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Posted on 9 Nov 2011 17:13:57 GMT
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Posted on 9 Nov 2011 23:14:04 GMT
Hey Guys....really, have a look at The Queit Australians Saints and Sinners...a real good yarn, well told, funny, sad, stoic, disgusting and all true.

Posted on 10 Nov 2011 11:45:14 GMT
Bill says:
You have to try Reign on cloud nine by Dean Monet.... Superb!

In reply to an earlier post on 10 Nov 2011 12:27:53 GMT
Last edited by the author on 12 Nov 2011 12:35:10 GMT
Good read if you want a good book to read

Posted on 10 Nov 2011 12:48:39 GMT
I'm a publisher of several biographical books by other authors. the first 3 are about motorcycle road trips:
One Brit, One Bike, One Big Country
Pack Your Bags and Get Out!
An American Odyssey
and a terribly sad, but true tale of injustice and recovery:
Agony of Lies

Posted on 10 Nov 2011 19:15:37 GMT
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Posted on 11 Nov 2011 21:30:39 GMT
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Posted on 13 Nov 2011 12:05:56 GMT
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Simon Palmer says:
You could try the new book from the screenplay writer Simon Palmer. It's based in Bangkok and I have to say its the best Thai based read since Stephen Leathers 'Private Dancer.'

And you have the option to read the first three chapters on his site to check it out.

So you can't go wrong. If you don't like it, you don't buy it, but as a download for under three dollars, I thought it was great!

In reply to an earlier post on 18 Nov 2011 06:10:23 GMT
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In reply to an earlier post on 18 Nov 2011 06:39:57 GMT
Last edited by the author on 18 Nov 2011 06:41:13 GMT
Has ANYONE ever taken anyones advice re a book???

In reply to an earlier post on 18 Nov 2011 08:57:40 GMT
Sou'Wester says:
Paul: Yes, often - but seldom, if ever, from self-pluggers, or those who beef up their books with suspect 5* reviews on Amazon. However, there are a number of genuine reviewers/posters on these sites whose opinion I respect and take note of.

In reply to an earlier post on 18 Nov 2011 10:31:37 GMT
Thanks for the reply...there is real life out there.
Paul M

Posted on 18 Nov 2011 13:15:50 GMT
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In reply to an earlier post on 18 Nov 2011 20:27:33 GMT
debs65 says:
little girl lost

ingrid steel

Posted on 19 Nov 2011 15:21:11 GMT
Hamburg 1947: A Place for the Heart to Kip £1.40

"Twenty-two years old and ready for peace, Harry Leslie Smith has survived the Great Depression and endured the Second World War. Now, in 1945 in Hamburg, Germany, he must come to terms with a nation physically and emotionally devastated. In this memoir, he narrates a story of people searching to belong and survive in a world that was almost destroyed.
Hamburg 1947 recounts Smith's youthful RAF days as part of the occupational forces in post-war Germany. A wireless operator during the war, he doesn't want to return to Britain and join a queue of unemployed former servicemen; he reenlists for long term duty in occupied Germany. From his billet in Hamburg, a city razed to the ground by remorseless aerial bombardment, he witnesses a people and era on the brink of annihilation. This narrative presents a street-level view of a city reduced to rubble populated with refugees, black marketers, and cynical soldiers.
At times grim and other times amusing, Smith writes a memoir relaying the social history about this time and place, providing a unique look at post-WWII Germany. Hamburg 1947 is both a love story for a city and a passionate retailing of a love affair with a young German woman."

In reply to an earlier post on 19 Nov 2011 22:06:47 GMT
Mr. Riaz Ali says:
My Life With Kate Bush

This is a book wot I wrote :-)

Posted on 20 Nov 2011 02:28:08 GMT
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Bob Lee says:
Try the Greatest Sportsmen of the Modern Era, each chapter is a biography of a different sports star, I found it interesting to contrast their different lives so it has more variety than a conventional biography.

Greatest Sportsmen of the Modern Era

Posted on 20 Nov 2011 02:48:13 GMT
Kids We Were is a collection of true stories by various authors from childhood. I would like to expand this book to contain at least 100 stories of 20th century childhood experience, thereby making it into an historical record. So if anyone is interested in contributing, please contact

Posted on 22 Nov 2011 18:39:33 GMT
Warrior: The Amazing Story of a Real War Horse
A brilliant book that you will not be able to put down. A wonderful, wonderful real life story.

Posted on 24 Nov 2011 15:44:38 GMT
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elizad says:
Try "Dancing On Mara Dust" by Nancy Mathews. It takes you back to the bushveld in the 1920s - very different!
Dancing On Mara Dust

In reply to an earlier post on 24 Nov 2011 23:50:40 GMT
M. Allani says:
Dark Waters - Chronicle of a Story Untold
real slice of London life in late 80s to now

In reply to an earlier post on 25 Nov 2011 15:50:00 GMT
Glenn Langohr's, A California Pelican Bay Prison Story, is a shocking look inside of California's most dangerous prison.

In reply to an earlier post on 26 Nov 2011 02:59:25 GMT
Simon Palmer says:
And if you like real shocking stories....

Check out my first book based in a Thai Prison and inspired by a guy who has just been released after 18 years...

'Lost Innocence.'

Posted on 28 Nov 2011 20:58:42 GMT
harri181 says:
Amitav Ghosh: River of Smoke is lovely and is a sequel to the exciting Sea of Poppies; other books by him include Glass Palace, Calcutta Chromosome, Dancing in Cambodia, In an Antique land (about Egypt)....all his books are well researched and well written. Found the current one River of Smoke part of the Ibis Trilogy bit hard reading as concentration needs to be kept.

Posted on 28 Nov 2011 21:19:20 GMT
I like the same authors as you and I really enjoyed all the books by Kate Atkinson, especially the Jackson Brodie series.
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