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From Kilburn, Derbyshire United Kingdom
Age 36
Joined Wednesday, July 14, 2010
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I love Book Crossing! What a brilliant way to spread my love of books and reading! I'm an English teacher - hence my Book Crossing name! Hopefully my books will travel far and wide and bring a smile to those who find them!

I joined Book Crossing in 2010 after finding a book in The Eagle Centre, Derby. It had been left there by countofmonte. I'd never heard of Book Crossing and couldn't wait to join in!

I like to buy books from charity shops to use for Book Crossing - two good deeds in one!

These quotes sum up my thoughts on reading:

"You can't get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me."
C. S. Lewis

"If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all."
Oscar Wilde

I am currently reading: The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

Books I've read - 2020
'Beyond Black' by Hilary Mantel
'Love and Freindship' by Jane Austen
'A Tale of Two Cities' by Charles Dickens
'The Organised Mum Method' by Gemma Bray
'Wait for Me!' by Deborah Mitford
'The Fault in our Stars' by John Green
'Go Set a Watchman' by Harper Lee
'The Hawkshead Hostage' by Rebecca Tope
'Children of England' by Alison Weir
'The Five' by Hallie Rubenhold
'Haunted Derbyshire' by Wayne Anthony
'A Pig in a Poke' Anonymous
'Only Dull People are Brilliant at Breakfast' by Oscar Wilde
'Memoirs of a Geisha' by Arthur Golden
'Notes from a Liar and her Dog' by Gennifer Choldenko
'Jamaica Inn' by Daphne du Maurier
'The Six Wives of Henry VIII' by Alison Weir
'Poirot and Me' by David Suchet
'The Tattooist of Auschwitz' by Heather Morris

Books I've read - 2019
'To Kill a Mockingbird' by Harper Lee
'Fat Boy Swim' by Catherine Forde
'Me and Mr Darcy' by Alexandra Potter
'The Last Tudor' by Philippa Gregory
'The Duchesses: the story of Britain's Ultimate Steam Locomotives' by Andrew Roden
'Sidney Chambers and the Persistence of Love' by James Runcie
'The Winter Crown' by Elizabeth Chadwick
'The Greatest Knight' by Elizabeth Chadwick
'The Summer Queen' by Elizabeth Chadwick
'The Ghost Tour of Great Britain' by Richard Felix
'Warm Bodies' by Isaac Marion
'First Man In: Leading from the Front' by Ant Middleton
'Railways' Strangest Tales' by Tom Quinn

Books I've read - 2018
'Last Letter Home' by Rachel Hore.
'Slow Horses' by Mick Herron
'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' by J.K. Rowling'Lucky Man' by Michael J. Fox
'When Hitler stole Pink Rabbit' by Judith Kerr
'The Winter Ghosts' by Kate Mosse
'Death comes to Pemberley' by P.D James.
'The Casual Vacancy' by J.K. Rowling
'Three Sisters, Three Queens' by Philippa Gregory

Books I've read - 2017
'Size Matters' by Judy Astley
'The Shoe Princess's Guide to the Galaxy' by Emma Bow
Penguin's book of Shakespeare Monologues
'I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings' by Maya Angelou.
'The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding' by Agatha Christie
'Summer in February' by Jonathan Smith
'Me before You' by JoJo Moyes.
Poldark: Warleggan' by Winston Graham.
'Poldark: Demelza' by Winston Graham
'Prom Nights from Hell' by Meg Cabot and various authors
'Poldark: Ross Poldark' by Winston Graham
'The Tales of Beedle the Bard' by J.K Rowling
'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them' by Newt Scamander/J.K Rowling

Books I've read - 2016
'Quidditch through the Ages' by Kennilworthy Whisp, J.K. Rowling
'The Lady of the Rivers' by Philippa Gregory
'The Kingmaker's Daughter' by Philippa Gregory
'When you dead, you dead' by Guy Martin
'The Gun' by Bali Rai
'War Horse' by Michael Morpurgo
'Exchange' by Paul Magrs
'The Body in the Library' by Agatha Christie
'Murder on the Orient Express' by Agatha Christie
'The Man in the Iron Mask' by Alexandre Dumas
'Auggie and Me' by R.J. Palacio

Books I've read - 2015
'The Hobbit' by J.R.R Tolkien
'My Autobiography' by Guy Martin
'The Notebook' by Nicholas Sparks
'The Reader' by Bernhard Schlink
'The Descendants' by Kaui Hart Hemmings

Books I've read - 2014
'The Secret of Platform 13' by Eva Ibbotson
'The Railway Children' by E. Nesbit
'Wonder' by R.J Palacio
'Step on a Crack' by James Patterson
'Wolf Hall' by Hilary Mantel
'A Kestrel for a Knave' by Barry Hines
Kane and Abel by Jeffrey Archer
The Red Queen by Philippa Gregory
The White Queen by Philippa Gregory
The Trap by Andrew Fukuda
The Prey by Andrew Fukuda
The Hunt by Andrew Fukuda
Georgiana - Duchess of Devonshire by Amanda Foreman
Tess of the D'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

Books I've read - 2013
The Suspicions of Mr Whicher by Kate Summerscale
Confessions of a GP by Dr. Benjamin Daniels
Perfume - Patrick Suskind
She-Wolves - Helen Castor
The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
Holes - Louis Sachar
Romeo and Juliet - William Shakespeare
A Midsummer Night's Dream - William Shakespeare
The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald
Peter Pan - J.M Barrie

BC Convention, Oxford, 10th - 12th April 2015

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