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Reading widely since 1972.

Currently reading

A London Family, 1870-1900: A Trilogy
Molly Hughes
The Cellist of Sarajevo
Steven Galloway
Lives of a Cell: Notes of a Biology Watcher
Lewis Thomas
All the Names
José Saramago, Margaret Jull Costa
A History of the World in 100 Objects
Neil MacGregor
Down the Garden Path
Beverley Nichols
Virtue Betray'd, Or, Anna Bullen
John Banks
Year of Wonders
Geraldine Brooks
Swallows and Amazons
Arthur Ransome
Illusion in java
Gene Fowler
The Riddle of the Sands - Erskine Childers, Milton Bearden WHY IT'S ON MY TO-READ LIST: Considered the first modern spy novel, mentioned in contrast with Maugham's Ashenden stories (favorites of mine). Childer's spies are super heroes, brilliantly outwitting diabolical enemies, as opposed to Maugham's protagonist who is charming but fallible, detached but inquisitive.