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10-11-2017 11:58 PM
TopFedFan
Re: Which book do you currently read?

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I messed up about the books so I'm reading the 2nd part of the Bio before I have read the first I looked up Sir Broughton and if he is mentioned it would be in the 1st part of the Bio.
Yes well he was the victim of the same dirty Tory tricks that lead to the no confidence vote in the first place!
10-11-2017 11:55 PM
Mae
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Happy reading! Oh yeah, just so I know for my own peace of mind as to how biased the book is, let me know whether the book mentions Sir Alfred Broughton or not
I messed up about the books so I'm reading the 2nd part of the Bio before I have read the first I looked up Sir Broughton and if he is mentioned it would be in the 1st part of the Bio.
10-11-2017 11:36 PM
TopFedFan
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See even that is a big change to what I'm used to! Our Presidents can't call for an election, but I did know that is how it is done in Britain. "Maggie" is calling me to get back to reading. I have a long way to go and a short time to get there!
Happy reading! Oh yeah, just so I know for my own peace of mind as to how biased the book is, let me know whether the book mentions Sir Alfred Broughton or not
10-11-2017 11:29 PM
Mae
Re: Which book do you currently read?

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Most true and it epitomises the second point I made, Callaghan made a catastrophic error in not calling an election in 78 and holding out. If he'd of had the courage to call it when the polls were in his favour she'd have lost and would most certainly have been challenged as leader (she was not popular in the early days). Wilson, would have called the election a year before- his timing was fantastic... Callaghan, not so much!
See even that is a big change to what I'm used to! Our Presidents can't call for an election, but I did know that is how it is done in Britain. "Maggie" is calling me to get back to reading. I have a long way to go and a short time to get there!
10-11-2017 11:22 PM
TopFedFan
Re: Which book do you currently read?

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“Timing is everything. There is a tide in the affairs of men which when taken at the flood leads on to fortune.” - William Shakespeare
Most true and it epitomises the second point I made, Callaghan made a catastrophic error in not calling an election in 78 and holding out. If he'd of had the courage to call it when the polls were in his favour she'd have lost and would most certainly have been challenged as leader (she was not popular in the early days). Wilson, would have called the election a year before- his timing was fantastic... Callaghan, not so much!
10-11-2017 11:19 PM
Mae
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Well if there are any questions you need only ask Thatcher I still maintain was incredibly lucky, if Labour had of pulled there finger out and found a better LOTO than Foot/Kinnock then she would have been out in 83 and would never have had the momentum for her 87 "landslide".

Just like had Wilson not retired in 76 I don't believe she'd ever have got elected in the first place!
“Timing is everything. There is a tide in the affairs of men which when taken at the flood leads on to fortune.” - William Shakespeare
10-11-2017 11:06 PM
TopFedFan
Re: Which book do you currently read?

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What makes it hard for me is I don't actually know all the details about how Britain is govern. I know the main big facts, but that is all. I know leaders in one country can look good to people outside that country while not looking so good to the people that actually live in that country. But the book is at least well written and I don't feel like I'm trying to fight my way through it. Which with it being 709 pages that is certainly a good thing
Well if there are any questions you need only ask Thatcher I still maintain was incredibly lucky, if Labour had of pulled there finger out and found a better LOTO than Foot/Kinnock then she would have been out in 83 and would never have had the momentum for her 87 "landslide".

Just like had Wilson not retired in 76 I don't believe she'd ever have got elected in the first place!
10-11-2017 10:46 PM
Mae
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Oh most definitely and you're smart enough to read through that, only reason for warning you is that I've even read books where the description of how the system works or how the environment was is false just to suit an agenda, especially around Mrs Thatcher- perhaps one of the most controversial political figures of the 20th century.
What makes it hard for me is I don't actually know all the details about how Britain is govern. I know the main big facts, but that is all. I know leaders in one country can look good to people outside that country while not looking so good to the people that actually live in that country. But the book is at least well written and I don't feel like I'm trying to fight my way through it. Which with it being 709 pages that is certainly a good thing
10-10-2017 03:26 PM
Awka Liwen
Re: Which book do you currently read?

I'm currently trying to catch up on some classic novels I missed, like this one, Planet of the Apes and Metropolis. Just finished Moby Dick.

It's a great book. Not going to lie, it's heavy. Maybe not for everyone. But I really liked it.

I'll get started with The Silmarillion by the weekend if I can.
10-10-2017 12:24 PM
TopFedFan
Re: Which book do you currently read?

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IMHO you are always going to get bias in books, on TV, in movies, etc. Everybody seems to have an agenda these days
Oh most definitely and you're smart enough to read through that, only reason for warning you is that I've even read books where the description of how the system works or how the environment was is false just to suit an agenda, especially around Mrs Thatcher- perhaps one of the most controversial political figures of the 20th century.
10-10-2017 03:19 AM
Mae
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Just be very careful that it isn't biased, I'm yet to read an impartial book about her yet
IMHO you are always going to get bias in books, on TV, in movies, etc. Everybody seems to have an agenda these days
10-09-2017 11:46 PM
TopFedFan
Re: Which book do you currently read?

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I have gone and borrowed a book from the library about Margaret Thatcher @TopFedFan It is 709 pages long and the library is giving me next to no time to get it read! So people you won't be seeing much of me on the forum for some time!
Just be very careful that it isn't biased, I'm yet to read an impartial book about her yet
10-09-2017 11:33 PM
Mae
Re: Which book do you currently read?

I have gone and borrowed a book from the library about Margaret Thatcher @TopFedFan It is 709 pages long and the library is giving me next to no time to get it read! So people you won't be seeing much of me on the forum for some time!
10-01-2017 03:04 AM
Mae
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Montana Cherries- Kim Law, mostly because it was on sale on Kindle, but is alright so far.
Now here is a reader like I am. But for me they have to be not just on sale, but free I just have barely started Multiple Motives. It is a mystery/crime story which is right up my alley and the start up is definitely better than the last book I read on My Kindle!
09-10-2017 07:49 PM
rosespower
Re: Which book do you currently read?

Montana Cherries- Kim Law, mostly because it was on sale on Kindle, but is alright so far.
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