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oscarthegrouch

Currently reading..........

I'm currently reading both "Vile Bodies" by Evely Waugh & "Moon Dust" by Andrew Smith.

Also on my bedside table is Matt Dawson's "Fresh, Simple, Tasty"
. I didn't have any plans to get another cookbook but this one was on offer at Amazon so decided to get it. There are a number of good recipes I'm wantion to try.

What are we all reading?

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SusanM

Reading

The Last Veteran --The Legacy of War. The title tells it all . Really interesting.

and Come,Tell Me How You Live by Agatha Christie Mallowan this is an archaelogical memoir.

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JamJar aka Chutney Queen

currently reading

..... "Suite Francaise" by Irene Nemirosky (who died in Auschwitz) - novel about Parisians fleeing from their occupied city. Rather stilted writing, but brings home the panic felt

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Stephanie

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Hi,I am reading Catcher in the Rye.
I would love to hear what other people think of this book.I think I have come to this book too late in life. I am going to put my head above the parapet here,I find it boring,and somewhat repetitive,and I don't have a lot of empathy with Holden. May be if I had read this when I was younger I might have felt differently.
Stephanie

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Elpe

Books

Just finished Black Diamonds by Catherine Bailey - the Rise and Fall of a Great English Dynasty. The story of the demise of the Earls Fitzwilliam whose magnificent home was Wentworth Woodhouse in Yorkshire, Britain's biggest stately home. A fascinating social history of aristocrats and miners.
Also just read A Spell of Winter by Helen Dunmore which won the Orange Prize. "Disturbing love and underlying horror govern the hermetic world of this Gothic novel set in early twentieth-century England."
About to start Rumpole and the Penge Bungalow Murders in between studying BBC Talk Greek. Am I mad or what?

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foxylady

books

Reading Lustrum by Robert Harris, 2nd Book, 1st Imperium, about the life of Cicero, really enjoying it. Next in line is Hypothermia by Arnaldur Indridason, read all of his crime novels as they are translated. In to scandinavian novels at the moment. Have taken note of A Spell in Winter, going to order it from the libary. Agree about Catcher in the Rye, when I read it quite a few years ago it did'nt do anything for me either, perhaps too old!! Good reading everybody, foxy x

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Chrissie

Just finsihed reading......

The Partner by John Grisham last night and am about to start reading
The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett and according to my OH it's a great read.

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Grannie Cool

Stieg Larsson's Triology.

Recently finished reading:-
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and
The Girl who played with Fire.
I am now half way through:-
The Girl who kicked the Hornet's Nest. Can't put it down!
Sadly, Stieg Larsson died shortly after delivering his books to his Swedish Publisher and did not live to enjoy the phenomenon his work would become.

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Liz from Cumbria

About to read...

The last of Stieg Larsson trilogy Grannie, thoroughly enjoyed the first two. Such a pity he isn't around anymore.

Foxy, I thoroughly enjoyed Lustrum too, it totally kept my interest.

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Liz from Cumbria

Forgot to say....

I also enjoyed Imperium Foxy, very good. Also waiting for me is Zulu Hart by Saul David.

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Gerry

Pillars of the Earth

A great read, Chrissie, part of a trilogy but part 3 not yet out.

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oscarthegrouch

Hi Elpe & foxylady

"Black Diamonds" & "Imperium" sounds interesting. I will definitely check out both as am a history buff & will appeal to that side of mine.

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Elpe

OscarTG

Black Diamonds is, of course, a reference to coal which is where the wealth of the Fitzwilliams came from. Their stately pile sat/sits atop the Barnsley seam. If you are into history, you'll enjoy this book and the phenomenal contrasts between the wealthy Earls and the poverty stricken yet loyal mining families. I've been to Wentworth & seen the outside of the 'house' - just such a tragedy that it isn't open to the public.

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oscarthegrouch

Elpe- thanks!!!

Thanks Elpe for the info. I have heard of the Fitzwilliam family as I came across the name in my research as well as reading about the Kennedy family. If I remember correctly, the 8th Earl (Peter Fitzwilliam) wanted to marry the widowed Marchioness of Hartington (nee Kathleen Kennedy) but his wife, Countess Obby refused to grant him a divorce and Lady Hartington's family (more her mum) was opposed to the propsed marraige as well.

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Tintin

Stieg Larsson

I have read the 3 books Granny Cool and enjoyed them all. I don't know which one I loved best, maybe the second. I know a movie was made, have you seen it?

 
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