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    Anyone got any book recommendations?

    I was trying to read the books from the more4 book club but my local library is a little.....sparse.

    So I wondering If anyone had any recommendations for me before I set off to collect a linguistic book.

    Thank you.

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    i dont know what kind of books you are into...

    i like to read books mainly about the templar knights era / anything to do with rome and its legions / and most military spook style novels

    search for these authors
    Duncan Falkoner
    Cameron Spence
    Stephen Leather
    Ben Kane
    Anthony Riches
    Bernard Cornwell

    loads of good titles among those few peeps...

    Original Poster

    Thank you I'll have a look.

    Should've included what I'm into really haha!!

    I like History, modern world, stalin and hitler etc. NOT BRITISH.

    Anything related to linguistics/journalism.

    And A little bit of philosophy/ethics.

    Difficult without knowing what you like, but I have just finished

    The abduction - mark gimenez

    and it was really good

    Stephen E. Ambrose

    The guy who wrote Band of brothers (Which is a true masterpiece of a book) also wrote many others on World War Two, ALL of them excellent.

    Original Poster

    Thanks again guys.

    Just so hard to find anything in my library. Leeds libraries are pap!!

    Stieg Larsson's Millenium Trilogy? Just finished it - brilliant series.

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    Stephen E. AmbroseThe guy who wrote Band of brothers (Which is a true … Stephen E. AmbroseThe guy who wrote Band of brothers (Which is a true masterpiece of a book) also wrote many others on World War Two, ALL of them excellent.



    self promotion... (link is someway down the post - must have changed...)

    Original Poster

    Just to sum it up, my library doesn't even have a book called 'the ants are my friends'

    Banned

    Pompeii by Robert Harris is a fantastic read

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    Thanks again guys.Just so hard to find anything in my library. Leeds … Thanks again guys.Just so hard to find anything in my library. Leeds libraries are pap!!



    i find that going to charity shops or the market is a good way of getting good "cheap" books - hasn't been to a library for a long time - and you're right the ones in leeds are pap - one in Hobeck looks like it hasn't had any new books for about 20 years !

    Original Poster

    aha tell me about it. every book I've searched has like 4 copies scattered around the entire Leeds area.

    I'm skint - student - whixh is why I am caning my library card.

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    aha tell me about it. every book I've searched has like 4 copies … aha tell me about it. every book I've searched has like 4 copies scattered around the entire Leeds area.I'm skint - student - whixh is why I am caning my library card.



    If they have them somewhere you can always reserve them and then collect from your local library when available - it costs 60p a book in my area, which is cheaper than buying it.
    I use the online catalogue to search for stuff I want - I'm sure Leeds will have a similar system.

    Original Poster

    Yeah that's what I have open in a tab at the mo.

    I try to stick to 3 certain libraries as I'm really reluctant to pay out....again, I cannot stress how skint I am.

    catcher in the rye is my fav book

    Yep - I'd certainly agree with Catcher in the Rye.
    Can't recommend The Shipping News highly enough tho'. Terrific book.

    Original Poster

    I am back from the library and I have the following.

    'Get her off the pitch' by Lynne Truss. I hate Lynne truss but her books make me smile cos she's that much of a div.

    Am I alone in thinking - which is a book of unpublished letters to the daily telegraph. It may be a laugh.

    And one I'm really looking forward to is 'Just a phrase I'm going through' which is David Crystal's autobiography!!
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