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Posted on 10 Jun 2012 17:47:38 BDT
Inverting the Pyramid, a book on tactics in football. I work in the book trade and this is one that a lot of guys who are into sports really enjoy. Otherwise if he likes weird facts the New Scientists series is really good or The QI books by Stephen Fry.

Posted on 10 Jun 2012 18:37:57 BDT
AA Girl says:
The Molecules That Surround Us

Good and easy weekend read

In reply to an earlier post on 10 Jun 2012 21:42:41 BDT
Dear lupin by charlie mortimer is very very amusing. It is a collection of letters written by his father to him.

Posted on 14 Jun 2012 17:56:30 BDT
Why not try a light book with a difference. Asylum Bound is a bizarre memoir of a theological student who moves into a mental hospital of the 1970s, not knowing anything about what it will be like. He is initially shocked, then mesmerized by the hogarthian characters he meets. From fear to amazement to humor to despair. It is all here.Asylum Bound

In reply to an earlier post on 14 Jun 2012 20:18:24 BDT
Last edited by the author on 14 Jun 2012 20:19:49 BDT
TomC says:
There is a very clear Amazon policy against promoting your own books outside the forum reserved for authors.

Now take your book and shove it.

Posted on 14 Jun 2012 22:19:45 BDT
THE D.M. says:
What to give the husband who doesn't read...despair of course. That'll cheer him up.

Posted on 8 Dec 2012 11:11:24 GMT
Try this short novel Live by the Knife (S.P.Y Files); the first in an epic series of thrilling and entertaining novels about a young spy, fighting for her country, while keeping her identity a secret from everyone around her. It had a little of everything in it, Romance, Action, teenage journeys, and a fun narrative by the attitude-fueled spy.

Primarily a young adult novel, but apparently many adults are also finding it enjoyable as well!! :) Enjoy

In reply to an earlier post on 8 Dec 2012 17:03:02 GMT
Ac Hyne says:

I've just written a biography on George Raynor. It's about sport and has short chapters. Any good?


In reply to an earlier post on 8 Dec 2012 17:03:25 GMT
Ac Hyne says:
No forget that. It isn't light-hearted.

In reply to an earlier post on 15 Dec 2012 17:59:24 GMT
Gaynor says:
One Day at a Time by James Tait.
I quote, he wrote this for his family but they urged him to get it published.
I don't read many books but this is brilliant.

In reply to an earlier post on 16 Dec 2012 02:01:26 GMT
Red says:
I am the author of Oman Under Arabian Skies. Each chapter is short and is a stroy contained within itself. The bookk does not need to be read in order just read any chapter that grabs your fancy. It is written in clear, simple English, and most of my friends say they have never read a book in their lives but loved this. Hope it helps. Rory

In reply to an earlier post on 16 Dec 2012 15:19:12 GMT
Gene3 says:
Forget the usual cliche 'manly' books - read the new novel, "Walking Wakan" which takes place in the Black Hills of South Dakota in the 1970's. It is rich with another view of the American/Sioux history and focuses on unlikely frienships with a steady dose of adventure and danger. I bought it recently for a friend who hasn't read a book in years who said he couldn't wait to read the next one by author BBHansen.

Posted on 16 Dec 2012 19:37:32 GMT
P. Mansell says:
Get transported back to the seventies with When Kids Could Play Outside

Posted on 16 Dec 2012 20:57:47 GMT
Johnny Bee says:
A book for a man who doesn't usually read?

Everything Kids' Connect the Dots Puzzles and Activity Book: Fun is as easy as 1-2-3 with these cool and crazy follow-the-numbers puzzles

In reply to an earlier post on 17 Dec 2012 13:07:59 GMT
J. Mann says:
Something by Alexander McCall Smith?

Posted on 17 Dec 2012 14:38:55 GMT
Beatleduck says:
I've just read So you want to learn to fly,Son, which is a lovely, light-hearted account of the author's trials and tribulations of learning to fly. An excellent read and left me wanting more, which in my book (!) can only be a good thing.

In reply to an earlier post on 17 Dec 2012 21:56:52 GMT
Hi try this one - about growing up in Africa: Anthills, Elephants and other Fascinations

Posted on 17 Dec 2012 21:58:54 GMT
Try this one... about growing up in AfricaAnthills, Elephants and other Fascinations

In reply to an earlier post on 18 Dec 2012 15:48:53 GMT
Marand says:

I see you have already collected several negative votes on your promo. This will be because you are not permitted to post promos anywhere outside the Meet our Authors forum. See the Important announcement from Amazon at the head of the thread and you will find a link to the MOA. Amazon have removed posts which contravene the rules so better to be safe.

In reply to an earlier post on 18 Dec 2012 23:06:29 GMT
Wrong Place Wrong Time....A TRUE STORY of one mans harrowing trip to Spain where he was wrongly arrested for arson and manslaughter after saving two lives. Apparently as the reviews say, it should be a movie...Wrong Place Wrong Time

Posted on 19 Dec 2012 23:35:27 GMT
blue witch says:
Try the jack reacher series by lee child's, easy to read. Try to read them in order it helps. Or try any by John Grisham or David baldacci

In reply to an earlier post on 19 Dec 2012 23:55:35 GMT
Last edited by the author on 20 Dec 2012 00:43:32 GMT
Could / would i be seen as being wrong to self-promote? "Any Old Iron" for me, meets the description you maybe looking for. Perhaps suggest your friend looks at the book description and the reviews submitted on Short chapters or anecdotes, detailed, factual, informative and humorous, endorsed by well known club and international footballers of the time, my book is a read that will not have your friend running to a dictionary and at same flows nicely. "AOI" is more than just a football book and covers not just a comprehensive documentation of the game and changes within the modern game itself, but also, during the fifty year (1958-2008) period covered, "AOI" brings together many changes in the social society we now find ourselves living in, and a trip down personal memory lanes is a possibility if not probability Any Old Iron Graham Martin Johnson

In reply to an earlier post on 19 Dec 2012 23:59:37 GMT
Mouse says:
Try Not Out First Ball if they want a really entertaining evening and love sport.Not Out First Ball: The Art of Being Beaten in Beautiful Places

In reply to an earlier post on 20 Dec 2012 10:56:19 GMT
Last edited by the author on 20 Dec 2012 10:56:43 GMT
TomC says:
"Could / would i be seen as being wrong to self-promote? "

Yes. As you know perfectly well.

In reply to an earlier post on 20 Dec 2012 12:40:15 GMT
Gaynor says:
My husband is mad keen on Lee Child's Jack Reacher books.
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