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Andy Holdcroft is reading Servants: Interesting and detailed with material from those involved: goes way beyond the "Downtown" mythology
Servants by Lucy  Lethbridge
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The Mission Song by John le Carré
The Mission Song
by John le Carré
read in December, 2014
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Servants by Lucy  Lethbridge
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Unpatriotic History of the Second World War by James Heartfield
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The Great War and Modern Memory by Paul Fussell
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The Old Ways by Robert Macfarlane
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The War That Ended Peace by Margaret MacMillan
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Religion and the Decline of Magic by Keith Thomas
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The Book with No Pictures by B.J. Novak
Secret Days Code-breaking in Bletchley Park by Asa Briggs
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Touched on a number of most interesting points which other books on BP fail to but it was a bit hard to follow at times with tangents off & personal ramblings: surprised at the looseness of the text for such a great historian. Worth reading but c ...more
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Maya Angelou
“Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.”
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George Orwell
“The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.”
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Bertrand Russell
“Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric.”
Bertrand Russell

Bertrand Russell
“To fear love is to fear life, and those who fear life are already 3-parts dead.”
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Eleanor Roosevelt
“When will our consciences grow so tender that we will act to prevent human misery rather than avenge it?”
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