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Yes! It's about a lost painting and the people who are looking for it. This book took me at least three attempts to finish as I kept losing the will, even though I was enjoying it ;-) glad I finished it tbf it was well worth it :)
 

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I have three books on the go at the moment; the new Rivers of London (9) - Amongst Our Weapons by Ben Aaronovitch, which is shaping up to be much better than the last one; My Rock 'n' Roll Friend by Tracey Thorn; Vera book 6 - Harbour Street by Ann Cleeves.
 

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The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert
The Gift of Rain by Tan Twan Eng
Bewilderment by Richard Powers
 

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Topper - Thorne Smith
Many may not be aware of the character 'Topper', but if you type that name into the IMDB search box, it will bring up a whole string of movies, and TV series based on the character 'Topper'. Being a lover of old movies, I have seen a couple of them, so you can imagine my excitement what I saw the original novel in the charity shop. The book was first published in 1926, so I knew that the story would be very dated, but the humour hasn't aged well at all, Very disappointed. :(
 

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The Giant, O'Brien by Hilary Mantel
Beside Myself by Ann Morgan
A Grief Observed by C. S. Lewis
 

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Treasure Island by R. L. Stevenson
Sunset by Jessie Cave
The Last Family in England by Matt Haig
 

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The Garden of Lost and Found by Harriet Evans
Loitering with Intent by Muriel Spark
 

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Treasure Island I love this book mentioned above ^^^ I still retain a copy of it in my pride of place bookcase. Fun fact: this was the book that inspired H Rider Haggard to write King Solomon's Mines. When Haggard read Treasure Island, he boasted to a friend that he could write a better book, and went about it... The jury's out on whether he succeeded. I think he did, just...

By George, The autobiography of George Foreman
I'm not normally one for sporting biographies, but i'm very pleased I read this one, as it was an amazing read. How he went from street thug to world boxing champion. Quit boxing after undergoing a religious conversion whilst still in his 20s, only to regain the heavyweight title at the age of 45. Still preaching to his congregation, and is probably better known today for the George Foreman healthy eating grill.
 

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Animal by Sara Pascoe
Beyond Black by Hilary Mantel
The Swimming Pool Library by Alan Hollinghurst
 

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I've read 'sex power money' by Sara. I've been looking out for 'Animal' mentioned above ^^^.

The Bolivian Diary - Ernesto Che Guevara
The title alone might be enough to put people off reading this book, and I wouldn't blame them for that. An interesting read though.

ILL Met by Moonlight - W. Stanley Moss
This one was made into a movie and it's another diary, clearly I have a penchant for reading other people's stuff. A gripping account of derring-do
 

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Borderland: A Journey Through the History of Ukraine ~ Anna Reid

Putin's War Against Ukraine: Revolution, Nationalism and Crime ~ Taras Kuzio

Russian Nationalism and the Russian-Ukrainian War ~ Taras Kuzio

Red Famine: Stalin's War on Ukraine ~ Anne Applebaum

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Borderland: A Journey Through the History of Ukraine ~ Anna Reid

Putin's War Against Ukraine: Revolution, Nationalism and Crime ~ Taras Kuzio

Russian Nationalism and the Russian-Ukrainian War ~ Taras Kuzio

Red Famine: Stalin's War on Ukraine ~ Anne Applebaum

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I've got a book 'Prisoners of Geography' by Tim Marshall. It's about geopolitics, and a chapter of it goes in to why Putin is obsessed with Ukraine. Worth a look if you ever come across it.
btw I'm still looking out for 'The Right Stuff' by Tom Wolfe you recommended to me some time ago. I haven't forgotten, I'll pick it up one day.
 

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Hamnet by Maggie O'Farrell
Figuring by Maria Popova
A Room of One's Own by Virginia Woolf
 

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“1963, A Slice Of Bread And Jam” by Terry Rattigan
A tale of being “dragged up” in 1960’s Gorton near Manchester, and the author’s close encounter with Hindley & Brady.
 

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I have three books on the go at the moment; the new Rivers of London (9) - Amongst Our Weapons by Ben Aaronovitch, which is shaping up to be much better than the last one; My Rock 'n' Roll Friend by Tracey Thorn; Vera book 6 - Harbour Street by Ann Cleeves.
I've just picked up 'Rivers of London' by Ben Aaronovitch, and I remembered it being mentioned in this thread, what with me having the graphic novel comic book. I understand this book to be one of an on-going series, but there's nothing on the cover to indicate which in the series this is... I'm hoping it's book one :)
 

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Just My Luck by Adele Parks
How To Kill Your Family by Bella Mackie
 
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