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CollectionsYour library (862), To read (66), All collections (862)

Reviews98 reviews

TagsNovels (133), Historical Fiction (116), Biographies (99), Classic English Novels (92), Short Stories (54), Plays (30), Literary Criticism (28), Essays (22), Autobiographies (21), World's Best Reading (19) — see all tags

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About meIf you are dropping by for the first time, please leave me a message to say Hi, or to share what you are reading. I would love to hear from you and I will reply.

I am a confirmed lifelong bibliophile and LibraryThing is like finding a family of like-minded individuals! So don't be shy, just say Hi!


“Writing a book is an adventure. To begin with, it is a toy and an amusement; then it becomes a mistress, and then it becomes a master, and then a tyrant. The last phase is that just as you are about to be reconciled to your servitude, you kill the monster, and fling him out to the public.” Winston Churchill

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Amazon US: The Book Traveller

Amazon UK: The Book Traveller

At The world's End was published on 1st Feb 2012.

Paperback version: At The World's End At The World's End

Kindle version: At The World's End At The World's End

Completely edited and reissued. Click on image for Kindle version at

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See my other published work: HERE


About my libraryFor some strange reason over the years I have completely lost several libraries, the last one I had to leave behind in South Africa which consisted of some rare books, collected over 20 years or so, which I will probably never find again. I have about 200 books which I love and want to read again. Books that I never intend to read again I give away to Charity shops.


2 Shells: A Clunker

3 Shells for an involving story. Good.

4 Shells for an involving story and engaging characters. Very good.

5 Shells for an involving story, engaging characters and a pleasing style. Excellent, will read again.

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Groups75 Books Challenge for 2009, 75 Books Challenge for 2010, 75 Books Challenge for 2012, friends of Maugham, Group Read--Late Winter 2010--, Historical Fiction, The Brontës, The Highly-Rated Book Group, Writer-readers

Favorite authorsJane Austen, H. E. Bates, Arthur Christopher Benson, James Boswell, Alain de Botton, Anne Brontë, Charlotte Brontë, Emily Brontë, Arthur Conan Doyle, Alexandre Dumas, George Eliot, Ben Elton, Richard J. Foster, Thomas Hardy, Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa, W. Somerset Maugham, Guy de Maupassant, Michel de Montaigne, Jean Plaidy, Robert Service, William Shakespeare, Anthony Storr, Anthony Trollope, Dallas Willard, P. G. Wodehouse (Shared favorites)


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Real nameAlan Moreton (Thomas Henry Edward Tortoise)!

LocationEssex, UK

Account typepublic, lifetime

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Member sinceJul 19, 2008

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