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London Belongs to Me
London Belongs to Me | Norman Collins
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It is 1938 and the prospect of war hangs over every London inhabitant. But the city doesn't stop. Everywhere people continue to work, drink, fall in love, fight and struggle to get on in life. At the lodging-house at No.10 Dulcimer Street, Kennington, the buttoned-up clerk Mr Josser returns home with the clock he has received as a retirement gift. The other residents include faded actress Connie; tinned food-loving Mr Puddy; widowed landlady Mrs Vizzard (whose head is turned by her new lodger, a self-styled 'Professor of Spiritualism'); and flashy young mechanic Percy Boon, whose foray into stolen cars descends into something much, much worse ... Includes an introduction by Ed Glinert, as well as explanatory footnotes.
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Freespirit
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Wonderful book! The story of the residents of 10 Dulcimer Street, London leading up to WW11. Ordinary lives, trials and tribulations, relationships told in wonderful detail. My only complaint is when I got to the last page... it was missing!! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
#literaryfiction #lovelondon

CarolynM Oh no! You have to find that last page! 2mo
Cathythoughts Yes you do have to find that page .... sounds like a great read. Stacked 2mo
TrishB That‘s terrible! 2mo
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RachelO Oh no! 2mo
batsy Oh no 😮 2mo
Freespirit I know I was a bit amazed the last page wasn‘t there....I‘m assuming only 1 page is missing... never happened before @CarolynM @Cathythoughts @TrishB @RachelO @batsy Message to self....check last page when I buy a book!!🤣 2mo
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Freespirit
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A day of rest on the ship after a pretty hectic but amazing travel schedule. For me a day at sea means a chance to read my book ....London Belongs to Me, which I am loving right from the first page! I might squeeze in a cocktail too😂🤗

RachelO Lovely! Have an amazing time! 3mo
CarolynM That looks fabulous! Enjoy! (edited) 3mo
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Freespirit It‘s lovely @CarolynM 😍 3mo
julesG Enjoy! 3mo
Freespirit Thanks @julesG heading for Berlin next 3mo
julesG Enjoy "my" capital city! ? 3mo
julesG PS: Among all the sights, museums and other shops (lots of bookshops), there's a large English books department in "Dussmann das KulturKaufaus" in 90 Friedrichstraße, open from 9am to midnight (if I remember correctly) 3mo
Freespirit Wow thanks @julesG I am really looking forward to seeing Berlin 3mo
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Leftcoastzen
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#24B4Monday helped me finish this book!I can see why Collins wanted to write this love letter to pre WWII London.It‘s a story of ordinary people just trying to live their lives.The widow , Mrs Vizzard, turns her home into a boarding house, & with that, created a different kind of family. The subtle humor of working class life, the fears & the challenges is a look into a world that would be changed dramatically post WWII. #chunkster

TheReadingMermaid 🥳🎉🎉 5mo
Andrew65 Great we could help in whatever small way. 😊 5mo
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Leftcoastzen
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#sundaytreat reading , coffee, and quiche.Happy Sunday Littens!

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Leftcoastzen
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The ah , you need to stop reading and feed me look.
#catsoflitsy

merelybookish Like pronto!! 😺😻 8mo
rretzler 😻 8mo
WhatWouldJaneDo That nose! What a cutie 😽 8mo
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Suet624 Wow! Cat attack mode. 8mo
Erofan Ah! 💕😻 8mo
TheLibrarian What a cutie!! 😻 8mo
Megabooks Awwww!! 8mo
batsy Aww 😍😍 8mo
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Leftcoastzen
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#catsoflitsy Tom Tom is my dedicated reading buddy this afternoon.

jenniferajanes Beautiful kitty! Happy reading! 8mo
rretzler 😻 8mo
Crazeedi I 💞 your fur friend!! 8mo
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norcalwoodstiger And when I wake up, it's still mine! 8mo
Leftcoastzen @rretzler @Crazeedi He‘s a good boy! 8mo
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Leftcoastzen
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#marchintoThe70s #LondonCalling One of the times I ordered from Book Depository, I picked out this title,still on the TBR.A slice of London life in 1938, maybe it‘s time to read it .As to the Clash , love them! While they were selling out major stadiums in the UK , here in the southwest, saw them in a venue about the size of a high school gym . Unforgettable!

britt_brooke So cool! 🎶 9mo
arubabookwoman You need to read that book asap. It is fabulous! 9mo
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mrozzz
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Here's another mini #BookHaul from Tate Proper aka Tate Britain. Also bought about 2 dozen post cards so I could take some of the art home with me 😊👌🏻

Have I mentioned how cool London is???

merelybookish Your London posts have been lots of fun. Enjoying it vicariously! 2y
mrozzz @merelybookish I'm so glad!! 2y
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Kazen
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A nice way to say #HelloOctober - a 700+ page #classic from 1945! Not sure if I'll get to it this weekend but it's tempting all the same 😃

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