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Re: What are you reading?

Postby Geo3rge » Tue Oct 03, 2017 12:51 pm

Still reading ‘Europe’s Tragedy’, a study of The Thirty Years’ War. Fine writing, very detailed and a slow read to boot. But, I will get through all 996 pages eventually and already I have made some discoveries and observations.
On a lighter note, about to start another Dorothy Sayers book, ‘Striding Folly’, with Lord Peter Wimsey no doubt proving more than equal to the task.
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby KevLa » Sat Oct 14, 2017 7:56 pm

Seven Dead, by J. Jefferson Farjeon.
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby KevLa » Sat Oct 21, 2017 9:33 pm

The Incredible Crime: A Cambridge Mystery, by Lois Austen-Leigh.
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby KevLa » Mon Nov 06, 2017 1:28 pm

KevLa wrote:The Incredible Crime: A Cambridge Mystery, by Lois Austen-Leigh.

The heroine turns out to be an occasional fox-huntress, making it impossible to sympathise with her. A great shame :(
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby Geo3rge » Tue Nov 07, 2017 6:28 am

KevLa wrote:
KevLa wrote:The Incredible Crime: A Cambridge Mystery, by Lois Austen-Leigh.

The heroine turns out to be an occasional fox-huntress, making it impossible to sympathise with her. A great shame :(

I’d have an issue here, too, Kev. Is this a book from the 1930s or thereabouts? I read one recently which was full of stereotypical references to a certain class of people. The constant reference to behaviour, phrases and exclamations supposedly made by these people was a bit of a bind as I read through and in the end I was glad to have just finished the story and move on!
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby KevLa » Tue Nov 07, 2017 9:50 am

Yeah, 1931, but whilst prejudice was more open in England then, and cruelty to other animals more accepted, this is the first time I've come up against such a hurdle in my enjoyment of the excellent British Library Crime Classics. Never mind :)
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby Smitty » Tue Nov 14, 2017 7:12 pm

Some light reading this afternoon.

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