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Very good lives : the fringe benefits of failure and the importance of imagination / J. K. Rowling.
Author: Rowling, J. K., author.
Publisher: New York Little, Brown and Co., 2015. -- ©2015
Review by: West  on: 21/05/2019 11:52:20 AM
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Apart from being written by J.K. Rowling this book is a perfect inspiration if you're looking to write a speech of any kind. Examine the prose on the stories Rowling shared and the provocative questions she asked of the young graduates at Harvard Uni. In itself is also a good short reading to consider what it means to live a 'good life'.
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I can get paid for that? : 99 creative careers to live a life less ordinary / Jo Stewart ; [illustrated by Stephanie Spartels].
Author: Stewart, Jo, author. -- Spartels, Stephanie, illustrator.
Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Smith Street Books, 2018.
Review by: West  on: 21/05/2019 11:36:34 AM
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The back-cover description is rather misleading. This book does not contain any practical advice at all. al the 99 careers listed are more 'buzzfeed' type of content. For entertainment only.
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On emotional intelligence.
Author: Harvard Business Review Press, issuing body.
Publisher: Boston, Mass. : Harvard Business Review Press, [2015] -- ©2015
Review by: West  on: 20/05/2019 3:03:06 PM
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This book featured 10 articles by experts in the field of Emotional Intelligence. These articles were the Harvard Business Review archive. It aims to boost readers' social and emotional skills. It will inspire you to monitor and channel your moods and emotions making a smart and empathic decision and develop emotional agility. A perfect companion while commuting or weekend leisure time.
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The CSIRO healthy gut diet / Tony Bird, Michael Conlon and Pennie Taylor ; photography by Rob Palmer.
Author: Bird, Tony, author. -- Conlon, Michael, author. -- Taylor, Pennie, author. -- Palmer, Rob (Food photographer), photographer. -- CSIRO (Australia), issuing body.
Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. : Pan Macmillan Australia, 2018.
Review by: gmsands  on: 14/05/2019 4:28:02 PM
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Fantastic cookbook for those struggling with gut issues. The vast majority of recipes are really delicious - the authors have done well to find substitutes for gut-problematic foods - however a couple are not so good eg the oat pancakes. This book is a great place to start for anyone with IBS Crohn's etc
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P.S. I still love you / Jenny Han.
Author: Han, Jenny, author.
Publisher: London Scholastic, 2015.
Review by: Gallu3  on: 11/05/2019 2:19:33 PM
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Just finished the book. It is a very light read. I loved the first book of the series 'To all the boys I've loved before'. Maybe slightly disappointed at the way the characters turned out in this installment but it was understandable given the young readers the book is catered for. Definitely going to read the last book in the series.
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BOSH! : simple recipes, amazing food, all plants / Henry Firth & Ian Theasby.
Author: Firth, Henry, author. -- Theasby, Ian, author.
Publisher: London HQ, 2018.
Review by: Parker, Karie Mrs  on: 5/05/2019 12:05:16 PM
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Best vegan cookbook.
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The fort / Bernard Cornwell.
Author: Cornwell, Bernard.
Publisher: London : HarperCollins, 2010.
Review by: Mollusc  on: 30/04/2019 3:50:53 PM
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The events of this novel are largely historical Penobscot Bay was a side-show where the American campaign failed in the north-east corner of the colonies while the main War of Independence was being fought well to the south.
The central character of this story is the very real John Moore a new lieutenant at this point in his long British Army career.
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The encircling sea / Adrian Goldsworthy.
Author: Goldsworthy, Adrian Keith, author.
Publisher: London Head of Zeus, 2018.
Review by: Mollusc  on: 30/04/2019 3:28:18 PM
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Clever ancient world fiction based around some plausibly animated historical possibilities
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Vindolanda / Adrian Goldsworthy.
Author: Goldsworthy, Adrian Keith, author. -- Hadrian, Emperor of Rome, 76-138 -- Fiction.
Publisher: London Head of Zeus 2017 -- ©2017
Review by: Mollusc  on: 30/04/2019 3:25:19 PM
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Clever period fiction based around some historical and archaeological evidence
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The midnight line / Lee Child.
Author: Child, Lee, author. -- Reacher, Jack, (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.
Publisher: London Bantam Press, an imprint of Transworld Publishers, 2017.
Review by: Caroleus  on: 11/04/2019 10:09:22 PM
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This book has pace and a wonderful rhythm. The main character is remarkable because of his background but also very human. Funny! and the dry humour is throughout. Engaging plot a real page-turner. I enjoyed the wide open spaces in which this was set but realise this guy is on the move so setting could be random. I loved this book and finished it in three days - it's my first Reacher novel - I will be going back for more.
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