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    And there's The Algebraist, just noticed on my bookshelf

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    "Programming WebAssembly with Rust"
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    That's Uri Geller done & dusted with all the spoons in the cutlery draw now useless.

    Next up: "Surrender:how British industry gave up the ghost 1952 - 2012" by Nicholas Comfort, being the sad tale of how the mighty are fallen, while all around the desert sands stretch to infinity & beyond.

    Or how we went from exporting 52% of the world's motor vehicles to roughly nothing, ditto for ships, rockets, nuclear power, planed, and just about anything else you might imagine.

    Managed decline, dear boy, managed decline.
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    You do like the cheerful stuff, don't you?

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    Yup. It's being so cheerful that keeps me going.

    This epic was purchased in January 2013, so it's been laid down for a while to mature nicely.

    Alternatively I could have chosen "Road of Bones the epic seige of Kohima 1944" by Fergal Keane.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DoctorStrangelove View Post
    "Surrender:how British industry gave up the ghost 1952 - 2012" by Nicholas Comfort, being the sad tale of how the mighty are fallen, while all around the desert sands stretch to infinity & beyond.
    Well that was fairly depressing in its way of demonstrating the incredible incompetence of almost everyone over the last 70 years.

    Next up: "The Great Game" by Peter Hopkins, being the story of, oddly enough, The Great Game.

    Written in 1990, new preface 2006, at a time when 22 British servicemen had died in Afghanistan.

    The main text is unchanged from the 1990 edition with the exception of the new preface.
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    Just finished "Snoop" by Sam Gosling, all about figuring people out from the stuff they surround themselves with.

    Moderately inneresting in its way.

    Just finishing* "Willing Slaves".

    "The Great Game" got as far as page 6 before being put back whence it came.

    "Road of Bones" much the same.


    * If "finishing" might be defined as 80 pages to go.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DoctorStrangelove View Post
    Just finishing* "Willing Slaves".

    * If "finishing" might be defined as 80 pages to go.
    Still finishing "Willing Slaves": 40 pages to go.

    Now reading "Never Had it So Good" by Dominic Sandbrook, purchased on Starwars Day 2013, being "A history of Britain from Suez to The Beatles".

    Another 800 page tome.

    The one good thing about CV is that I can't buy any more tomes.

    <hiatus>

    Well it must be said that it's rather a good read all in all.
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