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An 8/10 book for me.
Me too , like his writing style.
Did you eventually find a cheap copy of the latest Cornwall book in hardback or are you still waiting for it to come out in paperback ?
 

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Me too , like his writing style.
Did you eventually find a cheap copy of the latest Cornwall book in hardback or are you still waiting for it to come out in paperback ?
I have all the rest of the series in paperback, so will wait till the latest comes out in paperback as well.
 

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Painting the Darkness , Robert Goddard.Long lost , believed dead , son comes back to fight for his baronetcy.
Is he or isn’t he the heir , that is the question. Six hundred well written pages and although I think I ‘ve guessed what will happen two thirds in , I ‘m still enjoying it
A fine author who recently won the Cartier Diamond Dagger by the Crime Writers' Association. As your peruse the second-hand book shops keep an eye open for 'Past Caring', 'Beyond Recall' (which mentions the Eagle pub by Exeter Prison) and 'Into the Blue' where the main character uses the 'Glue pot' pub here in Swindon.
 

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A fine author who recently won the Cartier Diamond Dagger by the Crime Writers' Association. As your peruse the second-hand book shops keep an eye open for 'Past Caring', 'Beyond Recall' (which mentions the Eagle pub by Exeter Prison) and 'Into the Blue' where the main character uses the 'Glue pot' pub here in Swindon.
Thanks for the heads up Stuffy , will do.
 

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I made it to the end of "Transition" just before my Easter break still as confused as ever.

Back at work yesterday so onto a new book - "A Gentleman in Russia" by Amor Towles. Liked the look of it in a charity shop so picked it up, then found it top of the MiL's pile of books on her coffee table the next day. She said she enjoyed it, so here goes...
 

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The Longest Kill: The Story of Maverick 41, One of the Worlds Greatest Snipers. By Sgt Craig Harrison.

Once held the world record of over 1.5 miles when took out the 2 man crew of a machine gun. Later he was badly let down by the MOD when his name was given to the press resulting threats from Al Qaeda against him and his family.
 

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Latest in the Bernard Cornwall Saxon series about Uhtred , now being shown as a series on tv under the name The Last Kingdom.
War of the Wolf. Uhtred is now an old(ish) man of sixtyish. Set in the 920’s it is well up to the usual high standard and very entertaining.
Got this is in paperback now. Do you think this is the last in the series? I haven't started reading it yet.
 

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I made it to the end of "Transition" just before my Easter break still as confused as ever.

Back at work yesterday so onto a new book - "A Gentleman in Russia" by Amor Towles. Liked the look of it in a charity shop so picked it up, then found it top of the MiL's pile of books on her coffee table the next day. She said she enjoyed it, so here goes...
A very enjoyable read.

Now reading Jordan Peterson's book on the 12 rules for life.
 

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Got this is in paperback now. Do you think this is the last in the series? I haven't started reading it yet.
Have a gut feeling it won’t be the last having read this recent one.Must be getting close though , if only because the central character is getting old now. One final hurrah perhaps?
 

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The Impenetrable Fortress.

I'm struggling to get into it.
 

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Last Man Standing - Tales from Tinseltown by Sir Roger Moore

Similar stuff about Hollywood as told by David Niven all those years ago.
 

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Currently starting to dip in and out of Jonathan Sumption's huge four volume, several thousand page, Magnus opus on the Hundred Year War.

Part of a whole sequence of historic eras that the "London Examining Board" back in the late 60s shamefully omitted when their O Level syllabus leapfrogged from "1066 and all that" straight to The 20 Century over the space of one "Third Year" summer (shame on you Dr D for allowing such a thing! ;) )

A massive read, but fascinating insight into the machinations of pan-European politics, even in the medieval age. Seems nothing much has changed twixt then and now. (Except, sadly, the weaponry available :( )
 
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Be Careful What You Wish For. Simon Jordan.

Not the sort of book I'd normally bother with but it came recommended. Jordan is as forthright as you'd imagine him to be and, refreshingly for a football book, he names names. Ron Noades, Ian Dowie and even Clinton Morrison amongst many others get a real slating as he recounts his time as Palace owner.

John Inverdale's cover note reads " If you are a football fan and have not read this book, you are missing out ". I'd go along with that.
 
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Be Careful What You Wish For. Simon Jordan.

Not the sort of book I'd normally bother with but it came recommended. Jordan is as forthright as you'd imagine him to be and, refreshingly for a football book, he names names. Ron Noades, Ian Dowie and even Clinton Morrison amongst many others get a real slating as he recounts his time as Palace owner.

John Inverdale's cover note reads " If you are a football fan and have not read this book, you are missing out ". I'd go along with that.
Does the Dowie section cover why he was REALLY mad at Dowie for leaving Palace?

I've heard stories (from a source I wouldn't dismiss, a JP no less) around a 6-figure payoff to stop an ex-lover going to the press.
 
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