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Re: Current reading matter

Post by Fjgrogan » Tue Dec 13, 2011 9:01 am

I have recently enjoyed Victoria Hislop's 'The Island' and 'The Return'. Our local community arts centre has a swap box for unwanted books and CD/DVDs which has been keeping me well supplied with a very assorted mixture of titles.
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Post by NEILL THE NOTORIOUS » Wed Dec 14, 2011 4:25 pm

kerrensimmonds wrote::D :D :D
Now that I am 'retired', I LOVE lying in bed and listening to Radio 4.....I have learned so much already......
I like radio 4 --- but have given up listening to the Morning programme when it contains John (I'm sorry to interrupt you but-- ) Humphreys

Who insists on interrupting the various, and interesting guests, on the programme !

The other presenters don't do it, but he seems to have the "Anne Robinson Syndrome" ------ I am famous for being rude to people !

GRRRRRRR ! :evil:

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Post by huntertitus » Wed Dec 14, 2011 4:53 pm

They are also obsessed with the feminisation of men which irritates me. They like nothing more than a man who cries during an interview. I wasn't brought up to blub and I don't much respect men who self indulge in that way.

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Post by kerrensimmonds » Wed Dec 14, 2011 7:34 pm

Think you are listening earlier than I am......
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Post by NEILL THE NOTORIOUS » Mon Jan 09, 2012 3:44 pm

Have just started readin my Christmas Present of "Blue Murder", which is fascinating, but "Navy Blue Breeches" are mentioned. --- Is this the present case > when did it change from the dark grey of the 40s --- and , I assume, time immemorial.

Or has Senility struck again ? :oops:

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Post by huntertitus » Mon Jan 09, 2012 4:18 pm

I've nearly finished "Looking Back" the autobiography of John Osborne who was an absolute ****** to women but so full of comedic vitriol you can almost forgive him.

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Re: Current reading matter

Post by J.R. » Tue Jan 10, 2012 1:17 pm

'Doing The Business' - Charlie Kray.

(Updated since his death).
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Post by huntertitus » Tue Jan 10, 2012 5:30 pm

If you are interested in the Krays listen to Barbara Windsor doing Desert Island Discs. She mentions that she knew and liked The Krays.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/features/de ... 7#p0093zyc

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Post by J.R. » Wed Jan 11, 2012 12:58 am

huntertitus wrote:If you are interested in the Krays listen to Barbara Windsor doing Desert Island Discs. She mentions that she knew and liked The Krays.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/features/de ... 7#p0093zyc

She gets many a mention in this book. Her 'ex' hubby Mr Knight was well 'connected' to the brothers
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Re: Current reading matter

Post by J.R. » Tue Sep 04, 2012 9:30 am

In a rush yesterday in Dorking library, I picked up.......

'Delete This at Y0ur Peril' (sic).

'One man's Fearless Exchanges with the Internet Sp@mmers' (sic).

By Bob Servant.

The hilarious exchanges between a Scots guy who wins a computer in a raffle, and decides to take on the spammers single-handed.

Anyone who has received those e-mails from Nigeria and such like, will find this book hilarious ! I can thoroughly recommend !
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Post by kerrensimmonds » Tue Sep 04, 2012 7:10 pm

Inspired by the TV adaptation, I bought (for 77p,for my Kindle!) 'Parade's End' by Ford Maddox Brown. YAWN!!! I find it very difficult to follow a story line when it is embedded in endless, rambling, dialogue between the various characters. Any other views? Hilary Mantel suffers from something similar in 'Wolf Hall', but I more enjoyed the sequel 'Bring Up the Bones'.
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Post by icomefromalanddownunder » Thu Sep 06, 2012 8:20 am

kerrensimmonds wrote:Inspired by the TV adaptation, I bought (for 77p,for my Kindle!) 'Parade's End' by Ford Maddox Brown. YAWN!!! I find it very difficult to follow a story line when it is embedded in endless, rambling, dialogue between the various characters. Any other views? Hilary Mantel suffers from something similar in 'Wolf Hall', but I more enjoyed the sequel 'Bring Up the Bones'.
I found Bring Up The Bodies easier to read because HM actually explained when it was Cromwell 'speaking'. I was almost at the end of Wolf Hall before I could read the text with ease, and follow the plot.

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Re: Current reading matter

Post by YadaYada » Sat Sep 08, 2012 8:16 pm

[quote]Have just started readin my Christmas Present of "Blue Murder", which is fascinating, but "Navy Blue Breeches" are mentioned.[/quote

Neill, I have no idea when navy blue breeches came in but they have certainly been the only colour Will has had.

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Re: Current reading matter

Post by kerrensimmonds » Sat Sep 08, 2012 9:50 pm

Is this/are these the tales recounted by a current Blue?
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Re: Current reading matter

Post by SAS » Tue Oct 16, 2012 10:22 am

Yes - he is my DD's close friend. I really enjoyed the book!

I am reading "Pride and Prejudice" (nearly finished) - my first ever Austen at the age of 47, which is shameful, especially as I did A level Eng Lit. Loving it too. Got about 5 pages in and suddenly realised that she is a comedy writer.

Also recently read "One Day" and blubbed so much that I had tears running off my chin and down my shirt.

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