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I'm about a third of the way into "What doesn't kill you", the life of ex F1 driver, Johnny Herbert and his motor racing career from karts at eight yr old onwards.
Johnny did a book launch up here in't'North just before Christmas at Heswall Hall. I attended with 2 pals of mine, one of them a great friend of old who sadly, although a former club level racing driver, had a stroke 20 yrs ago and has been in a wheel chair ever since. He's 72 now....anyway....Johnny, after a good hour and a half talk, took to signing the free copies of his book and was immediately swamped on the stage with a bloody good queue formed the entire length if the left hand side of the hall.
We had no chance of getting my mate Dave in the chair anywhere near him so I dived up and had quick word with a steward and asked could I have a word in Johnny's shell like. I asked him could he pop along and see Dave where we were sat near the back of the hall. "Absolutely" was Johnny's reply. He stopped signing instantly and said to the queue "hang on" and walked with me back to where we sat and spent a good 5 minutes yapping to us 3, posed for photos with us and signed Daves book.
Made up doesn't describe how we felt - I was so pleased for Dave.

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Crossan JD 'God and Empire: Jesus and Rome, then and now' is my academic book,
Burrows S and Layton M 'The Noble Cause' is my fun book.
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Beatles '66 - The Revolutionary Year by Steve Turner

Plus, just finished latest Lee Child - Night School and Ronnie - Ronnie Wood
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The Wright Brothers - David McCullough

I am somewhat of a history buff, mostly early American History and biographies.
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Tis , a memoir by Frank McCourt .
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Just read volumes 1 and 2 of "D" day through German Eyes.....( Holger Eckherz).... some of the accounts are horrifying, but I got a sense of extreme arrogance, even when these accounts were taken some 10 years after the war finished. The Germans really were brain washed by the Nazi propaganda. Several of the ex soldiers really believed/still believed they were "protecting" Europe from the Russians! both well worth reading
A real eye opener for a Brit to see it from the "other side"....l

ed me onto "The Last Panther" (Wolfgang Faust) very good too
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Re reading a childhood favourite:-

Moonfleet - J Meade Falkner
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I read Great Expectations last week.

It wasn't what I had hoped for...
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Moved onto "Longtitude" by Dava Sobel

It's about how John Harrison solved the problem of determining Longtitude for ships at sea.

Highly recommended, fascinating story
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Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy - again! Hopefully I will get it this time!
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One Day Ahead, A Tour De France Misadventure by Richard Grady, its ok, not the best thing I've read and far from the worst.
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Borg M and Crossan J "The Last Week"
My passiontide and Holy Week read.
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I'm in the middle of Decline and Fall by Evelyn Waugh. It was only yesterday that I realised there was a TV adaptation currently running. Anyway, brilliant book – I've been chuckling to myself on the tube :)
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"Never Split the Difference: Negotiating as if Your Life Depended" by Chris Voss, an FBI hostage negotiator. It's very good so far.
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Snafu101 wrote:"Never Split the Difference: Negotiating as if Your Life Depended" by Chris Voss, an FBI hostage negotiator. It's very good so far.
Sounds interesting, will go look for that.
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