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I have forgotten the title of this book

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Initial post: 14 Aug 2009, 12:59:13 BST
S. Weeks says:
I read a book some time ago, about an European man who went to The far east to become a martial arts expert. It is not the Samurai book about the guy who did this in the 17C, it took place recently. It is a non fiction/biography.

Any ideas what it is called, or the author?

Posted on 14 Aug 2009, 13:55:52 BST
MM says:
Was it Angry White Pyjamas? By Robert twigger

Posted on 21 Aug 2009, 09:17:57 BST
James says:
I once read a book about a woman who pretends to be a man, falls in love but the man gets killed, she is kept prisoner for a time and raped, escapes and becomes a pirate, it was a long time ago on holiday and I have fond meemories of reading it, would probably think it rubbish now ut would love to know what it was.

In reply to an earlier post on 22 Aug 2009, 15:36:42 BST
mykonos says:
I believe your're talking about The White Solitaire by Elizabeth Mavor. If so, I believe Amazon are selling it for £1.50 - so, bargain!

In reply to an earlier post on 26 Aug 2009, 23:18:36 BST
Jim Tyro says:
Try "The last samurai"; recently a film

Posted on 26 Aug 2009, 23:37:32 BST
I read a book about 15/20 years ago about a black American man who became the first Afro/American president. It was a brilliant read but I can't remember any other details. A writer of great foresight obviously...any help appreciated.

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Aug 2009, 00:03:29 BST
Mellotronic says:
Possibly "The Man" by Irving Wallace, although that's going back over 40 years. Caused quite an impact at the time.

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Aug 2009, 00:34:33 BST
That's it! I remembered immediately I saw the title. Obviously it was longer back than I thought. Just ordered a copy from Amazon and looking forward to the re-read. Thank You, for such quick advice.

Posted on 3 Sep 2009, 15:56:19 BST
so this is a discussion about books we read and liked a long time ago but have now forgotton the title of.
I too have read some books, and forgotton not only the title but also the author, plot and every other detail of them. I believe that makes me the winner of this thread.

In reply to an earlier post on 3 Sep 2009, 16:01:51 BST
Duncan Carr says:
Angry White Pyjamas?

Posted on 3 Sep 2009, 16:21:08 BST
No Mr Carr - wrong wrong wrong - you have forgotton to study carefully the previous content of the thread - if you had you would have ascertained that the correct title of the book this baboon has failed to remember has already been suggested - the man by irving wallace, and not angry white pyjamas - I will read neither of these books becuase they both sound far too silly to merit any further attention.
Ah it just struck me that you are being funny are you not, by pretending that you have forgotton the title already posted thus mocking the crumbling memory of the ape who started this pointless thread. I for one have far more important things to do than waste any more of my precious time in this silly conversation. I mean neither book sound remotely worth bothering with given our limited life spans and the constant pressure of other demands on our time, no, I indeed, intend to cease contributing to this utterly meaningless project as of now.

In reply to an earlier post on 3 Sep 2009, 18:03:13 BST
C. Greig says:
Was it The Changeling by Alison MacLeod? Sounds familiar...Macmillan published it about 10 years ago now.

In reply to an earlier post on 15 Sep 2009, 12:04:14 BST
Wilbur says:
Another one for the pot....
Can only remember it being very funny/poignant, had a black and white picture of a 10-12 year old boy on the front with his mouth open in shock.
It was called something like... The Strange World of.... The Mysterious World of.... and I think the name was 'Thomas' something.
Cannot find it by googling etc, may be out of print I suppose, read it about six years ago, would love to track it down again.
Any help greatly appreciated.

Posted on 16 Sep 2009, 08:31:26 BST
andy says:
easy........The Peculiar Memoirs of Thomas Penman. by Bruce Robinson

Posted on 23 Sep 2009, 01:36:26 BST
I probably am on the wrong thread here but I would dealy love to know does anyone know of the following film. It may have been a book also. This musician is mugged on a train. he fights his attacker off who falls from the train and is killws beyond recognition, The musician is injured and loses his memory. Meanwhile everybody believes the the dead mugger is the musician and he is duly buried as the musician. The musician is wandering baout not knowing who he until years later when he is sweeping the streets he sees a sign on a theatre front that triggers his memory and it is his son that is playing in the theatre. He tracks down his family and on Christmas day he finds the house they are living in and which he once lived in also. he goes up to the eindow and sees that everyone is really happy and that his wife has married again. so he decides not to knock on the door and goes away. Film ends. Please, please can anyone tell me the name of it.

In reply to an earlier post on 25 Sep 2009, 09:42:15 BST
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In reply to an earlier post on 25 Sep 2009, 09:42:32 BST
Ha ha!! I think that means you've read some really bad books but were lucky enough to forget them :)

Posted on 3 Oct 2009, 12:55:09 BST
P. Symonds says:
forgotten the title of a book about Russia called something like The Peoples Declaration... can't remember the rest. can anyone help please

Posted on 5 Oct 2009, 12:16:47 BST
Wilbur says:
Andy - Aha !!
Thats it - many thanks - driving me bonkers.

In reply to an earlier post on 6 Oct 2009, 12:18:33 BST
Mrs. A. Keys says:
I too have forgotten both title & author of a book I found intriguing & scary. A group of couples on holiday on an island in ? South America - the men are there for business discussions. Whilst the men are out playing golf the women laze around the pool. Suddenly they are caught up in an uprising - terrorists rampaging through the hotel killing everyone in sight. The women escape into the jungle, clad only in swim suits. The rest of the story is about their survival in the forest. It is a really good read. I think the author was a woman. I would love to have this book again. Any ideas anyone?

Posted on 7 Oct 2009, 23:56:20 BST
Last edited by the author on 7 Oct 2009, 23:57:40 BST
S. Hill says:
I remember reading an SF book 30 years ago about a starfaring race that settled Earth in its prehistory only to suffer at the planet's hands and be forced to leave. After trying several times, they were forced to quarantine Earth and leave it to its own devices (which was clearly what it wanted anyway). I think this was in three instalments originally, but I got it in one book. Ring any bells?

Posted on 8 Oct 2009, 10:23:47 BST
Last edited by the author on 8 Oct 2009, 13:21:30 BST
Jennifer Ed says:
I have desperately been trying to remember the title of this book and for once, google has failed me!

the narration was told by two women, a mother and daughter. the daughter tutored english as a foreign language and had a son with an unusual name. her mother also narrated, reminiscing on her time as a British spy during world war 2 and her involvement with her superior, who was not the trustworthy patriotic guy he seemed - i think he ended up a double spy, and disappeared? i think the title was something like, 'the woman in the red scarf'... or some type of red clothing (not 'the girl in the red coat' though).

please help if you know the author or title!!

Posted on 8 Oct 2009, 13:34:49 BST
I read a book back in the 1980's about an American Boy who grew up and joined the Navy. I can't remember the name of the book or the author, but the front cover had a picture of a hand giving th finger, and the back of the hand had a tatoo on it.
Anyone help ?

Posted on 8 Oct 2009, 18:50:39 BST
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In reply to an earlier post on 8 Oct 2009, 18:57:07 BST
S. U. Larsen says:
Robert G Lackey: hah, I knew I had that one! Of course it was down in the back of a closet, but I knew it was somewhere

"Tattoo" by Earl Thompson. 1974, British Edition 1977 is the one I have. I´m pretty proud of myself! heh heh
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