John Tyrrell

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Gender MALE
Occupation Retired
Location Manchester, United Kingdom
Introduction East Anglian melancholic, long exiled in Manchester.
Interests Gardening, theatre, biography, wine, investment, Napoleon, St. Helena, Ipswich Town
Favorite Movies Death in Venice, Paris Texas, Man of Flowers, Babette's Feast, Sideways
Favorite Music Johnny Cash, Iris DeMent, Queen, Bob Dylan, Sibelius, Mahler, Elgar, Verdi, Puccini
Favorite Books Boswell's life of Johnson, Pirsig: Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, John Berger:Ways of Seeing, W.G. Sebald: Austerlitz, W.G. Sebald: The Rings of Saturn, Jean-Paul Kauffmann:The Dark Room at Longwood, Valerio Massimo Manfredi: Alexander Child of a Dream, Francis Wheen: Karl Marx, Laurie Lee: As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning, Marina Lewycka A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian, Nassim Taleb: The Black Swan, Winston Churchill:My Early Life, Henry Fielding: Tom Jones, Voltaire: Candide, Gustave Flaubert: Madame Bovary, John Preston:The Dig, Evelyn Waugh: Brideshead Revisited, Jostein Gaarder: Sophie's World, Scott Fitzgerald: The Great Gatsby, George Eliot: Middlemarch