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      Something Wicked This Way Comes...   10/09/2019

      The Autumn Supporter Giveaway!       Welcome to the very first of the seasonal BCF supporter giveaways! This month also marks one year since I took on the forum, so I want to say an extra huge thank you to all of you for keeping this place going. I have a little bit more to say about that later but, for now, let's get to the giveaway!     The Autumn Giveaway winner will be getting two Penguin Little Black Classics, The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe and To Be Read At Dusk by Charles Dickens. Both of these little books contain three atmospheric short stories, perfect for autumnal evenings. The winner will also get Mary Shelley tea (a lavender and vanilla black tea) from Rosie Lea Tea's Literary Tea Collection (https://www.rosieleatea.co.uk/collections/literary-tea-collection) and a chocolate skull, to really get that spooky atmosphere .   and...   A special treat for a special month. The winner will choose one of the following recent paperback releases from the independent bookshop Big Green Bookshop:       The Wych Elm by Tana French A House of Ghosts by W.C. Ryan Melmoth by Sarah Perry The Familiars by Stacey Halls  The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein by Kiersten White   The winner will be chosen via the usual random selection process in one week. Patreon supporters are entered automatically. If you aren't a patreon supporter but you'd like to join in with this giveaway, you can support here: https://www.patreon.com/bookclubforum.   I really hope you're all going to like this introduction to the seasonal giveaways. It's been a lot of fun to put together. Other chocolate skulls may have been harmed during the selection process…     
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Your most recommended books -list

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I'm new to the site, so here's what I've remembered and trawled from other lists of a few of my favourites.

 

Fiction

Katherine Neville – The Eight

JRR Tolkien – The Lord of the Rings

JRR Tolkien – The Hobbit

Ian Serraillier – The Silver Sword

CS Lewis – Narnia books

Clive Barker – Weaveworld

Jeff Noon – Vurt

Iain M. Banks – Consider Phlebas

Iain Banks – The Crow Road

LJ Ross – DCI Ryan series

Ian Rankin – Rebus series

Colin Bateman – Empire State

Joseph Wambaugh – The Choirboys

Frederick Forsyth – The Odessa File

Alastair MacClean – Where Eagles Dare

Alastair MacClean – The Guns of Navarone

Alastair MacClean – Bear Island

Jack Higgins – The Eagle Has Landed

Dan Brown –The Da Vinci Code

Philip Pullman – His Dark Materials

JK Rowling – Harry Potter series

Douglas Adams – The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy trilogy

Katharine Kerr – Polar City Blues

Stephen King – The Stand

Stephen King – It

Louise Wener – Goodnight Steve McQueen

Gregory Benford – Timescape

Mike Duff – Lowlife

James Hawes – A White Merc With Fins

James Herbert – ‘48

Roald Dahl – James & the Giant Peach

Grant Naylor – Red Dwarf series

Jeffrey Deaver – The Bone Collector

Martin Cruz Smith – Gorky Park

Alan Garner – The Moon of Gomrath

Roddy Doyle – The Barrytown Trilogy

Nick Hornby – High Fidelity

Lionel Davidson – Kolymsky Heights

Eric Ramsey – The Kummersdorf Connection

Robert Harris – Fatherland

David Nicholls – One Day

Ben Elton – The First Casualty

Murray Davies The Drumbeat of Jimmy Sands

Len Deighton – SS-GB

 

Non-fiction

 

Steve Hill – The Card

David Niven – The Moon’s a Balloon

John-Paul O’Neill – Red Rebels: The Glazers and the FC Revolution

Peter Hook – Unknown Pleasures: Inside Joy Division

Spike Milligan – Adolf Hitler: My Part In His Downfall

Fred Eyre – Kicked Into Touch

Duncan Hamilton – Provided You Don’t Kiss Me: 20 Years with Brian Clough

Deborah Curtis – Touching From a Distance: Ian Curtis & Joy Division

Danny Sugerman – No One Hear Gets Out Alive

Howard Marks – Mr Nice

Brian McClair – Odd Man Out

Adam Ant – Stand & Deliver

Joseph D. Pistone – Donnie Brasco

TJ English – The Westies

John Frost – A Drop Too Many

Toby Harnden – Bandit Country

Cornelius Ryan – A Bridge Too Far

Terry Christian – Reds in The Hood

Robert Brady – An Undividable Glow

Stephen E Ambrose – Pegasus Bridge

 

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