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Reading widely since 1972.

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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
Frequent Hearses - Edmund Crispin This is my first Crispin book. With all the mysteries I've read from the first half of the 20th century, I don't now how I missed him! I wanted any of a nummber of other titles, but this was the only one at the used bookstore I frequent. I must say I wasn't very impressed. I've read that some of his other titles are better and I might try one more. His main character is taken out of his milieu of university life and into the movie business in London. I think I'd like him better at the university. It was hard to care about movie business characters. I enjoy his prose though. In the first 10 pages, there were already several words I had to look up. I can't tell if he is parodying earlier wordy writers or if this is really his style, but it's fun.