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Read this classic many years ago, reliving some childhood memories.
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^^^ Never read that, I must add it to the list. James Hilton was born just down the road from where I now live. How was a contender for having the local Wetherspoons pub named after him, but they went with Thomas Burke (the tenor) instead.
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Thanks for the heads up on that one, Stewart. I always meant to read it and never did. I have downloaded it to kindle and snuck off to bed with it. I could do with a bit of Shangri-La right now.
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I first read this 10yrs ago. Frankly, it’s incredible, so I’m re-reading its 930 pages. An unbelievable tale told unbelievably well. A literary masterpiece no less.
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I’m really excited! :clap:

As I might have told you ( :lol: ) I do theatre lighting at the school where I worked, and still occasionally do. We are doing a production of Treasure Island in three weeks, and the set was created over half term. I had to go in this morning to take my school laptop for a service and health check, so I popped into the theatre to have a look.

Gobsmacked! :megaeek: The set is basically the helm and deck of Trelawney‘s schooner, the Hispaniola. I will take some pictures on Thursday when we have an all-day tech rehearsal. It looks absolutely amazing.

I had a copy of the book when I was a child but haven’t read it since I was about twelve, over fifty years ago. I downloaded it to my kindle this afternoon and have just been wallowing in chapter 1. It’s glorious!

A-ha-ha-ha-ha-haaaarrrr, me hearties! :book:
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With the finding of Shackleton’s Endurance, think I’m going to reread this. Tom Crean was from a village just up the road from where I live. His role in what is universally credited as one of the greatest tales of human doggedness and endurance is remarkable. If you’re not familiar with the fate of the Endurance and it’s crew, look it up. It’s almost beyond belief.
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strapline wrote: Tue Feb 15, 2022 9:06 pm I first read this 10yrs ago. Frankly, it’s incredible, so I’m re-reading its 930 pages. An unbelievable tale told unbelievably well. A literary masterpiece no less.
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I’ve been meaning to read this for some time, I was recommended it as a holiday book and think I will aim to read it soon.

Thanks for jogging my memory!
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blowfish89 wrote: Tue Jan 25, 2022 6:07 pm Crime and Punishment
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How did you find this? I remember I was slightly underwhelmed and wasn’t sure whether that was due to my own expectations of the book or whether I was just a philistine!
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Booking a week in Sicily yesterday and it reminded me to revisit this:
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Fat-Sam wrote: Sun Mar 13, 2022 1:32 pm Booking a week in Sicily yesterday and it reminded me to revisit this:
A-level Italian set text. Brings back some memories. :thumbup:
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Fat-Sam wrote: Sun Mar 13, 2022 1:17 pm
strapline wrote: Tue Feb 15, 2022 9:06 pm I first read this 10yrs ago. Frankly, it’s incredible, so I’m re-reading its 930 pages. An unbelievable tale told unbelievably well. A literary masterpiece no less.
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I’ve been meaning to read this for some time, I was recommended it as a holiday book and think I will aim to read it soon.

Thanks for jogging my memory!
I'm pretty sure it's the only book of its size that I've read twice. The storyline and characters are so beautifully painted. Gregory David Roberts has a beautiful way with words; he brings out all the sights, culture and passions of the Indian sub continent and, paricularly, Mumbai. He must be the most erudite criminal of all time, his writing rewards in spades. A book I just didn't want to finish...for the second time.

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strapline wrote: Sun Mar 13, 2022 2:06 pm [He must be the most erudite criminal of all time…
I think he might get a run for his money from one gentleman in particular, imprisoned and later executed by Henry VIII.

Mind you, he wasn’t really a criminal, more in the way of a recusant.
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I’m halfway through this, a Christmas gift from my parents. It’s a fun, carefree read with some great recipes thrown in.

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