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Post  Nah Ville Sky Chick on Fri Apr 15, 2011 12:30 am

Eddie suggested The Gangs of Manchester by Andrew Davies.

It was an excellent read. It is a history of The Scuttlers (No I had not heard of them either), but they were gangs of boys that lived in the slums of Manchester and thereabouts in Victorian times. They had a dress code, cap worn on back of head, a muffler round the neck and pointed clogs, their hair was combed into a fringe at the front which they called a "donkey" fringe.

Anyway, they were bad boys, worse than todays yoot for sure.

I thoroughly enjoyed the book. Thanks Eddie cheers

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Post  Nah Ville Sky Chick on Fri Apr 15, 2011 12:33 am



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Post  ISN on Fri Apr 15, 2011 12:58 am

I read the epic masterpiece that the Northern Irish poster recommended......I can't remember his name......he posted for a short time on ATU

2666 - by Roberto Bolano

that was probably the best book I've read in the last few years......

I got Quicksilver out of the library and left it on a bus 10 minutes later......hehehehe....... Embarassed

so I haven't read that (obviously)

but how is it SJ - any good - you were getting into it a few weeks ago

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Post  ISN on Fri Apr 15, 2011 1:07 am

I'm not a big fan of science fiction writers that go all Victorian or Edwardian on my ass

I did like Diamond Age by NS but I think they really were exceeding their brief when they all started mixing sci fi with quasi-mixed-up history

I'm pretty sure Iain Banks has never done that.......


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Post  ISN on Fri Apr 15, 2011 1:40 am

that's teh wine talking

tomorrow I will be timid and demure

hehehehe

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