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~~~Evening all.....What is your favourite book?~~~

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*Ophelia.taking a break..*

*Ophelia.taking a break..* Report 22 Jun 2008 23:02

Thank you all..for replying..I will have to make a note of some of those looking for new material to read..


unsub Report 22 Jun 2008 22:13

I also like Carl Hiassen and Cristopher Brookmyre - both very very funny authors.

And you can't beat a good Agatha Christie book! :-))



AnnCardiff Report 22 Jun 2008 22:06



AnnCardiff Report 22 Jun 2008 21:12

any of Bill Bryson's and Sue Townsend - particularly liked Adrian Mole and the Weapons of Mass Destruction - hysterical

Bit of a Tom Sharpe fan as well

R Delderfield - love his books - "To Serve them all our Days"

Deirdre Purcell - Irish writer - great books - "Falling for a Dancer" particularly good and the sequels to it


Mersey Report 22 Jun 2008 20:36

Kommandants Girl/The diplomats wife
(Pam Jenoff0
Fromthe first page couldn't put them down, literally didn't want them to end......

The Forgotten Garden (Kate Morton)
Enjoyed it immensley,

The Other side of the bridge (mary Lawson)

Detour- James Siegel
A thriller that pulls at the heartstrings


ginqueen Report 22 Jun 2008 20:34

I'm reading Patricia Cornwell books at the moment and I also like Bill Bryson.

The book I treasure is a book of poems by Richard Beckinsdale


unsub Report 22 Jun 2008 20:19

Jeffery Deaver writes fantastic books.
I like Val Mcdermid too, though hers can be a little gruesome at times (and she looks like such a lovely lady too)


*Ophelia.taking a break..*

*Ophelia.taking a break..* Report 22 Jun 2008 20:10

Yes Ive read a lot of Cornwall and James Patterson books..
Murder mysteries are good..

*Ophelia.taking a break..*

*Ophelia.taking a break..* Report 22 Jun 2008 20:04

..any autobiography worth reading?

*Ophelia.taking a break..*

*Ophelia.taking a break..* Report 22 Jun 2008 20:03

~~~~Fiction non fiction..
Or gendre of books/sequels...
yrs back I read The flowers in the attic..and sequel
went on to horror..(king..Herbert)..
Then went onto crime thrillers..
Any books any of you could recommend..and why..~~