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From Leeds, West Yorkshire United Kingdom
Age 54
Joined Friday, March 11, 2005
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Books are friends who take you far
Wherever you would go,
From torrid lands and jungle ways
To northern fields of snow.

Books bring us gifts from long ago
And hints of future days,
And lead the mind refresingly
On unfamiliar ways.

I Like a Book

I like a book. It tells me things
Of ancient peoples and their kings
And what they used to do;
Of giants in some far-off land
And things I hardly understand,
Both make-believe and true.

I like books. It's fun to see
How interesting they can be -
As people are. And so
I try to treat them like a friend
And many pleasant hours spend
In learning what they know.

M. Lucille Ford


My list of eclectic books I've read:
Liste meiner verschiedenen, gelesenen Bücher:

*Inspektor Jury geht über's Moor (The Old Silent); Martha Grimes
*This Year it Will be Different; Maeve Binchy
*The Tin God; Chris Nickson - Library book
*Endless Beach; Jenny Colgan
*Die Italienischen Schuhe (Italienska Skor); Henning Mankell
*The Little Italian Bakery (La ricetta segreta per un sogno); Valentina Cebeni
*Three to Get Deadly; Janet Evanovich

+The Little Book of Bob (Life Lessons from a Street-wise Cat); James Bowen - library book
+Bronsteins Kinder; Jurek Becker
+Uneasy Lies the Crown (Lady Emily Mystery, No 13); Tasha Alexander
+The Pets at Primrose Cottage; Sheila Norton
+Lustiges Taschenbuch, Die Saga beginnt, Nr. 528; Walt Disney

*Smokin' Seventeen (Stephanie Plum); Janet Evanovich - library book
*Confessions of a Menopausal Woman; Andrea McLean - library book
*The Good Pilot Peter Woodhouse; Alexander McCall Smith - library book
*Into the Water; Paula Hawkins
*Tricky Twenty-Two; Janet Evanovich - library book
*Look Alive 25; Janet Evanovich - library book
*A Winter Beneath the Stars; Jo Thomas - library book
*Murder on the Ballarat Train; Kerry Greenwood
*A Christmas Revelation; Anne Perry - library book
*Azurblau fuer Zwei; Emma Sternberg
*A Handful of Happiness; Massimo Vacchetta - library book
*Cold Wrath; Peter Turnbull - library book
*Another Woman's Shoes; Francis Durbridge - library book
*Paul Temple and the Nightingale (A very Short Story) ; Francis Durbridge - library book
*Seven Days in Summer; Marcia Willett - library book
*The Staveley Suspect; Rebecca Tope - library book
*Finger Lickin' Fifteen; Janet Evanovich - library book
*Micky Maus Heft Nr. 47; Disney
*Jurassic World, Fallen Kingdom; Egmont
*Das Haus des Kapitaens; Maiken Nielsen
*Twelve Days of Christmas; Trisha Ashley
*Angels at the Table; Debbie Macomber

+Emily Goes to Exeter; MC Beaton
+On Chesil Beach; Ian McEwan
+Turbo Twenty-Three (Stephanie Plum); Janet Evanovich
+The Troutbeck Testimony; Rebecca Tope
+Der Wilderer vom Ochsenberg; Robert Hueller
+Jacob's Frauen; Utta Danella
+Melodie der Leidenschaft (Golden Dreams); Gwen Bristow
+Above the Bright Blue Sky; Margaret Thornton
+Elbchaussee; Marie L Fischer
+Cold Feet - The Lost Years; Carmel Harrington - library book

*Travel Tales; Alexander McCall Smith
*The World of Poldark; Emma Marriott - library book
*Murder in the Forum; Rosemary Rowe
*Love Overboard; Janet Evanovich
*Five on Brexit Islang; Enid Blyton (Bruno Vincent) - library book
*Five go on a Strategy Away Day; Enid Blyton (Bruno Vincent) - library book
*Thanks for the Memories; Cecelia Ahern
*Working Wonder; Jenny Colgan
*Bertie the Blitz Dog; Libby Parker - library book
*England - Streifzuege auf der Insel; Horst Zielske
*Closed Casket (Agatha Christie, Hercule Poirot); Sophie Hannah - library book
*Seven Up; Janet Evanovich
*Ten Big Ones; Janet Evanovich
*Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk; David Sedaris - library book
*A Sea Change; Veronica Henry
*Take Down Twenty (Stephanie Plum); Janet Evanovic - library book
*The Monogram Murders (Agatha Christie); Sophie Hannah - library book
*Spaete Rache (A Study in Scarlet); Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
*Christmas at the Cat Cafe; Melissa Daley - library book
*Herzsprung; Ildiko von Kuerthy

+Nigella Lawson; Gilly Smith
+The Case of the Missing Books; Ian Sansom
+Keep Me Close; Clare Francis
+Rules for Dating a Romantic Hero; Harriet Evans

*Christmas at the Cupcake Cafe; Jenny Colgan
*Do You Remember the First Time?; Jenny Colgan
*Penelope Goes to Portsmouth; M. C. Beaton

