Fairy Godmother

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Toploader by Ed O'Loughlin
Toploader by Ed O'Loughlin
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Armies don't lend themselves to satire. Their business is killing, something that requires a very special author to find and work a seam of humour. Graham Greene did it with Our Man In Havana. Joseph Heller did it with Catch-22. And now Ed O'Loughlin, a relatively new author who is blazing quite a trail for himself having caught the eye of the Booker Prize judges for his first novel, has produced something that is quite simply pitch-perfect.
Set in a ghetto of `terrorists' (think Warsaw 1939 only with Predator drones flying overhead capable of reading the DNA of every single inhabitant in the enclave) we are introduced to their `enemy', a well-supplied, hugely-resourced army that… Read more
Development Poverty and Politics: Putting Communit&hellip by Richard Martin
Development economics can rarely have been rendered more readable, comprehensible and illuminating than in this valuable book. Both authors combine significant academic weight with a large dose of commonsense humanity to produce a book that offers hope where so many outsiders see nothing but gloom. The `townships' and `informal settlements' that blight the developing world today are anything but new; the slums of Victorian London had exactly the same characteristics. This book charts the means by which the same transformation that took place in the capital of the United Kingdom can also be made to happen in Africa, south Asia and elsewhere.
5.0 out of 5 stars Fab Hats, 1 Sep 2008
these are great. Lightweight, washable, easy to put (and keep) on, and offer ample protection from the sun. Recommend stone colour for extremely sunny climates!

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