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Old 19-01-2019, 12:00 AM   #141
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Really hope the sickness holds off. Dealing with pain is so much easier when you don’t feel sick!
Good news the infection has finally been conquered! Rest up and take it easy. x
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Old 21-01-2019, 07:29 PM   #142
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How are you feeling Gordon, hopefully not too awful.
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Old 27-01-2019, 02:38 PM   #143
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Im not sure if I can say anything as I'm in shock as to how awful his life was. What he saw and had to do just to stay alive.

A must read.
I read it last week. It was so well-written by the author and she clearly portrayed him accurately and got to know him very well whilst he told her his story.
I see she is going to write about one of the other people in the book, Cilke, who also had to do and say things to stay alive in there.

I think what struck me was that many who were forced to do things for the SS - and lets face it, they had no choice - were later charged with being conspirators and sent to prison after the war.
I found it to be a book about endurance and focused on that element rather than the horrors of what the tattooist (Lale) had to do and what he witnessed. I found him to be a man of incredible strength mentally and he did whatever he could for others in there, not just for staying alive himself. He was a resourceful man and he deserved to survive to tell his story, which gives another perspective of the Holocaust from a primary source and in his case, someone who could have been shunned by society for what he did - as the title of the book tells us.

Anyway, how are you getting on Gordon? Hope youíve been able to continue keeping the nausea at bay.
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Old 27-01-2019, 06:34 PM   #144
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I read it last week. It was so well-written by the author and she clearly portrayed him accurately and got to know him very well whilst he told her his story.
I see she is going to write about one of the other people in the book, Cilke, who also had to do and say things to stay alive in there.

I think what struck me was that many who were forced to do things for the SS - and lets face it, they had no choice - were later charged with being conspirators and sent to prison after the war.
I found it to be a book about endurance and focused on that element rather than the horrors of what the tattooist (Lale) had to do and what he witnessed. I found him to be a man of incredible strength mentally and he did whatever he could for others in there, not just for staying alive himself. He was a resourceful man and he deserved to survive to tell his story, which gives another perspective of the Holocaust from a primary source and in his case, someone who could have been shunned by society for what he did - as the title of the book tells us.

Anyway, how are you getting on Gordon? Hope youíve been able to continue keeping the nausea at bay.
I don't read many books but that one will stay in my mind forever.

I'm doing OK Emma
I have seen the surgeon and he examined me and looked at the scan and just said yep needs to come out.
He has refured me to John Radcliffe hospital in Oxford to be seen ASAP so fingers crossed.
On the bright side the non hibernating torts are getting more atention than normal.
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Old 27-01-2019, 06:52 PM   #145
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I don't read many books but that one will stay in my mind forever.

I'm doing OK Emma
I have seen the surgeon and he examined me and looked at the scan and just said yep needs to come out.
He has refured me to John Radcliffe hospital in Oxford to be seen ASAP so fingers crossed.
On the bright side the non hibernating torts are getting more atention than normal.
It's definitely a book where I won't forget the events or the people. I read a lot and I have favourite authors with characters, some fictional, some not, who I remember; I have many books I've read where I could tell you the storyline loosely but not the names of the main characters; but the story of Lale, Gita and those they had bonds with in the camp will definitely remain with me. I agree it is a story never to be forgotten.

I'm glad things are moving along, though it's still such a wait for you since before Christmas!
I've heard good things about John Radcliffe so if you have your surgery there I think you'll be in the best of hands. Roll on getting it over and done with and recuperating at home.
Bet the torts are loving the attention and I know you'll be loving spending more time with them.
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hope all ok. Did you read ' selling my gallbladder on ebay'? think its self help book.

I'm reading abiriiliant book all about the army in India but a mystery murder. Best thing I saw on TV over xmas but taped was Agatha Christie, Silent witness has nothing on her CB
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hope all ok. Did you read ' selling my gallbladder on ebay'? think its self help book.

I'm reading abiriiliant book all about the army in India but a mystery murder. Best thing I saw on TV over xmas but taped was Agatha Christie, Silent witness has nothing on her CB
You know, I bet thereís someone who would buy it on eBay! Might be onto a little earner there, Gordon!
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You know, I bet thereís someone who would buy it on eBay! Might be onto a little earner there, Gordon!
There you go every gallbladder has a silver lining
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Oh I havenít been on here for a while, Iíve been completely absorbed by ancestry. Thingy. Tracing lots of family trees. I might be related to to Robert Peel, but that needs to be confirmed with actual paper work , ie birth certs etc. Glad to hear your getting there Gordon . Hope they whip it out soon.

It wonít be long now until itís that time of year again when all the torts get up for another summer
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