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Rebecca Dickson

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I'm teaching English at the moment at a nice school in Banbury, Oxfordshire. I'm studying for an M.A in English Literature and attempting to keep up my writing!
I recently suffered an injury and am gradually returning to good health, so have recently started swimming and, after my birthday, I plan to get cycling with a new bike.

I came across this today and I feel it is a good reminder for myself and many others who feel frustrated that their life ir achievements, do not reflect what they thought/hoped they could achieve.
"An outstandingly talented person is not necessarily outstandingly sucessful, talents have to be exercised. As Aristotle observes, in an athletic competition the prize is not awarded to the athlete in... Read more of this blog post »
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Not Being the One

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Mountains (Poetry)
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Description: A poem about the end of a serious relationship, and a rebound that occured soon after, it came from a place where it was all so familiar, all so cliche, it became a frustration rather then genuine emotion.
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Long Way Round by Ewan McGregor
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This is brilliant! McGregor and Boorman have such a wonderful tone and wit to their writings, they complement each other perfectly and bring real warmth into this book. The journey itself is fascinating and there wasn't a moment I didn't wish o was t ...more
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Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer
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The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro
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The Revenant by Michael Punke
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The Psychopath Test by Jon Ronson
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Really funny book. Despite the dark nature of the topic this is overall a light hearted jaunt through a sticky topic. Ronson explores a fascinating topic in an accessible way.
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