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Rules of Civility
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A Possible Life by Sebastian Faulks
A Possible Life
by Sebastian Faulks
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Yes. I like this one. I think you could give me pretty much anything by Sebastian Faulks and I would lap it up. This one is a bit different as it is a book of 5 short stories (and damn, how much do I HATE short stories?) yet here I think I 'get' what ...more
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The Illuminations
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First fiction book that I have read in a while and it proved to be quite a good read.

Within the first part of the story, the dual narrative often seemed confusing for me but became easier as the reading progressed. First of all, the reader is introd
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Leadership and Self-Deception by The Arbinger Institute
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Hmm, a very insightful book here that was loaned to me by a work colleague.

The general premise of 'Leadership and Self Deception: Getting out of the Box' is that many workplace problems and issues are caused by the self and that they can only ever be
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I bought this book about a year ago and I am really glad to have read it now.

'The Valley' is exactly as its name suggests, a story of 'a hundred years in the life of a Yorkshire family' - and, for anyone not in the know, the valley described is the a
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Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? by Jeanette Winterson
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A very interesting memoir that is brave in scope and can fit into many categories.

Personally, I first came across Winterson when I was a young teen after watching the ground-breaking drama of 'Oranges are not the only Fruit'. This became cult-ish vie
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Five Days by Douglas Kennedy
Five Days
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I realised about 40 pages in that book was a 'work' of romantic fiction and then I 'oh-no'ed myself for not realising earlier!

Yes, I have read Douglas Kennedy before ('The Big Picture' has already been reviewed and 'liked') but this time around I di
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Jubilee by Shelley Harris
Jubilee
by Shelley Harris
read in August, 2015
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Without a doubt, this book has some special qualities as a piece of fiction.

This work has many themes but it is highly concentrated in analysing life and culture in the late 1970s hence its title 'Jubilee'. In the opening chapters, we are told about
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