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Re: Last book read

Post by Boody » 20 Jun 2017, 20:45

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War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy

My summer project will be to read the Bond books in order of publication. I don’t think that requires a separate thread…
Bit of a jump from Natasha to Paddington :wink:
A natural progression as I see Natasha developing into a Mrs Bird type of character in later life with the ability to display reluctant acceptance of hairy house guests.
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Re: Last book read

Post by Bag Lady » 21 Jun 2017, 21:21

Casino Royale - Ian Fleming

Always remember the look on a work colleague's face when he first read this! Similar to me when I read Alice Walker's Possessing the Secret of Joy. Ouch.
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Re: Last book read

Post by Boody » 27 Jun 2017, 22:17

A prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving. I have to concede I shed a tear at the end, something that hope none of the other commuters on the 7:50 noticed.

Wonderful book.


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Re: Last book read

Post by Bag Lady » 30 Jun 2017, 12:04

Live and Let Die - Ian Fleming

Have never read a book where so many eggs were eaten by one character. Was this the inspiration for Fay Weldon's team to come up with the "Go to work on an egg" slogan?
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Re: Last book read

Post by airflamesred » 30 Jun 2017, 12:40

Bag Lady wrote:
30 Jun 2017, 12:04
Live and Let Die - Ian Fleming

Have never read a book where so many eggs were eaten by one character. Was this the inspiration for Fay Weldon's team to come up with the "Go to work on an egg" slogan?
As a matter of interest, Are you picturing Rodger Moore with this particular book or just a generic James?

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Re: Last book read

Post by Bag Lady » 30 Jun 2017, 14:34

airflamesred wrote:
30 Jun 2017, 12:40
Bag Lady wrote:
30 Jun 2017, 12:04
Live and Let Die - Ian Fleming

Have never read a book where so many eggs were eaten by one character. Was this the inspiration for Fay Weldon's team to come up with the "Go to work on an egg" slogan?
As a matter of interest, Are you picturing Rodger Moore with this particular book or just a generic James?
Have to admit I tested out Rog in this role but he didn't quite cut it in book form so did end up without anyone properly cast. Some parts of Casino Royale worked with either Sean or Pierce, less well with Dan although George might have been ok. Haven't given Tim any real consideration...
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Re: Last book read

Post by airflamesred » 30 Jun 2017, 15:03

Interestingly, Wikipedia is naming, amongst the usual suspects, Bob Holness as having portrayed Bond. Perhaps he may be worth a cerebral audition.
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Re: Last book read

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airflamesred wrote:Interestingly, Wikipedia is naming, amongst the usual suspects, Bob Holness as having portrayed Bond. Perhaps he may be worth an audition.
Was he a radio 007?


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Re: Last book read

Post by airflamesred » 30 Jun 2017, 20:29

Boody wrote:
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airflamesred wrote:Interestingly, Wikipedia is naming, amongst the usual suspects, Bob Holness as having portrayed Bond. Perhaps he may be worth an audition.
Was he a radio 007?
Swan Theatre, High Wycombe, 1968 Christmas panto. Googie Withers did a wonderful Moneypenny.
I'll see if I can dig the programme out!
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Re: Last book read

Post by Bag Lady » 01 Jul 2017, 00:42

airflamesred wrote:
30 Jun 2017, 20:29
Boody wrote:
30 Jun 2017, 19:41
airflamesred wrote:Interestingly, Wikipedia is naming, amongst the usual suspects, Bob Holness as having portrayed Bond. Perhaps he may be worth an audition.
Was he a radio 007?
Swan Theatre, High Wycombe, 1968 Christmas panto. Googie Withers did a wonderful Moneypenny.
I'll see if I can dig the programme out!
:lol:
Wiki says:
1956 he became the second actor to portray James Bond in a radio production of Moonraker for the SABC's Springbok Radio.

Glad you mentioned him at this stage as Moonraker is next on the list. I'll be looking for any instances of two against one challenges or characters requiring a "P" (no reason why not as that office must only be a couple of floors below M and directly over Q).
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Re: Last book read

Post by airflamesred » 15 Jul 2017, 07:55

Solar bones, Mike McCormack.
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250 pages, only one sentence.
Haven't read it but sounds interesting.

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Re: Last book read

Post by saminblack » 16 Aug 2017, 17:01

A few days off has finally given me the chance to finish The Romanovs by Simon Sebag Montifeore s monster of a book and one I would definitely recommend.
It is 700 pages of truly astonishing, in-depth history about the (in)famous Russian family who were the country's totally unregulated autocrats for 300 years.
They say that truth is stranger than fiction and this is definite the case here – some of the people given ultimate power were ultimate nut jobs and there's more sex, violence, murder, intrigue, backstabbing, cruelty, chaos and family feuding than the most far-fetched of soap opera writers could ever dream of. This truly is a 'game of thrones' but it's a game where due to the inadequacy of most of the people on the throne there was no real winners – especially the poor, long-suffering Russian people who were left at the whim of some of the world's craziest dictators.
A book to cherish, enjoy and dominate your reading summer (as it has done mine) and if it does nothing else it may make you realise that our own Royal dynasty- though not short of its own disaster areas - have nothing on their cousins across the waters.
A great read indeed which has really stoked my interest in all things Russian (me and Mr Trump alike) so the next stop is a much-vaunted book about the journey of the man sent to 'liberate' the Russians from the useless Nicholas II - Lenin on A Train.
Enjoy!! (Or should I say наслаждаться!!)


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