+Christmas Magic; Nora Roberts
+Black Notice; Patricia Cornwell
+Das Herrenhaus (The Country House); John Galsworthy
+Operation Sunshine; Jenny Colgan
+Girl Meets Ape; Chris Manby
+The Leipzig Manuscript; Angus Ross
+Keep Me Close; Clare Francis

*FS Freed; EL James
*Die Entdeckung der Currywurst; Uwe Timm (no BC book)
*Samantha Smythe's Modern Family Journal; Lucy Cavendish
*Once Upon a Christmas; Sarah Morgan
*Tod im Ebbelwei-Express; F. Demant (no BC book)
*Don't You Want Me?; India Knight
*Change for a Farthing; Ken McCoy
*Hidden Talents; Erica James
*Mr Commitment; Mike Gayle
*Full House; Maeve Binchy

+A Christmas Beginning; Anne Perry
+The Swiss Family Robinson; Johann Rudolf Wyss
+Crow Lake; Mary Lawson
+Ostfriesen-Killer; Klaus-Peter Wolf
+An Advancement of Learning; Reginald Hill
+The Unfinished Clue; Georgette Heyer
+Train Dreams (German Translation); Denis Johnson (book found in a Dublin charity shop)
+If You Could See Me Now; Cecelia Ahern
+The Lost Luggage Porter; Andrew Martin
+Kuestennebel; Gisa Pauly
+Fifty Shades of Grey; EL James
+FS Darker; EL James
+Not in the Flesh; Ruth Rendell

*Ein Professor aus Heidelberg (Enchanted Snow); Archibald Joseph Cronin
*Simisola; Ruth Rendell
*Pride & Promiscuity - The Lost Sex Scenes of Jane Austen; Arielle Eckstut
*Paper Money; Ken Follett
*Mud, Muck and Dead Things; Ann Granger
*Hanna's Daughters (Anna, Hanna och Johanna); Marianne Frederiksson
*Special Delivery; Danielle Steel
*Eine Reise nach Genf; Jaques Berndorf
*Pillow Talk; Freya North
*Caspar the Commuting Cat; Susan Finden
*Langenscheidt, Katze-Deutsch, Deutsch-Katze (kein BC Buch)
*A Christmas Guest; Anne Perry
*A Christmas Secret; Anne Perry

+Driving Force; Dick Francis
+Knit Two (The Friday Night Knitting Club); Kate Jacobs
+Diary of a Manhattan Call Girl; Tracy Quan
+Remind me again, why I need a man; Claudia Carroll
+Growing up in a War; Bryan Magee
+Die Loewin von Aquitanien; Tanja Kinkel
+Von fremder Hand (A Finer End); Deborah Crombie
+Und alles nur der Liebe wegen; Heinz G. Konsalik
+A Drake at the Door; Derek Tangye
+A Reliable Wife; Robet Goolrick
+Some Lie and Some Die; Ruth Rendell
+Sunshine after Rain; Dee Williams
+Digging to America; Anne Tyler
+Irrwege der Liebe; M. L. Fischer
+Lipstick Jungle; Candace Bushnell
+Put on by Cunning; Ruth Rendell
+Harm Done; Ruth Rendell
+The Babes in the Wood; Ruth Rendell
+Weihnachtsgeschichten aus Berlin

*Seven Tales; Hans Christian Andersen
*Der Vorleser; Bernhard Schlink (passend zum gerade angelaufenen Film)
*In a German Pension; Katherine Mansfield (York Library Book)
*From Doon With Death; Ruth Rendell
*How to be a Kraut; Roger Boyes (Bookring from Poppy17)
*Wallace & Gromit 2007 Annual
*Sex and the City; Candace Bushnell
*Devil's Advocate; Anonymous
*I'm a Teacher, Get Me Out of Here; Francis Gilbert
*Katerina's Secret; Mary Jane Staples
*Let Me Call You Sweetheart; Mary Higgins Clark
*How I Became a Yorkshireman; Patrick Ryan
*Boy Meets Girl; Meg Ryan
*Die weisse Rose; Inge Scholl
*Shake Hands For Ever; Ruth Rendell
*Frisch gemacht; Susanne Froehlich
*The Friday Night Knitting Club; Kate Jacobs
*Ausgejodelt; Eva Rossmann
*April in Paris; Michael Wallner (Originalversion)
*Christmas Cookie Murder; Leslie Meier

