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Possession A S Byatt 1990

Started by Adrian Essex Oct 4, 2014. 0 Replies

I now usually have two books on the go at any one time. An old fashioned thing made of paper and cardboard, and another on my Google Nexus Kindle emulator. I just dare not risk the electronic version in the bath - once dropped it would never work…Continue

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"Portrait of the Mother as a Young Woman" by Friedrich Delius Christian

Started by Adrian Essex Feb 11, 2012. 0 Replies

I met a charming lady called Meike the other Saturday. She was selling books at the stall outside Budgen's. Meike actually runs a publishing house called Peirene which holds regular book…Continue

Tags: Friedrich Delius Christian, Portrait of the Mother as a Young Woman

A free chapter - Download the first chapter of The Cleansing Flames by R. N. Morris

Started by Adrian Essex. Last reply by Adrian Essex Feb 1, 2012. 1 Reply

I saw this entry on Facebook recently in a Crouch End group, so I guess the author is local (North London is as much as he reveals in his profile).This technique, of selling ebooks at very reasonable prices, has had some success. Apparently someone…Continue

Tags: The Cleansing Flames, by, R. N. Morris, Download, -

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo - disappointed so far

Started by Adrian Essex. Last reply by Adrian Essex Jan 29, 2012. 2 Replies

I've just started reading this - up to about page 50 - and if the book did not have such a reputation I might be inclined to give up. So far a journalist has had a somewhat stilted and unconvincing discussion with an old mate on a clearly contrived…Continue

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The In-Betweeners Movie

Started by Adrian Essex Jan 1, 2012. 0 Replies

I know this is not a book but there is no film club. I watched some of the In-Betweeners TV series and soon grew weary of it - essentially it only had one joke, the repetition of which was not amusing.But the film, one of the household got a copy…Continue

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Who's Who in Hell, by Robert Chalmers - set in Crouch End a proposal for the next book club read

Started by Adrian Essex. Last reply by Adrian Essex Jun 28, 2011. 3 Replies

I'd like to propose we read this book as a Book Club choice, if only because it is set in Crouch End and the author proselytises on behalf of Crouch End in this video clip.…Continue

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Naomi Novik - Victory of Eagles

Started by Adrian Essex. Last reply by CrouchEnd Cupcake Apr 27, 2011. 1 Reply

The book Pam and I are currently reading is Naomi Novik - Victory of Eagles. This is quite a long way down a series of books documented here. It is set at the time of the Napoleonic…Continue

The Crimson Petal and the White - Michael Faber

Started by Adrian Essex Apr 16, 2011. 0 Replies

This is another book I picked up when my middle daughter moved out. I had no idea she read such filth. The graphic encounters with the prostitutes do certainly draw you in to the story, which then changes entirely to look at the oddness of the…Continue

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