My book-buying "problem"

Discussion in 'Books, Films, TV, Radio' started by Chris C, Jul 6, 2018.

  1. zola1

    zola1 Member

    Just got this from Oxfam ... big read there ... I’m interested in Montys time in Italy .. 8th Army etc.


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  2. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    I can handle it.
    Just got an Amazon account, that's all.
    Can stop any time I like.


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  3. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    Its slippery slope, first books then a complete random selection of stuff that is appealing but not really required
    I would add you have been warned but you will fail to control it





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  4. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Works the other way.
    The books displace the idiot shopping.
    Once went out for a loaf of bread in Nottingham, but came back with a clockwork radio, an iron cross, & a first war hand grenade... Forgot the bread.

    I do like ball bearings.
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  5. Chris C

    Chris C Canadian researcher

    "And only I am escaped to tell thee..."

    I managed to get out of the book sale with just one book. Saw copies of Love And War In The Apennines and Monty's memoirs but ultimately skipped those as I can get them from the library. And a folio edition of Ill Met By Moonlight but I already have it (well, I have a paperback).

    What I did get was this:

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  6. Stuart Avery

    Stuart Avery In my wagon & not a muleteer.


    I would like all three of the above. Not bothered that they are in Polish Text. Its a problem that if you can buy all three original volumes together- then it will cost you your spleen. It does look rather good has to what I've seen.

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  7. BFBSM

    BFBSM Very Senior Member

    Another delivery today!

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  8. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Sort of.
    Doubtless already have most of the info, but a couple of quid for something I remember grandad checking is worth it.

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  9. Orwell1984

    Orwell1984 Senior Member

    Okay here's the latest additions to the library:
    Purchased for an article on the naval action off of Endau, Malaya January 1942, the first Royal Naval surface action of the Pacific War taking place after the loss of Force Z.


    Fills a gap in my library. A common justification :D
    Liked his previous works and interested in this subject.
    Again authors I like and it's got Skuas, Rocs and Fulmars in it!

    Written by a navigator in 418 squadron, a unit which flew intruder missions in Bostons and later Mosquitos. Lots of good pictures and coverage of the use of the Boston in this role.
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  10. Markyboy

    Markyboy Member

    I've added From Hell to Breakfast to my wanted list! Thanks!
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  11. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Irresistible charity shop title.

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  12. idler

    idler GeneralList

    I hope there wasn't a German edition...
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  13. Charley Fortnum

    Charley Fortnum Dreaming of Red Eagles


    This children's cult classic has been republished this week. I think it was the most heavily-thumbed and regularly replaced book in the school library. I might even let my daughter have a look...


    Ring any bells with anybody here?
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  14. Orwell1984

    Orwell1984 Senior Member

    Indeed it does. Still have my copy somewhere as well as the UFO and Monster one.
    Thanks for the memory jogger. I devoured Usborne books.

    Another big favourite were Letraset books. Dday Battle of Britain. Good memories!
  15. idler

    idler GeneralList

    Saw some of the transfer ones in a charity shop recently - with the transfers - and twitched. Maybe I should've got them...
  16. Stuart Avery

    Stuart Avery In my wagon & not a muleteer.

    Not so much a problem, but i came across it whilst looking for something else & i (can't put it down!)

    The ELEVENTH at War being the story of the 11TH HUSSARS (Prince Albert's Own) though the years 1934-1945. BRIGADIER DUDLEY CLARKE C.B., C.B.E. What has interested me is the early days of the 7th Armoured Division: Them whats it Rats.:)

    Well worth the price the that i paid for it.

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  17. Orwell1984

    Orwell1984 Senior Member

    Good find!
  18. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    The Story of The Seventh Battalion The Somerset Light Infantry.(Prince Alberts)
    From Normandy to Hanover June 1944-May 1945.

    And actually reading it instead of stacking
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  19. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    Always a problem Clive, I tend to stack then have a blitz session of reading.
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  20. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    yes mate but have decided I must now read

    and for the first time purchased a book because a casualty Chris Harley has traced to a cemetery in Ruislip was in the SLI and I thought his name would be mentioned so far its not and he is not in the casualty section.


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