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Black Mischief by Evelyn Waugh
Black Mischief
by Evelyn Waugh
read in June, 2014
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Evelyn Waugh is a great satirical writer and books such as 'Scoop', 'Officers and Gentlemen', and 'Men at Arms' draw upon caricatures of the upper classes and lampoon the society in which they move. 'Black Mischief' seeks to do the same thing with an...more
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The Falls by Ian Rankin
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The Potter's Field by Andrea Camilleri
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Fires on the Plain by Shōhei Ōoka
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12 Books That Changed the World by Melvyn Bragg
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What a really interesting book, but then what else would you expect from Melvyn Bragg. The book does what it says , it discusses 12 books and explains why, in the opinion of the author they changed the world.

As he points out in his preface the title...more
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Alone in Berlin by Hans Fallada
Alone in Berlin
by Hans Fallada
read in June, 2014
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First published in 1947 this is an extraordinary account one couples struggle against the overwhelming terror and intimidation of the Third Reich.
It shows the constant fear that those who opposed the regime lived in and their ultimate fate. Absolutel...more
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Waiting for Sunrise by William Boyd
Waiting for Sunrise
by William Boyd
read in June, 2014
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A young English trying out the latest fad of psychoanalysis in Vienna is dragged into the spying game during WW1.
I've enjoyed some of Boyd's other books (A good man in Africa, Brazzaville Beach) but this was far more gripping, with some nice twists a...more
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The Last Praetorian by Mike   Smith
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Black Mischief by Evelyn Waugh
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The Cross And The Colliery by N.T. Wright
The Cross And The Colliery
by N.T. Wright
read in April, 2014
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Having grown up in the North East of England it was interesting to read the historical introduction to this slim volume and to compare the town of Easington then with the now.
This is essentially a series of sermons/meditations for Holy week using the...more
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