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BristolUK Oct 16th 2019 9:10 pm

Re: Book corner - What are you reading, and Why?
 
Elton John's latest autobiography is reported to be a lot of fun.

Expatrick Oct 17th 2019 10:34 am

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Originally Posted by BristolUK (Post 12749538)
Elton John's latest autobiography is reported to be a lot of fun.

Was there an earlier version?

BristolUK Oct 17th 2019 2:31 pm

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Originally Posted by Expatrick (Post 12749763)
Was there an earlier version?

I must have had a senior moment or something. I could have sworn the Guardian's review of "Me" contained a reference to an earlier autobiography but I've just re-read it and I see nothing to suggest that. :o

GeniB Oct 17th 2019 9:43 pm

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Originally Posted by 007Steve (Post 12749120)
.... :ohmy: Not a single reference to brave and defiant women such as Emily Hobhouse or Elise Hampel.... I wonder if she had it ghost-written for her Geni.... :blink:


Maybe because many in the establishment felt that Emily Hobhouse was a traitor in supporting the Boers ,even thought she did it for humanitarian reasons ( which I would personally have agreed with )
Elise Hampel was German so probable didn't qualify for a book about British women

el collado kid Oct 31st 2019 9:04 am

Re: Book corner - What are you reading, and Why?
 
Low level hell. A book about a scout helicopter pilot in Vietnam.Their job was to fly low to encourage the enemy to shoot at them so the Apache killer helicopters could locate them. Fasinating read.

BEVS Nov 1st 2019 4:36 am

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Originally Posted by el collado kid (Post 12756892)
Low level hell. A book about a scout helicopter pilot in Vietnam.Their job was to fly low to encourage the enemy to shoot at them so the Apache killer helicopters could locate them. Fasinating read.

I might have a go at that if I can find it anywhere.

About to read The Mother-in-Law by Sally Hepworth .
Hopefully and simply for possible entertainment value within the pages. My MIL was such that I renamed her Smother-In-Law . May she RIP but honestly she was a trial to my patience, wit and heart.

stevenglish1 Nov 1st 2019 8:08 am

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The guvnor, autobiography of Lenny McLean. Barry the Baptist in lock stock. A genuinely hard man physically and mentally. Makes you appreciate your upbringing too, his stepfather was knocking him about from age 5, his dad died at 28, his mum at 42. Great book.

el collado kid Nov 1st 2019 8:46 am

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Originally Posted by BEVS (Post 12757478)
I might have a go at that if I can find it anywhere.

About to read The Mother-in-Law by Sally Hepworth .
Hopefully and simply for possible entertainment value within the pages. My MIL was such that I renamed her Smother-In-Law . May she RIP but honestly she was a trial to my patience, wit and heart.

Bought on kindle books

el collado kid Nov 1st 2019 9:00 am

Re: Book corner - What are you reading, and Why?
 

Originally Posted by stevenglish1 (Post 12757518)
The guvnor, autobiography of Lenny McLean. Barry the Baptist in lock stock. A genuinely hard man physically and mentally. Makes you appreciate your upbringing too, his stepfather was knocking him about from age 5, his dad died at 28, his mum at 42. Great book.

I read this book quite a while ago and would recommend it to every one i read it in a few nights.Their used to be a bloke who lived in the same city as me he just like McLean a known sorter outer.When i was an apprentice he turned up on site i was on i told him i knew him he lived near my nan we became sort of friends and he said to me, you need me nipper you know where i am i did once he took care of it no more prob,s.a hard man . But a softy at heart he used to dress up as farther Christmas and hand Christmas presents out to the kids in the streets and did a lot of charity work

007Steve Nov 1st 2019 4:20 pm

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Moneyland, by Oliver Bullough - recently published by Profile Books,

If you've lived by the Rules and by 'playing the game' but find it increasingly difficult to keep your temper these days, or your living standard, then DON'T-READ-THIS-BOOK.
Seriously.

BEVS Nov 1st 2019 8:34 pm

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Originally Posted by el collado kid (Post 12757529)
Bought on kindle books

Wonderful. I do not own a kindle thing. 😛

Red Eric Nov 1st 2019 8:52 pm

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Originally Posted by el collado kid (Post 12757535)
Their used to be a bloke who lived in the same city as me he just like McLean a known sorter outer.When i was an apprentice he turned up on site i was on i told him i knew him he lived near my nan we became sort of friends and he said to me, you need me nipper you know where i am i did once he took care of it no more prob,s.a hard man . But a softy at heart he used to dress up as farther Christmas and hand Christmas presents out to the kids in the streets and did a lot of charity work

His name wasn't Dinsdale was it, by any chance?


el collado kid Nov 2nd 2019 8:24 am

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Originally Posted by Red Eric (Post 12757874)
His name wasn't Dinsdale was it, by any chance?

I do not want to say his name because, well you know?

el collado kid Nov 2nd 2019 8:26 am

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Originally Posted by BEVS (Post 12757869)
Wonderful. I do not own a kindle thing. 😛

I,m sure you can buy it there in paper back and hardback as well on a kindle,finished it last night great read

Bipat Nov 2nd 2019 8:45 am

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Originally Posted by BEVS (Post 12757869)
Wonderful. I do not own a kindle thing. 😛

BEVS ___ I vowed never to get a Kindle---- ' must hold a book I said'----- then about three years ago got one! Haven't put it down since.
Can take 'hundreds' of books while travelling, most 'classics' free, other books less expensive. Only negative ----not possible to view illustrations properly.


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