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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
Dissolution - C.J. Sansom Why: the first in a series of legal thriller mysteries that take place during the reign of King Henry VIII. Supposed to be a model of historical writing in terms of accuracy. The main character, Matthew Shardlake, is a humpbacked barrister who, according to a review I read, "is smarter than everyone around him (like you) and pines (invisibly) for love."