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Posted on 18 Sep 2011 02:46:09 BDT
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Posted on 15 Sep 2011 10:49:29 BDT
Chris Thrall says:
Eating Smoke: One Man's Descent into Drug Psychosis in Hong Kong's Triad Heartland - by Chris Thrall

. . . exemplary pacing, completely engaging tone, wealth of winning detail. Thrall uses such verve, enthusiasm and faultless comic timing that it is hard not to be swept along. China Morning Post

Eating Smoke: One Man's Descent into Drug Psychosis in Hong Kong's Triad Heartland

Posted on 14 Sep 2011 04:39:30 BDT
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Posted on 13 Sep 2011 12:13:22 BDT
Travelman says:
Why not try my memoir about the beginning of the civil war in Nigeria in 1967? It has great reviews and Amazon have reduced the Kindle version from £3.45 to £2.99.
The Up-Country Man A personal account of the first one hundred days inside secessionist Biafra.
Click on my profile for webpage and learn more.

Posted on 12 Sep 2011 20:13:00 BDT
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Posted on 12 Sep 2011 11:22:14 BDT
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In reply to an earlier post on 11 Sep 2011 01:26:49 BDT
You'd better believe it
The Gypsies

both are great reads - free samples available

In reply to an earlier post on 9 Sep 2011 19:36:27 BDT
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Oldtimer says:
Why not try my book titled "Beads up my nose"? My life story from the bombing in 1940's London, through rough East End times, teenage antics in the 1950's, working in swinging London in the 1960's, boating in the 1970's to 1990's,through to retirement in the new millenium. The book relates the many laughs, sad times, some very strange goings on in the 1950's workplace, relationships, family reminiscences, goings on abroad, and interesting descriptions of some enourmous and facinating engineering projects and the people associated with them.

Posted on 9 Sep 2011 07:18:15 BDT
Based on true events: A journey to Guam to visit her deceased father, for the first time, brings answers and heartbreak. She discovers her father's secret life, stolen "hidden" money, corrupt cops, missing evidence and suspicious autopsy report. This was a journey fueled by love!

This is actually my life story. A story of a journey I took to find my father. On that journey I find out that my father (deceased/murdered) was associated with the mafia, that his money and personal items were stolen, and that the family land was being stolen right under our noses. While I was on Guam inquiring about my father's affairs, I receive several death threats to stop it OR I would be killed and so would my family - but I pushed on - just trying to get my investigation done before they fulfill their promises to kill me and my family.

So, if you like books about murder, mysteries, mafia, dirty money, rape, kidnapping, etc. then I would recommend:

The Island Calls
by: Teresa Garrido Roberts

Posted on 6 Sep 2011 15:06:28 BDT
Semi-autobiographical and a roarer all the way through "Foreskin's Lament" by Shalom Auslander. I can also highly recommend "Iacocca" by Lee Iacocca.

Posted on 5 Sep 2011 21:22:11 BDT
Peckham Cry
This is written as fiction but is in fact the story of my childhood:
This novel is set just after WW11 in South East London. Sylvia is an adopted child whose adoptive mother is dinstinctly cold and hostile towards her, while her adoptive father seems to love her - perhaps just a little bit too much. Fortunately Sylvia is a very resiliant child and can cope with the knocks dished out to her. She finds refuge in her books, and with her little pet mouse Mickey. One day however, the truth comes out and she is placed into children's homes for her own safety but they are not the safe haven one thinks. Running away from them Sylvia is placed in a mental hospital as the Welfare authorities are at their wits end as to what to do with her. Upon release, Sylvia ends up living rough on the streets, surviving as a prostitute, and only the birth of her child makes her determined to turn her life around.
This story is about finding that light at the end of a tunnel.
Child abuse is very prevalent in today's society but help is more available now. Cast your mind back to 1944 and ask whether help was available then.
All proceeds from this book - priced at 86p - 99c will go to help augment child abuse charities.
9 five star customer reviews + 1 four star customer review

