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Adrift by Helen Babbs
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Adrift by Helen Babbs
" Hi lovely, is it any good. Always been fascinated with the rivers of london, now obsessed since reading Aaronovitch's series "
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Pride by Matthew Todd
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A beautiful slightly larger than A4 hardback book tracing the history of the LGBTQ+ movement, partly through conventional storytelling through such iconic milestones as Stonewall, Pride marches, marriage, decrimalisation, AIDS and military service, a ...more
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Genesis by Edward O. Wilson
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A brief thought-provoking treatment of how life transitioned from the origins of life evolving beyond multi-cellular organisms to social creatures. Wilson states that it is a fallacy to consider all of evolution as having its endpoint with humans but ...more
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The Atlas of Disease by Sandra Hempel
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Nice neat sized colourful hardback, not so much an atlas as a breakdown of disease by vector (airborne, waterborne, insects & animals, human to human) with fascinating historical ilustrations, posters and microscopy imaging. There are maps of the ...more
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The Atlas of Disease by Sandra Hempel
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Nice neat sized colourful hardback, not so much an atlas as a breakdown of disease by vector (airborne, waterborne, insects & animals, human to human) with fascinating historical ilustrations, posters and microscopy imaging. There are maps of the ...more
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Handywoman by Kate       Davies
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It is near impossible to say what Handywoman is. ON one level it is an autobiography, of Davies' life from a childhood in a highly creative household to the fast-paced life of academic research. Which all crashes down when she suffers a stroke and lo ...more
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The Silent Corner by Dean Koontz
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Jane Hawk is being hunted across the States, chased as she hunts for the truth behind her husband's bizarre suicide, and the increasing number of suicides happening around the world. Koontz, as ever, brings together cracking high speed narrative with ...more
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The Art of Statistics by David Spiegelhalter
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Written by an experienced forensic statitician this is a well-informed insight into the use and, often, sadly, misuse of statistics that is generated from the data surrounding us. It gives a good grounding in the correlation vs causation, algorithms, ...more
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What Dementia Teaches Us About Love by Nicci Gerrard
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I didn't know dementia should be in the plural, that the monstrous fear that hounds all of us getting older is not just the loss of memory and dissolution of self into a creature who neither recognises nor is recognisable to their loved ones. I had n ...more
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“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.”
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Lawrence Ferlinghetti
“I am awaiting
perpetually and forever
a renaissance of wonder”
Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Haruki Murakami
“Memories warm you up from the inside. But they also tear you apart.”
Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore

Khaled Hosseini
“But better to get hurt by the truth than comforted with a lie.”
Khaled Hosseini

Douglas Adams
“I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.”
douglas adams, The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul

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