What was the last book you read?

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  1. Swami

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    The autobiography of Damon Hill "Watching The Wheels".

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    I've just finished read Hamlet which is an old book written about a hundred years ago. It's about this bloke who, quite frankly, seems to have rather a lot of issues going on and who can't tell a hawk from a handsaw when the wind is nor-nor-east. His bird just can't cope so she tops herself because he fancies his mum. Mind you, I wouldn't kick her out myself.
     
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    Senna versus Prost by Malcolm Folley.

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    The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters

    An award-winning instant classic.

    I haven't read anything by Sarah Waters before but I might start chasing up some of previous novels now.
     
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    Son of Black Beauty by Phyllis Briggs

    Proving that the unnecessary sequel is not a recent Hollywood invention, this was published in 1950, 73 years after Anna Sewell's original. That said, Phyllis Briggs does a good job a capturing the tone, albeit with a somewhat darker tale, although right on the first page she oddly has her protagonist throw doubt on whether he really is Beauty's son at all.
     
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    The Truth of the Matter by Gough Whitlam

    Inside account of the still-controversial dismissal of the Whitlam Labor Government in Australia in 1975, written by the former Prime Minister himself.
     
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    Delightful. I expected it to be quite lightweight. It is, but in the best way.

    Some nice background and insight to the different eras in which the series has run. And it captures the tone of the series well. ​
     
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    Just finished 'Bambi The Forest Deer'. It's about a young deer who can't even stand up properly without falling over who is always very cute, lovable and well behaved. I was glad when the little bastard got shot.
     
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    The Keys of the Kingdom by A.J. Cronin. I loved it! Well-written, wonderful story, often exciting, and ultimately hopeful.:rainbow:
     
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    Boethius' The Consolation of Philosophy.(Translated by Richard Green)
    Very accessible and it really did have an impact on how I view life.
     
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    The New Moon Race by Morris Jones

    Examines the renewed interest in sending both manned and unmanned probes to the moon by various countries around the world. It was published in 2009 so does not cover the most recent developments such as Project Artemis but still gives an idea of what may be in store.
     
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    Behind The Silver Fern - Playing Rugby For New Zealand.

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    I just finished reading At the Existential Cafe by Sarah Bakewell. If you like philosophy and/or early to mid 20 th century European history, you'll love this. It's very engaging and interesting. Bakewell helped me understand some philosophies I had a hard time getting.
     
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    Shell Game by Sara Paretsky (V. I. Warshawski #19)
     
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    100 Great Irish Rugby Moments by John Scally.

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    I just finished The Chain by Irish writer Adrian Mckinty. It's a fast paced thriller with an intriguing and disturbing premise.
     
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    Undefeated - the 1974 British & Irish Lions tour to South Africa.

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    The Saint Bids Diamonds by Leslie Charteris (The Saint #18)
     
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    The Saint Plays with Fire by Leslie Charteris (The Saint #19)
     

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