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#31 Vicky Violin

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Posted 04 May 2018 - 14:49

That's interesting Misterioso - I thought it seemed very true to the novel so far - but I read it a long time ago!!


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#32 Aeolienne

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Posted 05 May 2018 - 21:43

A Brief History of Time: From the Big Bang to black holes by Stephen Hawking (for the third time)


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Posted 10 May 2018 - 11:10

Re-reading The Woman in White, so I can see what liberties they are taking with the new BBC serial. Quite a few, so far.... :unsure:


Me too, loaded it on the Kindle as easier to read in bed without disturbing Dh.

I can see why they made Fosco non-obese, and Prof. Pesca normal size instead of unusually tiny, , though - aside from the question of finding suitable actors. I dare say it was acceptable in Victorian times to make all foreigners - even non-dastardly ones like Pesca, physically unattractive or abnormal in some way. Things are a bit different now.

I last read it several years ago as part of an OU Lit course, though first came across it aeons ago while living abroad, as a World Service serial. Found it enthralling - highlight of the week!

Pleased to find that Dh, not a reader of fiction, thoroughly enjoyed the TV version - I think he found it a lot more riveting than he'd expected!
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Posted 31 May 2018 - 16:01

Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor E Frankl


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Posted 31 May 2018 - 19:13

I have very much enjoyed 'The Gustav Sonata' by Rose Tremain with only a couple of chapters left.  I am part of a literature group which meets Thursdays and restarts next week (after half term)  We are going to read through and study Alan Bennetts 'The HIstory Boys',  right up my street being from that part of the world.


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#36 jim palmer

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Posted 01 June 2018 - 20:40

I enjoyed  Anita Brookner's "Undue Influence".

Could have been called "Adventures of a Single Woman"!

https://www.goodread...Undue_Influence


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Posted 04 June 2018 - 21:55

'Things Fall Apart" by Chinua Achebe. Interesting to read an African voice telling a story about a clan and one particular character's response to change.
I think it will stay with me for a long time.
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Posted 05 June 2018 - 15:29

Adrian Mole and the Weapons of Mass Destruction by Sue Townsend


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#39 Sylvette

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Posted 06 June 2018 - 10:27

Come Sundown by Nora Roberts.  She is much better with crime than with romance.


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Posted 07 June 2018 - 06:34

Grouchy's Waterloo. The battles of Ligny and Wavre. Andrew Field


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Posted 07 June 2018 - 07:52

Started 'A Little Life' by Hanya Yanagihara,  was a nominee for Booker Prize 2015. Looks like it will be a long hefty read, in quite small print.


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#42 Aeolienne

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Posted 22 June 2018 - 10:45

F*ck It: The ultimate spiritual way by John C Parkin


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Posted 24 June 2018 - 06:49

Europe in the 17th Century. Ogg


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#44 HelenVJ

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Posted 24 June 2018 - 08:59

Good luck with '|A Little Life' F# minor. I gave up on it before too long - not worth the effort.
I've just finished Song of Achilles, Madeleine Miller, and have ordered her latest, Circe.


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#45 Aeolienne

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Posted 24 June 2018 - 14:07

The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a changing world by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu with Douglas Abrams


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