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The Last Runaway (Special edition)
The Last Runaway (Special edition)
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5.0 out of 5 stars fascinating story about the Underground Railroad that helped runaway slaves in the 19th century, 16 Feb 2014
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Well researched and constructed novel following the story of an English woman, a Quaker who finds herself alone on Ohio, grudgingly accepted by a small community of Quakers. Life in America is very different to that on Bridport. Gradually Hannah realises that her. Ew home is located on the Underground Railroad - an organisation that helped runaway slaves from the South. Even though Ohio is a northern State, due to some terrible Federal laws, runaway slaves were not safe until they reached Canada. Hannah is soon at odds with her new family.


Nothing To Envy: Real Lives In North Korea
Nothing To Envy: Real Lives In North Korea
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5.0 out of 5 stars couldn't put it down, 4 Jan 2014
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This was a book club read and when one member remarked before I'd had a chance to read it, that it was "gloomy" I nearly cut and ran. But I finally picked it up, knowing nothing of what awaited me. Ms Demick drew me into the terrifying world in which North Koreans exist. She follows the lives of six North Koreans through their early years of. Rai washing, through the appalling famine of the 1990s, their eventual defections, and their lives now in South Korea. All of them feel guilt for having survived. All of them have extraordinary stories, yet their stories are repeated by the million inside that repressed country, run my its megalomaniac, despotic and extremely dangerous leader. The book was written in 2011, before the death of Kim Jong Il and the accession of his appalling son Kim Jong Un. The world can do nothing while nuclear weapons are trained on South Korea and Japan - even on the USA - and the people can do nothing while they are so frightened, brainwashed and starved.


Me Before You
Me Before You
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5.0 out of 5 stars thought- provoking!, 21 Nov 2013
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This novel is light to read but the subject is not at all easy. Whose side will you take? Bit over-emotional at the end I thought.


Found in Translation
Found in Translation
by Nataly Kelly
Edition: Paperback
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5.0 out of 5 stars At last, a book written by translators but not necessarily FOR translators, 21 Nov 2012
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Nataly Kelly and Jost Zetschke have achieved a first. They have written a book about the translation and interpreting professions that is easy to read and digest. It explains the importance of the work carried out by translators and interpreters. These language professionals (and they are professionals!) work quietly in the background, ensuring that the world revolves smoothly. Nataly and Jost show the outside world just some of the areas in which language professionals form the lynch pin of diplomacy, government and commerce. Anyone who takes an interest in international affairs and commerce should buy a copy and refer to it constantly.


The Set-up
The Set-up
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5.0 out of 5 stars A rivetting crime novel without the violence, 5 Sep 2012
This review is from: The Set-up (Kindle Edition)
I like crime novels. I like being kept in suspense. But I'm not keen on too much violence, blood and gore. So I was very pleased to find this little gem by Bob Brooks. It's set in a gentler past (the 1970s) in a gentle part of England (Sussex). Brooks masterfully sets the scene for a gentle crime which takes some unpicking by the old-fashioned, painstaking detective, who, along with his young protegé, uses some old-fashioned police work to unravel a bank robbery. James Maynard, an out-of-work journalist and trapped in an unhappy marriage, isn't even aware of what he is doing, but unwittingly, he sets off a police investigation into a bank robbery. Our hero and his girlfriend set about discovering what is going on. On the way the twists and turns of the plot are revealed. I won't spoil the end for you, but there is a murder, and a twist at the end. The book is well-written and will keep you wondering until the last page.


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