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Borderland by Anna Reid
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Fine and readable, but really very basic. Not at all an academic book. The anecdotes from the collapse of the 90s are funny/painful, when I realize my grandparents must have gone through all that. The optimism going forward is...also funny painful, g...more
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Terry Pratchett
“There are times in life when people must know when not to let go. Balloons are designed to teach small children this.”
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“Всеми фибрами своего чемодана он стремился за границу”
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George MacDonald Fraser
“I've been a Danish prince, a Texas slave-dealer, an Arab sheik, a Cheyenne Dog Soldier, and a Yankee navy lieutenant in my time, among other things, and none of 'em was as hard to sustain as my lifetime's impersonation of a British officer and gentleman.”
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Terry Pratchett
“Men marched away, Vimes. And men marched back. How glorious the battles would have been that they never had to fight!”
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The Epic Saga of the Time Travelling Viking and the Highland Sheikh (Humor)
1 chapters   —   updated Jun 21, 2011 08:33AM
Description: A romance parody. Quite a bit of in-jokes and possibly completely unfunny cartography stuff. And Karl Marx.
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