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About meI’m a retired British civil servant. Apart from books, my main interests are beer, baroque and classical music, and watching England lose at cricket.
About my libraryIt’s a motley collection, brought together over fifty years or so. The main areas, apart from fiction, are biography, social history, music, languages and reference books. There’s a certain amount of dross, because I find it hard to throw a book away, even if I know I’ll never want to read it again.
Favorite authorsKingsley Amis, John Aubrey, Jane Austen, E. F. Benson, James Boswell, Malcolm Bradbury, Anthony Burgess, Geoffrey Chaucer, John Donne, Henry Fielding, George MacDonald Fraser, Aldous Huxley, Samuel Johnson, David Lodge, George Mikes, Molière, Robert Nye, George Orwell, François Rabelais, Tom Sharpe, Jonathan Swift, William Makepeace Thackeray, Helen Waddell, Evelyn Waugh (Shared favorites)
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Member sinceJun 14, 2007
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