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Re: What Are You Currently Reading

Postby The Creeping Spleen » Fri Aug 21, 2015 6:44 pm

I'll keep an eye open for them. :)
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Re: What Are You Currently Reading

Postby The Creeping Spleen » Mon Aug 31, 2015 4:02 pm

"Deeds of Darkness" by Edward Marston.

Fourth in the "Home Front Detective" series set during World War One.
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Re: What Are You Currently Reading

Postby dimairt » Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:32 pm

'Culloden' by John Prebble. Confirmed my long-held view that Charlie was a complete twat.

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Re: What Are You Currently Reading

Postby The Creeping Spleen » Thu Sep 10, 2015 7:14 am

"Commando Country" by Stuart Allan.

I picked this up about eight years ago while I was at an exhibition in Edinburgh Castle about the history of Commandos during WWII, put it to one side to read later, and forgot about it until t'other day when I was having a bit of a clear out.

It's fascinating stuff. Until now, I'd no idea that almost a quarter of Scotland - between Oban and Inverness - was a "Protected Area" and you couldn't get in or our without a pass. This included the folk who actually lived there.

Then there's Lt. Col. "Mad" Jack Churchill (no relation to Winston) who'd stride into battle brandishing a sword.
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Re: What Are You Currently Reading

Postby RDR » Fri Sep 11, 2015 6:26 pm

Light in the Dust - Jo Mary Stafford
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Re: What Are You Currently Reading

Postby The Creeping Spleen » Fri Sep 11, 2015 6:42 pm

"Terry Pratchett: The Spirit of Fantasy" by Craig Cabell.

Not quite a biography, more a celebration of the great man's life and work.
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Re: What Are You Currently Reading

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Re: What Are You Currently Reading

Postby The Creeping Spleen » Mon Sep 14, 2015 8:11 pm

"Star Wars: Yoda - Dark Rendezvous" by Sean Stuart.
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Re: What Are You Currently Reading

Postby The Creeping Spleen » Fri Sep 18, 2015 3:47 pm

"Forsworn", "Servant of the Crown", and "Murder at the Kinnen Hotel" by Brian McClellan.

A trio of novellas filling in some of the backstory from the author's "Powder Mage" novels.
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Re: What Are You Currently Reading

Postby RDR » Sat Sep 19, 2015 8:37 am

Just Kids, Patti Smith - story of her early artistic career with Robert Mablethorpe, who tragically died in 1989.
Her updated autobiography M Train is due out in October.
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Re: What Are You Currently Reading

Postby The Creeping Spleen » Sat Sep 19, 2015 9:00 am

"The Apocalypse Codex" by Charles Stross.

Book four of "The Laundry Files", urban fantasy that reads like "Torchwood" meets "Yes, Minister" as written by H.P. Lovecraft.

Glorious fun, some real laugh out loud moments.
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Re: What Are You Currently Reading

Postby dimairt » Fri Oct 02, 2015 6:47 pm

Reading Three Men in a Boat" as respite from the blood and gore of "Culloden" and "Zealot."

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Re: What Are You Currently Reading

Postby The Creeping Spleen » Sat Oct 03, 2015 8:33 am

"The Aeronaut's Windlass" by Jim Butcher.

From the author of the hugely popular "Dresden Files" urban fantasy novels, comes the first book in a new sci-fi/steampunk series "The Cinder Spires".

Equal parts "Dune" and "Pirates of the Caribbean", with just a dash of "Tom Brown's School Days" and "Harry Potter".
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Re: What Are You Currently Reading

Postby banjo » Sat Oct 03, 2015 12:05 pm

chavs..........the demonization of the working class.owen jones.
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Re: What Are You Currently Reading

Postby banjo » Thu Oct 29, 2015 7:32 am

dear green sounds..........glasgows music through time and buildings.
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