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The Shock of the Fall
The Shock of the Fall
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3.0 out of 5 stars An interesting exploration mental health, 22 May 2014
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The author obviously knows about mental health and lives out the uncomfortable details well in the book. At times it feels like driving a familiar road in fog. You know where you are going but it all takes on a strange surreal quality and it takes a lot longer than you think to get there. This is a strength and a weakness as I found I lost empathy with the main character.


The P45 Diaries
The P45 Diaries
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3.0 out of 5 stars A light summer read, 16 May 2014
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There were elements of this book that I enjoyed. However,parts were rather repetitious and it became tedious in parts. It felt as if the author lost his way.


The Disenchanted Widow
The Disenchanted Widow
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3.0 out of 5 stars A good read, 29 April 2014
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I read this as I enjoyed the misremembered man.it was enjoyable but not as convincing a story. The plot was a little thin in places.


The Man Who Never Was
The Man Who Never Was
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2.0 out of 5 stars Slightly disappointing, 7 April 2014
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The quality of the writing was rather obvious at times. A potentially good story would evolve and then suddenly a rather basic explanatory section would destroy the building atmosphere.


The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
by Rebecca Skloot
Edition: Paperback
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4.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating story, 9 Jan 2014
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I thoroughly enjoyed finding out the story behind HeLa cells but did not feel the quality of the writing was as good as the story.


The Secret Race: Inside the Hidden World of the Tour de France: Doping, Cover-ups, and Winning at All Costs
The Secret Race: Inside the Hidden World of the Tour de France: Doping, Cover-ups, and Winning at All Costs
by Tyler Hamilton
Edition: Hardcover
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5.0 out of 5 stars Revealing, 9 Jan 2014
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Tyler is a complex character and his account of his time as a cyclist, use of drugs and self justification of this before his eventual confession is very thought provoking. It gives a good insight into the attitudes in pro cycling at the time.


Checkmate
Checkmate
by Malorie Blackman
Edition: Hardcover

5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant, 9 Jan 2014
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The way these novels are written is so powerful - accessible to young teens but equally thought provoking for adults.


Knife Edge
Knife Edge
by Malorie Blackman
Edition: Hardcover

5.0 out of 5 stars First class, 9 Jan 2014
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The way these novels are written is so powerful - accessible to young teens but equally thought provoking for adults.


Double Cross: Book 4 (Noughts And Crosses)
Double Cross: Book 4 (Noughts And Crosses)
by Malorie Blackman
Edition: Hardcover

5.0 out of 5 stars Superb, 9 Jan 2014
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The way these novels are written is so powerful - accessible to young teens but equally thought provoking for adults.


An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth
An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth
by Chris Hadfield
Edition: Hardcover
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very good, 9 Jan 2014
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A present for my daughter who is a Chris Hadfield fan and was delighted to read the book. She insisted on sharing her favourite bits and read it cover to cover in a short time. It was then snapped up and read by a second daughter who enjoyed it equally.


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