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  • Originally posted by Al Bundy's Eyes View Post

    It's a pirate site, so copyright and royalties are a mere passing concern. I wouldn't trust that site with any of my info or access to my hardware.

    Incidentally, Paul Begg's book is on there. I doubt he consented to his publisher giving it away free.
    I only saw site late last night Al after typing in “like Project Gutenberg” and was shocked to see the books that were ‘available’ especially when I typed in JTR.

    ‘Not with a barge pole’ I think the phrase is.

    Cheers Al
    Regards

    Sir Herlock Sholmes

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    • I had a bit of luck today. There are a few charity shops in my local town but there’s one that I normally don’t bother with because they rarely have more than 30 books for sale and they’re usually romance with the occasional Wilbur Smith thrown in or else a biography of Robbie Williams but as I was waiting outside a hairdressers today rapidly losing the will to live I decided to go and have a look. And there amongst the Mills And Boon and the Danielle Steele’s was a copy of Bill Beadle’s Wrongly Hanged. It’s a book that I’ve meant to check out over the years but I’ve never gotten around to it. Happy days.

      Just shows…….it’s always worth a look.
      Last edited by Herlock Sholmes; 06-28-2022, 02:02 PM.
      Regards

      Sir Herlock Sholmes

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      • Just ordered "The Inimitable Jeeves" from the library today. Really looking forward to it. It will be my first Wodehouse.

        c.d.

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        • Originally posted by c.d. View Post
          Just ordered "The Inimitable Jeeves" from the library today. Really looking forward to it. It will be my first Wodehouse.

          c.d.
          I hope you enjoy it c.d.

          Ive decided to try and get all the Wodehouse books in order. I’m currently reading his second novel and have his third on order.
          Regards

          Sir Herlock Sholmes

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          • Jeeves is not to be blamed for nothing.
            Never believe anything until it has been officially denied.

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            • Originally posted by Herlock Sholmes View Post
              I had a bit of luck today. There are a few charity shops in my local town but there’s one that I normally don’t bother with because they rarely have more than 30 books for sale and they’re usually romance with the occasional Wilbur Smith thrown in or else a biography of Robbie Williams but as I was waiting outside a hairdressers today rapidly losing the will to live I decided to go and have a look. And there amongst the Mills And Boon and the Danielle Steele’s was a copy of Bill Beadle’s Wrongly Hanged. It’s a book that I’ve meant to check out over the years but I’ve never gotten around to it. Happy days.

              Just shows…….it’s always worth a look.
              Result H meant to be!!

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              • Originally posted by c.d. View Post
                Just ordered "The Inimitable Jeeves" from the library today. Really looking forward to it. It will be my first Wodehouse.

                c.d.
                I've just got "The World Of Jeeves" omnibus.

                Funny to think Wodehouse could have been hung for treason.
                Thems the Vagaries.....

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                • Originally posted by Al Bundy's Eyes View Post

                  I've just got "The World Of Jeeves" omnibus.

                  Funny to think Wodehouse could have been hung for treason.
                  I missed this post for some reason Al. Yeah, old Plum was a bit naive to have made those broadcasts. They were innocent and non-political of course but he admitted that he’d been stupid. Could have been an nasty outcome though. When I get back from holiday I’m thinking of getting a Wodehouse biography but as you’d expect there are a few to choose from. Looks like Amazon reviews might have to be the deciding factor.
                  Regards

                  Sir Herlock Sholmes

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                  • The Wodehouse "Golf omnibus" is a bit of a hoot. One does not need to be a golfer to appreciate the humour.
                    Why a four-year-old child could understand this report! Run out and find me a four-year-old child, I can't make head or tail of it.

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                    • I just finished looking through Jack The Ripper Suspects by CJ Morley. It’s almost 700 pages long but you can buy the book split into 2 volumes. It lists 443 suspects, many of them of course were either ‘confessors’ and many were of brief interest after committing other crimes but this book is certainly worth getting imo. So many names that I’d never heard before and many names I hadn’t heard mentioned for years. Weirdest suspect mention? Constance Kent……Gladstone…….MacNaghten!

                      An added bonus was the entry on Van Gogh. There were a few exchanges on here a few years ago with Dale Lerner who was proposing Vincent as a suspect. He didn’t take criticism too well. Like having it pointed out that Van Gogh was in France at the time of the murders. In fact he got quite snotty. CJ Morley informs us though that Larner’s efforts to raise the $8000 required for publishing by crowdfunding only failed by $7456. What a surprise.

                      Dale……where are you?
                      Regards

                      Sir Herlock Sholmes

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