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Re: What are you reading?

PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2017 9:52 am
by KevLa
The Worst Witch, by Jill Murphy.

Re: What are you reading?

PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2017 8:02 pm
by KevLa
The Worst Witch Strikes Again, by Jill Murphy.

Re: What are you reading?

PostPosted: Sat Mar 25, 2017 4:40 pm
by KevLa
Whispered Words, written and drawn by Takashi Ikeda.

Re: What are you reading?

PostPosted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 7:04 pm
by KevLa
Haganai: I Don't Have Many Friends, written by Yomi Hirasaka and drawn by Itachi.

Re: What are you reading?

PostPosted: Sat Apr 22, 2017 7:56 am
by KevLa
Scarweather, by Anthony Rolls.

Re: What are you reading?

PostPosted: Mon Apr 24, 2017 8:19 am
by Geo3rge
Fight for a Throne, by Christopher Duffy, an new account of the 1745 Jacobite rebellion ending with the battle of Culloden. Excellent book, full of details and insights, with first-hand reference material to add to the drama.
Fiction-wise, Brothers in Blood, by Simon Scarrow, Roman Britain, legionaries, Brits etc.
Also, the Grantchester stories by James Runcie, a 1950s' vicar cum sleuth story. Very much along the lines of Poirot, Marple etc.
Steve

Re: What are you reading?

PostPosted: Wed May 03, 2017 5:49 pm
by KevLa
Murder in the Museum, by John Rowland.

Re: What are you reading?

PostPosted: Tue May 30, 2017 10:15 am
by Geo3rge
Still on the history of the '45, a study of the Jacobite rebellion (Bonnie Prince Charles, Duke of Cumberland and Culloden) and jolly riveting it is too.
I've discovered that, following the Prince's retreat back to Scotland following an 'invasion' of England, the Duke pursued him and, en route, camped his army in my home town of Macclesfield. The Duke himself stayed at a certain house before moving on.
That house, afterwards re-named Cumberland House, was the doctor's surgery where I and my family visited for years! A handsome, Georgian-style building, set high up in what was once the old town on the hill, and it is still there, though now converted to apartments.
Quite amazing to think that my mother and I used to call in to a house made famous in history by rather infamous events as they unfolded.
Always something to learn.

Steve

Re: What are you reading?

PostPosted: Sat Jun 24, 2017 1:02 am
by Geo3rge
Ann Cleeves - The Crow Trap. Writer of TV's Vera and Shetland. Excellent book, kept me guessing to the very end. I met her recently and bought the book which she kindly autographed for me.

Re: What are you reading?

PostPosted: Sat Jun 24, 2017 6:15 am
by KevLa
Geo3rge wrote:Ann Cleeves - The Crow Trap. Writer of TV's Vera and Shetland. Excellent book, kept me guessing to the very end. I met her recently and bought the book which she kindly autographed for me.

I have thought about buying Vera on DVD. I've never seen it as I don't watch television broadcasts, but it sounds like a good detective series :)
Glad you enjoyed your book, mate :)