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In My Own Words:
My only entertainment as a kid was books. I spent all my pocket money at the local library and it opened up a whole world rich in language, texture and imagination. My love of the english language and interest in both what is told but also the way it is told has held my love affair with books going all my life.

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The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes
The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes
A desrved winner of the Booker. A wonderful, lyrical and fascinating book. I paused and reread bits for the sheer pleasure of it. Makes you reflect and think at times of your own life. I could not put it down at all. Thanks Mr. Barnes - I will read and reread this many times in my life. A great book and highly recommended.
Perfume: The Story of a Murderer by Patrick Suskind
3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars You can smell this one, 3 April 2007
A real feel for 18th century France and the art of perfumery. The story of Jean-Baptiste Grenouille is compellingly and imaginatively told. It is a feast for the senses and easily readable.
Myself and Other More Important Matters by Charles Handy
6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wisdom, 20 Jun 2006
This is a fantastic book and one that I will read many times. Handy is philosphical and compassionate and succeeds in making you pause and reflect upon what he is saying in every chapter. The wisdom and kindness of the man and his ability to put across difficult concepts in an easy to read and digest style is commendable. This book will be of interest not only to those familiar with Handy but also to others trying to make sense of the world we live in today. Higly recommended.

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