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Yevtushenko, The Selected Poetry of Yevgeny di Yevgeny Yevtushenko

A Pacifist's War di Frances Partridge

Xavier: The Famous British Agent's Dramatic Account of His Work in the French Resistance. di Richard Heslop

Peeling the Onion di Gunter Grass

So Many Ways to Begin di Jon McGregor

Love and War In the Apennines (Picador Books) di Eric Newby

The Tobacconist. di Robert Seethaler

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EtichetteWW2 (3), SOE (3), Historical Fiction (2), Travel (2), The Old 'Vengeful' by Anthony Price (1), 9780345531780 (1), Novella (1), SOE WW2 (1), WW1 Series - 1916 (1), Signed copy (1) — guarda tutte le etichette

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Cloudnuvola dei tag, nuvola degli autori, specchio dei tag

Informazioni su di me55 year old nonentity subscribing to Rupert Brooke's dictum that 'Life is so flat you can see your tombstone from the other end.' And Graham Greene:'Point me out the happy man and I will point you out either extreme egotism, evil or else an absolute ignorance.' As well as Baudelaire: ‘Ma jeunesse ne fût qu’un ténèbreux orage, traversé ça et là par de brillants soleils.’

To paraphrase Mark Twain, 'People who don’t read books have no advantage over those who can’t read them."

La mia bibliotecaEclectic, reflects early middle and late interests.

Philosophy -

'Even a bad book is a book and is therefore sacred' (Gunter Grass) and following Erasmus 'If I have money I will buy books, if I have any left over I may buy food.' Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend, inside a dog it is too dark to read......

Arthur Ransome said many wise things (Better drowned than duffers, if not duffers, will not drown)and produced the greatest children's literature ever. He wrote 'Any book worth reading by children is also worth reading by adults, but children begin by being omnivorous, to them, the miracle of being able to read, makes any book miraculous. A couple of second rate books can blunt that new-found faculty of reading .... A real book becomes part of a reader's innermost life.' Genius!

'All that Mankind has done, thought, gained or has been, it is all lying in magic preservation, within the pages of books.' (Thos. Carlyle).

“What an astonishing thing a book is. [One] glance at it and you’re inside the mind of another person, maybe somebody dead for thousands of years. Across the millennia, an author is speaking clearly and silently inside your head, directly to you. Writing is perhaps the greatest of human inventions, binding together people who never knew each other, citizens of distant epochs. Books break the shackles of time. A book is proof that humans are capable of working magic.” – Carl Sagan

But beware of Heinrich Heine's prophetic 1823 warning; 'Dort wo man Bücher verbrennt, verbrennt man auch am Ende Menschen.' (Where they have burned books, they will end in burning human beings).

GruppiBBC Radio 3 Listeners, BBC Radio 4 Listeners, Crime, Thriller & Mystery, Fforde Ffans, French Connection, Historical Fiction, HMS Surprise, Slightly Foxed - An appreciation, TinyCat, Used Books

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Librerie preferiteAny Amount of Books, Book and Comic Exchange, Books for Amnesty, Daunt Books - Marylebone, Foyles, Grant and Cutler Ltd., Heffers Bookshop, Judd Books, Oxfam Books & Music - Marylebone High Street, Oxfam Bookshop (Bloomsbury St, London), Persephone Books, Skoob Books, Trinity Hospice Notting Hill

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Utente dalApr 7, 2007

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