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    Found a Bernard Minier “Don’t Turn out the Lights” at the Tip Shop yesterday .....cost 50 cents

    Very busy was the Tip Shop with plenty if Xmas presents being bought
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    Love it.!!

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    The Art of Execution

    https://www.amazon.com/Art-Execution.../dp/085719495X

    Love this book as it talks about ways to sell. Also goes into trading personas.

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    currently reading aloud (to my Mum) Kane and Abel by Jefferey Archer. Its a story of two boys with nothing in common except being born on the same day in 1906, and how their live eventually entwine as they climb to their fortunes.

    We've just got past the 1929 crash bit (gulp)


    • Kane and Abel is a 1979 novel by British author Jeffrey Archer.
    • It reached No. 1 on the New York Times best-seller list.
    • Kane & Abel is among the top 100 list of best-selling books in the world
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    For clarity, nothing I say is advice....

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    I enjoyed Jeffery Archer's books.Always a good read.
    Recent books I have read;
    The Shadow Killer by Arnaldur Indidason.Set in Iceland in 1941.I enjoyed it.
    The Syndicate,by Guy Bolton.isbn.9781786074317.Mobsters,Bugsey Siegel's murder.I could not put it down.Great read.
    Past Tense,by Lee Child.Yes it moves along.Usual number killed.
    The Reckoning by John Grisham.Well Grisham has let his fans down with this one,.
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    Quote Originally Posted by percy View Post
    I enjoyed Jeffery Archer's books.Always a good read.
    Recent books I have read; ...

    The Reckoning by John Grisham.Well Grisham has let his fans down with this one,.
    Don't tell me that, I have not read it yet, have it to read, Liked all his books except Painted House, the one where he stepped away from his main story telling "theme"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jay View Post
    Don't tell me that, I have not read it yet, have it to read, Liked all his books except Painted House, the one where he stepped away from his main story telling "theme"
    I look forward to your comments once you have read it.
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    Will do percy, have another couple (non fiction) to get through first and am not a fast reader.

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    Quote Originally Posted by winner69 View Post
    Found a Bernard Minier “Don’t Turn out the Lights” at the Tip Shop yesterday .....cost 50 cents

    Very busy was the Tip Shop with plenty if Xmas presents being bought
    “Don’t Turn out the Lights” was quite enjoyable

    Took it back to the Tip Shop for somebody else to enjoy

    While there bought a book on the history of lighthouses built on rocks around the UK.....”Seashaken Houses” for 50 cents. Really fascinating how they built some of them.
    ”You can't cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water.” -Rabindranath Tagore

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    Well the last couple of weeks have been a disaster for me.Ordered a book I have already read.Getting other books out I have already read,and giving up on a number of books,including one by Peter James,"Absolute Proof". Have not returned it yet,so may try again.
    Luckily I have enjoyed Barry Maitland's; The Raven's Eye.
    Have three more books out from the library including another by Barry Maitland,so will see how they go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by percy View Post
    Well the last couple of weeks have been a disaster for me.Ordered a book I have already read.Getting other books out I have already read,and giving up on a number of books,including one by Peter James,"Absolute Proof". Have not returned it yet,so may try again.
    Luckily I have enjoyed Barry Maitland's; The Raven's Eye.
    Have three more books out from the library including another by Barry Maitland,so will see how they go.
    Derek B Miller has written a couple of good stories. "Norwegian by Night" and and "American by Day "
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    Quote Originally Posted by percy View Post
    The Reckoning by John Grisham.Well Grisham has let his fans down with this one,.
    OK have read it now, yes perhaps he should keep to his "expertise", didn't know I was going to get a war story in the middle.
    OK overall, granted not his best work ever and as I said the middle was too long and drawn out in my view

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jay View Post
    OK have read it now, yes perhaps he should keep to his "expertise", didn't know I was going to get a war story in the middle.
    OK overall, granted not his best work ever and as I said the middle was too long and drawn out in my view
    Sorry I put you off it.Agree the war story was too much.
    I am currently struggling with Gerald Seymour's Battle sight Zero.
    Seems a good read but does not flow.
    I have recently read two books by James MacManus; Midnight in Berlin, and Sleep in Peace tonight.
    Enjoyed both,so will look to read more of his books.
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    Really enjoying ‘99 Variations on a Proof’ by Philip Ording
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    Quote Originally Posted by percy View Post
    I enjoyed Jeffery Archer's books.Always a good read.
    Recent books I have read;
    The Shadow Killer by Arnaldur Indidason.Set in Iceland in 1941.I enjoyed it.
    The Syndicate,by Guy Bolton.isbn.9781786074317.Mobsters,Bugsey Siegel's murder.I could not put it down.Great read.
    Past Tense,by Lee Child.Yes it moves along.Usual number killed.
    The Reckoning by John Grisham.Well Grisham has let his fans down with this one,.
    I'm now onto reading aloud The Broker by John Grisham. I'm enjoying how it teaches me Italian hahah .
    For clarity, nothing I say is advice....

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