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Post by Cass on Sun Jan 05, 2020 4:00 am

First topic message reminder :

A very good biography of Prince Albert
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And just finishing these two. Not quite sure how I feel about them yet.

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Post by Fred Moletrousers on Sun Apr 19, 2020 1:24 pm

Cass wrote:
Fred Moletrousers wrote:I've just finished Dan Brown's Wars of the Roses - prompted by a visit to Bosworth field and Richard 111's magnificent tomb in Leicester Cathedral - and have now just started on some sheer escapism stuff as an antedote to all the doom and gloom; re-visiting my old book club collection of the works of Dennis Wheatley.

Hey Lord M

Is it Dan Jones The Hollow Crown?


Ps how is the onion factory? Still smelly? Smile

It's Jones's Wars of the Roses -the Fall of the Plantagenets and Rise of the Tudors, Cass.

Blimey, your memory is better than mine...is that my modest onion store is now exhausted and new crop is growing-or the big onion packing plant down the road? If the latter it is currently quite fragrant being surrounded by spring flowering.
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Post by Brutus on Sun Apr 19, 2020 1:59 pm

Just reread VM Yeats WW1  Royal Flying Corps  ( semi autobiographical) Winged Victory. A careful and action packed story of the protagonists descent into a drunken oblivion to escape the near certainty of flaming death in a Sopwith Camel.
A stunning portrayal of thev futility of war and how it affects those facing the enemy.
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Post by Cass on Sun Apr 19, 2020 7:00 pm

Fred Moletrousers wrote:
Cass wrote:

Hey Lord M

Is it Dan Jones The Hollow Crown?


Ps how is the onion factory? Still smelly? Smile

It's Jones's Wars of the Roses -the Fall of the Plantagenets and Rise of the Tudors, Cass.

Blimey, your memory is better than mine...is that my modest onion store is now exhausted and new crop is growing-or the big onion packing plant down the road? If the latter it is currently quite fragrant being surrounded by spring flowering.
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Thanks for the clarification. It looks like an alternative title is The Hollow Crown. I’ve put it on my list for when we reopen and I can get it through Inter Library Loan.

The latter! Those woods were always lovely this time of year. Is the Black Horse still around? I mean in normal times, not during the crisis. Always had a fantastic Sunday lunch there.

Hope you are ok xxx

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Post by Cass on Sun Apr 19, 2020 7:02 pm

Brutus wrote:Just reread VM Yeats WW1  Royal Flying Corps  ( semi autobiographical) Winged Victory. A careful and action packed story of the protagonists descent into a drunken oblivion to escape the near certainty of flaming death in a Sopwith Camel.
A stunning portrayal of thev futility of war and how it affects those facing the enemy.

Sounds interesting. Would you class it as Faction?

For some reason I’ve never gotten into the history of WW1 much, and the Wild West. Don’t know why.

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Post by Brutus on Mon Apr 20, 2020 7:55 am

It is fiction, but it is based on Yeates  experiences in WW1, so yes, it is faction

The book was hugely popular with fighter pilots in WW2.

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Post by Cass on Wed Jun 03, 2020 8:52 pm

Hey Nicko (and anyone else who is interested)
Came across two books that are newly published that you might like. They are in my next book order.

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Post by Cass on Wed Jun 03, 2020 8:54 pm

Quill this might interest you. Just arrived and I have it checked out.
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Post by Original Quill on Wed Jun 03, 2020 10:27 pm

I've heard of Hidden Valley Road, but not yet read it. On your recommendation, I will send for it.

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Post by Cass on Wed Jun 03, 2020 10:45 pm

Original Quill wrote:I've heard of Hidden Valley Road, but not yet read it.  On your recommendation, I will send for it.

I have not started it yet. Been working from home today processing May’s order and I knew I had ordered it but had forgotten so I was very happy. Let me know what you think ok?

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