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    Christine
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    Mary Renault’s ‘The Charioteer.’ It’s a Second World War book, but it’s about the wounded men and those looking after them.
    My review of it is on Amazon, using the name Provincial Lady. (Is it ok to say that?)

    #15310

    trishj46
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    This is not a novel, but a good, informative read.
    There is great information in this book!
    “Validate your Pain!” by Alan F.Chino PH.D
    and Corinne D.Davis, M.D
    trishj46

    #15311

    Laura
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    I love reading! I’m keeping a note of everyone’s choices but can’t imagine I’ll ever read all of them but I’ll try!

    I’ve just finished A Volunteer Nurse on the Western Front: Memoirs from a WWI camp hospital by Olive Dent about her time nursing in France during the first world war. Wonderful writing style I thought and in this year of commemoration a very fitting tribute.

    #15312

    Christine
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    I’ll look for that one, Laura. Thanks.

    #15313

    Anonymous

    I have just finished Carole Matthews a house by the sea, it is fab,
    As are all of Carole Matthews books, very funny and well written.

    Debbie Macomber (avid knitting books) they are good feeling reads.

    Sophie Kinsella – shopaholic books are always good to have a laugh with.

    I also like Stuart McBride (he writes about a police station in aberdeen, some of his books are very graphic and you need a good strong stomach when he talks about finding pieces of body or bones, but they are reads that you cannot put down. some funny bits in it too. and if you know of any policemen or women and some of the characters may be some they know or work with. so it can be good fun. )

    enjoyx

    #15314

    Anonymous

    Hi, I’ve just finished a book by the late Sue Townsend called Ghost Children. It’s not a laugh a minute but very thought provoking. It took me all of two days to read! I don’t know how I’ve missed it as it was published way back in 1997. Annie x

    #15315

    Laura
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    How spooky…. was just thinking about this topic and here it is!

    I’ve just read ‘A train in winter : a story of resistance, friendship and survival’ by Caroline Moorehead, the true story of women in France’s resistance movement. Really thought provoking and although very sad at times it really shows how some people are able to put their lives on the line for freedom. A tragic story of patriotism, wonder if it would happen these days?

    #15316

    Susiesunshinethree
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    I’ve not long finished The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion. Reviews said it was laugh out loud; brilliant important, good hearted…etc etc it was and I can recommend for good summer read.

    #15317

    dalhousie
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    Apparently there is a follow up to The Rosie Project called The Rosie Effect. Haven’t read it yet but think I will order it when I’ve finished my current batch of books as I really liked the first book.

    #15318

    Susiesunshinethree
    Participant

    I’ll have to keep my eye out for that, the project was a nice easy read hope the next one is too.

    #15319

    jean
    Participant

    Her Ladyship’s Maid by Alwyn Moyle, tells the story of a welsh girl who moves to London to be a ladies maid with a difference It is a true life story and covers from 1918-2013 when she passed away.
    I couldn’t put it down and it has been voted one of the best biographies on Amazon.

    #15320

    jean
    Participant

    The last Foundling by Tom H Mackensie, True story)

    A Moment to Remember by Dee Williams

    A Spoonful of Sugar by Brenda Ashford

    The Refuge by Jenny Smith

    The Railwayman by Eric Lomax, (much better than the film ), bit slow at first but well worth a read

    #15321

    Christine
    Participant

    Blake Morrison’s ‘The Last Weekend.’ It’s quite disturbing – be warned!

    Non-fiction: ‘The Road to Middlemarch’ by Rebecca Mead. She’s always been obsessed with George Eliot – very interesting and different .

    Christine

    #15322

    Anonymous

    Hi Laura, I read Train in Winter too. Yes, I agree, very thought provoking. And very COLD! x

    #15323

    Rose
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    Longbourne- servant view/story- Fiction
    The alternative servants review to Pride and Prejudice .
    Brill but I had to miss some pages as the tension got too much for me, although I did go back to them later. And watching Pride and Prejudist later, it gave me a new insight

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