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CollectionsYour library (1,679), Before AD 500 (27), 6th - 10th centuries (10), 11th century (1), 12th century (3), 13th century (3), 14th century (4), 15th century (1), 16th century (11), 17th century (23), 18th century (16), 19th century (75), 20th century (774), 21st century (569), Currently reading (2), All collections (1,679)

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Tagsfiction (564), history (182), poetry (153), languages (121), france (119), travel (113), comics (99), sexiness (82), dictionaries (72), usa (71) — see all tags

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Recommendations22 recommendations

About meI'm a television journalist. I'm from south-east England, originally, but have lived all over the UK, as well as South America, North Africa, and (currently) in Paris. Books calm me down.

About my libraryThese are just the books I actually own - anything I've lost or got rid of or given away is removed from my LT.

Everything that's been read has been rated, and vice-versa.

I have tried to make my ratings stricter, but I suppose it's natural that it skews to the positive -- I wouldn't keep a library full of books I hated.

Groups21st Century Network, All the World's a Stage, bande dessinée, Byzantinistik, Combiners!, Folio Society devotees, French Connection, Go Review That Book!, Hipster Book Club, It's Not Pornshow all groups

Favorite authorsKaren Armstrong, Paul Bowles, Sir Thomas Browne, Anthony Burgess, Richard F. Burton, Lawrence Durrell, John Fowles, Russell Hoban, Gerard Manley Hopkins, Milo Manara, Vladimir Nabokov, Thomas Pynchon, William Shakespeare, Tom Stoppard, Rebecca West (Shared favorites)

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Favorite bookstoresAlbum, Daunt Books - Marylebone, Foyles (old Charing Cross branch), Hall's Bookshop, L'Harmattan Librairie Centre, Librairie L'Univers du Livre, Reader's Rest

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Real nameWarwick

LocationZurich

Account typepublic, lifetime

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Member sinceJan 19, 2007

Currently readingLes Rougon-Macquart Tome 1 : La fortune des Rougon. : La curée. Le ventre de Paris. La conquête de Plassans by Emile Zola
Parisians: An Adventure History of Paris by Graham Robb

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