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Philip Whiteland I'm thinking about putting together a collection of stories on the subject of cruising (ocean-going, not anything else you might think of ;-))
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A Kick at the Pantry Door
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Crutches For Ducks
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The Coach & Wild Horses - Part 2

This aspect of coach holidays, being treated as a group rather than an individual, is probably the most depressing part of the experience, coupled, of course, with the questionable delights of mass catering, where food serving areas can resemble rugby scrums, and the inevitability of being consigned to lower grade accommodation especially reserved for coac... Read more of this blog post »
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Crime in the Community by Cecilia Peartree
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I'm really not sure about this one. I arrived at this book because I read a sample of the seventh book in the series (which shows how popular these books are), and I needed to know something about the characters involved. The story is a little far-fe ...more
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Fascinating. I learned a great deal from this (although I've probably forgotten most of it again). I found it particularly interesting that the Labour Government of the time refused to join the nascent EU for fear of upsetting the Durham Miners! I wo ...more
Starter for Ten by David Nicholls
Starter for Ten
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The tale of a young man determined to make his mark on 'University Challenge' come what may, and an awful lot comes at him on the way. What I really liked about this book was how the characters, who seem fairly two-dimensional and relatively unsympat ...more
Das Reich by Max Hastings
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I suspect that Max Hastings, from a purely military history point of view, has a sneaking regard for the German Army and that comes through in this account of the movement of 2nd SS Panzer Division from Paris to the Normandy beachhead. Having said th ...more
War by Timetable by A.J.P. Taylor
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If the central premise of this book is correct, in that the First World War came about largely because of a misunderstanding about the different definitions of 'mobilisation' in the various countries, then this clearly makes the war even more pointle ...more
Three Ways to Capsize a Boat by Chris  Stewart
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Having read and enjoyed Chris Stewart's 'Driving Over Lemons' memoir, I grabbed this book when it came on offer. This is really two stories, one retelling how he came to learn to sail by the simple expedient of having volunteered to skipper an elderl ...more
Thinking About It Only Makes It Worse by David        Mitchell
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A very entertaining collection of David Mitchell's newspaper columns. I'm a big fan of humorous columnists, Alan Coren in particular, and I made the mistake of reading a collection of Mr. Coren's works before I read Mr. Mitchell's and I'm afraid that ...more
The Perpetual Astonishment of Jonathon Fairfax by Christopher Shevlin
The Perpetual Astonishment of Jonathon Fairfax
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Another book in my eternal search for the very quirky, and this certainly fills the bill. The very ordinary Jonathon Fairfax becomes drawn into a world populated by some very unlikely characters and ultimately saves the day. This is a story that you ...more
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