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  • #6194
    Kingston Town
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    As I am off to a country where English isn’t the main language and the number of English bookshops in my area are zilcho I am going to buy 12 books to keep me going …….. now to help me along can you please recommend your favs?
    I like crime (English, none of this American stuff :shock: )
    Extreme sport – ie Mountaineering, sailing
    James Herriot type books….

    Well OK it’s not a huge range but I am happy to go along with other suggestions!!! :lol:

    Thanks guys n gals 8)

    #134038
    MikkyMo73
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    I don’t read books that often KT so sorry I can’t help.

    Are you sure there aren’t any books titled, "Murder on the Mountains" or "Slaughter at Sea" by James Herriot :lol:

    Mike

    #134039
    Gazs Way De Solzen
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    I know it wasnt what you listed but i got Sergeant Cecil’s book for Christmas and i really enjoyed that read.

    #134041
    Kingston Town
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    Sergeant Cecil? I haven’t heard of that one – is that about Henry Cecil? :shock:

    Mikky I like your titles there!!! :lol:

    I don’t mind if there are different ones than my categories, I just want to find new authors (for me that is!)

    #134044
    aaronizneez
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    KT

    Ian Rankins Inspector Rebus novels are a good read and if you want a book to make you laugh out loud try McCarthys Bar by Pete McCarthy. His follow up The Road To McCarthy is very good as well.

    #134047
    Kingston Town
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    KT

    Ian Rankins Inspector Rebus novels are a good read and if you want a book to make you laugh out loud try McCarthys Bar by Pete McCarthy. His follow up The Road To McCarthy is very good as well.

    Thanks aaronizeez! :D I will need some that are good laughs! McCarthy sounds the way to go for that!
    I love the Rebus TV series even though they can’t stick to the books which I guess are far too indepth for a 120 min programme! :D

    #134050
    Gazs Way De Solzen
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    Sergeant Cecil? I haven’t heard of that one – is that about Henry Cecil? :shock:

    Mikky I like your titles there!!! :lol:

    I don’t mind if there are different ones than my categories, I just want to find new authors (for me that is!)

    Here mate…

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sergeant-Cecil- … 1905156391

    Not a bad writer for a horse.

    #134053
    Kingston Town
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    Oh he’s a horse :oops:

    Synopsis
    Inexpensively bred, trained in deepest Devon (far from Newmarket’s rolling acres and the traditional racing spotlight) and owned not by a sheikh nor a multimillionaire but by the owner of an office furniture company, Sergeant Cecil transcended his humble origins to carve his name in the history books and become one of the best-loved Flat horses of the last 50 years. In 2005, he was voted the Racehorse Owners’ Association’s Horse of the Year, and was nominated again in 2006. Extensively and lavishly illustrated, the official story of Sergeant Cecil is an uplifting and empowering one, illustrating that even in the high-octane, high-finance world of twenty-first century horseracing, there is still plenty of room for fairytales to come true.

    Good typing given those hoofs of his :lol:

    Thanks!

    #134055
    Matron
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    I know you didn’t say American but, John Grisham – The Last Juror.

    Excellent book – in fact anything by him will do me!

    Regards- Matron
    :cool:

    #134056
    Kingston Town
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    Someone told me about him yesterday! I think twice in two days must be a pretty good hint. He goes on the list!
    Thanks Matron :D

    #134059
    Gazs Way De Solzen
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    Oh he’s a horse :oops:

    Good typing given those hoofs of his :lol:

    Thanks!

    :lol: :lol: :lol:

    #134081
    Gazs Way De Solzen
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    Check out these books, they may be of some use to your KT…

    http://www.penguin.co.uk/static/cs/uk/0/crime/%5B/url:lw1razgs%5D

    #134089
    MikkyMo73
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    Check out these books, they may be of some use to your KT…

    http://www.penguin.co.uk/static/cs/uk/0/crime/%5B/url:8soqbvth%5D

    Classic Gareth, bloody classic mate :lol:

    How did you put the crime reference in?

    Oh and by the way, I sang along and absolutely loved it :lol:

    Mike

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    Prufrock
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    Extreme sport – ie Mountaineering, sailing

    I take it you’ve read "Touching The Void"?

    #134094
    davidbrady
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    Check out these books, they may be of some use to your KT…

    http://www.penguin.co.uk/static/cs/uk/0/crime/%5B/url:2e89ap3s%5D

    WARNING – DO NOT OPEN THIS LINK IN WORK IF THERE IS ANY POSSIBILITY THAT YOUR BOSS WILL COME IN AND SEE YOU

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