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Taken on Trust
Taken on Trust
by Terry Waite
Edition: Paperback
Price: 8.79

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5.0 out of 5 stars an extraordinbary account from an honest open and trusting man, 8 May 2014
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This account of 4 years in solitary confinement deserved its 5 star rating. Mr Waite performed an extraordinary task writing this from memory in a position of extreme stress. His recall of his early life was interesting and detailed to an extent not many people could equal.
Often he was trying to set out is book while gagged and blindfolded and without pen or paper. Everything he recalled had to be stored in his mind until a few years later on release, he was given study time in hall at Cambridge University as part of his re introduction to civilian life when he could finally write it down. In the process of retelling his experiences we learn that he was mercilessly tortured
and humiliated until finally he was physically becoming weaker and weaker and his lungs could no longer deal with the toxic fumes emanating from an electric generator...everybody probably knows how Terry got his freedom but will not spoil the tale. Read for yourself and learn lessons in survival and remember to appreciate the small pleasures like being able to see a small patch of blue sky. a valuable lesson. Thank you Terry for sharing.
Pauline McGregor Currien
2014


The Letters of J. R. R. Tolkien
The Letters of J. R. R. Tolkien
by Humphrey Carpenter
Edition: Paperback
Price: 12.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Tolkoen, 3 Oct 2013
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Wonderful insight into the personality and life of Tolkien. Shows his talent and enormous number of interests.
A conscientious letter writer.


A Short History of Russian Music (Classic Reprint)
A Short History of Russian Music (Classic Reprint)
by Arthur Pougin
Edition: Paperback
Price: 8.52

5.0 out of 5 stars Russian Music, 3 Oct 2013
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A review of Russian music written at the time of the great Russian composers and shows how they networked and inspired one another. .


Maurice and Therese: The Story of a Love
Maurice and Therese: The Story of a Love
by Patrick Ahern
Edition: Paperback
Price: 11.14

4.0 out of 5 stars St Therese and Maurice, 3 Oct 2013
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an interesting correspondence that teaches about love and friendship and how to survive in loneliness.

Makes you want to try to be more saintly!


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