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> Books, Poetry Etc., Put your favourites here!
carmella
post 28th Aug 2013, 07:08am
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I just wanted to start a thread like this because I was watching and listening the other day to one Richard Burton - obviously recorded some years ago.

I love his voice and he had a huge presence on stage. I recently read his biography and he was a man who was so kind to his family back home in Wales all the years he was alive.

If you like the sound of his voice, and would like to experience a real treat. I would urge you to either buy or order locally, or go to Amazon and get a CD of him reading poetry, which he loved.

It is almost hypnotic.

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post 2nd Sep 2013, 12:16pm
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"The bus conductor Hines" by James Kelman."That reubens guy stories from a Glasgow tenement" by John McGill ...Glasgow at it's best


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post 2nd Sep 2013, 01:29pm
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"I shall bear witness"The diaries of Victor Klemperer The first of the diaries covering the years 1933-1941.A powerful and moving account of life as a jew in Dredsen and the creeping matter of fact way the jewish population was marginlised and eventually wiped out. A must read book...


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post 2nd Sep 2013, 02:53pm
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I'LL GET MY BOOKS - marginalised looks better....


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post 2nd Sep 2013, 03:12pm
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Rabs favourite book of all time: The Caine Mutiny by Pulitzer Prize winner Herman Wouk. Read it and you will see why]! yes.gif


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post 2nd Sep 2013, 03:17pm
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My all-time favourite book, first read when I was 15 and many times since, is East of Eden by John Steinbeck. I suppose it is my bible substitute and Steinbeck my god substitute. That's how strongly I feel about it.


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post 2nd Sep 2013, 03:20pm
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Hi Rab Your post #5

Totally agree with you. I've read it about 4 times and seen the movie about 400 times. The late Charlton Heston did a London stage play of the trial part of the book, wish I had been able to go and see it !

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post 2nd Sep 2013, 03:25pm
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If I feel fed up or miserable (fairly often lol) I like to read Tennysons "The Lady of Shalott" dont know why particularly but I just enjoy it !


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post 2nd Sep 2013, 03:58pm
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QUOTE (Rab @ 2nd Sep 2013, 03:10pm) *
Rabs favourite book of all time: The Caine Mutiny by Pulitzer Prize winner Herman Wouk. Read it and you will see why]! yes.gif


My late husband's favourite book too. He could quote the whole of page 1 from memory!!
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post 2nd Sep 2013, 09:39pm
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QUOTE (Doug1 @ 2nd Sep 2013, 04:18pm) *
Hi Rab Your post #5Totally agree with you. I've read it about 4 times and seen the movie about 400 times. The late Charlton Heston did a London stage play of the trial part of the book, wish I had been able to go and see it !heers


I enjoyed this story so much when I first read it in the late 60s that I re-read it many times. I have worn out 2 copies and am now on my third. I can open the book at any page and begin to enjoy reading it. I even had one on my boat for when I was away from home where the other copy lived! Wonderful story about human nature and relationships and very refreshing these days because it does not contain a single obscenity. *'You can't assume a thing in this mans Navy'* Not even who ate all the strawberries! laugh.gif Now, where did I leave my balls?


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post 2nd Sep 2013, 09:46pm
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post 2nd Sep 2013, 09:54pm
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Oh no! He's at it again!! rolleyes.gif


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post 3rd Sep 2013, 12:08am
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QUOTE (Doug1 @ 2nd Sep 2013, 03:23pm) *
If I feel fed up or miserable (fairly often lol) I like to read Tennysons "The Lady of Shalott" dont know why particularly but I just enjoy it !

Now that brings back memories for me.
They opened a Plastic Pub in Louth (Lincs) where I lived about 40 years ago called "The Lady of Shallot"
Me and a mate were the first two to be barred ... and that was before it was officially opened to the public. laugh.gif
We were fed up wi' it already anyway. tongue.gif

I know it's not exactly Richard Burton Quality reading but does anyone remember Cash ma Giro's poem for night owls here on the boards where we could all add a verse to Keep the tale going, Amazing how Long that ran.
Come back Cash ... all is forgiven. tongue.gif


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post 3rd Sep 2013, 02:08am
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Treasure Island,I keep going back to this book.Recently bought the original Disney DVD.A simple story of good over evil.AArr me hearties.Love it.
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post 3rd Sep 2013, 02:40pm
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I have loads of favourite books but 2 that are always in my top 5 would be Kidnapped and Jane Eyre. Another 1 that's recently been added to my ever growing list is the Count of Monte Cristo. Mary
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