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Chappers

  • Tuesday 25th September 2007, 2:16am
  • Surreyish., England
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Catch 22 is brilliant Skibb and I'd recommend it to anyone.

At the moment I am reading

Me Moir - Vic Reeves autobiography (for the last 8 months)
Just William at Christmas and
Ultimate X-Men issue 85 (definitely NOT for the women in it)

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zooo

  • Tuesday 25th September 2007, 2:19am [Edited]
  • United Kingdom
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Quote: David Chapman @ September 24, 2007, 9:16 PM

Me Moir - Vic Reeves autobiography (for the last 8 months)


I've been reading that since Christmas too!
Along with Gary Barlow's autobiography, you'll be pleased to hear.

Am also reading this in bed...

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It is ace.
Anyone who says I read it out loud to myself while cuddling a teddy bear is lying.

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puffinpol

  • Tuesday 25th September 2007, 2:22am
  • England
  • 193 posts

Just William at Christmas

Love Just William, seriously funny. I don't really mind what people think of what I read - but as they were written for adults I know I shouldn't feel embarrassed. Love the one when he explains to his mother that Tigers an' Tamers is a completely different games from Lions an' Tamers.

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Chappers

  • Tuesday 25th September 2007, 2:40am
  • Surreyish., England
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I probably haven't read William for 40 years now. Since I failed my 11-Plus interview when I mentioned I read William.

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zooo

  • Tuesday 25th September 2007, 2:41am
  • United Kingdom
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There was an interview?

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Chappers

  • Tuesday 25th September 2007, 2:44am
  • Surreyish., England
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If you weren't quite good enough for Grammar School

If you didn't pass you had a second chance if you were nearly there.

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zooo

  • Tuesday 25th September 2007, 2:48am
  • United Kingdom
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Ohhh. I see. I did the 12 plus, but I didn't remember an interview.
Grammar schools do look unfavourably on William...

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puffinpol

  • Tuesday 25th September 2007, 2:53am
  • England
  • 193 posts

I've read Just William to my class but very few children get the humour and many of them find the language difficult. It's sad - it's so rich. I hope I'm wrong in worrying about the next generation being brought up on computer games etc and finding reading so challenging. Sorry if I'm being too serious xx

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Chappers

  • Tuesday 25th September 2007, 2:55am
  • Surreyish., England
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I think the main problem is the class thing - with the servants and everything - but Aaron could probably identify with that.

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Dale Griffiths

  • Tuesday 25th September 2007, 3:03am
  • England
  • 119 posts

I only remember Just William on TV and the very annoying Bonnie Langford character. I'm not sure I could get past this and actually buy one of the books.

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ajp29

  • Tuesday 25th September 2007, 3:04am [Edited]
  • England
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Wha am I reading right now? This sentance.

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puffinpol

  • Tuesday 25th September 2007, 3:06am
  • England
  • 193 posts

Yes - although the Browns' life in later books was more 'ordinary'. I appreciate that the stories do present an unfamiliar way of life to children now. I just really like William's character and the way he so often ended up in trouble despite his best intentions. Some of the stories were brilliantly plotted.

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Dale Griffiths

  • Tuesday 25th September 2007, 3:07am
  • England
  • 119 posts

I've just finished reading 'how to be a sitcom writer, secrets from the inside' by Marc Blake recommended on this site.

Struggling to put together a string of believable characters though, when I base them on people I know in the past that I have issues with it makes my blood boil and I would want them all to die an agonising death on the first page of the sitcom. Doesn't quite lead to longevity though I suppose :P

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L.E.

  • Tuesday 25th September 2007, 3:11pm
  • England
  • 20,468 posts
Quote: David Chapman @ September 24, 2007, 9:16 PM

Catch 22 is brilliant Skibb and I'd recommend it to anyone.

Ditto...loved it! Although i'm a quick reader and i had to really concentrate on this one!

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Rosco

  • Tuesday 25th September 2007, 4:02pm
  • East Kilride, Scotland
  • 373 posts

Currently reading Gloriana or, The Unfulfill'd Queen by Michael Moorcock. This one is a bit heavy going, but his books are always worth it.