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  1. #11
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    Default Re: I'm officially on me holidays and I need a book, can you help please ?

    The History of Fly Fishing in 50 flies is excellent ( I thought so anyway).
    Unfortunately I don't think it's in Kindle format.
    Only when the last tree has been cut down, the last fish caught and the last river poisoned, will we realise, we cannot eat money.

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    Default Re: I'm officially on me holidays and I need a book, can you help please ?

    Lord of the Rings, The Day of the Triffids or The Black Cloud by Fred Hoyle.
    If you like that sort of thing😊😊

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    Default Re: I'm officially on me holidays and I need a book, can you help please ?

    If you’re into SF I’ve just read the first two Altered Carbon books.
    Highly recommended.
    Only when the last tree has been cut down, the last fish caught and the last river poisoned, will we realise, we cannot eat money.

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    Default Re: I'm officially on me holidays and I need a book, can you help please ?

    I imagine 'A River Runs Through It' is available on Kindle? It might fill a gap nicely if you haven't yet read it.

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    'A River Runs Through It' is available on Kindle?
    Only if you drop your tablet in the bath.

    Actually it is.

    Thanks for the Altered Carbon tip MFF, I'll check those out as I enjoy SF - I was gutted when Ian Banks died, my favourite author.

    Discovered Peter F Hamilton recently and have been totally absorbed by first The Commonwealth Saga and currently the Void Trilogy. Definitely not for the faint hearted these are loooong books with several eventually intertwined plots on the go but they do reward the effort.

    They're over 1000 pages long, I bought all 5 through abe books and was a bit shocked when they turned up, in hardback they weigh over a kilo each so kindle versions would save the arms somewhat.
    Musha rig um du rum da

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    Default Re: I'm officially on me holidays and I need a book, can you help please ?

    Quote Originally Posted by diawl bach View Post
    Only if you drop your tablet in the bath.

    Actually it is.

    Thanks for the Altered Carbon tip MFF, I'll check those out as I enjoy SF - I was gutted when Ian Banks died, my favourite author.

    Discovered Peter F Hamilton recently and have been totally absorbed by first The Commonwealth Saga and currently the Void Trilogy. Definitely not for the faint hearted these are loooong books with several eventually intertwined plots on the go but they do reward the effort.

    They're over 1000 pages long, I bought all 5 through abe books and was a bit shocked when they turned up, in hardback they weigh over a kilo each so kindle versions would save the arms somewhat.
    High jacking this thread a bit but yes, the early death of Iain Banks was a tragic loss to SF literature.
    I've read everything of his, some twice. Not so keen on his none SF except the Wasp Factory though.

    If you haven't read the Rama trilogy (Arthur C Clarke) then that's well worth it.
    Only when the last tree has been cut down, the last fish caught and the last river poisoned, will we realise, we cannot eat money.

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    Default Re: I'm officially on me holidays and I need a book, can you help please ?

    Hey guys, I've not decided yet which of your suggestions to try, thanks for all the recommendations, I've got reading material to last me five holiday now !
    I just wanted to say thanks for all your help, it's very kind of you all.
    Tomorrow I'm going to see what I can get that you've suggested, as frankly most of it tickled my fancy, on the kindle.
    Cheers boys, you did me proud
    Yes, I do heartily repent. I repent I had not done more mischief; and that we did not cut the throats of them that took us, and I am extremely sorry that you aren't hanged as well as we.

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    Really enjoying the Mordecai trilogy, thank Daiwl Bach
    Off to the Haute Alps tomorrow for my last three days of the season, hopefully I won't get much time to finish the book !
    Thanks for the tip mate and thanks to all for all the suggestions, intend to work my way through them all !
    Yes, I do heartily repent. I repent I had not done more mischief; and that we did not cut the throats of them that took us, and I am extremely sorry that you aren't hanged as well as we.

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    Default Re: I'm officially on me holidays and I need a book, can you help please ?

    Happy to the Holidays!!!!!
    Only when the last tree has been cut down, the last fish caught and the last river poisoned, will we realise, we cannot eat money.

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    Default Re: I'm officially on me holidays and I need a book, can you help please ?

    If you wanted to really annoy your wife with a very different kind of history (or English and Italian 'peasants') then Christopher Hill's English Revolution studies are a good read and informative (especially The World Turned Upside Down) whilst Carlo Ginzburg's The Cheese and the Worms about the surprisingly well-informed Italian rural population of the 16th Century is far more entertaining than you'd expect it to be whilst providing detail that would support the argument you're making. Not sure how well-regarded they are now as they depend on evidence and not, um, 'interpretative' approaches to history.
    https://troutsearcher.blogspot.co.uk/

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