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About my libraryA way to keep track of the books I have read for pleasure since the beginning of 2006, the catalogue does not include any of the publications I read or use professionally, like the hundreds of field guides at home. Some of the volumes are on my shelves, but I prefer to recycle what I can. I like to enjoy books pushed into my hands by friends, borrow those that jump off their shelves or use public libraries, used bookstores and charity shops. I only keep hold of reference books, poetry and anything that I am sure I will want to read again.

GroupsAnglophiles, Asian Fiction & Non-Fiction, Audiobooks, Author Theme Reads, BBC Radio 3 Listeners, BBC Radio 4 Listeners, Best of British, Birds, Birding & Books, Children's Fiction, Children's Literatureshow all groups

Favorite authorsGeorge Mackay Brown, Joseph Conrad, Robertson Davies, Roger Deakin, Alfredo Bryce Echenique, Elizabeth Gaskell, Thomas Hardy, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Kazuo Ishiguro, James Joyce, Ismail Kadare, John Keats, Malcolm Lowry, Alistair MacLeod, Naguib Mahfouz, Katherine Mansfield, Gabriel García Márquez, Cormac McCarthy, Arthur Miller, Vladimir Nabokov, George Orwell, Mervyn Peake, John Cowper Powys, Marcel Proust, Juan José Saer, J. D. Salinger, James Salter, William Shakespeare, Wallace Stegner, John Steinbeck, Robert Louis Stevenson, Antonio Tabucchi, Dylan Thomas, Edward Thomas, Henry David Thoreau, J. R. R. Tolkien, Leo Tolstoy, Rebecca West, Virginia Woolf (Shared favorites)

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Favorite bookstoresBosorne Books - The Cook Book, ENTRElibros, Foyles, Galloway and Porter, Heffers Bookshop, J C Books, Lectura, Librería Estudios, Libroria

Favorite librariesCambridge University Library, Central Library, Plymouth, Moor Allerton library, Norfolk & Norwich Millenium Library

Favorite listsThe 100 Best Books of All Time by Norwegian Book Club (World Library)

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Currently readingRalph Waldo Emerson : Essays and Lectures (Library of America) by Ralph Waldo Emerson
The History of the Kings of Britain (Penguin Classics) by Geoffrey of Monmouth
The Collected Poems of W. B. Yeats by William Butler Yeats
The Poems of Emily Dickinson: Reading Edition by Emily Dickinson
The Prelude: Four Texts (1798, 1799, 1805, 1850) (Penguin Classics) by William Wordsworth
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