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Old 15th October 2014, 11:40 AM   #4761
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Originally Posted by xterra View Post
And thus my aging memory fails me....
It happens to us all.
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May I please have more information on this publisher? Perhaps the books are available on this side of the pond.
Pan-McMillian, they list her books here and ship worldwide AFAIK. However they're Stg£15, and attempting an order gets the message that it'll be dispatched when available so they may not all be in print.

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I encountered my first Manning Coles book on my parents' bookshelves, sometime about 1955. I got hooked immediately.
I was recommended him by Michael Gallagher in Murder Ink a few years ago, when RM started to reprint him.
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Another series author who just came to mind: Maurice Proctor, whose character was DCI Harry Martineau.
I think I read Hell Is a City year ago, I must have a look for more. Thanks.
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Old 15th October 2014, 12:07 PM   #4762
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they're Stg£15

What does this mean??
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Old 15th October 2014, 01:14 PM   #4763
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What does this mean??
Fifteen pounds Sterling.
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Old 15th October 2014, 05:04 PM   #4764
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Aha. It was "Stg" that left me confused. "£15" would have been clear.

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Old 16th October 2014, 09:29 AM   #4765
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I am reading, No Easy Day, By Mark Owens. So far it is interesting, especially how the Obama administration prolonged them from rescuing Capt. Philips because he did not want the pirates killed. It almost allowed Osama Bin Laden to escape because it dragged its feet on giving the go ahead for the mission to take place and again it was because they did not want Bin Laden killed.
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Old 16th October 2014, 09:38 AM   #4766
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Starting into Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes, by Edith Hamilton
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Old 28th October 2014, 02:38 PM   #4767
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Just finished John Sandford's latest Virgil Flowers novel Deadline. Excellent as usual.
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Old 28th October 2014, 04:36 PM   #4768
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I just finished Sundiver by David Brin.

Interesting, and I'm considering reading the second one, possibly even all of the Uplift books.

Gotta say though, for an action filled book, we spend an awful lot of time in the hero's head, especially considering that it's written in third person.
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I'm reading Cornerstone: Raising Rook by KA Krisko, also known as our very own Tiktaalik. If you've ever complained the fantasy genre is too mired in its swords and sorcery tropes, this book is for you. It's really well written, and excellently paced. The main character is initially as ignorant as the reader about what's going on, but you both learn at just the right speed - fast enough avoid frustration, but slow enough not to lose its sense of intrigue.
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I have recently started listening to audio books while exercising. My library recently added Remembrance of Things Past/In Search of Lost Time. So far I am a bit over half way through Swann's Way, into the Swann in Love section.

What I can say about it is that it is great while walking. The words and images evoked are remarkable and the minimal plot means one doesn't miss the thread of the book when one's concentration drifts. The period covered by the book is the era of impressionist painting. The descriptions of French bourgeois attitudes, manners and customs really enhances the enjoyment of the art.

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