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From Redditch, Worcestershire United Kingdom
Age 59
Joined Wednesday, August 20, 2003
Recent Book Activity
4 weeks all time
books registered 0 587
released in the wild 0 420
controlled releases 0 0
releases caught 0 49
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new member referrals 0 9
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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 or at least substantially so. In addition, authors I've not read before are marked with an asterisk (*) and NF denotes non-fiction.

What I'm reading now

The Historian - Elizabeth Kostova*
Muertes de sobremesa - David Jiménez* (Spain)

Next up

Glasgow Kiss - Alex Gray
The Kingdom of Light - Giulio Leoni* (Italy)
Bone China - Roma Tearne (Sri Lanka)
The Resurrectionist - James Bradley*

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
Friends of the Dusk - Phil Rickman
The Hog's Back Mystery - Freeman Wills Crofts*
A Spring Betrayal - Tom Callaghan* (Kyrgyzstan)
El camino de las luciérnagas - Mónica Rouanet Mota* (Spain) (en español)
La Isla Tranquila - Mo de la Fuente* (Spain) (en español)
The Hungry Tide - Amitav Ghosh (India)
Ten Thousand Miles Without a Cloud - Sun Shuyun* (China) (NF)
The Ice Child - Camilla Lackberg* (Sweden)
La fiesta del chivo - Mario Vargas Llosa* (Dominican Republic) (en español)
La Caída de una Diva - Raúl Garbantes* (Colombia) (en español)
Absolute Friends - John le Carre* (Germany)

Around the World in a Book

visited 10 states (4.44%)
Create your own visited map of The World

(China, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Germany, India, Kyrgyzstan, Spain, Sweden, UK, USA)

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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