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 Post Posted: Thu Apr 01, 2010 4:08 pm 
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I have just finished our book club book - which was a Robin Pilcher - not read one of his before

http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/p/robin-pilcher/

the book was:
http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/p/rob ... rburst.htm

I quite liked it - but felt it took fiction a bit too far - people were 'best friends' after meeting for an hour the night before, and the firework organiser seem to be superfluous to the story - they didn't link in really.

I have just started a Cathy Kelly - Once in a Lifetime
http://www.cathykelly.com/

I have read this one by her:
http://www.cathykelly.com/library/woman-to-woman and enjoyed it - although can't quite remember it. :oops:

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 Post Posted: Sat Apr 10, 2010 10:38 pm 
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...finished this one and now moved onto Gervase Phinn

NOt sure I would rate the Cathy Kelly book - had too many characters...!

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 Post Posted: Sat Apr 10, 2010 10:43 pm 
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I have just started a David Baldacci book called ..the whole truth. i think it might be quite good.

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 Post Posted: Sat Apr 10, 2010 10:47 pm 
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what sort of book is that? a thriller?

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 Post Posted: Sat Apr 10, 2010 10:54 pm 
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It's about an arms dealer who wants to increase his business so he sets about starting a new 'cold war' which will persuade countries to re-arm.
I haven't read much of it yet but it is frightening to think of the effect the internet can have on public opinion.

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 Post Posted: Sat Apr 10, 2010 11:14 pm 
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I love Gervaise Phinn Carolyn - I've seen him talk, a couple of years ago, he's really entertaining :)

I'm reading The 19th wife by David Ebershoff. http://www.ebershoff.com/

It's a fictional tale inspired by & based on the life of Ann Eliza Young the 19th wife of Brigham Young, the second Prophet of the Mormon church & her battle to end polygamy & the present day murder of the father of a young man (expelled from the sect a few years earlier) who's mother (one of his fathers many wives) is acused of his murder.

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it is the first one I have read - an easy read and amuisng.

That sounds interesting.

How do you choose books - I never really know what to choose.

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 Post Posted: Sun Apr 11, 2010 9:17 am 
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Gervaise Phinn books are great. I think I have read them all.

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 Post Posted: Sun Apr 11, 2010 9:23 am 
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I like Gervase Phinn, too.

Anyone for a textbook on Jeremiah????? :wink: :lol:

Must get to it!

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"In search of the dark ages" - Michael Wood. It's a tie in to a BBC series, not too academic but not too light either.

Have just finished "Paperboy" by Christopher Fowler. The story of his childhood and his realtionship with his parents. Not my normal fare, but the latest in our reading circle.

I have Neil Gaiman's "Fragile Things" waiting to be started.

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 Post Posted: Sun Apr 11, 2010 2:29 pm 
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Freebird wrote:

I have Neil Gaiman's "Fragile Things" waiting to be started.


Looking forward to hearing how that is Nigel, i love his books.

I have about a dozen waiting to be read here, a mate of mine reads them then passes them on.

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I've just started reading The girl with the dragon tattoo by Stieg Larsson. It was recommended to me by a friend but I am struggling to start it. I usually only read for about 15 minutes before I go to sleep, so I doze off and then can't remember what I read the night before!!

I finished The House at Riverton by Kate Morton last week. It's about an old woman recounting her life in service at the start of the 20th century. A famous poet dies by the lake in the summer of 1924 and the story is what events led up to it. (Quite a good read).

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I will have to note some of these down. :)

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Melis wrote:
I've just started reading The girl with the dragon tattoo by Stieg Larsson.


That has been advertised all over the place down here, looks quite good.

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