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Tell us about your favourite book and why you like it

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My Favourite Book

Started by yellowcanary. Last reply by tizliz Jan 29, 2014. 1 Reply

One of my favourite books is Black Beauty by Anna Sewell - I read it as a child and still have a copy on my bookshelf to go back to every so often.  Continue

My Favourite book

Started by tizliz. Last reply by tizliz Jan 29, 2014. 1 Reply

I have just started reading Ann Cleeves' books and I love all her books.  Sometimes when you get free e-books they are such rubbish - from the content to the editing and the proof reading or rather…Continue

My Favourite book

Started by tizliz. Last reply by tizliz Jan 29, 2014. 2 Replies

Terry Pratchett's Colour of Magic is such a wonderful book.  It introduces you to a wonderful new world, though I think you need a slightly warped sense of humour to appreciate it. Now I look forward…Continue

My Favourite Book

Started by AnneMarie55. Last reply by Maryemm Jan 26, 2014. 1 Reply

Probably To Kill a Mockingbird.  Loved it when I was about 15 and have re-read it a number of times since and still love it.  One of those almost timeless, classic books.  It has so many lessons to…Continue

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Comment by stillahippie on September 7, 2015 at 22:43

Worth a read:

Up West by Pip Granger.

It's the story (biographical) of her childhood in Soho in the 1950s/ 1960s. Not all doom and gloom, like some East End biographies, and an enlightening introduction to a maligned area of Central London. Well written and easy to read.

Paperback, first published 2009, 493pp.

Comment by judylow on September 7, 2015 at 23:06

Sounds interesting.

Can I recommend The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton and also Us by David Nicholls both really good in different ways.

Comment by stillahippie on September 7, 2015 at 23:13

Thanks Judy for the recommends.

I worked in the City in the late 60s as a messenger, and used to go through Covent Garden daily. I remember the fruit market clearly - the smell of it used to permeate down to the tube platforms!

Comment by stillahippie on November 3, 2015 at 22:53

I'm nearly finished reading Danny Baker's autobiography "Going To Sea On a Sieve", which the recent BBC tv series was based upon.

It details his upbringing in sarf London, and his times in the music business. A happy, positive tale based in the late 60s / 70s, which resonates with my times in the City at the same time. 

Recommended.

Comment by Betsie on July 7, 2017 at 10:23

A memorable book I have read recently is "Moving" by Jenny Éclair. I liked the way she had structured this novel.  It begins with an old lady putting the old family home up for sale.  As she takes the estate agent who comes to value it through the rooms the story begins to unfold.  Well written showing insight to human nature and the differences that happen in family life.  In chapter one the reader might think this is going to be very "old ladyish" ut as we move through the years it becomes very cutting edge as life unfolds for the original protagonists descendants.  A good read. 

Comment by tia123 on December 9, 2017 at 20:08

I was bought up on Enid Blyton, now I read thrillers & romance, but the latter very rarely. Wonder if Enid Blyton, Andy Panda & Noddy, would know how there books & TV programmes have been chopped around all for the sake of being politically correct. Such a shame books are to be treasured not played around with.

Sorry if this is a subject I shouldn't be touching on!

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