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  • Enigma
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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.

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  • Herlock Sholmes
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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.

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  • Al Bundy's Eyes
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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.

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  • Christian
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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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  • Simon Wood
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    Jeeves is not to be blamed for nothing.

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  • Herlock Sholmes
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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.

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  • c.d.
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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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  • 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.

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  • Herlock Sholmes
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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

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  • Al Bundy's Eyes
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    Originally posted by Herlock Sholmes View Post
    I’ve haven’t looked into this facility but it’s supposed to be free. Surely all of these can’t be free? Where’s the catch? Has anyone used this?

    https://b-ok.cc/s/Jack%20the%20Ripper
    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.

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  • Herlock Sholmes
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    I’ve haven’t looked into this facility but it’s supposed to be free. Surely all of these can’t be free? Where’s the catch? Has anyone used this?

    https://b-ok.cc/s/Jack%20the%20Ripper

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  • Ms Diddles
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    Originally posted by barnflatwyngarde View Post

    Good idea, I'll start on it tomorrow.

    I've read Dead Mountain, and enjoyed it, but every book gives a different nuance to the case, which is to be welcomed.

    Hopefully it'll generate some interesting discussions.

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  • barnflatwyngarde
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    Originally posted by Ms Diddles View Post

    Brilliant!

    It looks great.

    Perhaps we can post our respective thoughts once we've read it?

    Have you finished Dead Mountain already?
    Good idea, I'll start on it tomorrow.

    I've read Dead Mountain, and enjoyed it, but every book gives a different nuance to the case, which is to be welcomed.

    Hopefully it'll generate some interesting discussions.

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  • Herlock Sholmes
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    Originally posted by Ms Diddles View Post

    Jeezo! That's fast work all the same.

    You must consume books by osmosis or something!

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  • Ms Diddles
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    Originally posted by Herlock Sholmes View Post

    I’m on page 210 of 289. I don’t know if I’ll finish it tonight as I have a couple of things on. Life! It just gets in the way of reading (I’m nearly 57 but I sound nearly 80)
    Jeezo! That's fast work all the same.

    You must consume books by osmosis or something!

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