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I was thinking of Brian Glover who played dimwit Cyril Heslop in Porridge. "I read a book once, it was green"
He was also in a series in the 80's, as the neighbour (or flat underneath) of a female private detective (I think) played by an actress I had the major hots for.

God, my memory is shot!


*Edit* It was 'Anna Lee', staring Imogen Stubbs, and it was in 93, not the 80's. But, Imogen Stubbs..... Hubba Hubba....
 

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"The Brewer's Tale is for anyone who, drinking a beer, has wondered how the past tasted. Part travelogue, part history, part culinary adventure, beer critic William Bostwick uncovers the stories behind the brewers who have practiced their craft since the dawn of civilization: farmers, priests, revolutionaries and more. Beer by beer from Babylonian date-and-honey ale to shamanistic Viking grog Bostwick tells a history of the world through the brewer s eyes, unearthing recipes from poems and potsherds to re-create these beers and their long-lost flavours. Jumping through time as he weaves ancient lore with today s craft scene, Bostwick meets adventurous brewers some celebrated, others eccentric unknowns who share his path, trading insight, recipes and ingredients like homegrown hops and wild, Nile Delta yeast. This is history told in the glass, from tongue-numbing mead to sour pediococcus-laced lambic. The Brewer's Tale celebrates the beers of ages past, some forgotten until now."
that what I was given for xmas + craft beer for the people and beer by design
 

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Just finished reading;
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I want to go to Brussels now, not much chance of that any time soon. Interesting read though.

Got this brewing book for Christmas so just started working my way through it.
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Currently making my way through these two. I received the set of four 'Brewing Elements' books for Xmas and started on this one. Have also been working my way through some of my old books, including the full set of Malcolm Pryce novels.
 

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Currently making my way through these two. I received the set of four 'Brewing Elements' books for Xmas and started on this one. Have also been working my way through some of my old books, including the full set of Malcolm Pryce novels.
The Malcolm Pryce novels are very good. I've read all of them.
What is the Malt book like? I have had the yeast one for awhile and found it very useful. I got the hop one for Christmas, I may put the malt and water ones on my birthday list.
 

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The Malcolm Pryce novels are very good. I've read all of them.
What is the Malt book like? I have had the yeast one for awhile and found it very useful. I got the hop one for Christmas, I may put the malt and water ones on my birthday list.
I'm not very far into it yet, but have found it easy to read so far. It seems to be focussed more heavily on growing, malting and milling than on brewhouse activities, but I suppose that is useful to learn too.
 

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I was reading:

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Sort of a gothic ghost story, with a heck of a lot of sheep talk lol

Now I’m reading:

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Which so far is as brilliant as his other books. Anyone who is familiar with the Discworld series and Vimes will not be disappointed.
 

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The 21 Escapes of Lt Alastair Cram by David M Goss.
Fantastic story of an extraordinary and clearly v modest man.
Recommended if you like war stories, or even if you don't usuallyathumb..
 

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I just finished (again) Tanith Lee's "Tales of the Flat Earth",

got this one for my Xmas:
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Also busy on "The Art of War: Great Commanders of the Ancient World",
should continue "Titan" from Stephen Baxter (heavy reading through all the technical details and intricate descriptions of both people, situations and things general)
Will next probably start re-reading the "Lyonesse" cycle from Jack Vance.
 

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Have read all the Ian Rankin novels, Rebus especially a favourite, got into toasted cheese sandwiches reading these, (and speaking in a Scottish accent) . Have come across another author of good psychological thrillers Michael Robotham, Australian, but one would think he was a 'to and from' reading his books. I have just finished a fourth book of his and ordered another. Hard to put down after about 60% through.
 

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I am currently reading The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman, it's not the page turner I was expecting but I'll plod on with it.

Next up is Shuggie Bain by Douglas Stuart, both of these Santa left me 😊
 

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Struggling through the Cornelius Chronicles by Michael Moorcroft, I think I prefer his short stories.
It's an engaging read, the protagonist being a sort of 60's counterculture James Bond type anti-hero.
It is more pyschi-fi than sci fi, keep thinking this would make an amazing screenplay.
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Struggling through the Cornelius Chronicles by Michael Moorcroft, I think I prefer his short stories.
It's an engaging read, the protagonist being a sort of 60's counterculture James Bond type anti-hero.
It is more pyschi-fi than sci fi, keep thinking this would make an amazing screenplay.
The Elric of Melniboné books were excellent as I recall.
 
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