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Holiday book ?

Discussion in 'Book Talk' started by Kegman, Jun 1, 2012.

  1. slick

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    Sounds like a love story, I'll go and see what it's about because I'm a more of a crime and action man, I don't mean me lol but the genre.
    Saying that ........
  2. slick

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    :lol
    I'm a dickhead, I thought that was the title of a book Topdog.
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  3. slick

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    I'm going to Zante, Alakazaz or sumething like that, we went there last year too and the wife liked it so much she's booked it again.
  4. slick

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    Managed to get a load of Man City ebooks, anybody know the best program to read mobi extensions?
  5. ONEDUNME

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    :roll
  6. Punter

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    :lol:lol

    Have a good one Slick.

    If i turned up in Greece with my lot this summer they'd probably hand us some blankets, food parcels and direct us to the nearest holding camp lol
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  7. winrew

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    UB Reader is the app I use on the tablet Slick
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  8. traeth

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    the last few books I've read were

    Stephen King's 11.22.63
    V.M. Yeates' Winged Victory- WW1 fighter pilot experience
    Harriet Tuckey Everest The First Ascent - biography of a Sport Scientist

    a bit of an eclectic mix
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  9. slick

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    Cheers Traeth, I'll check them out.

    I installed UB reader last night Winrew, it seems to read all the formats and easy enough to use to navigate the tablet to find where I downloaded the ebooks.
    Looks like I'll be using that too.
  10. slick

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    I didn't realise there were so many free books on Amazon, I've installed the anrdoid kindle app and I've more than enough to be going on with now.
    In fact I've downloaded that many if they were paper editions the plane wouldn't leave the fcuking ground.
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  12. slick

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    I'm onto the free Biographical section now, who's Tommy the tank?
  13. ONEDUNME

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    Slick will be back shortly folks. He's currently doing a search on Amazon for a book called "A bit of an eclectic mix":naughty
  14. slick

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    Arrived early doors this morning, would go into more detail but I'd get a better signal in Mars than this fcuking place.
    I,ve arranged to see some Chinese bloke tomorrow who can get free wifi by hacking satellites lol, wtf

    I'd try and think of an apt funny name for him but Don't want to waste any brain matter as this won't probably reach bet nod lol
  15. winrew

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    Just finished Fear and Loathing in La Liga.
    Written by the Guardians Sid Lowe , its all about the history and rivalry between Real Madrid and Barcelona , its one of the best sporting books i have read .

    Just moved onto Agent Zig Zag , Hang on :leaving
    Review from The Guardian

    Ben Macintyre, a quite superb writer, has a knack of unearthing gems of stories. A previous book, A Foreign Field, told the remarkable tale of four British soldiers given sanctuary in a French village during the First World War after being marooned behind enemy lines. Now he has told the equally remarkable story of Second World War double agent Eddie Chapman.

    Chapman, a criminal, sybarite and serial philanderer, found himself on Jersey when the Germans invaded and was transferred to a hellhole of a prison in Paris. The only way out of this benighted existence was to volunteer his services to the Abwehr as a secret agent. Eventually accepted, he was then parachuted into England, where he promptly landed flat on his face and then swiftly handed himself over to the police and volunteered to become a secret agent.

    Get the picture? This was a man who first and foremost was driven by self-interest. Yet, as Macintyre makes clear, Chapman was not that simple a character. He developed a genuine affection for his Abwehr controllers. As for his many female conquests, he always professed undying affection, an emotion that was uniformly reciprocated.

    Even his British secret service superiors, who, correctly, treated him initially with hostility and suspicion, succumbed to his undoubted charm and ability. Only when he volunteered to assassinate Hitler and go out in a blaze of glory did they curb his patent enthusiasm for espionage. That he was eventually sacked as an agent owed far more to another man's jealousy than to Chapman's failings.

    Ben Macintyre tells Chapman's story with panache, affection and tremendous wit. In the course of Agent Zigzag, there are many charming and touching vignettes, none more so than the case of Praetorius, one of Chapman's Abwehr minders. A fan of all things English, but especially folk dancing, Praetorius eventually left the secret service and was appointed dance instructor to the Wehrmacht in the middle of the war. It makes you wonder why it took so long for the Germans to lose.

  16. Steve_uk

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    Now who is cutting and pasting? As for my holiday book I might take The Ragged-Trousered Philanthropists.
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  17. traeth

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    Agent Zig Zag sounds good , I've put it on my list

    p.s. Win , how does it feel to be chastised by "schoolteacher" steve
  18. winrew

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    I let it wash over me to be honest , i would rather not be lectured by a buffoon , but every circus needs a clown.
  19. Steve_uk

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  20. Steve_uk

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    Whilst we're on the subject,I wouldn't work in your Jobs For The Boyos schools if you paid me double.

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