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Hugh Ashton

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Hugh Ashton was born in the UK in 1956. After graduating from the University of Cambridge, he worked in a variety of jobs, including security guard, publisher's assistant, and running an independent record label, before coming to rest in the field of information technology, where he assisted perplexed users of computers and wrote explanations to guide them through the problems they encountered.

A long-standing interest in Japan led him to emigrate to that country in 1988; writing instruction manuals for a variety of consumer products, assisting with IT-related projects at banks and financial institutions, and researching and writing industry reports on the Japanese and Asian financial industries, and writing promotional material for interna
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Moving house – and I have quite a lot of books. And several people have asked me, “Are you taking all your books and records and CDs with you?”




I find it incomprehensible that anyone would ever ask this question. I mean, the books you read, and the sounds you listen to are part of you. [...]

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This is not a well-written book. Phrasing is clumsy, at least one glaring factual error (placing the Neva in Moscow!), and a couple of silly misprints. This was written in a hurry to catch a trend. So why 4 stars?
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