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Forum: Book Corner 08 July 2014, 11:50 PM
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My brother kindly gave me "Adele et la bÍte",...

My brother kindly gave me "Adele et la bÍte", which is the first Adele Blanc-Sec (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Extraordinary_Adventures_of_Ad%C3%A8le_Blanc-Sec) graphic novel. I had basically...
Forum: Book Corner 17 May 2014, 11:50 AM
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interesting: the edition I have is from 1957, but...

interesting: the edition I have is from 1957, but first printed in 1931. It doesn't say who translated it (which is a shame: translators don't get enough credit), but it would be fun to identify...
Forum: Book Corner 17 April 2014, 10:24 PM
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Thank you! My mum actually read me Das...

Thank you!

My mum actually read me Das Fliegende Klassenzimmer when I was small: it was part of a project she had where she read me German texts and translated as she went (she's not actually...
Forum: Book Corner 09 April 2014, 08:32 PM
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Three Men In A Boat is great. Have you read Three...

Three Men In A Boat is great. Have you read Three Men on the Bummel? (in which our heroes go on a cycle tour of Germany, although without mOntmorency)...
Forum: Book Corner 25 March 2014, 05:52 PM
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I haven't reported on my reading for ages! ...

I haven't reported on my reading for ages!

With the kids I have read The Railway Children (E Nesbit), The Battle of Bubble and Squeak (Philippa Pearce) and Emil and the Detectives...
Forum: Book Corner 13 July 2013, 08:51 PM
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I am reading Thunder and Lightnings by Jan Mark...

I am reading Thunder and Lightnings by Jan Mark to the kids. I have very little memory of the book from my own childnood but it's enjoyably low key: a boy moves to Norfolk and gets to know his new...
Forum: Book Corner 28 June 2013, 11:58 PM
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The Reason I Jump. I didn't really read it, I...

The Reason I Jump. I didn't really read it, I listened to Book of the week on Radio 4:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/radio4/posts/The-Reason-I-Jump-Book-of-the-Week



It's quite something.
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Forum: Book Corner 02 June 2013, 09:21 PM
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Yes, it would hardly be surprising. I've...

Yes, it would hardly be surprising.

I've found myself editing the book as I've been going along (which I hate doing: I think in general that if I find a book needs editing then its's not suitable...
Forum: Book Corner 30 May 2013, 10:31 AM
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Interesting, I hadn't heard of "the Caroline...

Interesting, I hadn't heard of "the Caroline Years" at all.

Little House on the Prairie ends as the Indians around the Ingalls home are being forced West by soldiers: there is in fact a lot of...
Forum: Book Corner 21 May 2013, 05:12 PM
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I have just finished Wool by Hugh Howey....

I have just finished Wool by Hugh Howey. Recommended by a friend and now I am reading a review of it I find it's apparently Sci-Fi's "answer to Fifty Shades of Grey" (:lol: in the sense of having...
Forum: Book Corner 30 April 2013, 09:28 PM
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The bedtime stories continue: We finished...

The bedtime stories continue:

We finished Danny, the Champion of the World by Roald Dahl. It's one of his best, I think. Totally gripping, emotionally real... Mr E insisted on staying to hear...
Forum: Book Corner 24 February 2013, 03:22 PM
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I seem only to be reading children's books at the...

I seem only to be reading children's books at the moment: once I've done the bedtime story I tend to do work rather than reading for myself!

The Children of Green Knowe...
Forum: Book Corner 30 October 2012, 03:40 PM
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I'm reading The Box Of Delights as a bedtime...

I'm reading The Box Of Delights as a bedtime story to the kids. It's somewhat dated but also interestingly weird and mysterious. British shopesters of my generation might remember the TV serial that...
Forum: Book Corner 01 October 2012, 10:10 PM
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Now reading Bad Pharma...

Now reading Bad Pharma (http://www.badscience.net/2012/09/heres-the-intro-to-my-new-book/) by Ben Goldacre.

I'm only on page 9 and I'm already being educated thoroughly about systematic reviews...
Forum: Book Corner 30 September 2012, 01:47 PM
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I've just read How to be a Woman by Caitlin...

I've just read How to be a Woman by Caitlin Moran.

It's like a breathless, hilarious pub conversation. It's very enjoyable to read sentiments you agree with written by someone of a similar age...
Forum: Book Corner 11 March 2012, 11:13 AM
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I am also reading Moominsummer Madness...

I am also reading Moominsummer Madness (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Moominsummer-Madness-Puffin-Books-Jansson/dp/0140305017) to the kids.

I highly recommend the Moomin books. They're full of wise...
Forum: Book Corner 11 March 2012, 11:07 AM
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(Three Men in a Boat) The origins of the...

(Three Men in a Boat)

The origins of the banking crisis, foreseen in 1889...
Forum: Book Corner 10 March 2012, 11:18 AM
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I have always loved this. Have you read Three Men...

I have always loved this. Have you read Three Men On the Bummel? (in which our heroes undertake a bicycle tour of Germany, although I can't recall if Montmorency goes too).

I am wading through...
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