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  1. #871
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    Hi All,
    Having now read The Secret Hunters and especially Mr Fienes epilogue I am tending to think that the book is based on an actual account. Some of the descriptions given I have read similar accounts or watched in documentaries, even if fictitious still a very graphic great read as there has obviously been a lot of research done to write the book even down to finding actual people mentioned.....

    Just about to start:- Antarctica (1997) is a science fiction novel by American writer Kim Stanley Robinson. It deals with a variety of characters living at or visiting an Antarctic research station. It incorporates many of Robinson's common themes, including scientific process and the importance of environmental protection. (Courtesy of Wiki)



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    Just ordered this.

    I love a good bit of fantasy and make believe.

    http://unmpress.com/books.php?ID=20000000008622

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    "What you must remember" Flip said "is that nine-tenths of Cattermole's charm lies beneath the surface." Many agreed.

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    SSGB by Len Deighton:- SS-GB is an alternative history novel by Len Deighton, set in a United Kingdom conquered and occupied by Germany during the Second World War. The novel's title refers to the branch of the Nazi SS that controls Britain. (Courtesy of Wikipedia)



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    The Ultimate Insult by Maria Leach. Every memorable insult that has ever been thrown by the rich and famous is included in this book. Arranged thematically, it includes sections on politics, relationships, television and sex......



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    "1864", Tom Buk-Swienty, Profile Books Ltd. £8.99.

    1864 refers to the date of the last of the wars between Denmark and the Germans over possession of the two Duchies of Schleswig and Holstein that lie across the southern part of the Jutland peninsular.

    German aggression, Danish intransigence and British acquiescence all played their part in this quite savage and largely unknown military conflict.

    The Danes had the support of the British public but, Queen Victoria, one of whose relatives was married into the German monarchy, wished to remain on the side lines.

    I wonder if anyone knows why the Danes did not claim back their territorial losses after 1918 or possibly 1945 ?

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    One Foot In The Grave by David Renwick, two chapters in and it's easy to see why it was a funny series... Victor's life is far too complicated, with a python in his luggage, a body search at the airport, a dead tomcat in the freezer, the charred remains of a neighbour on the kitchen table and then there are the 200 garden gnomes.

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    Darwin And The Barnacle By Rebecca Stott. Pairing Charles Darwin and a rare species of barnacle as her unlikely protagonists, Stott has written an absorbing work of history, a book that guides readers through the treacherous shoals of 19th-century biology. 32 illustrations.....



    Geoff.
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    I was a little young when the Harry Potter phenomenon came around, but only started reading it now On book 2 atm, and I finally see why it's such a success. Going to read the books and then watch the movies!

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    Re. "1864", Tom Buk-Swienty, Profile Books Ltd. £8.99.

    I remamber watching a TV serial based on the evnts in this book. a few years ago. I think it was made in Denmark, and dubbed into English.

    It was shown on BBC4, if i remember correctly.

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    Air Battle for Dunkirk - Norman Franks

    Only just started reading it.
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    Neptune's Inferno..by James Hornfischer
    The story of the naval battles of Guadalcanal...
    Coming soon after the U.S. victories at the battles of Midway and Coral Sea, it taught the USN that the Japanese were still a force to be reckoned with. At the end of the various battles, each had lost 24 ships, plus the Japanese lost the contested island and thousands of soldiers and marines.

    While the U.S. (and to a small degree the RAN) lost more more sailors than the Japanese, who decisively won the first battle, it became a strategic Allied victory. The difference was the U.S. could make good its losses, not so the IJN.

    Prompted by my reading of Harm's Way by James Bassett...the source for the 1965 John Wayne film In Harm's Way
    which is a fictionalized account of similar sea battles. The author was on the staff of Admiral Halsey, so he knew how to portray high ranking naval officers. Early chapters give a good psychological profile of the main characters so it's far more than the "stiff upper lip" and "aren't our boys so good" military fare.
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    There are two sides to every story. The truth is usually somewhere between the two.

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    The Dambusters by Paul Brickhill (1952 Companion Book Club Edition)

    The Dam Busters is a non-fiction book by Paul Brickhill about Royal Air Force Squadron 617 Originally commanded by Wing Commander Guy Gibson V.C.
    during World War II.



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    The Last British Dambuster by George Johnny Johnson. (One man's extraordinary life and the raid that changed history)

    " I was anxious to fight. Hitler was the b@stard who had started all this and he needed sorting out. We were under threat. Everything we stood for: our country, our families and our way of life was being attacked by this maniac. He could not be allowed to win. So for me and many, many others like me, there was no alternative. We were in a pickle and something had to be done. "



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    Enemy Coast Ahead (1946 Edition) by Guy Gibson. Enemy Coast Ahead is an autobiographical book recounting the World War II flying career of Wing Commander Guy Gibson VC, DSO, DFC. It covers his time in RAF Bomber Command from the very earliest days of war in 1939 through to 1943.



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    Sharp Steel by William Alan Webb. Exiled with only a sword and a vow of vengeance… Together with his giant axe-wielding friend Dexter Reedman, Alden Havenwulf strides the wild landscape of Reven, a place filled with vampires that don’t drink blood, dragons that aren’t dragons, a were-beast that doesn’t change shape, and wizards, lots and lots of wizards. Return now to the days of sharp steel and high adventure!



    Geoff.

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    Fear Is The Key by Alistair Mclean. A classic novel of ruthless revenge set in the steel jungle of an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico -- and on the sea bed
    below it. Now reissued in a new cover style. A sunken DC-3 lying on the Caribbean floor. Its cargo: ten million, two hundred and fifty thousand dollars in
    gold ingots, emeralds and uncut diamonds guarded by the remains of two men, one woman and a very small boy. The fortune was there for the taking,
    and ready to grab it were a blue-blooded oilman with his own offshore rig, a gangster so cold and independent that even the Mafia couldn't do business
    with him and a psychopathic hired assassin. Against them stood one man, and those were his people, those skeletons in their watery coffin. His name was
    Talbot, and he would bury his dead -- but only after he had avenged their murders.



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    A great read above, can't go wrong with Alistair !!
    http://www.flightmemory.com/ I have been round the world 11.83 times!

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    "Berlin Noir"by Phillip Kerr.He has written a series of books about a Berlin detective(Bernie Gunther)that starts c1936 and ends up with his latest book set in Greece in 1957.Well researched and lots of good stuff leading up to and after WW2!

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    Newforest:- Yes I am enjoying the book the beginning get's you thinking one way then it doe a complete 108 and sets you on another path. I am at the
    moment where Jablonski has just been killed then buried, Talbot in the meantime makes sure Valentino is off bodyguard duties to be replaced by Kendrick
    to protect Mary as they are about to embark to X13....

    Geoff.

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    '6 Weeks of Blenheim summer'

    A brilliant book, which is a sort of padded out diary written by a Blenheim pilot. it covers before, during and after Dunkirk and is an excellent read.

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    Newforest - Excellent book matey thoroughly enjoyed it so will now buy all his books....

    The Shape Of Things To Come By H.G.Wells (Corgi Edition). The Shape of Things to Come is a work of science fiction by H. G. Wells, published in 1933, which speculates on future events from 1933 until the year 2106.



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