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chebby

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Re-reading Nicholas Rodger's "The Command of the Ocean" (A Naval History of Britain Vol 2 1649 - 1815) and "The Safeguard of the Sea" (A Naval History of Britain Vol 1 660 - 1649)





I am re-reading these in anticipation of his third volume being published in June this year.
 

chebby

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Alec said:
The Lady in the Van by Alan Bennet. Just starting Occupy by Chomsky.
I have that on BBC CD. It's no longer available as a CD but you can get it on iTunes for £3.95 ...

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/audiobook/the-lady-in-the-van-dramatised/id321657882
 

Alec

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it's not read by Bennet. I had a Whinnie The Pooh audio book read by Bennet. On cassette. I think it might have been the coolest, well, thing, ever.
 

richardw42

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Currently reading The Strain (Guillermo Del Toro) and enjoying it.

Now have a quandary, as I'm recording the tv series and don't want to spoil that. Decisions.
 

Covenanter

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Loads of text books for my MA in Military History that I have just started. For relaxation have just finished Satre's "The Age of Reason" and am a few pages into "The Reprieve" the second book in the trilogy, a much harder read as he runs several themes in parallel and skips between them sometimes on a sentence by sentence basis. I haven't read them for about 20 years which was too long to wait!

Chris
 

Alec

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This year I have read:

Simology by Sam Feltham

Blue Is The Warmest Colour

As I write I'm starting The Meat Fix by John Nicholson.
 

Lost Angeles

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After Flodden by Rosemary Goring, a fictional tale around the battle of Flodden. Something we never covered in History at school all those years ago. I might learn something.
 

DIB

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I'm going to bump this thread up as I've been devouring books of late.

Currently enjoying greatly this one:



Such a wonderful writer, I've loved all his books bar none. My wife and I went to see him at Bury Met last year when he was on a speaking tour of the UK promoting his new book The People's Songs. A quite wonderful 2 hours of chat and a nice meet and greet afterwards.

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NMANo1

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Just finished this classic.

Been wanting to read it for years after hearing so many bands, artists & 'heads' citing it a post modern classic dealing with a near future dystopian England. One of my old favourites, Hawkwind had a song called 'High Rise' from 'PXR5'. Joy Division, another personal favourite have a song on their album 'Closer' called 'Attrocity Exhibition', a JG Ballard novella.

Beautifully written with a genuine, charismatic style & a vivid claustrophobic, dark intensity.

Turned the last page, closed the book & thought... what a pile of merde.
 

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