Holiday Books

Any suggestions?

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18/05/2013 at 19:17

I've got 

Sweet Tooth by Ian McKewan

How England Made the English

i like the look of

Girl on the Stairs by Louse Welch

and Running with the Kenyans.

any more?

18/05/2013 at 19:19

I think fifty shades of grey might be your thing.

18/05/2013 at 19:54

That's so last year, keep up.

Perhaps you could dig me up something by Julie Burchill?

18/05/2013 at 21:02

The Hundred Year Old Man Who Climbed Out Of The Window And Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson 

The Cicero books by Robert Harris and the Cromwell books by Hilary Mantel

18/05/2013 at 21:03

And the Babylon series (Hotel, Hospital, Wedding etc ) are good beach reading ... 

18/05/2013 at 21:06

I've read the Cromwell books, fascinating, I saw the hundred year old man today ill look again tomorrow at the airport. 


18/05/2013 at 21:08

I really enjoyed it, I bought it in the kindle sale not expecting much and ended up tearing through it in one sitting

I'm looking forward to the third Cromwell book, even though I now feel so invested in the character I don't want to see him executed. 

18/05/2013 at 21:33


whenever I'm in London with an hour to spare I take a quick walk through the Tudor section in the National Portrait Gallery, she really has brought those people to life.

18/05/2013 at 21:35

I still think you need to be looking at chic lit

18/05/2013 at 21:36

Which part of Torremolinos are you going?

18/05/2013 at 21:36

I read Running with the Kenyans - quite enjoyed that.

Not sure if you're into your cycling but the Tyler Hamilton book is very good.

And one that I'm not sure I class as 'holiday reading', and something that's not normally my thing. But I can very strongly recommend 'Boy in the River' by Richard Hoskins. Said author is 'Home Run' on the sub 3 thread (hence why i bought it, supporting a mate etc), But it is very VERY good. As the reviews on Amazon will testify -

It's actually quite disturbing in places (quite a lot of places actually), but is one of those books that I genuinely couldn't put down. It would be fair comment to say I'm biased based on who's written it, but I genuinely would say the same things if I'd read it and had no idea who the author was.

18/05/2013 at 21:38

"Chic" or "chick" SR?  Big difference.

Edited: 18/05/2013 at 21:38
18/05/2013 at 21:46

I think if you want have a dig at Puffy it will have more impact if you use the correct word.

18/05/2013 at 21:50

Iain m banks, Peter f Hamilton, Alastair Reynolds .. Oops a bit sci-fi orientated 

18/05/2013 at 21:56

Nope the addition of the two extra words does nothing to improve the comic value - I suggest you employ a script writer rather than relying on your own material.

18/05/2013 at 22:06

You wish.

18/05/2013 at 22:07

This is what happens when mummy leaves the top off the gin bottle.

18/05/2013 at 22:10

Me or him?

18/05/2013 at 22:11

It just so happens that my mood is influenced by Bombay Saphire

19/05/2013 at 06:01

How about  The Humans by Matt Haig. Sounds an interesting read Puffy 

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