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@JoT Thank you, that’s fine. You are not the first person to suggest the Amazon route (hmm, that sounds like a travel book in itself!) 
Meanwhile, anyone who had an inclination to read it would be very welcome to a PDF copy (a PM containing an email address would be sufficient).

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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

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I`ve been having problems with floaters in my eyes so reading books has become a wee bit challenging.The last one I read, which I finished a few months ago, was Leo Tolstoy`s War & Peace. I have t

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On 15/09/2020 at 16:43, AVO said:

@JoT Thank you, that’s fine. You are not the first person to suggest the Amazon route (hmm, that sounds like a travel book in itself!) 
Meanwhile, anyone who had an inclination to read it would be very welcome to a PDF copy (a PM containing an email address would be sufficient).

Which book is this?

Is it the Santiago walk one?

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Is it the Santiago walk one?

 It certainly is. It’s the only one I have completed to date! The others are works in progress and, being unable to travel, I’m in the research phase. 

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8 minutes ago, AVO said:

 It certainly is. It’s the only one I have completed to date! The others are works in progress and, being unable to travel, I’m in the research phase. 

Ooh yes please, 'erself is planning to do this next year (it was meant to be next month!).

Did you stop at a place called Itera de la Vega?  I was on a road trip a few years back and we stopped in IdlV and we shared a hostel with a bunch of modern pilgrims, it was one of the best night we ever has on a trip.

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I'll dig out some of the photo's we had a blast!

Two of us dinner bed & breakfast and several flasks of wine.... 11 Euros each, plus we got to park the bikes in an abandoned bar!

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Although I've never stopped buying books it amazes me that I haven't read one in years.  I mean something with a beginning, an ending and some sort of plot in the middle.  I've spent the last decade or more with my head buried in various text books like these:

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But now that I have more time on my hands I can catch up on my recreational reading.  Starting with this:

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 I’ve just finished this fantastic book by Lawrence Durrell as part of my research for a book I’m writing about Cyprus.  It’s the story of his two years on the island in the 1950s, just when EOKA were kicking off against British rule. Very sad ending, though.

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