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#1 fsharpminor

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Posted 23 February 2018 - 08:51

I cannot find the previous Book thread, probably too long since someone posted, so I am restarting it.

 

At the moment I am reading 'Siege and Symphony' by Brian Moynihan. This is about the siege of Leningrad, and Shostakovich's relationship with this event in influencing his seventh symphony. I am reading this because next term our literature group will be studying 'The Siege' by Helen Dunmore, which relates to the same event


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#2 ejw21

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Posted 23 February 2018 - 16:31

Vincent & Mary Novello's diaries of their Mozart Pilgrimage - e.g. https://www.amazon.c...o/dp/0903873109 though mine is library borrowed. Very interesting to read and a good insight into musical life in 1829 Europe.


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Posted 25 February 2018 - 15:54

I'm currently reading Upbeat: The story of the National Youth Orchestra of Iraq by Paul MacAlindin and City of the Mind by Penelope Lively.


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Posted 26 February 2018 - 07:39

Vikings. Neil Oliver


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Posted 04 March 2018 - 17:28

Vikings. Neil Oliver

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Posted 06 March 2018 - 09:24

I've just finished Fire On All Sides, by James Rhodes.

I didn't read his autobiography and I'm pretty sure I'm not going to now. Fire...Is a tour diary of sorts with random musings on certain pieces by Rachmaninoff,Bach,opera etc. It's interesting to read a life in a day of an artist I admire. I hope that he finds peace, as he is one troubled hombre.
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Posted 06 March 2018 - 22:31

Attack of the 50 ft. Women: How gender equality can save the world! by Catherine Mayer


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Posted 07 March 2018 - 07:32

The Age of Revolution. Eric Hobsbawm


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Posted 07 March 2018 - 12:57

Woman in the Wilderness by Miriam Lancewood - see https://miriamlancewood.wordpress.com/

 

+1 for The Age of Revolution. Great stuff.


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Posted 16 March 2018 - 19:03

I'm around a third of the way through The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris at the moment.  I read it in bed and unfortunately usually nod off after a couple of pages, not because it's disinteresting, but by the time I get to bed I'm always really tired.


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Posted 25 March 2018 - 22:23

Live and Kicking Ned by John Masefield

Adrian Mole: The Cappuccino Years by Sue Townsend


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Posted 27 March 2018 - 14:28

I was hoping to get 'Ready Player One' done before the film comes out. I suspect I may be running out of time for that though now :P 


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Posted 06 April 2018 - 11:36

Passing the Flame: The life and work of Dr Joan Martin by Joy Puritz


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Posted 06 April 2018 - 14:37

Mary Boleyn, Mistress of Kings. Alison Weir


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Posted 08 April 2018 - 17:07

Dune by Frank Herbert for a sci-fi book club. I'm also a member of a feminist book club. If only I could persuade both of them to do The Left Hand of Darkness that would cover both categories nicely!


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