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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
Monsieur Pamplemousse - Michael Bond If you've read Paddington, these books will really surprise you. Michael Bond, the author of the wildly successful Paddington series write a series that's definitely for grown-ups, although it still has some of the same kind of physical comedy that's so funny in Paddington. M. Pamplemousse (grapefruit) takes his dog Pommes Frites (french fries) to French restaurants to critique the food. But somehow, wherever he goes, there's a mystery to be solved. For me, finding these books was as pleasurable as finding the essays, satires, and plays of A. A. Milne. I wouldn't say that Bond is on the level of Milne as a writer, but I did enjoy these stories.