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    House of Spies by Daniel Silva is a book I've enjoyed and the century trilogy by Ken Follett certainly puts history into perspective.
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    Read a couple of good reads recently - got cheap through Kindle's monthly deals (<$2 each), so good value.

    Beneath a Scarlet Sky - Mark Sullivan. Story of Italian teenager Pino Lella, rebelling against the Germans at the end of WWII. Based on a true story, and Lella said that was '80-90% true'.

    The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hill - Robert Dugoni. Story of Sam Hill, who is born with ocular albinism and his journey through life.

    Both easy reading, good stories and books want to keep reading the next page. Recommend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Waiuta View Post
    House of Spies by Daniel Silva is a book I've enjoyed and the century trilogy by Ken Follett certainly puts history into perspective.
    Thank you for bringing this author to my notice.
    I decided to start with The Black Widow.A really great read thank you.

    The Fox, by Frederick Forsyth is a good read.

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    Really enjoyed ‘The Seabird's Cry: The Lives and Loves of the Planet's Great Ocean Voyagers’ by Adam Nicolson
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    Quote Originally Posted by percy View Post
    Thank you for bringing this author to my notice.
    I decided to start with The Black Widow.A really great read thank you.

    The Fox, by Frederick Forsyth is a good read.
    I was given House of Spies so after reading that I read The English Spy which is written in a similar vane. I then read The Heist but didn't find it quite as enthralling.

    I enjoyed The Syndicate by Guy Bolton you suggested Percy and on another note you may enjoy Judi Dench's latest film 'Red Joan'
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    Really enjoyed "The Strange Death of Europe" by Douglas Murray.

    Easy to read and he raises some interesting conundrums to do with immigration and reproduction and how Europe wants to identify itself going forward from a cultural perspective. What does it mean to be European? How has this changed over time? Is Europe a place for the world? What is European culture?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Waiuta View Post
    I was given House of Spies so after reading that I read The English Spy which is written in a similar vane. I then read The Heist but didn't find it quite as enthralling.

    I enjoyed The Syndicate by Guy Bolton you suggested Percy and on another note you may enjoy Judi Dench's latest film 'Red Joan'
    Have now read House of Spies and The Other Woman,and The Black Widow by Daniel Silva.All great reads.
    Will take a break with John Sandford's Holy Ghost before reading more of Silva's.
    Also look forward to getting hold of The Border by Don Winslow sometime.

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    Well Holy Ghost by John Sandford was a disappointment.Like the character Virgil Flowers.Usually good reads.
    Just finished The Last Refuge by Craig Robertson.A bit different style of writting.The story was set in The Faroe Islands, which I never knew existed.
    Found google maps and general history of the islands very interesting. Ideal place for fish farming.!Eat your heart out NZK.

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    Quote Originally Posted by percy View Post
    Well Holy Ghost by John Sandford was a disappointment.Like the character Virgil Flowers.Usually good reads.
    Just finished The Last Refuge by Craig Robertson.A bit different style of writting.The story was set in The Faroe Islands, which I never knew existed.
    Found google maps and general history of the islands very interesting. Ideal place for fish farming.!Eat your heart out NZK.
    Faroe Islands amazing place ...need to go back sometime

    Beagle thinks flying into Queenstown is an experience landing on Faroe is really something

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=AyqEv6jMOUA
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    Well Daniel Silva provided another good read with "The Messenger."

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