Posted on 5 Sep 2011 15:55:04 BDT
Ping says:
Don't miss All Teachers Great and Small by Andy Seed: funny and poignant stories of life in a village school in the 80s

Posted on 5 Sep 2011 03:34:38 BDT
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Posted on 5 Sep 2011 03:04:56 BDT
Pack Your Bags and Get Out! A normal English bloke embarks on a round-the-coast journey, much to the disapproval of his wife.
An American Odyssey 6 middle-aged Brits cross America on Harley Davidsons.
Agony of Lies A daughter and mother tells of the disastrous repercussions of lies within her family.
Kids We Were 41 childhood memories from the 20th century. More memories wanted for next edition.

In reply to an earlier post on 4 Sep 2011 10:51:44 BDT
Rosinante says:
My book, "Threads - The Tapestry of Life" is about an ordinary family living through WWI, the Russian Revolution and WWII and relates their extraordinary experiences during these times. Everyone who has read it tells me that it brought tears to their eyes, but it is a record of resilience, courage, love and hope. It is available from Amazon and on Kindle. If you decide to read it, I would love to hear your feedback on Rose

Posted on 4 Sep 2011 05:24:34 BDT
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Posted on 1 Sep 2011 17:13:44 BDT
B. Cheng says:
Try The Cockroach Catcher, it is on Kindle UK and US. Ideas about children as it is written by a Child Psychiatrist. No, it is not really about Roaches.

Posted on 1 Sep 2011 05:58:37 BDT
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In reply to an earlier post on 31 Aug 2011 15:05:11 BDT
Mary Jane says:
Read Stuart: A life Backwards or The Genius in my Basement by Alexander Masters. They are wonderful original biographies about extraordinary ordinary people.

Posted on 29 Aug 2011 19:33:30 BDT
Elizabeth says:
I have recently read Ghost Boy a story about an extraordinary person. It is really well written, a riverting read and will touch you in unexpected ways.

In reply to an earlier post on 29 Aug 2011 19:21:24 BDT
One Woman's War by Eileen Younghusband. Eileen Younghusband vividly reveals the unsung heroism of Fighter Command's Filter Room during the Second World War. One Woman's War is living, breathing history, resonant with warmth and personality. She is truly a remarkable woman.

In reply to an earlier post on 18 Aug 2011 16:57:30 BDT
Letters from Mallorca by Kevin Paul Woodrow

"Letters from Mallorca" is the true story of time spent in "Hospital Joan March." situated high in the hills of Mallorca.
A blood infection resulting in a three-day fever had alerted Kevin to the fact that something was desperately wrong, and within hours he had an emergency operation to have his left foot removed.
Over the next six months he gets to know the patients and nurses; improves his Spanish, has some comical adventures with fellow "Inmates" Ramon Leonthio, "Oldham John," "Mr. Burns" and the effervescent "Fruitcake!" He also falls madly in love.
He is a big hit amongst the doctors and nurses; "Christmas Party Maria," "The Lovely Francisca," "Contact Lens Marga," "Nurse Hitler" and "Doctor Death" to name but a few.
However, right from the start he only has eyes for one of them - his beautiful "Guardian Angel," Maria Angeles; the girl who would simply take away the pain.
This is a positive, life-affirming and confident true and honest story, whilst deeply personal it offers an amusing and entertaining look at everyday life on a hospital ward in a foreign country, where the language barrier provides as much amusement as it does frustration, and is highlighted to great comic effect.
The reader is taken right to the heart of Kevin's world and allowed the most intimate view of his life, and comes away with a feeling of hope, inspiration, and a nice warm gooey feeling inside!

In reply to an earlier post on 16 Aug 2011 23:17:14 BDT
Have a read of Money Money Money by Jason Shifrin, a real page turner

Posted on 16 Aug 2011 21:36:10 BDT
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