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    Default What book are you reading now?

    I'm just finished with "Mugabe" by David Smith & Colin Simpson (1981).

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    Default What book are you reading now?

    "Behind the Bar" by A.E.Bowker. The autobiography of a barrister's clerk.

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    Dan Brown - The lost symbol
    Are we there yet?

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    Just finished The Mary Deare by Hammond Innes, a grand sea thriller of the old school.
    If I remember correctly Innes made a packet out of this book and it gave him the cash to build an offshore racer called - Mary Deare.

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    Molecular Gastronomy by Hervé This, and The Science of Cooking by Peter Barham.

    Presents to help keep my mind off grimmer things.

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    Default Voyages of a simple sailor by Roger Taylor

    Excellent book -very well written, moves along at a cracking pace and leaves one with a head full of questions afterwards!

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    Legend. David Gemmell.

    Rob
    I'm so busy thinking "Can I" that i never stop to think "Should I"

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    Lost Voices of the Royal Navy: Vivid Eyewitness Accounts of Life in the Royal Navy from 1914-1945, Max Arthur.

    Very enjoyable accounts, different times!

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    The Boys' Book of the Sea. "21 true stories chosen by Nicholas Monsarrat"

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    A Race Too Far by Chris Eakin.

    Story of the 1968 Golden Globe, harrowing enough for me to have to put it down near the end of the book for a day or so before I could finish it...


    Submarine : an anthology of first-hand accounts of the war under the sea, 1939-1945 / edited by Jean Hood.

    First hand accounts of what it was like to be a submariner, of all nations, during the second world war. Just started this, but what a breed apart those guys were/are.

    Steve

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