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a. At last we have a win now let's make it two, win
15%
  
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23%
  
c. We rarely follow up a win with anything and Wednesday will be no different, lose
42%
  
d.The poll's back and everything is rosy, I've missed you old friend
7%
  
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13%
  



Eddie B 3:25 Mon Jul 22
Thoughts for non-fiction books for holiday?
Any suggesitons would be great. Ta.

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Attwood 10:45 Tue Jul 23
Re: Thoughts for non-fiction books for holiday?
The Long Walk by Slavomir Rawicz

martinbritt_63 4:36 Tue Jul 23
Re: Thoughts for non-fiction books for holiday?
pikey
I'll second that
Keef comes over really well.

Think my favourite anecdote was when Charlie nearly chucked Mick in an Amsterdam canal in response to " where's my drummer ? "

Wils 3:45 Tue Jul 23
Re: Thoughts for non-fiction books for holiday?
The Road to Somewhere - David Goodhart.

... It's a diagnosis of how some people's world views are rooted in place and the value of shared heritage and culture (the demographic of your average West Ham fan) and why some people don't give a shit about all that (the demographic of the Guardian reader).

The diversity illusion - Ed West

... very good book that cuts through the mantra of diversity and exposes it as another 'ism' (see fascism) using facts and extensive research that disproves many of its claims.

, 3:41 Tue Jul 23
Re: Thoughts for non-fiction books for holiday?
Goodbye to all that by Robert Graves.

Cyber with Rosie by Laurie Lee

Or As I walked out one midsummer morning also by Laurie Lee.

Enoch Nutter 3:19 Tue Jul 23
Re: Thoughts for non-fiction books for holiday?
This year I shall mostly be reading...

The insides of my eyes.

Should I pick up a piece of non fiction, I think the first book I shall turn to will be The Drunkan Botanist by Amy Stewart. An excellent read and reference to plants and their use in booze.

Secondly, after recent events in Hong Kong I may revisit Chris Patten's East and West. A book covering his last years as HK govenor prior to handover to the tiddlys.

Finally, if my summer exersions allow me time I might finally get round to An Irrational Hatred Of Everything by Robert Banks. I bought it a while back and never got round to reading it. Now is the time I suppose.

scott_d 2:45 Tue Jul 23
Re: Thoughts for non-fiction books for holiday?
I would agree on SHACKLETON too.

What an incredible man he was and how he survived I do not know.

Not only that, how an earth did he ever get any of these missions off the ground with his organisational skills?

geoffpikey 2:45 Tue Jul 23
Re: Thoughts for non-fiction books for holiday?
If you want autobiography, "Life" by Keith Richards is good.

Can't vouch that it's all truly "non-fiction" (as he's been off his nuts since a teen) but it's a fine page-turner. Mental existence. How he is alive astounds me.

scott_d 2:43 Tue Jul 23
Re: Thoughts for non-fiction books for holiday?
I've just finished a book on how ships are made - riveting.

Seriously though. UNBROKEN is a brilliant book about Olympic hopeful Louis Zamperini and his war time experience. It is a great book to put your own life in perspective and be grateful for what you have and what you've not had to deal with!

To think that this bloke survived everything that he did is quite remarkable.

lowermarshhammer 2:23 Tue Jul 23
Re: Thoughts for non-fiction books for holiday?
Max Hastings is very good.

Nemesis, his WW2 Japan book is brilliant.

New Jersey 11:41 Tue Jul 23
Re: Thoughts for non-fiction books for holiday?
Vietnam - An epic history of a tragic war by Max Hastings is really good, but quite lengthy if you like that sort of thing. What a fucking mess first France then the USA made of Indo-China!

Mr Kenzo 10:31 Tue Jul 23
Re: Thoughts for non-fiction books for holiday?
Just finished the Ant Middleton's autobiography, weren't a bad read at all

Nurse Ratched 10:23 Tue Jul 23
Re: Thoughts for non-fiction books for holiday?
To be fair, she has written some absolute rubbish, too. An arse of a woman, who's convinced she can see ghosts. Silly baggage. All that nonsense leaks into her other books. She really should stick to historical fiction.

WHU(Exeter) 9:34 Tue Jul 23
Re: Thoughts for non-fiction books for holiday?
Agree about A place of greater safety...think it's by far the best book she has written. Read a number of books about the French Revolution and the 3 main characters in the book are portrayed really well.

East Auckland Hammer 4:47 Tue Jul 23
Re: Thoughts for non-fiction books for holiday?
A Season With Verona by Tim Parks.
Beastie Boys Book.

lowermarshhammer 3:28 Tue Jul 23
Re: Thoughts for non-fiction books for holiday?
Peckham 1021 mentioned Shackleton.

The book he wrote himself 'South' is an absolute must read. You will never moan about your hardships ever again when you've read that.

"The Worst Journey is the World" by Apsley Cherry Garrard is very good as well.

Hermit Road 12:01 Tue Jul 23
Re: Thoughts for non-fiction books for holiday?
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17262366-one-summer

Bill Bryson. 1927. One year in America

Nurse Ratched 11:11 Mon Jul 22
Re: Thoughts for non-fiction books for holiday?
Wanstead

In that case, given you like that historical period and novels based on real events, I highly recommend 'A Place of Greater Safety' by Hilary Mantel. She is better known for Wolf Hall, but I think 'Place' is the better novel. None of that highly stylised pronoun ambiguity for starters. I know some people found that annoying. It didn't bother me.

BRANDED 11:04 Mon Jul 22
Re: Thoughts for non-fiction books for holiday?
How The world Thinks - Julian Baggini
The Cold War - Odd Arne Wested
The Silk Roads - Peter Frankopan
The Establishment - Owen Jones
Austerity: The History Of A bad idea - Mark Blythe
The Strange Order Of Things - Antonio Damasio
The Myth of Meritocracy - James Bloodworth
The Universe Doesn't Give A Flying Fuck About you - J Truant
The Communist Manifesto- Engels, Marx, Friedrich
The Road To wigan Pier - George Orwell
The Better Angels of Our Nature - Steven Pinker
Think and Grow Rich - Napoleon Hill
Savage Continent: Europe in the Aftermath of WW2 -Keith Lowe

All bundles of fun

wansteadman 11:03 Mon Jul 22
Re: Thoughts for non-fiction books for holiday?
Nursey. When I was a kid I read the DENNIS Wheatley series of books with roger brook as the fictitious character who went right through the period of the French Revolution and the way he worked to make sure he was present at every major incident over the period was fantastic, 14 books I think

LA Hammer 10:45 Mon Jul 22
Re: Thoughts for non-fiction books for holiday?
also, just finished 'The spy and the traitor' by Ben Macintyre. v good

Briano 10:42 Mon Jul 22
Re: Thoughts for non-fiction books for holiday?
This is a great read, an insight to what is going on in the world

https://books.google.co.uk/books/about/The_Ladybird_Book_of_the_Meeting.html?id=6AO4DAAAQBAJ&printsec=frontcover&source=kp_read_button&redir_esc=y

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