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To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
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5.0 out of 5 stars Literary Classic, 18 July 2014
Harper Lee created an amazing literary classic with To Kill A Mockingbird. To write a book that educates, inspires but is also an enjoyable read is no mean feat and Lee pulls it off with extraordinary aplomb. We see the world through the eyes of a grown up Scout who is relating the events she witnessed during her childhood as a little girl being raised with her brother Jem by her lawyer father Atticus, ably assisted by Calpurnia the family's housekeeper.
The story takes us on a journey through some significant events in the Finch family life and we witness in the small community of Maycomb racial prejudice, injustice, domestic abuse, poverty and violence. This is no sweet tale of… Read more
Operation Mincemeat: The True Spy Story that Chang&hellip by Ben Macintyre
Ben MacIntyre tackles the story of perhaps the most audacious if highly macabre espionage plots of the Second World War. The story is probably best known to the public through the film 'The Man Who Never Was' though looking at it after reading this, the movie does not do the story justice.
The story behind Operation Mincemeat (a fitting if not very sensitive name for the plot) shows how the ingenuity and ability to 'think round corners' of the British overcame the more narrow and 'straight lines' thinking of the Germans. The Operation was highly elaborate, extremely well planned and in the end highly successful, achieving its objectives completely. Montague and his team created a… Read more
Knitting Smitten: 20 Fresh and Funky Hand-knit Des&hellip by Jessica Biscoe
4.0 out of 5 stars Lovely ideas, 13 July 2014
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I'm a beginning knitter and am still trying to develop my skills. As such, I am making slow progress through this book but absolutely love the ideas and patterns. It does provide hints and info for the beginner which is handy.
There are some gorgeous little projects to make in this books and I can't wait to work my way through them all.