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About tagesmann

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    Start every day with a smile and get it over with.
  • Birthday 12/01/1964


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    53° 20' N, 1° 17' E
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    Reading, Music, Wine, Beer, Gin.
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  1. I don’t think this is what anybody expected. Perhaps we should have. Everything has its time. I have enjoyed being a member.
  2. This is from the forward to Becoming Them. The fiction of The Children’s War and A Change of Regime, this book’s predecessors, was less fiction than a rewriting and weaving together of various personal histories. The characters are inventions, but in general the events are not. Some of the stories dated from the Second World War from Europe, some from the present from elsewhere. They were all united by the common thread of individuals denied basic human rights and, to a greater or lesser extent, their humanity. Of those who spoke to me personally, many imparted their tales only und
  3. So confused now... Amazon has these novels available: The Children's War https://smile.amazon.co.uk/ChildrenS-War-STROYAR-2002-08-19/dp/B01N6M8VMG/ref=sr_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=stroyar&qid=1611001296&sr=8-3 For some reason the hardcover is £7.60 while the paperback is £47.50 - but there is no Kindle edition. Then... there is this edition https://smile.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/0743407393/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_hsch_vapi_taft_p1_i3 which is £7.60 hardover (again) but only £12.55 paperback. And book 2 - A Change of Regime is now £33.47 hardback and £18.40 paperb
  4. I watched the first episode a few days ago. I'm not sure if I will continue. Is it ay good?
  5. Sounds wounderful. A trip of a lifetime.
  6. I found the tool and have added it to the toolbar above. It is the eye.
  7. Also we should remember that Des O'Connor was Morecombe & Wise's favourite singer/target.
  8. The obituaries and comments about John Le Carre speak volumes about how underrated he was as an author and as as a commentator on society.
  9. I've just started to read "Democracy in America" by Alexis de Tocqueville. I'm still on his introduction. This paragraph made me smile. "I realize that in a democratic state established in this way, society will not stand still, but the changes in the community can be ordered and progressive; if such society displays less brilliance than an aristocracy, there will also be less wretchedness; pleasures will be less outrageous and wellbeing will be shared by all; the sciences will be on a smaller scale but ignorance will be less common; opinions will be less vigorous and
  10. The order is a bit messed up this year due to poor record keeping. Night School - Lee Child The Business - Iain Banks Past Tense - Lee Child When The Lion Feeds - Wilbur Smith The Blade Itself - Joe Abercrombie The Wayward Apprentice - Jason Vail Baynard's List - Jason Vail A Dreadful Penance - Jason Vail The Girl in the Ice - Jason Vail Saint Milburga's Bones - Jason Vail The King's Coat - Dewey Lambdin The French Admiral - Dewey Lambdin The King's Commission - Dewey Lambdin The King's Privateer - Dewey Lambdin
  11. Me too. I'm listening to Len Deighton's Bernard Sampson trilogy of trilogies.
  12. translated by Xan Fielding. Very easy read. Obvious... Subtle. Thought provoking. Worth a read - don’t be put off by the movies and tv series. Surprisingly relevant after 57 years.
  13. Not been on too much recently. Since the lockdown started I have been working 9 hour days. I took yesterday off to do some chores (fitted new legs to a sofa) and then stupidly logged on today. 10 hours later and I might need to eat...
  14. Thanks Luna! I’ve just spent £30 that I couldn’t afford in books about/by Derek Jarman.
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