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What the **** is Normal?!
What the **** is Normal?!
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5.0 out of 5 stars There is no ****ing normal!, 21 July 2014
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What an inspirational book that demonstrates so, so well how the world around us tries to define 'normal'. The truth is we are all unique; we each have our own 'map' of the world and, as long as we are happy with ourselves, "What the **** is Normal?"


What Papa Told Me
What Papa Told Me
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4.0 out of 5 stars The Holocaust didn't just end...., 8 Jun 2014
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This book tells the horrors of that period in an objective, almost detached, way. However, where this book differs is in explaining how that horror lived with people for years after - and the terrible outcome for some!
A compelling read.


Auschwitz: A Doctor's Eyewitness Account (Penguin Modern Classics)
Auschwitz: A Doctor's Eyewitness Account (Penguin Modern Classics)
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3.0 out of 5 stars It leaves the question - How?, 5 May 2014
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How can humans treat other humans this way? How can so many accept their fate? How can a doctor 'assist' in abuse of his profession.
However, because he did, it gives an insight into an area of Auschwitz that few saw and lived. This is a chilling book, if not for the way Dr. Nyiszli justifies his stance, then for the cold inhumanity that occurred.
The final 'how' is how have we accepted similar atrocities since, in various countries around the world?


Forgotten Voices of The Holocaust: A new history in the words of the men and women who survived
Forgotten Voices of The Holocaust: A new history in the words of the men and women who survived
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5.0 out of 5 stars The truth sometimes hurts!, 17 Dec 2013
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A harrowing account of such a dark part of recent history. This is made all too real by the clever way this book has been put together, with elements of various peoples accounts placed in a chronological timeline.
This compelling compilation is sometimes hard to read, only because the truth is sometimes hard to hear. However, it is a 'must read'.


Strong Woman: The Truth About Getting to the Top
Strong Woman: The Truth About Getting to the Top
by Karren Brady
Edition: Paperback
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3.0 out of 5 stars You too could be successful - just not as successful as Karren...., 17 Dec 2013
Karren Brady is, without doubt, a successful woman. She is also a champion for more women to get in to business; which I fully support. Unfortunately, this book is somewhat repetitive, meanders and has an overarching message, caused by Karren's continual references to her own outstanding talents. That message is, "Come along ladies; grab your confidence and put in the hard work and long hours, then you can be successful - but not as successful as me, as I am a 'naturally confident person' with great leadership skills and great communication skills!"
I coach a lot of women in business and I think this book is more likely to frighten them to death, rather than inspire them.


Predatory Thinking: A masterclass in out-thinking the competition
Predatory Thinking: A masterclass in out-thinking the competition
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4.0 out of 5 stars Want to change your thinking?, 17 Oct 2013
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Dave Trott has a unique style of writing. Sometimes his short one-line sentences can become irritating; although the content remains excellent - and thought provoking.


Spectator In Hell: A British Soldier's Extraordinary Story of Imprisonment in Auschwitz
Spectator In Hell: A British Soldier's Extraordinary Story of Imprisonment in Auschwitz

3.0 out of 5 stars A piece of history that should never be forgotten!, 6 May 2013
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This book tells about British POWs in Auschwitz - so vividly that it is easy to understand how the few that returned were so damaged.
It is a harrowing read and a little difficult to follow at times. However, the supporting stories from other survivors and their families help.


Exposure: From President to Whistleblower at Olympus
Exposure: From President to Whistleblower at Olympus
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5.0 out of 5 stars You Couldn't Make It Up, 20 April 2013
Michael has shown the other side of any whistle-blowing story, often viewed only from the perspective of the organisation.

It is a 'must read' book for anyone involved in business; in whatever capacity. There are lessons about company culture, globalisation, diversity and, most of all, ethical leadership - a subject I am passionate about.

Michael doesn't profess to be a saint and shares the pressure this put on his family and friends, as well as himself. Many potential whistle-blowers are frightened of the impact on them and this book doesn't gloss over them. However, going into any challenge with your eyes open helps and I hope Michael's story gives others the inspiration to do what's right.

I can't wait for the film to come out; which it undoubtedly will....


The Long Way Home: The Other Great Escape
The Long Way Home: The Other Great Escape
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5.0 out of 5 stars Truth is often stranger - and more exciting - than fiction...., 13 Mar 2013
A story, untold for years, that is so understated that the author's modesty and humility shines through.
It is easy to imagine an elderly gentleman telling his story, to the amazement of us all!


Belkin 3.5mm Headphone Splitter - White
Belkin 3.5mm Headphone Splitter - White
Offered by Wiziwoo Limited
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4.0 out of 5 stars Does what it says on the can ..., 20 Jan 2013
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We bought these so that we can watch videos on our i-pad on the plane; as some airlines have stopped in-flight entertainment as a 'cost saving' measure.
This splitter works ideally and the only downside is that you have to almost force the individual jacks in to their sockets - otherwise fine.


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