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Helliconia: Helliconia Spring, Helliconia Summer, &hellip by Brian Aldiss
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I recently took this trilogy on holiday, not having read it for many years. I was immediately transported into a wonderful world, a bit flawed and not entirely believable, but a warmly human world, full of Aldiss humour and compassion, a majestic sweep of generations living and dying on a planet of extremes.

There are so many haunting memories. Amazing animals and the complex relationships between them; clashing religious institutions; the loss of knowledge as winter takes hold, and amazing rebirth in spring. The subtlety and power of the writing puts this far ahead of (for example) Herbert's Dune or KS Robinson's Mars series, excellent though these are.

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Yorkshire CCC On This Day: History, Facts & Figure&hellip by James Buttler
4.0 out of 5 stars Matchday Companion, 23 May 2013
My first thought: how much work James Buttler must have put into this! Some of the facts are so obscure.

It's a book to throw into your bag when attending a game, a continual source of delight. And if there are one or two errors, perhaps they will be corrected in a second edition.
The Separation by Christopher Priest
The Separation by Christopher Priest
The Second World War that ended in 1941.......or perhaps it didn't. As usual with Priest there's a blurring of reality, and this is a book which requires the reader's full attention. Beautifully written, and Priest captures atmosphere of time and location like no other author I know, it is a book you will read time and again, and on each reading find something new.