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Posted on 28 Jul 2011 22:12:45 BDT
K. Taylor says:
For a real page-turner, a compelling biography of a relationship between a mother and daughter why not try
'Tied with a Easy Thread'.Tied with an Easy Thread
When she was four years old in 1917, Ruth's German mother abandoned her and her brother in a children's home in Dresden. When her Jewish father came there to reclaim his children two years later, Ruth was influenced by the matron to reject him. She never saw him again. At fourteen she left the children's home to become a Haustochter, and spent the next eleven years in various domestic posts. Despised as a half Jew, she escaped from Nazi Germany just eight weeks before the beginning of WWII, to become a refugee in England. This book, written by her daughter, chronicles Ruth's life in Germany, England and Wales. Struggling against poverty all her life, her fortune was dramatically changed by a very large inheritance from a totally unexpected source when she was eighty two. Throughout her life she regretted her rejection of her father, and expressed a desire to know what had become of him. This led to her daughter's ten year search, a DNA test, and an astonishing discovery.

Posted on 29 Jul 2011 10:33:44 BDT
KnightKnight says:
Broken Aegean by Paul Judges

A life-changing journey to a small Greek island, told in an original and entertaining style.

Posted on 29 Jul 2011 13:33:01 BDT
BigEad22 says:
Smell of Football, The

Posted on 29 Jul 2011 20:21:28 BDT
Jazz says:
I am reading Nicholas Evans The Brave written in the past and the present its good and worth reading but i think his best book is The loop.

Posted on 30 Jul 2011 10:21:48 BDT
Try BORSTAL GIRL by Eileen Mackenney I have just finished reading the book and I just wanted more and more its an exciting, emotional, gritting story about Eileen from a young girl growing up in the South East of London in the war years and why she has become the women she is today!! its an excellent read.

Posted on 30 Jul 2011 11:55:24 BDT
Hi ya I cant reccommend BORSTAL GIRL by EILEEN MACKENNEY enough, its a true story about a woman who has to fight to survive all the hardships thrown at her, not always in the correct way and soon she is on the wrong side of the law and ends up in borstal, which only magnifies eileens fighting spirit and will to survive, it is a book that you just wont be able to put down once you start. Its very much like the Martina cole novels but in this case it is a TRUE story.

Posted on 30 Jul 2011 12:06:00 BDT
K. O'Brien says:
NEVER TRUST ANYONE by keira o'Brady

Posted on 30 Jul 2011 12:06:17 BDT
K. O'Brien says:
NEVER TRUST ANYONE by keira o'Brady

Posted on 30 Jul 2011 12:07:32 BDT
K. O'Brien says:
NEVER TRUST ANYONE by keira o'Brady

Posted on 30 Jul 2011 12:07:42 BDT
K. O'Brien says:
NEVER TRUST ANYONE by keira o'Brady

Posted on 30 Jul 2011 12:07:53 BDT
K. O'Brien says:
NEVER TRUST ANYONE by keira o'Brady

Posted on 30 Jul 2011 17:40:20 BDT
I can recommend Nicholas Rankin`s Churchill`s Wizards

In reply to an earlier post on 1 Aug 2011 19:06:47 BDT
Yeah my grandfather's new book Gone to Pitchipoi, A great read and worth the money. I know its my grandfathers but im not the plugging type and I know a good book when I see it. Not the most famous writer on Earth but a talented one at best. I'm honestly seeing him in a new light. Believe me or not but at least give the sample a try!

Posted on 2 Aug 2011 11:51:45 BDT
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In reply to an earlier post on 2 Aug 2011 16:37:19 BDT
Mr Freeman: Would you be interested in a joint book venture? The subject is a RFC pilot whose background has been shrouded in mystery and intrigue. Regards, Brian

In reply to an earlier post on 4 Aug 2011 08:13:16 BDT
Dear Mr Britten
I'm intrigued. If you'd like to send me more details I would be happy to see what we might be able to do. From what you say, there may be a problem in getting at enough material to make a book.
I'm currently very busy on a book about Churchill and the First World War, but .... let's see.
Best wishes
Richard Freeman

In reply to an earlier post on 4 Aug 2011 08:22:07 BDT
Sorry. Should have given you my email address:

In reply to an earlier post on 4 Aug 2011 09:00:51 BDT
Thank you for your reply, Richard. There is material dating back to the New Zealand colonial days when the Rhodes and Moorhouse families emigrated from England. From those early days a Maori princess travels with her English husband to London and the home counties. They were exceedingly rich and had royal connections. Hiring a private train from Euston to Northampton with a full houselhold complement was no exception and eventually owned three Rolls-Royce Silver Ghosts. Their son learned to fly and gave his life fearlessly for his country during WW1. I believe that he entered into the murky world of espionage; an aspect of his life that cannot be proven, but there is a good deal of evidence that supports my theory. In his short life he travelled to the USA, Europe, and New Zealand. He owned a racing car at Brooklands. He flew in UK races (but NOT in the USA) He was contracted by Brequet to fly his aircraft to Salisbury, and flew it over the Channel for the army trials. He was awarded the Victoria Cross for chivalry that I believe was never fully disclosed: namely, the highly mobile Germany HQ.
H.G. Wells was quoted on William Barnard Rhodes-Moorhouse`s achievement.
I was fortunate in meeting a family member who allowed me access to his work before passing away.
Regards, Brian

Posted on 4 Aug 2011 10:53:47 BDT
D. L. Hooker says:
Try Desperate Tiger by Octavius Pitt. Beforehand, click on the link below to see a short video showing why.

In reply to an earlier post on 4 Aug 2011 11:25:54 BDT
you could try my book - Eyebrows and Other Fish, would be happy to send you the e-book free of charge

Posted on 4 Aug 2011 14:12:28 BDT
Gavin Walker says:
I have just found a great read. Roni's Story is an autobiography of a woman growing up in Southern and Northern Rhodesia. This is a refreshing telling of a time in Africa' turbulant past which shows that actually black and whites did work together quite well at one point.
Roni's Story
ISBN-10: 1452056250
ISBN-13: 978-1452056258

In reply to an earlier post on 5 Aug 2011 02:46:11 BDT
a new book, 'the quietaustralians saints and sinners' is one mans journey into vietnam, the aid organisation he established and the betrayal by the vietnamese of the organisation by graft, curruption and attempted fraud....the vietnamese of southern persuasion were the losers.
take a look at ... for an appreciation of the journey.

In reply to an earlier post on 5 Aug 2011 11:04:38 BDT
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Last edited by the author on 5 Aug 2011 12:09:10 BDT
try Brian O'Donnell - the 2 books so far are the gypsies - a sampler and you'd better believe it - over 100,000 words in that one - awesome.
The Gypsies
You'd better believe it

In reply to an earlier post on 5 Aug 2011 15:55:56 BDT
book lover says:
Sue Gee, Elizabeth McGregor
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