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From Redditch, Worcestershire United Kingdom

Age 58

Joined Wednesday, August 20, 2003

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Recent Book Activity


4 weeksall time
books registered 0 574
released in the wild 0 413
controlled releases 0 0
releases caught 0 48
controlled releases caught 0 0
books found 0 110
tell-a-friend referrals 0 36
new member referrals 0 9
forum posts 0 4,403

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Extended Profile

I'm a Chartered Secretary (like a lawyer, but honest) with interests in archaeology, history, mythology, genealogy, art history and photography.

I have also set up a separate bookshelf for my partner Bugzbunny in order to keep books I pick up for him separate from my own.

Reading in 2018

I am continuing, for interest's sake, to annotate each book with the (non-UK) country or region in which the action is set. In addition, authors I've not read before are marked with an asterisk (*) and NF denotes non-fiction.

What I'm reading now

Voodoo Tales - Henry S Whitehead*

Next up

What I've read so far in 2018

One Under - Graham Hurley
The Treatment - Mo Hayder
Blacklist - Sara Paretsky* (USA)
Lamentation - C J Sansom
Dangerous Davies and the Lonely Heart - Leslie Thomas
Longshot - Dick Francis

Fellraven's British Mysteries, Crime and Thrillers Bookbox

I also host a UK-only bookbox on the above theme which has now completed its third circuit. If you are interested in joining its fourth, please READ THE RULES and then PM me.

Genuine Wild Catches

Put On By Cunning/An Unkindness of Ravens - Ruth Rendall (Caught at Sainsbury's, Redditch, by AF)
Brighton Rock - Graham Greene (Caught at Tate Modern by TonyMC)
One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich - Alexandr Solzhenitsyn (Caught at the National Gallery by AF)
Father Brown Stories - G K Chesterton (Caught at the National Gallery by ladybetty)
Dracula - Bram Stoker (Caught in Whitby at Whitby Gothic Weekend by TigerI)
The Picture of Dorian Gray - Oscar Wilde (Caught in Whitby at Whitby Gothic Weekend by KayDekker)
The Trumpet Major - Thomas Hardy (Caught at Standedge Canal Tunnel by house-elfdobby's Auntie)
Wives and Daughters - Elizabeth Gaskell (Caught at the Winter Gardens, Harrogate, by MeganBa)
The Outsider - Albert Camus (Caught at Chester Zoo by MontyMolly)
The Glass Palace - Amitav Ghosh (Caught at the Regency Hyatt Hotel, Warsaw, Poland by peterbook)
Empress Orchid - Anchee Min (Caught in Birstall, West Yorkshire, by AF)
The White Russian - Tom Bradby (Caught at the Magpie Cafe, Whitby, North Yorkshire by Topsy123)
Candle For a Corpse - Ann Granger (Caught in Bratislava, Slovakia, by AF)
Devices and Desires - P D James (Caught at White Rose Centre, Morley, Leeds, by Thrashstronaut)
An Unsuitable Job For a Woman - P D James (Caught at Staveley's Mill Yard, near Kendal, Cumbria, by Tili)
Abracadaver - Peter Lovesey (Caught at Sainsbury's, Redditch by AF)
Agatha Raisin and the Potted Gardener - M C Beaton (Caught at Rockcliffe, Dumfries and Galloway, by AF)
Another Man's Poison - Ann Cleeves (Caught in Whithorn, Dumfries and Galloway, by AF)
Live to Tell - Lisa Gardner (Caught in Craster, Northumberland by AF)
As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning - Laurie Lee (Caught on Holy Island, Northumberland by AF)
The Frost Fair - Edward Marston (Caught at Marton-cum-Grafton, North Yorkshire by Nu-Knees)
Goodnight, Sweet Prince - David Dickinson (Caught at Marton-cum-Grafton, North Yorkshire by tree-hugger)
Birds of a Feather - Jacqueline Winspear (Caught at Hebden Bridge Railway Station, West Yorkshire by AF)
The Dante Trap - Arnaud Delalande (Caught at Marton-cum-Grafton, North Yorkshire by Nu-Knees)
Whiter Than the Lily - Alys Clare (Caught at Marton-cum-Grafton, North Yorkshire by Nu-Knees)
The Anatomy of Murder - Imogen Robertson (Caught at Hebden Bridge Railway Station, West Yorkshire by AF)
Lark Rise to Candleford - Flora Thompson (Caught at Keynsham Railway Station, Bristol by AF)
The Dead Place - Stephen Booth (Caught at Sainsbury's, Redditch by picknstrum67)
Little Triggers - Martin Waites (Caught at Marton-cum-Grafton, North Yorkshire by FreeRangeHuman)
Hullabaloo in the Guava Orchard - Kiran Desai (Caught at The Crab Mill, Preston Bagot, Warwickshire, by AF)
Revelation - C J Sansom (Caught at Hiller's Plant Centre, Alcester, Warwickshire by AF)

Travelling Books

In addition to the UK, I have released books in the following countries:

The Czech Republic, Germany, The Netherlands, Poland, Qatar, Romania, Slovakia, Sri Lanka and Switzerland

Other books registered by me have visited or been released in:

Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Cyprus, Finland, France, Indonesia, Italy, Malaysia, Nepal, Portugal, Sweden and USA.

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