finished two books. One surprised me no end.
    Victor Hugo Les Misérables. Took me 5 weeks and was delightful and a bit of a page turner at the end.... didn't really pay attention when it was on TV.
    No Two: The silence of the Girls. Pat Barker. Truely excellent. Trojan war from the perspective of a Queen then slave.
     
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    Oooo I’ve got the silence of the girls on my “to read” list…looking forward to it
     
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  19. HurricaneHippo

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    Finished “Do no harm”

    started “Wolf Hall”….already obsessed, my goodness this books going to be good!
     
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  20. wolfie11969

    wolfie11969 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I loved reading Les Mis. I have had an obsession for many a year to go see it as a stage show and respective hubby number 1 didnt twig and respective hubby number 2 has bought me three different versions, one being the BBC tv show and 2 versions of the stage show. I'll get there eventually.

    In my reading list I also have War and Peace and Anna Karenina. I need to watch the tv show of War and Peace again to familiarise myself with the characters as the Russian names can be a bit difficult.

    As a Valentine's present one year hubby bought me Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell. That was a great book too if you like the epics
     
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