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Stephen King`s novel Misery.
Saw the movie, a good one, but the book is better.
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yuro wrote:Stephen King`s novel Misery.
Saw the movie, a good one, but the book is better.
Yes, the book is good, but the movie has Kathy Bates in it 8)
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An old 1 Timothy Good

Above Top Secret , which I have been lent
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gwells wrote:Dominion by CJ Sansom. alternative history novel.
The Great Smog. London. 1952. A dense, choking fog engulfs the city and beneath it, history is re-written...

Spring 1940. The world is on the brink of the biggest war ever known. At a meeting at Downing Street, Britain's leaders decide who is to succeed the exhausted appeaser Chamberlain. But when Churchill is persuaded to serve under Halifax, history as we know it is turned on its head.

Winter 1952. Though war rages on in the east, Britain is at peace with Nazi Germany and many now see the country as little more than a corrupt German satellite state. The free press has been suspended, the streets are patrolled by violent auxiliary police, the British Jews face ever tighter constraints and there are dark, terrible rumours about what is happening in the basement of Senate House – held by the German Gestapo.

Meanwhile Civil Servant David Fitzgerald, recruited as a spy by Churchill's outlawed organisation Free Britain, must complete a mission of desperate importance. His old friend Frank Muncaster may have obtained top-secret information with striking ramifications. But David is not the only one looking for Frank, and soon the pair – along with their Free Britain allies, and David's terrified wife Sarah – will find themselves fugitives in their own country, fleeing not just for their lives, but for the very future itself.
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Vulcan 607 by Rowland White. The story of the longest bombing raid in history – Ascension Island to Stanley and back. Incredible heroism and logistics.
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Amor Vincit Omnia wrote:Vulcan 607 by Rowland White. The story of the longest bombing raid in history – Ascension Island to Stanley and back. Incredible heroism and logistics.
Funny, I ordered the very same book 2 hours ago from Amazon.uk :wave:
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I always have one academic book and one or two others on the go.
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Dods' translation of Augustine of Hippo's City of God
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Thomas Hughes Tom Brown's Schooldays
Peter Hart The Great War
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Amor Vincit Omnia wrote:Vulcan 607 by Rowland White. The story of the longest bombing raid in history – Ascension Island to Stanley and back. Incredible heroism and logistics.
I've read this. Actually rather frightening to realise how difficult the raid was and how it very nearly didn't come off.

We certainly weren't told any of this at the time it happened...


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After a brief hiatus, I am finding myself spending some time on the forum again.
I am currently reading 11/22/63 by Stephen King - an engrossing read though too long drawn initially.

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I am trying to brush up and improve upon my abysmal high school Latin and have slowly waded through the first two chapters of Caesar's "Gallic Wars". Sorry! I meant say "Commentarii de Bello Gallico"! My copy has both the original Latin and an English translation...which I consult a lot. :D
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"The whole of Gaul is divided into three parts, one of which is occupied by the Belgians, another by the Aquitanians and the third by those who are called Celts in their own language and Gauls in our language."

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bspj wrote: Thomas Hughes Tom Brown's Schooldays
Oh, marvellous! That stagecoach journey on a freezing morning. The Slogger Williams fight in the Close. Tom's first football match on his first day. Roasted by Flashman. Arthur's amazing discourse on the rooks. Madman. And that poignant finale when Tom visits the tomb of Thomas Arnold.

And of course, my favourite character – Harry East! "I say, Tommy, here's fun!" :D

It holds up well for an 1840s schoolboy tale. I had a copy as a child and read it until I wore the print out!
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and here i am reading silly stuff. i'm on book two of the gentleman **** series: red seas under red skies.
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