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The Secret Race by Tyler Hamilton
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This is a mind boggling account by Tyler Hamilton of doping in cycling . Hamilton was a contemporary and for a period a team mate of Lance Armstrong and he reveals all about the routine doping that took place .
If you didn't dope you were a dope and f
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Goldeneye by Matthew Parker
Goldeneye: Where Bond Was Born: Ian Fleming in Jamaica
by Matthew Parker (Goodreads Author)
read in August, 2014
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Unfortunately this book appeared shortly after I had been to Jamaica and stayed on the north coast where most of the story unfolds .

I imagine that this book has a small target audience mostly Bond fanatics but I found it fascinating because it tells
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Hack Attack by Nick Davies
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This is a riveting and forensic investigation of the hacking scandal .
The detail is mind boggling and Nick Davies and the Guardian were relentless in uncovering the extent of the phone hacking which involved all and sundry and was first uncovered in
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The Sugar Barons by Matthew Parker
The Sugar Barons
by Matthew Parker (Goodreads Author)
read in July, 2011
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In south dorset past stonehenge i have often driven past a landed estate with a wall which seems to go on four miles and miles and the estate seems to belong to the Drax family . It has a suitable iron gate with lions or some such animal perched on t ...more
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Pastoral by Nevil Shute
Pastoral
by Nevil Shute
read in August, 2014
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Although I enjoyed the setting of a an RAF airbase in WW11 near to Oxford this is a rather sentimental love story which lacks bite and errs on the side of a rosy tinted tale about jolly good chaps and chappesses making sacrifices in a good cause . Th ...more
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Shredded by Ian Fraser
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The title of this book is rather melodramatic because RBS was only one of numerous banks worldwide that believed their own hype and bonuses to believe that they were kings of the financial universe and geniuses in a world that mere mortals could not ...more
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