+Clifton and its people; Barbara Hutton (York library book)
+Culua - My other life in Mexico; Samantha Wood
+Ratte Ludwig, Band 3; Uschi Heusel (Heimat-Comic)
+The Loving Spirit; Daphne du Maurier
+East End Tales; Gilda O'Neill (York Library book)
+Kriminalfaelle aus der Reichsstadt Frankfurt; Dr. jur. Karl-Ernst Meinhardt (kein BC-Buch)
+The Last One; Angus Ross
+Die Taube; Patrick Sueskind (zum zweiten Mal, zur Auffrischung)
+Yesterday's Houses; Mavis Cheek
+Zarengold; Michael Kibler (Buchring von Bunte Amsel)
+The Lottery; Maria Edgeworth
+Der Inquisitor; Wolfgang Hohlbein
+The Mediterranean Billionaire's Blackmail Bargain; Abby Green
+Katzen lieben ihr Zuhause; Renate Fabel
+Athénaïse; Kate Chopin (short stories)
+Whistling for the Elephants; Sandi Toksvig
+I Don't Know How She Does It; Allison Pearson
+A Summer Collection; Short Stories; A Collection of Authors
+Lutefisk Buffet; Ed Fischer
+A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian; Marina Lewycka
+Tod allen Reichen!; Kari Koester-Loesche
+Lord Robert; Jean Plaidy (York Library book)
+Once Upon a Christmas; Childline Book, compiled by Esther Rantzen

*The Huddersfield Job; Angus Ross
*Herrscher meines Herzens (Highland Bride); Colleen Faulkner
*Das Kajütenbuch; Charles Sealsfield (né Karl Postl)(kein BC Buch)
*Frisch gepresst; Susanne Froehlich
*Ein Liebhaber zu viel ist noch zu wenig; Gaby Hauptmann
*2 Buecher in 1: Mit der Liebe spielt man nicht / Herzen in Aufruhr; Marie Louise Fischer
*Diamanten Dynastie (Master of the Game); Sidney Sheldon
*Thanksgiving; Janet Evanovich
*Asterix in Britain; Goscinny and Uderzo
*Perfectly Impossible; Joan O'Neill
*Shopgirl; Steve Martin
*Death at la Fenice; Donna Leon

+The Boy next door; Josie Lloyd and Emily Rees
+Das Erbe der Vaeter (Coat of Arms); Susannah Kells, deutsche Ausgabe
+Qwilleran's Short and Tall Tales; Lilian Jackson Braun (York library book)
+The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency; Alexander McCall
+Girl in Hyacinth Blue; Susan Vreeland
+Die Leihkatze oder wie man Katzen lieben lernt; Otto Schoenberger (Bookring Random-Poet)
+Die Tote im Klosterbrunnen (The Subtle Surpent); Peter Tremayne (Bookring kinedi)
+Where have all the boys gone?; Jenny Colgan
+Moominvalley in November; Tove Jansson (Ring nlc and kinedi)
+Wenn der Christbaum brennt; Brigitte Sinhuber (Hg.)
+Murders and Mysteries from the Yorkshire Dales; Peter N. Walker (York library book)
+Desert Dawn; Waris Dirie
+Isabella; Fiona Mountain
+The Gate of Angels; Penelope Fitzgerald
+Perfectly Correct; Philippa Gregory

*Schuettelfrost (Winter Chills); Joy Magezis, deutsche Version
*Geheimnisse von Pittsburgh (Mysteries of Pittsburgh); Michael Chabon, deutsche Version
*Schatten der Macht (Memories of Midnight); Sidney Sheldon, deutsche Version
*Raum ohne Zeit; Clark Darlton
*Im Namen des Zaren; Leonid Jusefowitsch
*DuMont's Sherlock Holmes Rätsel: Der Hund von Baskerville; Simon Goodenough(kein BC-Buch)
*Baskische Heimkehr (Sweet Promised Land); Robert Laxalt, deutsche Version
*Four Weddings and a Funeral; Richard Curtis (as a story not the play version)
*Must Love Dogs; Claire Cook


+von BunteAmsel: Zarengold, weitergereicht an Philly-Evs
+Kraut Buch (poppy17) (Roger Boyes)
+Hanna's Daughters, stormon

My bookrings:
My first ever bookring, very disappointing
Common Place Buechlein mit The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency
seems to be with Schneeweischen for more than 365 days now...

Book Events
- Hamburg, ad hoc mini meetup, 2005
- Nancy, "Le livre sur la place", Sept. 2006
- York Book Fair, Sept. 2006
- Edinburgh, ad hoc private meetup, Dec. 2006
- Uncon in Frankfurt (M), Mai 2007
- Edinburgh Book Festival, Aug. 2007
- Durham meetup, probably the most historic meeting place of all meetups which took place in the underground cafe of Durham Cathedral, 2007
- Stockholm, May 2008: Tried to get in contact with the Stockholm Bookcrossers. Was not very lucky. Looked for their OBCZ at a shop/cafe near the main station in Stockholm. Shelf not found. Very sad. Could have been nice to exchange some books.
- Durham meetup, July 2008
- Frankfurter Buchmesse, Oct. 2008; ad hoc meetup mit Coburg crossern
- Brussels, early June 2009: visited the Cafe Novo and found out that the OBCZ had been closed.
- Uncon in Edinburgh, July 2009, brilliant event
- couldn't make it to the Amsterdam Convention (ash rain), 2010. Mini-meet in York instead to dry our tears.
- Uncon in Nottingham, very well organised, 2011
- Convention Dublin, 2012, was braving camping
- Uncon in Leeds, West Yorkshire, 27-29/09/2013
- Attended Meetups in Leeds again, 2019
- International Zooming, 2021

updated 09/10/2021

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