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Discussion in 'Cardiff City Forum' started by Hilly ap Willie, 11 Nov 2018.

  1. Arfur Ap Llewellyn Europe

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    Posted this in the old Cardiff Photos thread after Trav reminded me of this brilliant book I read a few years ago.

    It is a no holds barred, warts and all insider account of the tragic British South Pole expedition that sailed from Cardiff.

    It really puts you right there with them, and the hell it must've been. I believe this book was different to all others at the time as it criticises Captain Scott for some of his thinking and decision making:

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    The Worst Journey In The World by Apsley Cherry-Garrard | Waterstones - https://www.waterstones.com/book/the-worst-journey-in-the-world/apsley-cherry-garrard//9780099530374?awaid=3787
     
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    I started reading this series about 3 years ago. The author was selected by the estate of Robert B Parker to continue writing the "Spenser" detective novels, which he does pretty well. This series runs independently and if you like the modern American detective fiction, this is better than average.

    My problem is having got about 5 pages into this one, I think I may have already read it :shrug:
     
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    I have read it. :fedup:

    I bought the paperback from Amazon at the beginning of 2017! Luckily the Kindle book was only 99p :thumbup:
     
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    Send it back

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    Is that the book witch tells you about them
    having to eat the dogs ?
     
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    Sorry Blue, I read it years ago but I don't remember that specifically and I think I would have.
     
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    I know they had to eat the dogs , I'm not sure witch book it was in either dude :hehe:
     
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    GARRY FEGAN:
    the former hit man is hiding out in New York, having cut all ties wiht his old life. But he made a fatal mistake: he spared the life of Bull O'Kane, a ruthless gang leader who will stop at nothing to get his revenge.

    THE TRAVELLER:
    a merciless assassin who kills without pity or remorse, The Traveller is hired by O'Kane. His instructions are to find - and terminate - Fegan, and O'Kane knows the perfect bait to lure Fegan back to Belfast.

    JACK LENNON:
    his family have disowned him and his colleagues don't trust him. But when he discovers that his ex-partner and young daughter are helpless pawns caught up in O'Kane's thirst for vengeance, Lennon must enter into a desperate alliance if he is to save them both.

    Not as good as his first book but still a good read.
     
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    I'm sure there's a couple on here who aren't fans of his.
     
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    51hdyaj4A0L._SX330_BO1_204_203_200_.jpg On 'Sunday, September 17, 1944, the 82nd Airborne Division jumped into history with the First Allied Airborne Army in a daring daylight parachute and glider-borne assault to capture key bridges at the start of Operation Market Garden. Following weeks of heavy combat in Holland, the All Americans (the name of the division in World War I when Sgt. Alvin York was one of its soldiers) were withdrawn from the frontlines for a well-deserved rest, which was almost immediately interrupted by the Battle of the Bulge, where they once again found themselves in the thick of the action, a position that remained familiar to them for the rest of the war. Following VE Day, the 82nd became part of the Allied forces occupying Berlin'

    A good read but he does seem to mention every member of the 82nd by rank and name.
     
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    cue mad als book :hehe:
     
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    I read this a few weeks ago. Total rubbish - don't waste your time, Goslow (I know you want to!).

    Apart from a brief backstory to the EEC/EU and a long moan about the dominant position of Germany, it has nothing to say and doesn't even try to engage with the reasons that the TUC and many on the left voted Remain (all the employment and environmental protection stuff). It does have graphs, though!

    Most of the lefties I know - used to know very well though not so much now - voted Leave, and they make a far more convincing case after a few pints in the local than this waffling academic does in 160 pages.
     
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    Come on Al - you're late!
     
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