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Rosie Brocklehurst Rosie Brocklehurst said: " Couldn't finish it. Found it very dull but worthy. "

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"Finding this book dull if 'important'" Jan 12, 2011 02:27AM

 
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"Great subject and needs to be tackled. Outrage of how UK treats young asylum seekers. Still, the book is slow to get off ground so far." Jan 10, 2011 08:51AM

 

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