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My recommendation would be 'The Colour of Time' by Dan Jones and Marina Amaral - this is a favourite of mine to just pick up and then realise you've lost an hour or two browsing through the images.

Just started Guy Martin's book 'When you dead, you dead' . (£4.99 for the Kindle version, instead of £20 in the bookshop) I love anything this bloke does, and although only two chapters in, there have

Oh good, perhaps you can then tell us what it's about...

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Books I hope to read in the next year or so:

  • The Greatest Knight: The Remarkable Life of William Marshal, the Power Behind Five English Thrones (Thomas Asbridge)
  • An American Life (Ronald Reagan)
  • The Complete Richard Hannay Stories (John Buchan)
  • The Long Goodbye (Raymond Chandler)
  • The River War (Winston Churchill)
  • Tomlinson's North Eastern Railway: Its Rise and Development (William W Tomlinson)
  • A History of Coal Mining in Great Britain (Robert Galloway)
  •  A Global History of Gold Rushes (Benjamin Mountford)

 

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My friend gave me his old Kindle recently (complete with all his books). I have to thank him as I probably wouldn't be reading "Rain Gods" by James Lee Burke otherwise. 

It's a superb book. The main protagonist, called Hackberry Holland, is the ageing sheriff in a small border Texan town who's investigating the murder of nine Thai prostitutes. It's grim but brilliantly written with a fantastic cast of characters (both good & bad). 

We're off to London on the train this weekend (going to see Harry Potter & the Cursed Child parts 1 & 2) & I'm looking forward to reading more of the book during the journey(s) :)    

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On 23/11/2019 at 19:07, BondandBigM said:

As said previously we have a local library bus which we make good use of. I usually order books but the driver occasionally picks a couple or three he thinks we might like. 

This was one of his lucky dips from last week 

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Read it in one sitting today. 

 

Stephen Leather is a great writer, i`ve read a fair number of his myself.First one i ever read was called the dice man, someone at work lent it to me and after that i made sure to look out for his other stuff.

 

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"The Greatest Knight" by Thomas Asbridge

Tells the story of the remarkable life of William Marshall who served no less than five English monarchs.

Little would be known of Marshall if it weren't for a French scholar who, in 1861, stumbled on the only surviving copy of a thirteenth century book on the life of William Marshall (which was probably commissioned by Marshall's son).

Considering that even with the 13th century book direct evidence of his life is quite sparse, Asbridge does a great job bringing together circumstantial evidence to create his book.

A good read.

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Im a big personal development and psychology fan. I tend to listen on audible though rather than read. Recently watched a couple of Jordan Petersons interview (including his visits on Joe Rogans podcast, which is a great show). So im reading his book 12 rules for life which is great. As a non religious person it gave me new found respect for the bible too which is nice.

 

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Churchill: Walking With Destiny

So far so good, condensing Churchill's life into one volume must have taken some effort but seems well done.

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On 21/01/2020 at 23:03, JRParker said:

Im a big personal development and psychology fan. I tend to listen on audible though rather than read. Recently watched a couple of Jordan Petersons interview (including his visits on Joe Rogans podcast, which is a great show). So im reading his book 12 rules for life which is great. As a non religious person it gave me new found respect for the bible too which is nice.

I saw him live on London last year, very  interesting event, great speaker. He is going through a tough time at present, his wife has cancer, he got hooked on the tranquilizer Clonazepam as a result and is on rehab trying to come off it.

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Not very good, written by someone who spent 5 minutes in Submarines and really didn't understand the psyche of the subsurface prisoner, I am struggling to persevere with it.  Not recommended

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On 08/02/2020 at 11:12, JoT said:

I saw him live on London last year, very I interesting event, great speaker. He is going through a tough time at present, his wife has cancer, he got hooked on the tranquilizer Clonazepam as a result and is on rehab trying to come off it.

Wow i didnt realise that. So you would say the events are worth attending? Its something im keen to go to, along with the Brian Cox live events.

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On 14/04/2004 at 23:02, JoT said:

"Physics and Philosophy“ Werner Heisenberg, I have read this book at least half-a-dozen times; there is something important in here, I am sure of that, but what does it all mean?

Not had a chance to read this one yet, I will certainly be looking out for a copy.

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Warrior to Dreadnought: Warship Design and Development 1860 to 1905 by David K. Brown

Written by a naval architect this is a brilliant book describing the development of warships as the Royal Navy made the transition from wood and sail to steel and steam. It is a fascinating read with plenty of pictures and diagrams. I had always thought that the navy was resistant to change and reactionary but Brown eloquently shows that in fact the Royal Navy was at the forefront of technological changes. As well as details of the ships he also recounts details of naval battles during the period.   

 

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