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Member: EricJT

CollectionsYour library (3,860), Currently reading (3), Sold (12), All collections (3,861)

Reviews11 reviews

Tagsmedieval history (508), history (387), London (205), homosexuality (200), poetry (181), biography (170), law (163), politics (159), reference (109), dictionaries (106) — see all tags

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About meRetired civil servant.
Born in East Yorkshire, now living in North West London.

About my libraryQuite an eclectic collection, though one with relatively little fiction. Consisting largely of English history, law, and literature, it contains many reference works.
I have tended to collect books mentioned in footnotes and bibliographies.
I suspect my books breed in the night; and, having inherited thousands more books from my late civil partner, I am now thinning the resultant collection. I've listed a few of the books I thought I might keep - though some have been sold since I did so.

GroupsAmazon's Kindle, Banned Books, BannedBooksLibrary, Dictionaries & other reference books, Gay Men, GLBT History, Happy Heathens, History Fans, It's a LondonThing, Medieval Europeshow all groups

Favorite authorsGeorge E. Cokayne, Richard Dawkins, Oxford Dictionaries, Jonathon Green, Antony Grey, A. E. Housman, Andrew Lumsden, Diarmaid MacCulloch, John Wilmot (Shared favorites)

Real nameEric Thompson

LocationLondon UK

Account typepublic, lifetime

URLs /profile/EricJT (profile)
/catalog/EricJT (library)

Member sinceSep 5, 2010

Currently readingThe Theory That Would Not Die: How Bayes' Rule Cracked the Enigma Code, Hunted Down Russian Submarines, and Emerged Triumphant from Two Centuries of Controversy by Sharon Bertsch Mcgrayne
Unnatural Acts: Critical Thinking, Skepticism, and Science Exposed! by Robert Carroll
God's Jury: The Inquisition and the Making of the Modern World by Cullen Murphy

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I've just uploaded the cover of "Railway history and the local historian",
Eric, Thank you for the information. I will concentrate my efforts on obtaining that volume of the VCH.
Sincerely, Dragonfly
Dear Eric, I have just read The Rural Landscape of the East Riding of Yorkshire... (borrowed from a college library) and I see that you are the only person on LT who owns a copy! I've looked at your many other books about Yorkshire. Is there any particular title you would recommend for an American trying to familiarize herself with the history and social conditions of the place her ancestors left in the 1850s? They came from Wetwang and Fimber so I'm trying to learn more about the East Riding. Should I be reading the Victoria County History? Thank you.
P.s. I too am convinced that books breed at night.
Hi Eric (if I may)

thank you for accepting my friend request. You're the first person I've contacted (having some books in common with me). I'm not sure yet how things work on this site or how best to use it to communicate with people. How do you find it works for you?

I see you're reading about the King James Bible - I caught a bit of the tv series about it and was astonished to find there was something literate and intelligent on the box.

Like you, I mainly read non-fiction, though I sometimes find that a work of fiction can give an insight into life in a different time or place - a bit like artists still being better than photographers to illustrate plants.

Kind regards

Let me know if London Friend does or doesn't work out. I'm curious to know what happens either way. If it doesn't work out I'll help you find some other options.

Hi Eric,

I found you a local GLBT library that would like to have your donated books. You can contact Rita directly and make arrangements for your donation. I did not send her your name or contact information. Hope this works out and thanks for considering making this gift.

Here is Rita's contact information:

Rita E. Mcloughlin
Volunteer Coordinator
London Friend
020 7833 1674
86 Caledonian Road, N1 9DN
Registered Charity No. 299307

Hi Eric,

I should have known that the first comment to my msg regarding Leaving a Legacy would be a non-US request. However, that doesn't mean that I can't help you. Give ma a couple of days and I'll get back to you.

Thanks! handsome cat...
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