The Pickled Egg Library

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Peter.N. wrote:My wife has been reading the last book (I believe) in the Herriot series, its a biography by his son Jim Wight, The Real James Herriot, its called, it was published in '99 and it is a good history of not only his father but other characters in the series.
That's definitely worth a good read Peter... I love books like that :)

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I have just received "Five on Brexit Island" which I will enjoy.....especially seeing the use of Eileen Soper's original illustrations.

and another deposit for the Library as recommended by Peter
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I've just read the Ladybird 'Mid-Life Crisis' book...

https://www.penguin.co.uk/books/291382/ ... fe-crisis/

I howled from start to end...

Page 36 is quite poignant for me...

The authors have some great qualifications...

J A Hazeley is an N.F.S.W, and J P Morris is an O.M.G.

:rofl2:

Now to read 'The Shed'

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My girls bought me this for Christmas and I'd like to deposit another copy into the PE Library....

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They know exactly what appeals to me ;)

I'm hooked on it already and I don't see me doing much else today but solving the puzzles...

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CitroJim wrote:My girls bought me this for Christmas and I'd like to deposit another copy into the PE Library....

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They know exactly what appeals to me ;)

I'm hooked on it already and I don't see me doing much else today but solving the puzzles...
The line on the front cover almost sounds like a challenge. I like the sound of that book. Gloves are off Jim, you vs our greatest cyphers. Good luck.

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I’ve spent most of the afternoon stuck in that book :D It is addictive... Very...

Loving it :D

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Do the light coloured letters on the cover constitute a (perhaps undisclosed) puzzle as well ? :)

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bobins wrote: Do the light coloured letters on the cover constitute a (perhaps undisclosed) puzzle as well ? :)
Knowing how subtle a lot of the puzzles are inside I'd not be at all surprised....

That book is so addictive... I expect rehabilitation centres to spring up soon to treat those who have become so addicted their normal lives have been seriously disrupted...

I'm also reading this at the moment. Possibly one of the best technical books on the breaking of the Lorenz SZ40/42 Geheimschreiber (Secret Writer) cypher machine...

It goes into deep technical detail of how the machine was broken and how Colossus worked to help the decryption process...

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I have only read two series of books since I left school, (which was some time ago) one was the aforementioned James Herriot series, the other three books written by Derec Longden. I had never heard of him until one of his books was serialised on 'Woman's Hour' which used to be at about 2.0 pm each day, I was usually out and about round the country lanes working when it was on and it became compulsive listening, I could be seen driving round with tears streaming down my face such was the wit and humour.

The first book was called 'Diana's Story' and was about his wife who was seriously ill and declining, the combination of empathy and humour was spot on.

The second was Called 'Lost for words' and was about his mother who was suffering from dementia but again the balance was spot on. This one will probably be known to many as it was made into a TV film with Thora Hird playing his mother and I think Jim Broadbent playing Derek.

The only other one I know of was 'The cat that came in from the cold' which was equally funny.

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A domestic Tilley lamp has made it to Picture of the day, but there was also an "industrial" side. Lovers of the Tilley Lamp may find some interest in the collection of pictures and information in this link duly deposited in the PE reference section....

The Terence Marsh Lantern Gallery

http://tgmarsh.faculty.noctrl.edu/tille ... lamps.html

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Love it Neil :D

The other great thing about a Tilley Lamp was they gave heat as well as light. Two for one!!!

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To revive the Ladybird books - I got two of these for Christmas, one from second and one from third daughter.

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:D

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I gave that one to the grandmother of my godchildren, as well as the one about the cat.

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As trailed on the "Electric Cars..etc" thread the latest deposit, in the "limited appeal" section of the PE Library is this..

United States Securities and Exchange Commission Form 10-K-Tesla Motors Inc. fiscal year ended Decenber 31st 2014

Loads of detail about Tesla. The Landlord has had a quick flick through in case there was something to be learned about globalisation of the brand , or convincing investors to part with large volumes of cash, which could be useful for "The Pickled Egg"'s own market domination ambitions.

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