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In reply to an earlier post on 12 Oct 2011 00:33:07 BDT
Try 'The Quiet Australians Saints and Sinners' a great read, non fiction

Posted on 12 Oct 2011 20:30:57 BDT
Jan Ziff says:
Try Edy Was a Lady by Ann Rachlin. The memoirs of Edith Craig, the daughter of stage legend Ellen Terry. Fascinating window into an extraordinary life. http://amzn.to/oYZGXa

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Oct 2011 22:19:56 BDT
One Woman's War by Eileen Younghusband. She was the first person ever to spot a V2 rocket coming into this country, then went across to Bengium to track V2 rocket launchers. After that she worked as a guide in former Nazi concentration camp. She is a remarkable woman.One Woman's War

Posted on 13 Oct 2011 21:29:01 BDT
Try this book for a read. Very good and very apt.
David Albert, Tentacle: Chameleon 2012

In reply to an earlier post on 13 Oct 2011 21:41:11 BDT
David Howie says:
thanks tommy cooper but i just dont trust you.

In reply to an earlier post on 14 Oct 2011 01:08:01 BDT
Kb...have a look at 'The Quiet Australians Saints and Sinners' readers cannot put it down and it evokes the whole range of emotions..

Posted on 14 Oct 2011 05:11:21 BDT
D.E. McCourt says:
One of the funniest book ever written - A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole.
The author couldn't find a soul that was interested in publishing his book - he committed suicide. His mother shops it around after his death and it ends up winning a Pulitzer Prize.

Posted on 14 Oct 2011 10:03:25 BDT
Rikki Wilson says:
If you are looking for a "NON CELEBRITY" gritty Biography Try "INSIDE OUT" (You can take the boy out of Peckham...) by Rick Atkinson. This is a Biography centred about my life growing up and living in Peckham South East London during the 1970's, 80's. 90's right up to 2002, and then on to present day. Here is a quick bio from the back page : This is a glimpse into my life, including growing up in a rough area of South East London as a child in the 70's, through to the 80's, 90's, and up to the present day. You will join me on a journey that at times will take you on a roller-coaster ride to hell and back, as I try to navigate my way through the dark world of drugs and criminal activity. You will follow me to underworld places that most people wouldn't care or even dare to frequent, from seedy gambling clubs hidden within the labyrinth type back streets of Soho, to the blood stained world of old school gangster activity, and then to the depths of despair whilst locked away within the murky spine-chilling walls of her majesty's prisons. When you Buy the book, and immerse yourself into this adventure, you'll find there are moments when you will laugh with me, and laugh at me, as I share some of the many fun and sexy times I had whilst going through my teens and early 20's. This story is packed full of sleazy one night stands, punch-ups, burglary,murderers and the odd attempted murder. When reading Inside Out, you will find yourself turning the pages with anticipation right to the last page in eagerness to discover what happened next. My Journey through life has moulded me into the person I am today: A wise, loving, caring, responsible, knowledgeable father of two wonderful children. I am no Celebrity, just a 42 year old man with a story to tell about a very active, adventurous, often perilous past. "Inside Out" has had some great reviews, to read them simply log on to facebook...then search for 'Inside Out' by Rick Atkinson. When you arrive on the page click on "Discussions" (middle left of page) and you will be able to read a long list of reviews and feed back. To read exerpts from the book click on "Notes" .. it would also be great if you were to "Like the page :) If you don't have facebook you can read a hand full of reviews on amazon buy clicking this link: http://www.amazon.co.uk/INS...

Posted on 14 Oct 2011 10:05:53 BDT
Rikki Wilson says:
If you are looking for a "NON CELEBRITY BIOGRAPHY, try reading "INSIDE OUT" (You can take the boy out of Peckham...) by Rick Atkinson. This is a Biography centred about my life growing up and living in Peckham South East London during the 1970's, 80's. 90's right up to 2002, and then on to present day. Here is a quick bio from the back page : This is a glimpse into my life, including growing up in a rough area of South East London as a child in the 70's, through to the 80's, 90's, and up to the present day. You will join me on a journey that at times will take you on a roller-coaster ride to hell and back, as I try to navigate my way through the dark world of drugs and criminal activity. You will follow me to underworld places that most people wouldn't care or even dare to frequent, from seedy gambling clubs hidden within the labyrinth type back streets of Soho, to the blood stained world of old school gangster activity, and then to the depths of despair whilst locked away within the murky spine-chilling walls of her majesty's prisons. When you Buy the book, and immerse yourself into this adventure, you'll find there are moments when you will laugh with me, and laugh at me, as I share some of the many fun and sexy times I had whilst going through my teens and early 20's. This story is packed full of sleazy one night stands, punch-ups, burglary,murderers and the odd attempted murder. When reading Inside Out, you will find yourself turning the pages with anticipation right to the last page in eagerness to discover what happened next. My Journey through life has moulded me into the person I am today: A wise, loving, caring, responsible, knowledgeable father of two wonderful children. I am no Celebrity, just a 42 year old man with a story to tell about a very active, adventurous, often perilous past. "Inside Out" has had some great reviews, to read them simply log on to facebook...then search for 'Inside Out' by Rick Atkinson. When you arrive on the page click on "Discussions" (middle left of page) and you will be able to read a long list of reviews and feed back. To read exerpts from the book click on "Notes" .. it would also be great if you were to "Like the page :) If you don't have facebook you can read a hand full of reviews on amazon buy clicking this link: http://www.amazon.co.uk/INS...

