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Old 25.07.2007, 00:00
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Re: Top reads [book recommendations]

'A Dorset Rifleman' is a good book. One of the very few memoirs of a common soldier from the Napoleonic wars. Well told, lots of stuff that probably wouldn't have made it into officer's accounts and also a first-hand account of the Walcheren mission where a huge number of British troops died of malaria before they could even attack the docks.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Dorset-Rifle.../dp/0952278227

A bit cheeky of Amazon to put Bernard Cornwell as one of the authors as he only wrote the foreword to the later editions (I think it's even undergone a name change to tie it in a bit closer to Sharpe...), but a very good book, nonetheless.
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Old 29.10.2007, 17:26
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Re: Top reads [book recommendations]

my favourite book is probably "the lost world" by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
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Re: Top reads [book recommendations]

"A Malayan Trilogy" by Anthony Burgess,

"Kite Runner" by Khaled Hosseini,

"A Gift of Rain" by Tan Twan Eng.
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Old 29.10.2007, 17:38
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Re: Top reads [book recommendations]

I'll suggest

The Second Collected Thoughts Of An Idle Fellow - Jerome K Jerome
Famous Potatoes - Joseph Cottonwood
So Many Ways To Begin - Jon MacGregor

None of them overly lengthy, but all very good reads.

I'm currently reading Narrow Dog To Carcassonne by Terry Darlington, and that's very good as well
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Old 29.10.2007, 17:51
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Re: Top reads [book recommendations]

Anthony Beevor : Paris

Just read this on holidays, cracking read about France during occupation & liberation ....
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Old 29.10.2007, 18:54
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Re: Top reads [book recommendations]

Jared M. Diamond: Guns, Germs and Steel

Walter Moers: The 13 1/2 Lives of Captain Bluebear
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Old 18.12.2007, 13:21
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What book are you reading?

I have been learning how to read lately, and surprisingly it is not Cosmo or chip packets.

Yes indeed, a real book.

The book in question is "Eleven Minutes" by Paulo Coelho... It is about a Brazilian chick who moves to Geneva and becomes a hooker. It actually made me blush on the train this morning.

Has anyone read it? Or does anyone have any recommendations as to what book I should devour next?

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Old 18.12.2007, 13:26
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Re: What book are you reading?

Shortly before we had the pleasure to make your acquaintance there was a thread on this.

You might wanna check this out: book recommendations

Oh, snap. I remember. I have read that book. I really enjoyed it. Thanks for reminding me about it.
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Old 18.12.2007, 13:28
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Re: What book are you reading?

Re reading the Kite runner and the red tent. Both hugely enjoyable, am eagerly awaiting Mr Christmas' visit with many more books courtesy of family
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Old 18.12.2007, 13:30
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Re: What book are you reading?

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Shortly before we had the pleasure to make your acquaintance there was a thread on this.

You might wanna check this out: book recommendations

Oh, snap. I remember. I have read that book. I really enjoyed it. Thanks for reminding me about it.
Oh double snap

Sorry, I was so enthused by my cerebral activities that I forgot to search.
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Old 18.12.2007, 13:31
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Old 18.12.2007, 13:32
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Re: What book are you reading?

In your defence though Natasha, I just checked out that thread and well, maybe we could turn your new thread into one of recommendations for those of us rather reading Jackie Collins than Dostojievsky ;-)

Edit: Too late, now they've merged them I see :-)
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Old 18.12.2007, 13:36
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Re: Top reads [book recommendations]

Jackie Collins rocks very very hard.

I inhale those books in a manner similar to a plump lass eating a cheesburger.
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Old 18.12.2007, 13:36
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Re: What book are you reading?

Jackie Collins is not equal to Paulo Cuelho

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Edit: Too late, now they've merged them I see :-)
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Old 18.12.2007, 13:40
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Re: Top reads [book recommendations]

The World Crisis 1911-1918 by Winston Churchill
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Old 18.12.2007, 13:43
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Re: Top reads [book recommendations]

Just finished the Damned United about Brians Clough short stay at Leeds. I couldn't put it down. Not just about Leeds, the story compares his time in the years before with Derby, a lot of insights into football in the '70's - as well as Ol Big Mouths drinking!
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No , thats not a book. Ive must have a book that sounds more impressive and makes me seem deeper than that. Kafka will do I guess...

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Old 18.12.2007, 13:45
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last few books I've read,

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The Flashman Papers
Funny and historical. In fact really funny. Flashman cheats, lies, runs away and puts a lot of effort into being a coward.
Hey!! I resemble that remark!!

Actually I love the Flashman books by GM Fraser. Always interesting the way Flashman is "written" into great historical happenings.

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Old 18.12.2007, 13:45
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Bah! Kafka. Boo.

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Old 18.12.2007, 13:48
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Re: What book are you reading?

Didn't she say Coelho made here blush on the train ;-)


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