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Elizabeth is Missing
Elizabeth is Missing
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3.0 out of 5 stars A sad, autumnal tale, 30 Aug. 2015
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A pretty sad book, wonderfully written and heart wrenching for the growing number of Us Who have to deal with dementia in family members. It manages also to be a thriller, which drops it being maudlin.


What I Talk About When I Talk About Running
What I Talk About When I Talk About Running
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5.0 out of 5 stars A must read for anyone who runs, 30 Aug. 2015
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This is a lyrical and almost poetic description of how and why runners run, and it also touches on the growth into doing triathlons. It's a very finely crafted book, after all he is a novelist, and it's a delight to read, as well as being inadvertently inspirational. It is not a book on running technique, but on what goes on in your head while you are running. Magic!


The Annihilation Score: A Laundry Files novel
The Annihilation Score: A Laundry Files novel
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4.0 out of 5 stars Another fun and contemporary story, 25 Aug. 2015
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A good romp


Seveneves
Seveneves
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5.0 out of 5 stars more about the world we live in than about the future, 10 July 2015
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Seven eves manages to be both topical and good science fiction all at once, along with being a real page turner for such a big book. There is lots of implicit discussion on areas such as social media which may seem outdated in a decade, but makes you reflect right now.


The Engineer ReConditioned
The Engineer ReConditioned
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4.0 out of 5 stars A different view of the wold, 18 Aug. 2014
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An interesting and enjoyable read.


Creativity, Inc.: Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration
Creativity, Inc.: Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration
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3.0 out of 5 stars Productivity would be a better title, 18 Aug. 2014
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Pretty repetitive about how wonderful he was to have started and sustained Pixar. A classic american tale abut how we all need to work really really hard and not take any holiday and then it will be OK. It doesn't seem to be a book about creativity, but about how to build a movie studio when you have a billionaire driven boss. I have archived it on my kindle as i don't think i will need to refer to it again.


More More Than You Know: Finding Financial Wisdom in Unconventional Places (Columbia Business School Publishing)
More More Than You Know: Finding Financial Wisdom in Unconventional Places (Columbia Business School Publishing)
by Michael Mauboussin
Edition: Paperback
Price: £12.76

5.0 out of 5 stars Essential reading if you make investment choices, 31 July 2014
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This is just such a great collection of essays on all aspects of the investment process. What makes it very readable is that while there are various groups,around a subject, each chapter is short enough to contain an essential thought, but not so long that you get bored. Also, while some of the thinking is very dense, it is presented in a very accessible manner


Overtime: A Tor.Com Original (Laundry Files)
Overtime: A Tor.Com Original (Laundry Files)
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5.0 out of 5 stars A sideways view of life, 31 July 2014
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I always enjoy the blend of the banal life in 21st century London with the fantasy of a world where there are really bad things under the bed. An easy read that makes you laugh and think a bit.


Elite Cycling Project Men's Road Racer Gel Fingerless Gloves  - Blue, Medium
Elite Cycling Project Men's Road Racer Gel Fingerless Gloves - Blue, Medium
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Price: £10.00

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5.0 out of 5 stars A good fit, 12 July 2014
Excellent. I wear them every day and after about a year the gel still seems to function.


The Hare With Amber Eyes: A Hidden Inheritance
The Hare With Amber Eyes: A Hidden Inheritance
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5.0 out of 5 stars A book that has everything to recommend it., 12 July 2014
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Such a good book. It's well written and has a strong story line as well as making you feel for the family as it was buffeted and finally destroyed by war. Interesting on multiple levels.


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