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Avening Posse

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Stalingrad - Antony Beevor - excellent so far - all about the german invasion of Russia and the routing that followed, views from both sides, well researched, politics, civilians, soldiers, the horrors of war with no glossing over....recommend it to anybody with an interest in the second world war
 

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The Stationmaster's Farewell - Edward Marston

Set in 1857, the 'Railway Detective' finds himself in Exeter when the popular Exeter St David's stationmaster's charred remains are discovered in the embers of one of the cities annual Bonfire Night celebrations.
 

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Somme Mud. E.P.F. Lynch.

' Upon his return from France in 1919, Private Lynch recorded his experiences on the Western Front in twenty school exercise books....

Read it.
 

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Memoirs of a Smuggler by John Rattenbury.

Born in Beer in 1778 the author kept a journal of his adventures.

Downloaded free from Playstore as, no doubt, he would have wanted.
 

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Harrison Ford: Imperfect Hero by Garry Jenkins
Just finished the Ford biography which pointed out the that while a struggling actor in Hollywood, he was also a highly skilled master carpenter doing jobs on the side while waiting for film work.

Also, despite his derring-do film roles, the possibility of being called up for service in Vietnam loomed large enough for him to telephone his former philosophy tutor at Ripon College, Wisconsin, asking him to drop a line to US Army explaining that he was a conscientious objector.

Now reading: Nuts in May - Richard Gordon
 
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