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Posted on 12 Jan 2010 04:52:30 GMT
Songs of Blood and Sword was previewed as a 2010 book to read by the Telegraph - I'm pre ordering it along with the Oxtales books

Posted on 11 Jan 2010 15:42:17 GMT
A. Ferguson says:
The Lemons trilogy (driving over lemons, etc) by Chris Stewart. Evocative descriptions of moving to and living in Andalucia. Very funny in places, but always very readable. "The Steel Bonnets" by George MacDonald Fraser - the stories of the border reivers. Beautifully written and fascinating stories of the continuous conflict on the Scotland0England border area.

In reply to an earlier post on 10 Jan 2010 20:50:50 GMT
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and the following 2 books. You won't put them down!

Posted on 5 Jan 2010 22:50:28 GMT
G. Roberts says:
Seven For A Secret by Christopher T Massey

In reply to an earlier post on 3 Jan 2010 18:19:12 GMT
C.A.Wright says:
Hi Gilly

Have you read I DID TELL, I DID by Casie Harte? Brilliant and honest.

Posted on 3 Jan 2010 05:21:44 GMT
P. Nelson says:
I recommend 2 biographies by Selina Hastings: "The Secret Lives of Somerset Maugham", and "Evelyn Waugh - A Biography". They are both very readable, and fascinating too.

Posted on 2 Jan 2010 20:01:30 GMT
Little M says:
Single Mother on the Verge if you bought my book, I'd be very happy ;-) lol I also love Maggie O xx

Posted on 2 Jan 2010 13:33:41 GMT
B. Morris says:
Oh Yes Dear - A Personal account of a friendship with the late Johnny Morris.

Its a great read and gives an insight into the man unlike any other

Posted on 1 Jan 2010 15:15:42 GMT
Travelman says:
Try my book The Up-Country Man - A personal account of the first one hundred days inside secessionist Biafra it's a great story for those of you old enough to remember the Biafran War in Nigeria (and good reading for those not old enough to remember this devastating conflict)
You can read excerpts on my web page http://africantales.wordpress.com

Posted on 31 Dec 2009 21:35:58 GMT
Digger Dave says:
Check out Walking My Walworth: A Sixties Childhood A trip down memory lane for those big on nostalgia, Cockney-style! Read about the nit nurse, the bed bugs and how to keep those baggy drawers from falling round your ankles! It's all there and more, take a look at the reviews...

Posted on 18 Dec 2009 19:29:29 GMT
Noir Fan says:
If you love crime, you won't go wrong reading crime writer, Sam Millar's book, especially his award-winning Karl Kane series.

Posted on 16 Dec 2009 21:17:40 GMT
Try "The Gargoyle" by Andrew Davidson, very original

Posted on 7 Dec 2009 14:45:30 GMT
Nix says:
Chickens, Mules and Two Old Fools

This book will make you roar with laughter and is definitely unputdownable! It's only just been released and described as James Herriott meets Driving over Lemons.

Posted on 6 Dec 2009 04:22:28 GMT
Pops: A Life of Louis Armstrong. This is phenomenal.

Posted on 5 Dec 2009 18:02:12 GMT
S. KENNARD says:
Just finished Jimmy Jones by John and Susan Emerald. What a read. I couldnt put it down. it has a mixture of conspiracy as it looks at the passing of Diana and Dodi told by two mediums, fascinating. Also stuff you would never believe until you read this with the name Jimmy JOnes becoming significant at the end. I wont spoil it as it is a fab read.

Posted on 3 Dec 2009 17:31:15 GMT
Try A Glimpse of Eternal Snows for a memoir set in the Himalyas

Posted on 2 Dec 2009 16:40:27 GMT
May I be permitted, as other new authors have done, to recommend my own book? Although it tells of some fairly horrific treatment by some of the female staff in Barnardo's, I also treat the reader to lots of laughs about how I 'beat the system". And if you don't close the book without LOVING Aunrie Dodd and Uncle Tom...well I'd despair!!!
Sue Martin author "No Way Home"

Posted on 23 Nov 2009 11:31:49 GMT
J Gibson says:
'The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo' by Steig Larsson

Posted on 22 Nov 2009 21:11:55 GMT
Last edited by the author on 22 Nov 2009 21:14:27 GMT
Always a Marine: The Return to Civvy Street

Steven Preece's - Always A Marine. It is a very interesting and at times, emotional story as he fights to move on from the beligerant mentality that he had developed in the marines. It was an interesting account that I could relate to.

Posted on 21 Nov 2009 19:05:38 GMT
sharon says:
just finished reading All in the Mind by Alastair Campbell excellent read couldnt put it down compelling,moving with a twist

Posted on 9 Nov 2009 17:02:50 GMT
T. Cooper says:
Trust No One by Teresa Cooper :-)Trust No One

In reply to an earlier post on 9 Nov 2009 10:48:58 GMT
The Toucan lodge by Carlos Mundy

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Nov 2009 21:49:33 GMT
read your suggestion and would you mind if I recomended "disruptive" by Angela Bayley with Eric Swanepoel. Its a gripping read and gives an in depth insite to all mental health issues as well as depression. The book is available for pre order and is due to be released at the end of the month. Strongly advise anyone to read it Disruptive: How I Triumphed Over Years of Abuse from Those Who Were Supposed to Protect Me

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Posted on 7 Nov 2009 13:23:57 GMT
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