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New Beginnings by Fern Britton
New Beginnings by Fern Britton
The mythical 'they' claim that most first novels are heavily autobiographical. I don't want to think what in this is real and what is fiction. The characters are wooden, the dialogue awful, the plot questionable. BUT I loved Ferns other novels, especially Hidden Treasures in which I think she really got into her writing stride. If you're new to Fern as a writer, avoid this one but do read her other books!
What the Dog Saw: and other adventures by Malcolm Gladwell
5.0 out of 5 stars Required Reading, 30 Jan 2014
Anyone curious about their world and modern society needs to read all of Mr Gladwell's books. His interpretation of data which already exists and how it highlights the way we live is extraordinary. I recommend.
Smile or Die: How Positive Thinking Fooled America&hellip by Barbara Ehrenreich
3.0 out of 5 stars Talk About a Downer!, 30 Jan 2014
If you are ill or seriously ill, then Do NOT read this book. There are some timely and interesting points to be made (long overdue in my opinion) about the commercialization of breast cancer, but when we're at the lowest point in our lives and are facing a poor prognosis we need as much positivity around us as we can be provided. There is nothing wrong with positive thinking Ms Enhrenreich. Perhaps you'll crave it one day...

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