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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
The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary - Simon Winchester In college, I was obsessed with owning the full multi-volume OED. But with my income, the closest I could get was the 2-volume set in a box witha drawer containing the necessary magnifying glass for the microscopic print required to reduce the dictionary to such a size. When I saw this book about the making of the OED, I was excited to read it and it was better than I expected. The mystery and the sad history of the "madman" made for an engrossing page-turner!