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On the Trail of Genghis Khan by Tim Cope
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Spell It Out by David Crystal
"OK so I am a bit of a GEEK when it comes to spelling - but this is such a fabulous book!!! What can I say? David Crystal is so good at storytelling - and really what's not to love about the story of English spelling and why it seems to be so weird..." Read more of this review »
Spell It Out by David Crystal
"Why a great read! Well-researched, well-written, and overall delightful. I had a few quibbles with some of his claims (such as his statement that certain words in the Renaissance were called 'ink-horn words' because a writer had to use a lot of in..." Read more of this review »
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Now I know what I do about the tortuous history of English orthography, I am resolved to be a pedant no more. A fascinating read. Would love to see more source material but I guess it's out there if I look for it and beyond the scope of this book.

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The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell
The Bone Clocks
by David Mitchell
read in January, 2015
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I enjoyed this book so much I had to give it 5 stars - something I rarely do. Mitchell is on top form with this amazing blend of reality and the 'other'. One woman's story embedded in 6 individual tales, which have much more linking them than appears ...more
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I, Claudius by Robert Graves
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I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai
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Jane Austen
“She was nothing more than a mere good-tempered, civil and obliging Young Woman; as such we could scarcely dislike her -- she was only an Object of Contempt”
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