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  • Birthday 03/25/1975
  1. Thanks for the tips, much appreciated. I started out in Keresley (but I dont remember that), then to Kenilworth, then ended up in Earlsdon- we moved around a bit when I was a kid. I've been gone about 4 yrs now, people tell me its changed quite a bit.
  2. BookJumper- no, its more the theme thats important rather than the actual setting, I don't mind at all. ...to be honest after finishing up on the big pile of history non-fiction- which was tough going at times- maybe a break from reality is just what the doctor ordered!
  3. thank you very much, just took a look at it and looks good. One of those where I've known about it for years but it never occured it might be something I'd like.
  4. Well, first post- I've been looking for somewhere like this for a long time. For a while now I've been devouring history books- Andrew Marr, Jan Morris, Laurence Rees, Andrew Roberts etc, and I've just lost track of whats happening in fiction. I'd love to read a 'story' now, a novel- and what I'd love is something with emotion. Not sure how I'd categorise that! Anyway, if anybody has read these & has any recommendations for something similar, it would be much appreciated! Nicole Krauss- The History of Love Jean Rhys- Wide Sargasso Sea Herman Hesse- Narcissus & Goldmund I guess the only common themes in that lot are that the main protagonists go on some kind of emotional journey, they suffer some heartbreak along the way and the books really dig into (ahem) 'the meaning of life' Many thanks if anybody has any ideas
  5. I have lots on WW2, not fiction though. Here are the best 2 historical accounts I've read so far: Laurence Rees- Auschwitz: you just can't stop reading even though every page has something heartbreaking. If you want to know what it was really like then you won't go too far wrong. Rees in general I find to be the most readable of the WW2 specialists. Andrew Roberts- Master & Commander: this is one great, its the personal relationship between the big 4 leaders.