My all time favourite and most thumbed books

A Listmania! list by "keeeeffff"
 
Swallows and Amazons
1.  Swallows and Amazons by Arthur Ransome
The list author says:
  "My all time favourite book... and it started me sailing"
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (149 customer reviews)

Puckoon
2.  Puckoon by Spike Milligan
The list author says:
  "Spike Milligan at his very best."
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4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (48 customer reviews)

War and Peace (Wordsworth Classics)
3.  War and Peace (Wordsworth Classics) by Leo Tolstoy
The list author says:
  "An epic which led me to learn more about Tolstoy and Russian History"
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (160 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

The Cuckoo's Egg: Tracking a Spy Through the Maze of Computer Espionage
4.  The Cuckoo's Egg: Tracking a Spy Through the Maze of Computer Espionage by Clifford Stoll
The list author says:
  "An eccentric book about a true eccentric"
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)

Smileys People
5.  Smileys People by John Lecarre
The list author says:
  "So spies are trully like you and me"
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5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

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From Russia with Love (James Bond 007)
6.  From Russia with Love (James Bond 007) by Ian Fleming
The list author says:
  "But perhaps not.  Ian Fleming and James Bond at their best"
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (62 customer reviews)

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Centennial
7.  Centennial by James Michener
The list author says:
  "An interesting way to do history - the story of an American town from the beginning of time to the present day."
Used & New from: 0.25
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)

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The Tenants of Time
8.  The Tenants of Time by Flanagen Thomas
The list author says:
  "A historical novel of the 'troubles' in Ireland"
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Goodbye To Berlin
9.  Goodbye To Berlin by Christopher Isherwood
The list author says:
  "A description of Bohemian Berlin and changing times"
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)

No More Sad Refrains: The Life and Times of Sandy Denny
10.  No More Sad Refrains: The Life and Times of Sandy Denny by Clinton Heylin
The list author says:
  "A sad, sad story of a tormented genius."
Used & New from: 3.48
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)

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Ginger Geezer: The Life of Vivian Stanshall
11.  Ginger Geezer: The Life of Vivian Stanshall by Chris Welch
The list author says:
  "The world would be a sadder place without the likes of Vivian Stanshall and the Bonzo Dog Doh Dah Band"
8.50   Used & New from: 4.85
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)

Pennine Way Companion: A Pictorial Guide (Wainwright Pictorial Guides)
12.  Pennine Way Companion: A Pictorial Guide (Wainwright Pictorial Guides) by Alfred Wainwright
The list author says:
  "Hand written with sketches by the author  - be very careful, if you read this you will find you have to do the walk!"
12.59   Used & New from: 5.75
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)

The Dinosaur Hunters: A True Story of Scientific Rivalry and the Discovery of the Prehistoric World
13.  The Dinosaur Hunters: A True Story of Scientific Rivalry and the Discovery of the Prehistoric World by Deborah Cadbury
The list author says:
  "A fascinating story of scientific jealousy and of Mary Anning a fossil finder from Lyme Regis"
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4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)

A Bit of a Do
14.  A Bit of a Do by David Nobbs
The list author says:
  "A witty description of complex inter-relationships and class politics in a dull northern town"
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

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Borne on the Wind: The Extraordinary World of Insects in Flight
15.  Borne on the Wind: The Extraordinary World of Insects in Flight by Stephen. Dalton
The list author says:
  "Technically stunning and beautiful."
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5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

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Fried Green Tomatoes At The Whistle Stop Cafe
16.  Fried Green Tomatoes At The Whistle Stop Cafe by Fannie Flagg
The list author says:
  "A beautiful story - probably the closest I have ever come to crying while reading a book"
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (106 customer reviews)

Reach for the Sky: Story of Douglas Bader, D.S.O., D.F.C. (CASSELL MILITARY PAPERBACKS)
17.  Reach for the Sky: Story of Douglas Bader, D.S.O., D.F.C. (CASSELL MILITARY PAPERBACKS) by Paul Brickhill
The list author says:
  "Possibly not a very nice person but this is what courage is all about."
6.99   Used & New from: 0.01
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

The Ashley Book of Knots
18.  The Ashley Book of Knots by Clifford W. Ashley
The list author says:
  "The Knotters Bible"
Used & New from: 341.24
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)

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Wonderful Life: Burgess Shale and the Nature of History
19.  Wonderful Life: Burgess Shale and the Nature of History by Stephen Jay Gould
The list author says:
  "Fascinating prose about the fossils of the Burgess Shale and the theory of evolution"
8.39   Used & New from: 2.97
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

Master Mariner: Bks. 1 & 2
20.  Master Mariner: Bks. 1 & 2 by Nicholas Monsarrat
The list author says:
  "Monsarrats fascinating history of the British seaman"
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The Eagle and the Raven
21.  The Eagle and the Raven by James A. Michener
The list author says:
  "The story of the two main protagonists in the battle for Mexico"
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The Marquis of Montrose (Lost Treasures)
22.  The Marquis of Montrose (Lost Treasures) by John Buchan
The list author says:
  "I came on this book through  a Steeleye Span song based on the words of a poem written by Montrose.  The original 'romantic' hero"
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Black Sailed Traders: Keels and Wherries of Norfolk and Suffolk
23.  Black Sailed Traders: Keels and Wherries of Norfolk and Suffolk by Roy Clark
The list author says:
  "A history of the majestic sailing craft of the Norfolk Broads"
Used & New from: 35.00

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Three Men in a Boat, to Say Nothing of the Dog! (Penguin Popular Classics)
24.  Three Men in a Boat, to Say Nothing of the Dog! (Penguin Popular Classics) by Jerome K. Jerome
The list author says:
  "The description of visiting Hampton Court Maze is one the funniest bits of writing I have come across"
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (121 customer reviews)

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A Child's Christmas in Wales
25.  A Child's Christmas in Wales by Dylan Thomas
The list author says:
  "Not a great lover of poetry, but this is a beautiful description  of how it always snowed at Christmas when we were children"
9.60   Used & New from: 2.97
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

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