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Book Review: – Small Island

‘Small Island’ is set in 1948, and focuses on the experience of Jamaican immigrants who, have left the Caribbean for what they hope will be a better life in England, the “Mother Country” for which the men have fought during the 2nd World War. It is told through the alternate voices of 4 main characters […]

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Book Review: – Wild: a journey from lost to found

Wild: a journey from lost to found by Cheryl Strayed Collected thoughts from the Book Club 01/05/2015 This is a deeply personal and honest account of Cheryl Strayed’s 1,100 hike alone up the Pacific Crest Trail from the Mojave Desert to northernmost Oregon. A novice hiker when she set out, the journey took her 3 […]

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Book Review: – The cuckoo’s calling

Robert Galbraith (aka J.K. Rowling) was enjoying positive reviews from professional critics accompanied by modest sales for his ‘first’ novel. However once the true identity of the author was revealed the book leapt up into the best sellers lists. J.K. Rowling’s second published work for adults is in the classic detective genre and with her […]

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Book Review: – Still Alice

In Lisa Genova’s book we meet Alice in her early 50s, a very successful Harvard professor, still excited by research and sought after for her opinions, who initially blames the symptoms she experiences on the menopause. This brings home that dementia is no respecter of education or position, but also allows the author to present […]

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