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THE PRINTED WORD

Having just noticed that the initiator of the latest "book" thread left the site taking the discussion with him, it's my turn again to revive it; being too important a topic to be dropped, imo.

Having finished "Get Carter" by Ted Lewis over the Holidays, I'll soon start with "Jack Carters Law", a prequel set in late 60s Soho.

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    • That too... ;-)

    • There is no need to explain yourself to anybody... One of my favourite stock answers to rude and ignorant people ;0)

    • Absolutely!! :-D

    • I have to admit that I have always found it a bit bizarre that some people,  even in this day and age would think that men should drink certain drinks and women should stick to certain others; to me it is nonsensical. Way back in the late 50s or early 60s both vodka and lager were promoted as being a women's drink, now such an idea would seem absurd. I think it shows a lack of intelligence if you ask me MG, and you had fancied smoking a cigar then it would have been none of their business either.

    • Exactly, Chris! :-D

      However, I am in Ballarat, not Melbourne and some of the yokels - I mean locals - are very backward and set in their ways. I know I can be that way with some things, but it doesn't define me... I actually tried my first cigar last NYE thanks to a Skinhead mate of mine who taught me the fine art of smoking it. LOL! Suffice to say, it wasn't that great and I must admit I felt a bit stupid doing it. Oh well! ;-)

    • Classic!

  • Arrived this morning. Always a good read by the fire with a glass.

  • Half way through this very entertaining account of second generation fun around Bristol.

  • I saw an excellent copy of this book without a price tag, at a local emporium. I have been after a good copy for awhile now so I asked a nearby assistant, in the hope of getting the book at a good price. The owner of the book turned up, saying it was his duplicate copy that has been sat on the book shelf for a couple of months, opposite a vinyl record seller, Dave's Records, thinking it would go quickly and surprised that it hadn't. It was soon established that he was a former North London (Tottenham) Modernist who frequented the Club Noreik and other such establishments circa 1965... Sharp suits, R&B and (whispers) amphetamines! I just stood there for two hours plus, listening to a like minded senior (he's 68) gentleman regale me with the musical history of a North London mod. To cut a long story short, I do believe that Steve, the North London Modernist was very happy that his, american first issue book ended up on my bookshelf, as was I ;0)

      

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