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Old Dec 2nd 2019, 7:36 am
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Thanks vitalstatistix i have also put this book on my to buy list.The book had 5star review and good feedback.But until the price drops i will have to wait.Was the author Jack Fairweather.
Yes it is. I'm so glad I bought it, I won't see it for a little while now as I lent it to a friend last week. Then another friend wants to borrow it!
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The war in the strand.A notebook of the first two and a half year in london. By Hector Bolitho. He is from New Zealand ,The way he writes talks and describes seems old fashioned.I suppose it is now being over 80 years ago. Wow amazing is't it, another of my99p bargains
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"Ministry of Trurh" by Dorian Lynskey. "Reading" in a figurative sense. I am listening to the audiobook
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Geraldine Brooks The people of the book about saving a priceless mysterious ancient Haggadah during the Bosnian/Serb conflict The Australian conservationist has to restore it to museum condition . During her restoration she finds all sorts of odd things in between the pages and the binding etc. A butterfly wing that could only have come from the Alps...Sea salt crystals from the ocean. etc She tries to track the history of the book back 500 years. Fascinating bits of Jewish history. Living in Portugal I have learned of the expulsions begun under the rule of King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella of Spain.The notorious inquisition-
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The war in the strand.A notebook of the first two and a half year in london. By Hector Bolitho. He is from New Zealand ,The way he writes talks and describes seems old fashioned.I suppose it is now being over 80 years ago. Wow amazing is't it, another of my99p bargains
The first half was great, but the second was hard work .I was glad to finish it in the end.I have started another book i will let you know after a few chapters.
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No way out by Adam jowett.British troops fighting in afghanistan a bit like groundhog day wake up shoot rpg attack call in air support bombs,sleep wake up repeat.It started good but hard to finnish.My current book My east end (memories of life in cockney London. This book starts from the very beginning of the birth of london bit hard going for a couple of chapters but ok (the poor old jews even got it then)now up to the early 20s.I would say overall a good book so far
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I particularly recommend the ginger and honey lamb (basic ingredients so available everywhere); the roasted duck legs with quince; or sardines with onions and parsley. For vegetarians, try the runner beans with tomato and dill, or artichokes with potatoes and peas. For anyone who hasn't used a Tagine it's a simple, often quick way of producing the most delicious meals using economic ingredients.
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Robin ( Williams ) by David Itzkoff.

I rarely do this but I've given up with it for now. About a third of the way through but gawd the delivery is just so heavy to get through.
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They fought alone.The true story of SOE agents in wartime France by maurice Buckmaster
war time facts about the history of agents and the french fighting and dying.It is an interesting read and to learn how they sacrificed themselves for the greater cause.
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They fought alone.The true story of SOE agents in wartime France by maurice Buckmaster
war time facts about the history of agents and the french fighting and dying.It is an interesting read and to learn how they sacrificed themselves for the greater cause.
I agree with you 100% I would ask though what would be your definition of the 'greater cause'?
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I agree with you 100% I would ask though what would be your definition of the 'greater cause'?
For France first then the allies and freedom and to get rid of the germans.
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For France first then the allies and freedom and to get rid of the germans.
France,Allies and Freedom. Freedom to do what exactly?
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France,Allies and Freedom. Freedom to do what exactly?
To stand in the middle of the town and shout They don't like it upem, they don't like it upem.What do you think freedom is exactly???
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To stand in the middle of the town and shout They don't like it upem, they don't like it upem.What do you think freedom is exactly???
To him e.c.k., it's something you just write on a wall, while take everyone else's freedom's away.
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To stand in the middle of the town and shout They don't like it upem, they don't like it upem.What do you think freedom is exactly???
In the U.K at least; you can stand at Hyde Park corner and more or less shout what you want! A form of freedom I suppose. One I agree with; providing it complies with the laws of the country. Should you shout "They don't like it up them' and then add" the ****-ing Germans" or some other group or peoples then that would be wrong wouldn't' it? The line between freedom of speech and abuse, insults and intimidation is often abused.

For what it's worth my idea of freedom is that people and countries are allowed to determine and pursue their own paths without fear from other people or countries. Very fundamental I believe and takes in what I wrote in the first sentence. Over 50 million died for that principle just a short time ago and I think it was worth fighting for, wouldn't you agree? That's freedom.
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