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Me neither, truth be told.

Seems that most people would not take the Bible with them on their desert island - and me neither truth be told but what books would you take? 

I'd have the complete works of Shakespeare as offered..... and take another one to explain them all to me as I'm sure it they would be fascinating to mull over during those long lonely days on my own. As for that "luxury item", I'd have a hard hat for when I'm sat under that coconut tree!

Oh for such an island on wet and windy days like this.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/oct/15/desert-island-discs-bible-radio-4

 

 

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Re: Me neither, truth be told.

Probably my stack of Haynes manuals, far more interesting for me to read... Funny

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Haynes manuals?

Blimey, they bring back memories. Used to buy them from Halfords I think. 

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Re: Me neither, truth be told.

Book for a desert island.?

Survival manual.

It would drive me nuts to be on a desert island with nothing to do but lay in the sun all day, reading is not doing something, at least not for me.

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Re: Me neither, truth be told.


twocvbloke wrote:

Probably my stack of Haynes manuals, far more interesting for me to read... Funny


Odd you should say that... just counted my stack of Haynes workshop manuals.....37 in total.

2 were for cars I never owned....a jaguar and a VW camper van.

Apologies for going off topic.

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Think I'd be busy building my castle to be honest... and then maybe a boat... but reading ain't something I do much of to be honest. I should... you learn a lot from it (and consequently forget it) but I just don't enjoy it really.

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Re: Me neither, truth be told.

Forgot to mention, it's a pebble beach and only the one coconut tree. Smiley

Sorry to learn you do not like reading, I've always buried myself in books often finding more 'reality' in them than either television or cinema. Take anything by CS Forester for example, engrossing and brilliant at the same time.  

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Well if its just a pebble beach and one coconut tree then i might as well wait until night fall and set light to the damn thing in the hope that someone sees it.

It's only gonna have enough coconuts for a week or twos survival.

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Re: Me neither, truth be told.

CS Forester, Alexander Kent and Patrick O'Brien all write good swashbuckling novels. 

 

I used to read a lot on international flights and when away as an expat before movies on the flights and t'internet everywhere. Not so much now but probably if castaway!

 Last time I was working in Saudi Arabia I read Jerusalem the Biography by Simon Sebag Montefiore, cos the telly in Saudi is excruciating!

Oh and I would take the Bible I read it every day!

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Think I would take the complete works by Ian Flemming. I got them on my Kindle app ages ago but never got round to reading them yet. That would be the ideal opportunity to start.

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Catch 22 would be a must

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Stuck on a desert island, it would have to be something gargantuan then.

Like Encyclopaedia Britannica. Entertaining and useful.

Or

A 1000 ways to combine seafood and coconuts cook book.Smiley