Mac McAleer

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Location: London UK


Top Reviewer Ranking: 856 - Total Helpful Votes: 375 of 423
Confessions of a Sociopath: A Life Spent Hiding In&hellip by M. E. Thomas
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
I hesitated in buying this book. Part of me was attracted to the subject and part of me was repulsed. This is the memoir of a socialised sociopath, not of a criminally violent psychopath. The terms sociopath and psychopath are interchangeable but psychopath has darker connotations. The author lives embedded with the rest of us and, although she can seem a little odd, she is just another member of society. You may know a sociopath yourself. One may be your boss. Or one may be you.

As I read the book my fascination continued but so did my occasional repulsion. I was unable to read the last two chapters on sociopaths and love (Love Me Not) and sociopaths and having children… Read more
Woodhouse And Woodhouse Eaves: An Illustrated Hist&hellip
This well-illustrated pamphlet from 1966 is concerned with the two adjacent Leicestershire villages of Woodhouse and Woodhouse Eaves. It is focused on the two Anglican churches, one in each village, and the history of their parish affairs. It was written by the then vicar, Robert Rankin. Note that this is not a general history of the two villages.

Woodhouse is the much older village. There was a chapel there in 1338, of which there are no obvious remains. The present church, St. Mary-in-the-Elms, has features from the 16th century. The church in Woodhouse Eaves, St. Paul's, was built in 1837, showing how much younger this village is.

This pamphlet has 18 pages,… Read more
Loughborough Past and Present by Don Wix
4.0 out of 5 stars Civic Pride, 4 Sep 2014
Ladybird Books were written, printed and published by Wills & Hepworth of Loughborough. This little book of 45 pages was this company's celebration of its home town. It has all the high production values associated with a Ladybird book, with its careful prose, hardback cover and colourful illustrations. Its size allows it to be held in one hand. Ladybird books are thought of as children's books. This book should not be considered as a children's book but as a book that can be read by both children and adults.

It gives an overview of the history of the borough. Thus there were only 40 householders mentioned for Lucteburne in the Doomsday Book but at the same time there were two… Read more