Can you recommend a book to read?

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Re: Can you recommend a book to read?

Postby Herbidacious » July 29th, 2019, 1:51 pm

I am currently reading, and really enjoying, Himself by Jess Kidd.
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Re: Can you recommend a book to read?

Postby StokeySue » July 29th, 2019, 6:19 pm

I'm currently reading the Essex Serpent, which I am enjoying though I think there are a few horrible little anachronisms (people keep going to cafés rather than tea shops or coffee shops and addressing the merest acquaintance by their Christian name)
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Re: Can you recommend a book to read?

Postby Pepper Pig » July 29th, 2019, 6:36 pm

I hated the Essex Serpent. I thought it was terribly overblown.
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Re: Can you recommend a book to read?

Postby Busybee » July 29th, 2019, 6:42 pm

StokeySue wrote:I'm currently reading the Essex Serpent, which I am enjoying though I think there are a few horrible little anachronisms (people keep going to cafés rather than tea shops or coffee shops and addressing the merest acquaintance by their Christian name)
Pepper Pig wrote:I hated the Essex Serpent. I thought it was terrible overblown.


I found it difficult to get into, and gave up after a few tries.

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Re: Can you recommend a book to read?

Postby StokeySue » July 29th, 2019, 8:28 pm

Hmm, I’m only a fifth of the way through and so far I like Imp, am a little confused by the nursemaid’s sudden elevation to the ranks of the left leaning middle classes, she will buy sandals and join the newly minted Fabian society. at any moment
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Re: Can you recommend a book to read?

Postby suffolk » July 30th, 2019, 6:42 am

The Essex Serpent was Book at Bedtime when it was newly published and it just didn’t ‘hook’ me then ... later I obtained it via a book swap and thought I’d give it another chance but I found it contrived and unbelievable ... I gave up on it and put it back into the book swap ... can’t believe it won Book of the Year :?
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Re: Can you recommend a book to read?

Postby cyprusmoira » August 8th, 2019, 1:43 pm

I am reading The Road to Little Dribbling by Bill Bryson, not as highbrow as the above books but very readable. He is very keen on the proper use of the apostrophe

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Re: Can you recommend a book to read?

Postby Herbidacious » August 8th, 2019, 5:54 pm

I am reading The Strawberry Thief by Joanne Harris now.

Was supposed to be reading La Belle Sauvage...
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Re: Can you recommend a book to read?

Postby Catherine » August 8th, 2019, 11:12 pm

The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris is very good
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Re: Can you recommend a book to read?

Postby scullion » August 9th, 2019, 9:12 am

scullion wrote:
aero280 wrote:And I'm still reading the Susannah Gregory books. Lots of them set in the Middle Ages (Matthew Bartholomew) and Restoration Era (Thomas Chaloner). Another set of whodunnits...

i blame you for the fact that i've just bought the third, fourth and fifth volumes of the bartholomew series from the internet.


i still blame you. i'm half way through the fifth so will have to go and hunt for some subsequent ones.
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