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Possession A S Byatt 1990

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…

Started by Adrian Essex

0 Oct 4, 2014

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

I met a charming lady called Meike the other Saturday. She was selling books at the stall outside Budgen's. Meike actually runs a publishin…

Started by Adrian Essex

0 Feb 11, 2012

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

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 p…

Started by Adrian Essex

1 Feb 1, 2012
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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo - disappointed so far

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 fa…

Started by Adrian Essex

2 Jan 29, 2012
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The In-Betweeners Movie

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…

Started by Adrian Essex

0 Jan 1, 2012

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

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…

Started by Adrian Essex

3 Jun 28, 2011
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Naomi Novik - Victory of Eagles

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 her…

Started by Adrian Essex

1 Apr 27, 2011
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The Crimson Petal and the White - Michael Faber

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 pros…

Started by Adrian Essex

0 Apr 16, 2011

We Are All Made of Glue - Marina Lewycka

Another read out loud book for me. It's written in nice simple language, set in Islington, so I know most of the locations, and tells an en…

Started by Adrian Essex

0 Apr 11, 2011

Notwithstanding - Louis De Bernières

Another read out loud book - by Louis De Bernières.  This is a collection of anecdotes based around a rural setting. There is no underlying…

Started by Adrian Essex

0 Apr 11, 2011


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