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23 hours ago, soon said:

I wonder if Team Brazil read this thread to decide on an author and saw that some fans read Patterson?? Maybe - who knows? You could have been part of that process!! lol

Cool, he sounds like a good guy. Seems like you've got to meet a few of your fav authors and actors? Thats f'n rad!! :headbang:

Yeah, but ever since book stores have closed no one has come to Dallas anymore. That sucks. But luckily my favorite authors keep writing and I'll keep reading. I have found a few news mystery writers in the past few years. I still love holding a book in my hands and reading that way.

Currently reading:

Home before Dark by Riley Sager

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Battle for Empire: The Very First World War 1756–63 (1998) by Tom Pocock
Remember Nelson – The Life of Captain Sir William Hoste (1977) by idem.
Stopping Napoleon: War and Intrigue in the Mediterranean (2004) by idem.
The Pursuit of Victory: The Life and Achievement of Horatio Nelson by Roger Knight 
Sahib: The British Soldier in India 1750–1914 (2005) by Richard Holmes
Trincomalee: The Last of Nelson's Frigates (2002) by Andrew Lambert - currently reading.

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Wellington's Army in the Peninsular, 1808-14 (1977) by Michael Glover
Jack Tar: Life in Nelson's Navy (2009) by Roy & Lesley Adkins

The latter relays a story where a seaman was found in flagrante with a pig! The poor pig was thrown overboard by the person who discovered the deed; the seaman was put on trial by court martial. 

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On July 22, 2020 at 11:35 AM, DieselDaisy said:

Wellington's Army in the Peninsula, 1808-14 (1977) by Michael Glover
Jack Tar: Life in Nelson's Navy (2009) by Roy & Lesley Adkins

The latter relays a story where a seaman was found in flagrante with a pig! The poor pig was thrown overboard by the person who discovered the deed; the seaman was put on trial by court martial. 

Please just read Star Wars and leave all this fabulous Navy shit alone.

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On 22/07/2020 at 4:35 PM, DieselDaisy said:

Wellington's Army in the Peninsula, 1808-14 (1977) by Michael Glover
Jack Tar: Life in Nelson's Navy (2009) by Roy & Lesley Adkins

The latter relays a story where a seaman was found in flagrante with a pig! The poor pig was thrown overboard by the person who discovered the deed; the seaman was put on trial by court martial. 

Good thing this wasn’t in Hartlepool. The seaman would have been hailed a hero and the pig would have been tried as a French spy. :lol: 

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2 hours ago, DieselDaisy said:

Are the books as bad as the films?

Going to live at sea with a bunch of young men is better than Empire Strikes Back?

I'd suppose if naval homoeroticism is your bag, that now ESB could scratch that itch for you since we've now seen Chewie and Han shower together. :lol:

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16 hours ago, soon said:

Going to live at sea with a bunch of young men is better than Empire Strikes Back?

I'd suppose if naval homoeroticism is your bag, that now ESB could scratch that itch for you since we've now seen Chewie and Han shower together. :lol:

I thought you disliked Empire Strikes Back? 

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Currently, Life in Wellington's Army (1972) by Antony Brett-James.

Wellington's Headquarters: The Command and Administration of the British Army During the Peninsular War (1957)  by S. G. P. Ward

Peninsular Preparation - The Reform of the British Army 1795-1809 (1963) by Richard Glover

Also, more of an illustrated coffee table tome but, British Napoleonic Uniforms: The First Complete Illustrated Guide to Uniforms, Facings and Lace: A Complete Illustrated Guide to Uniforms and Braids (2009) by C.E. Franklin

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a reworking of the medieval satirical tale of reynart the fox, making fun of authorities like the king and the bishop, painting them as the easily manipulatable and dumb people that they are

but, apart from that, it's the interactions between the rebel fox with his wife "hersinde" who bosses him around that manage to bring a smile on my face.

even rebels need to listen to their wife

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