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CollectionsBooks (333), Your library (523), Wishlist (1), Currently reading (8), All collections (854)

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Tags20th century (47), contemporary (39), novel (36), British (32), canon (29), American (27), English (25), 14th century (13), history (13), relationships (12) — see all tags

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About meBorn and bred in London, lived in a village in Derbyshire for 15 years and I am now retired and living in South West France in an even smaller village.

I Find myself becoming increasingly apalled by the consumer society that I am of course part of, however I do feel I have escaped some of this living in France.

About my libraryMy actual library is well over 1000 books, but I have decided to enter onto Librarything those books that I have read recently or that I can remember well enough to be able to rate/review.

Back in 2012 I started reading English literature from the bottom up as it were with Chaucer. Now in the Autumn of 2019 I have reached 1590 and I am starting on Shakespeare and Spenser.

I like to be reading a few books at the same time and so I will be delving into 20th century literature as well as recent crime/detective novels and science fiction and fantasy stuff. Most of these I read from my wife's recommendations. She reads faster than me.

I have an extensive music library which covers most musical genres: classical, rock, blues, jazz and world music. I try and find time to read and to listen to music, but not both at the same time.

Groups2018 Category Challenge, Anal-retentives, Bully's Tavern, Club Read 2011, Club Read 2012, Club Read 2013, Club Read 2014, Club Read 2015, Club Read 2016, Club Read 2017show all groups

LocationGers, France

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Member sinceSep 29, 2010

Currently readingCollected Poems 1931-1974 by Lawrence Durrell
Collected Poems of Ted Hughes by Ted Hughes
Poetic Rhythm: An Introduction by Derek Attridge
The Age of Chaucer Volume I of the Pelican Guide to English Literature by Boris Ford
English Poetry, 1400-1580 by William (editor) Tydeman
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