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- File Size: 342 KB
- Print Length: 28 pages
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- Language: English
- ASIN: B00821JBBS
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 2 customer reviews
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I'm Not Talking About You, Of Course... (Quirky Essays for Quirky People Book 1) Kindle Edition
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If you are a fan of BBC's Room 101, I have an inkling that you may just enjoy this. And I would say that these essays are targeted at a wide audience base, I'm sure anyone would feel they can relate, even to just an aspect of each essay.
Is it worth purchasing?
I would have to admit that I would not buy this were it more than 80p, and that is because in this day and age, you can easily find blogs with such conversational essays.
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