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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 1:05 pm 
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So what do people read or are reading or have read ?

Any recommendations not partitilarly on the subject of cycling.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 1:08 pm 
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I like reading anything by Bernard Cornwall. Just read his latest, 1356, which is the latest book on a series about an English archer, during the 100 years war. He also wrote the Sharpe books, a series about King Arthur, and some others


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 1:08 pm 
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http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=217472&postdays=0&postorder=asc&highlight=cycling+books&start=0

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=231760

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=231780

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xerxes wrote:



Any recommendations not partitilarly on the subject of cycling :wink:


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Pyro Tim wrote:
I like reading anything by Bernard Cornwall. Just read his latest, 1356, which is the latest book on a series about an English archer, during the 100 years war. He also wrote the Sharpe books, a series about King Arthur, and some others



Read this over christmas,a good read and a little look into the world of bodkin,s,le malice and shafting the french


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 1:59 pm 
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got to love reading about shafting the French. It's why I suggested it, with OP being in France.

i also like Alexander Kent, Patrick O'Brian, etc about defeating the French at sea in the Napleonic wars


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I haven't read for a while now, I must return to it I used to be an avid reader of mainly non fiction, such as the Oliver Sacks series of books and his Autobiography style book Uncle Tungsten.

Mu hubbie is a Terry Pratchett fan

I'd be interested to see how this thread progresses and get some good ideas

Alison


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 Post subject: Re: Books
PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 3:41 pm 
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B77 wrote:
So what do people read or are reading or have read ?

Any recommendations not partitilarly on the subject of cycling.


If you like stuff on the history of science & technology, these were both brilliant reads with a decent "well I never knew that...." factor:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Electronic-Brai ... 203&sr=1-2

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Computer-Called ... 1841151866

You don't need to be a dyed-in-the-wool computer whiz to appreciate either of them. Apologies for using links to known tax-dodgers. ;)

David


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 4:13 pm 
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I read Bounce by Mathew Syed just before christmas.
A book devoted to debunking the myth of natural talent in elite sports.

That led to me buying Outliers by Malcom Gladwell,
A book explaining why some people or some groups of people are more likely to succeed in every thing from sport to business.

Or if you just like reading humerous nonsense then the Mysteryman series by Bateman are a good way to spend a few hours.


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have you read Life of Pi, or the Kite Runner? Both excellent


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