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none of the films capture the psychological menace of the original book.

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On 18/06/2020 at 14:11, WRENCH said:

none of the films capture the psychological menace of the original book.

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I Have White Fang on my bookshelf, not seen this one though.

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1 hour ago, Biker said:

I Have White Fang on my bookshelf, not seen this one though.

Good radio 4 play from the book, there's 4 parts in total, all on YouTube.

 

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I prefer to read as my mind wanders when I am listening to audio books or plays.  But thanks anyway. :thumbsup:

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If you like bike riding, I've just finished Mike Carter's: One man & his bike, detailing his journey around the coast of Britain & really enjoyed it.

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Just read 5 of Simon Becketts books, quite good and British based, except the one where he went to the body farm in Tennessee.

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The Weights and Measures of England by R.D. Connor

Surprisingly interesting - didn't know that grains of barley were so important in the history of measurement of weight and length!

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That sort of stuff always captures my curiosity.  I read the book of Longitude which was even more fascinating to me as I used to teach navigation systems and concepts.

 

Longitude By Dava Sobel

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3 hours ago, Biker said:

That sort of stuff always captures my curiosity.  I read the book of Longitude which was even more fascinating to me as I used to teach navigation systems and concepts.

I have the paperback version, haven't read it yet, on the list for later this year - the job sounds interesting!

I think Connor above also co-wrote the Weights and Measure of Scotland although it wasn't published until 2004 possibly after his death

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All the Sherlock Holmes stories... the 4 novels and all the short stories. I've read them all so many times over 50 years, I think I can repeat them all verbatim...:thumbsup:

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On 01/07/2020 at 18:13, JoT said:

The Weights and Measures of England by R.D. Connor

Surprisingly interesting - didn't know that grains of barley were so important in the history of measurement of weight and length!

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This has been really interesting so far, a lot more respect for traditional measures and the logic behind them, reading about the rod/perch/pole and the acre. Lots of local variations in Anglo Saxon times

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Was lucky enough to buy a joblot of Andy Mcnab books today and a couple of Chris Ryan's all for a tenner ... Bargain :clap: they all run in sequence but the first book of the collection was not there so I bought that one from the bay ,, should keep me busy for a while

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