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Carry On, Mr. Bowditch

latham, Jean Lee
Biographical Fiction account of the life of Nathanial Bowditch, the self-taught mathematical genius who improved navigation for sailors.

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4/2010

The Seventh Cousin

Laughlin, Florence
The Carter family moves to Nebraska. They find a new home in an old house. A house with a mysterious "heiress" living in the attic apartment. Pretty good little mystery, a couple of references to Mercy Hospital in San Diego. A Weekly Reader Children's Book Club edition.

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6/2009

Going To Pot

Laurimore, Jill
Funny story about gentle folks in Britain trying to sell the family collection of mugs.

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3/2001

B For Buster

Lawrence, Iain
A young boy lies about his age and enlists in the air force during World War II. Extremely great story, I learned a lot about the Halifax bomber, flight operations, and the pigeons used for emergency communication. I had to make a list of the seven crew members as I couldn't remember who was which. PET PEEVE: If you are going to include a glossary at the back of the book kindly mention it in the front of the book!!

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6/2011

Ghost Boy

Lawrence, Iain
A teen with albinism runs away and joins a small circus in post-war United States. The author cites Toby Tyler as an influence, in fact says he had to rewrite the story because there was too much Toby in it! The first hundred pages were not all that great, for me, but in the last hundred the story started pulling me in, and it was very moving.

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6/2011

Lord Of The Nutcracker Men

Lawrence, Iain
During the first World War Johnny is sent to live with his aunt in Cliffe, a relatively safer place than London. He plays with the toy soldiers his father gave him. His father (a toymaker) carves new ones and sends them from the front. Johnny comes to think that he is controlling the war with his toy soldiers, and fears for his father's safety. A really good book!

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6/2011

The Buccaneers

Lawrence, Iain
John Spencer sails for the West Indies on the Dragon in this last of the series. Great little sea stories all!

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6/2011

The Lightkeeper's Daughter

Lawrence, Iain
Squid, with her daughter, returns to the island where she and her dead brother were raised.

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6/2011

The Smugglers

Lawrence, Iain
John sails on his father's new ship, but encounters smugglers in the crew!

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6/2011

The Wreckers

Lawrence, Iain
John is cast ashore when the sailing ship he and his father are on is lured to wreck by evildoers on the shore.

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6/2011

California Babylon

Lawson, Kristan and Anneli Rufus
Guidebook to interesting, wierd, and possibly disturbing places in the Golden State.

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5/2001

Generations

Lebbon, Tim
Firefly, #4. Mal wins a map in a card game. River is the only one who can read the map.

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"It's dangerous!" he said.
"Not when you're with me," River said...

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3/2024

813

Leblanc, Maurice
I read the Project Gutenberg EBook edition of this. Good story, depressing ending, though!

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1/2023

Arsène Lupin versus Herlock Sholmes

Leblanc, Maurice
I read the Project Gutenberg EBook edition. Good stories! Poor Mr. Wilson!

Quote:

'"...Ah! Sholmes, life is just one damn thing after another!”

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12/2022

The Confessions of Arsene Lupin

Leblanc, Maurice
In which there are twelve chapters/stories. Mostly pretty good, too. I wish I knew in what order these books are supposed to be read!

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12/2022

The Extraordinary Adventures Of Arsène Lupin, Gentleman Burglar

Leblanc, Maurice
This is book one, and I'm reading it second. Oh well, good stories, not always sure who is narrating them, though!!

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12/2022

The Hollow Needle: Further Adventures Of Arsène Lupin

Leblanc, Maurice
A French mystery story, translated of course, of the rascal Arsène Lupin and his confrontations with a schoolboy who is matching wits with him, trying to solve the great mystery.

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12/2022

Ancillary Justice

Leckie, Ann
Breq, formerly a starship, is on a quest. Good story, will read the sequels. I am still confused about who is male and who is female. Or maybe it doesn't matter.

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2/2015

Ancillary Mercy

Leckie, Ann
Imperial Radch #3. Well, the third book. I found some very funny humour, some confusing stuff. Must be my old age. My favorite character was Translator Zeiat.

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5/2023

Ancillary Sword

Leckie, Ann
The second book in the series. I'm still confused by the lack of gender references, but the story is good. Story got a bit dusty at the end.

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4/2015
20 books displayed
[L'Amour - Lasky] [latham - Leckie] [Leckie - Leonard] [Leonard - Lewis] [Lewis - Lockhart] [Loewen - Lowry] [Lu - Lynn] 

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