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Mark Spry is raising money for Motor Neurone Disease Association and Foothold

Mark's THE NEVIL SHUTE '25-IN-25'

Event dates: 1st July 2021 – 25th January 2022

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A Book A Week until Christmas!

READ : 22/25

Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) Member Mark Spry is reading all 25 titles by engineer-novelist, mariner and aviator Nevil Shute during the back end of 2021. He'll be reading a book a week starting 1st July 2021, and kindly invites sponsorship to raise funds for the following charities, to be split 50:50 between them:

· IET Foothold

· Motor Neurone Disease Association (MNDA)

Mark medically retired from a thirty-year career in the water industry and with Transport for London (TfL) in 2019, after becoming disabled by motor neurone disease (MND / ALS, otherwise known as Lou Gehrig's disease).

He was helped to move to and adapt his new home by IET Foothold and the MNDA, for which much thanks. Mark regards this sponsored read as an opportunity to give something back to the charities that were (and are) there for him.

When he has completed this Big Read Mark will donate the rather heavy set of Complete Works of Nevil Shute that he bought off Neil in Fleetwood, to the IET Library in Savoy Place. Oooff!!!



The 25 Books to read in 25 weeks are:

1923 Stephen Morris

Completed 25th November 2021

(as one volume with)

1924 Pilotage

Completed 29th November 2021

1926 Marazan

Completed 10th July 2021

1928 So Disdained (The Mysterious

Aviator in USA)

Completed 24th July 2021

1932 Lonely Road

Completed 14th October 2021

1938 Ruined City (Kindling in USA)

Completed 16th July 2021

1939 What Happened to the Corbetts

(Ordeal in USA)

Completed 25th June 2021

1940 An Old Captivity

Completed 8th November 2021

1940 Landfall: A Channel Story

Completed 28th December 2021

1942 Pied Piper

Completed 19th December 2021

1942 Most Secret

Completed 2nd September 2021

1944 Pastoral

Completed 1st July 2021

1946 Vinland the Good

Completed 27th December 2021

1947 The Chequer Board

Completed 29th November 2021

1947 The Seafarers

Completed 22nd December 2021

1948 No Highway READING

1950 A Town Like Alice (The Legacy in USA)

Completed 11th January 2022

1951 Round the Bend

1952 The Far Country

Completed 23rd November 2021

1953 In the Wet

Completed 7th December 2021

1954 Slide Rule: The Autobiography of an Engineer (Non-Fiction)

Completed 6th September 2021

1955 Requiem for a Wren (The Breaking Wave in USA)

Completed 1st August 2021

1956 Beyond the Black Stump

Completed 19th November 2021

1957 On the Beach

Completed 6th Jan 22

1958 The Rainbow and the Rose

Completed 18th November 2021

1960 Trustee From the Toolroom

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My updates

1 week ago

19 Vinland The Good - Completed 27th Dec 21

20 Landfall - Completed 28th Dec 21

21 On The Beach - Completed 6th Jan 22

22 A ,Town Like Alice - READING NOW.

After that Trustee, Round TB and No Highway!

2 weeks ago

I was out of action in September a bit, so have pushed the end date for this shindig out to 25th Jan 2022, which will be exactly 1 year since buying the books.

2 weeks ago

On the final stretch now, five of Nevil Shute's finest (and 4 of which I've read before) to see me into 2022 - Happy New Year!

1 month ago

13th December update: 16 books read now - 'IN THE WET' completed 8th December; now reading 'Pied Piper'

1 month ago

£1030 raised (£1272.50 with Gift Aid) by November 30th, and transferred from Virgin Money Giving page. Many thanks.

Still going at the books!

Mark Spry is fundraising for 2 charities

Motor Neurone Disease Association

Charity number: 294354


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