Ms. J. Jones

"Julia Jones"
My favourite place for reading and writing is on board my boat.
Top Reviewer Ranking: 3,853
Helpful votes received on reviews: 84% (131 of 156)

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 3,853 - Total Helpful Votes: 131 of 156
The Examined Life: How We Lose and Find Ourselves by Stephen Grosz
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
I was surprised to be given this book and wasn't at all sure that I'd like it. With in just a few pages I realised it was something special. The story of each encounter is so neatly and unpretentiously written and yet there are such insights to be shared. It's also the hidden story of this man's working life. I had tears in my eyes at the end.
Wild Wood by Jan Needle
Wild Wood by Jan Needle
5.0 out of 5 stars A welcome re-publishing, 16 April 2014
I don't know how I missed this book first time around in 1981. I was a bookseller then and am a writer / publisher now. It's genial, it's truthful, it's funny and it's poignant. What more can I say except that the illustrations look wonderful and it's truly a book for all ages.
Prisonomics: Behind Bars in Britain's Failing Pris&hellip by Vicky Pryce
Vicky Pryce writes about her time in prison with constant awareness that she is not typical. She knew she would have a home to go to on release, family and friends who would stand by her and a job waiting. She also knew she was fortunate that most of her sentence was spent in the humane surroundings of East Sutton Park, one of only two open prisons for women. This book is written for all the other women prisoners whose circumstances are not so favourable. It's wide ranging and well supported by statistics. Pryce's earnings go to Working Chance the charity of which she is patron. "My experience was eye-opening and I knew it would stay with me for ever; it would shape how I thought of… Read more

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