Posted on 14 Oct 2011 10:14:46 BDT
Take a look at 'The Quiet Australians saints and Sinners'

Posted on 14 Oct 2011 10:17:04 BDT
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maz says:
I am celebrating with a cup of tea,my ebook She Won't Get Far Her Bag's Too Heavy has gone to number 8 in ebooks/travel and holiday bestsellers list.Don't forget to click the See all Product Description link. I am crying in my tea now as the ebook is down to number 19.

Posted on 16 Oct 2011 10:15:20 BDT
Fatwa, Jacky Trevane

Posted on 19 Oct 2011 16:14:06 BDT
Robert Fear says:
Time in Thailand

In reply to an earlier post on 20 Oct 2011 12:18:04 BDT
Last edited by the author on 20 Oct 2011 12:22:44 BDT
If you like a book that will make you laugh and make you cry and can't put it down, then try 'Dreams Really Do Come True' Dreams Really Do Come True

In reply to an earlier post on 20 Oct 2011 12:33:39 BDT
Cherryl, I have liked and tagged Dreams Really Do Come True.
Other biographies by my authors:
One Brit, One Bike, One Big Country
Pack Your Bags and Get Out!
An American Odyssey
My own (based on truth) novel is:
Bobby's Girl
Best of luck

In reply to an earlier post on 21 Oct 2011 16:13:57 BDT
P. Monk says:
Try Ann Patchett, Sebastain Barry, Mavis Cheek,William Trevor - especially 'Felicia's Journey' - Nicole Krauss, Joseph Boyden, Barbara Kingsolver, Alice Hoffman - all really good. And there's Joanne Harris, Sebastian Faulks - try 'Engleby' - Truman Capote, Harper Lee........................................enough to be going on with?

Posted on 23 Oct 2011 09:04:33 BDT
andy evans says:
Displaced
Andy and Vesna's beautiful look at the ravages of a country and the impact of history on one family; harrowing yes, but remarkably researched and sparingly described, this is a story that will make you count your blessings

Posted on 24 Oct 2011 19:05:39 BDT
Chris Thrall says:
Eating Smoke: One Man's Descent into Drug Psychosis in Hong Kong's Triad Heartland

Posted on 24 Oct 2011 20:28:31 BDT
one little speck .by gaynor goodchild 1908318473 a fantastic read would absolutely recomend it ,its a true account of gaynors battle to overcome her alcohol and drug addictions i read it from cover to cover and laughed and cried in equal measure,great read for anyone in recovery or those that are still trying to overcome their own demons ,or those that simply want to read an open and honest well written book.

Posted on 26 Oct 2011 15:50:12 BDT
Sarria says:
I would highly rec Appreciating Angels by Sally Asling - really moving story, very emotional at times, a real eye opener into the world of a 15 year old girls and then into her self destructive behavior. Hugely insightful.

In reply to an earlier post on 26 Oct 2011 22:25:18 BDT
anyone read 'The Quiet Austalians Saints and Sinners...would ber interested in what you think

Posted on 29 Oct 2011 13:24:26 BDT
1923: A Memoir Lies and Testaments second edition 86p

It's a personal as well as a social history. Smith has the knack of bringing the times to life in a way that few writers can manage. It's the ability to tell a story, the knowledge of when to move on & not labour a point.--The Bookbag
1923 is a book that succeeds in two ways with ease, both as a personal memoir of a life lived in a volatile age and as a record of that age for all time. --The Current Reader

"1923" is uplifting and highly recommended. --Midwest Book Review

1923: A Memoir is a protest against social injustice, corruption, war, famine, poverty, and societies blinded by greed. More importantly, it is the story of hope and the notion that anything can be overcome if desired. --The Publishing Guru
Product Description
To say that Harry Smith was born under an unlucky star would be an understatement. Born in England in 1923, Smith chronicles the tragic story of his early life in this first volume of his memoirs. He presents his family's early history-their misfortunes and their experiences of enduring betrayal, inhumane poverty, infidelity, and abandonment.

1923: A Memoir presents the story of a life lyrically described, capturing a time both before and during World War II when personal survival was dependent upon luck and guile. During this time, failure insured either a trip to the workhouse or burial in a common grave. Brutally honest, Smith's story plummets to the depths of tragedy and flies up to the summit of mirth and wonder, portraying real people in an uncompromising, unflinching voice.

1923: A Memoir tells of a time and place when life, full of raw emotion, was never so real.

Posted on 30 Oct 2011 00:58:16 BDT
Cud I suggest that u take a look at www.thequietaustralians.com a truly amazing read.

In reply to an earlier post on 31 Oct 2011 12:56:52 GMT
D. Lawson says:
Try Shallow Graves in Siberia by Michael Krupa, great escape story and the author is 96 and lives to tell the tale!Shallow Graves in Siberia

Posted on 3 Nov 2011 17:21:40 GMT
Three Thousand Miles for a Wish is a deeply moving, mystical and powerful story of a young woman's real-life quest for happiness, as she travels to Saudi Arabia and embarks on `the greatest trip on earth.'
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