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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, 100 Books in 2015 Challenge, 100 Books in 2016 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

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The Silk Roads: A New History of the World by Peter Frankopan
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