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My summer holiday is due for payment in a couple of months and I'm starting to get few bits and pieces in early.

What I'm after is your holiday book recommendations for sitting by the pool/beach.
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I don't really read much fiction these days but i can recommend a couple...course,it will depend on your leanings..

Nothing to Envy: Real Lives in North Korea by Barbara Demick
1000 Years of Annoying the French by Stephen Clarke
The Cheltenham Festival: A Centenary History by Robin Oakley (although only if you like horse racing!)
Life on Air by David Attenborough
Margrave Of The Marshes by John Peel, John Ravenscroft, Alexandra Ravenscroft and Florence Ravenscroft
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I'm into travel writing, and have always wanted to read Freya Stark...she travelled the Middle East, Turkey etc in mid-century, but her books were rare and long out of print. They have recently been re-released and are lined up for my Turkey trip in July. Just google her if you're interested.

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"Havoc in its Third Year" by Ronan Bennett.
"Room" by Emma Donaghue.
"State of Wonder" by Ann Patchet.
"Poisonwood Bible" by Barbara Kingsolver.
"An Instance of the Finger Post" by Iain Pears.
"Cutting for Stone" by Abraham Varghese

Let me know what you have liked and I may have others.
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"New York" by Edward Rutherford (it's a bit hefty though).

"Racing through the dark" by David Millar - great autobiography with real insights into pro-cycling.

Anything by Nelson Demille, easy to read and he keeps the pages turning.

Michael Ridpaths Fire and Ice series - very good.

I could list loads more but you can have too much to choose from.

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I would recommend pretty much anything by Dean Koontz.

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+1on Dean Koontz.

Also if you want to challenge your brain a bit try " The Glass bead game" by Herman Hesse (sp?).
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Keep em coming, some very good recommendations. A gentle reminder that this is for the beach/pool in Mexico, with a good dose of Mayan history and nature thrown in.

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And any booked called "1000 Years of Annoying the French" looks like essential reading 8)
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Buy a Kindle. Then there's more space in your case for watches.
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redd wrote:Keep em coming, some very good recommendations. A gentle reminder that this is for the beach/pool in Mexico, with a good dose of Mayan history and nature thrown in.

Already thinking about watches with my Blue C6 the only certanty at the moment

And any booked called "1000 Years of Annoying the French" looks like essential reading 8)
Bugger. I've just read a book all about the Mayans and jolly good it was as well. However, due to advancing bloody senility I can't remember what it's called. I shall ask herself when she returns...
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Best book I've read in the last year is "Same Kind of Different as Me" -- really stellar read.
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Simon Scarrow books historical fiction about the legions.....there is about 8 of them, hard to put down, cheap on Amazon, start with the first one called "Under the Eagle"

Any thing by Conn Iggulden....again historical fiction his series on Napoleon/Wellington are great, as are the Genghis Khan books. All based on fact, with his characters, it's hard to believe these famous people did what they did. You learn history in a blood thirsty way

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The Steve Jobs biography was a long but interested read also. And I'm no Apple evangelist. I'm actually a Microsoft guy. :)
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If you're into action books I've been reading Vince Flynn lately.

Supposed to be making a Mitch Rapp movie soon.
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+several on "1000 years of Annoying the French" but if you liked the film LA Confidential then have a look at stuff by James Ellroy - the book is far better than the film and American Tabloid and The Cold Six Thousand are just as good if not better. :thumbup:
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