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About meI am just a simple country boy now living in London, working as a civil servant in the Department of Education.

In the early 1980s I completed a Bachelors degree, and then a PhD, in English, specialising in medieval literature. Then, after a sort of road to Damascus moment in the early 1990s I completed a Bachelors degree and then PhD in Mathematics.

Remaining a sucker for punishment I have just completed a Bachelors Degree in History, too.

Groups100 Books in 2013 Challenge, 100 books in 2014 challenge, 75 Books Challenge for 2012, 75 Books Challenge for 2013, 75 Books Challenge for 2014, British & Irish Crime Fiction, It's a LondonThing, The Drones Club (all things P.G. Wodehouse)

Favorite authorsKate Atkinson, Mark Billingham, William Boyd, Simon Brett, John Buchan, John le Carré, Arthur C. Clarke, Amanda Craig, Robertson Davies, Charles Dickens, Sebastian Faulks, F. Scott Fitzgerald, William Gibson, Graham Greene, Cyril Hare, John Harvey, Reginald Hill, Christopher Isherwood, Kazuo Ishiguro, John Lanchester, David Lawrence, Donna Leon, Tim Lott, Peter Lovesey, Stuart MacBride, Val McDermid, John Mortimer, Haruki Murakami, Stuart Pawson, Iain Pears, Anthony Powell, David Profumo, Jonathan Raban, Ian Rankin, Simon Raven, Peter Robinson, William Shakespeare, C. P. Snow, J. I. M. Stewart, Graham Swift, Scarlett Thomas, J. R. R. Tolkien, A. N. Wilson, P. G. Wodehouse (Shared favorites)

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Member sinceJun 24, 2010

Currently readingThe Field of Blood by Denise Mina
Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters and Seymour: an Introduction by J. D. Salinger
The Pike: Gabriele D'Annunzio, Poet, Seducer and Preacher of War by Lucy Hughes-Hallett
The Midnight Swimmer by Edward Wilson
A History of Histories: Epics, Chronicles, and Inquiries from Herodotus and Thucydides to the Twentieth Century by John Burrow

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