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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
Remarkable Creatures - Tracy Chevalier WHY: bought this for D for Christmas and wanted to read it myself! Based on a true story, this novel is about young Mary Anning who finds an unusual fossil on an english beach. The local religious folk aren't too happy about it and of course the male-dominated science community isn't about to take her seriously. She finds a friend, supporter and sometimes competitor in older, prickly Elizabeth Philpot, who shares her passion for beach-combing for fossils.