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Odd Girl Out: Being Autistic in a Neurotypical World by Laura James

I read a review about Odd Girl Out in a newspaper. I have friends and have had clients on the autistic spectrum, but it is not really a condition I understand. So, the idea of reading a book written by a women with asberger’s syndrome, about life with the condition appealed to me. The author, …

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Even Rain is Just Water by Lynette Davis book review by guest author Yecheilyah

  This book review was first published by Yecheilyah in Pearls Before Swine on 7 July 2017 at https://thepbsblog.com/2017/07/07/yecheilyahs-book-reviews-even-rain-is-just-water-a-memoir-of-rejection-revelation-redemption-by-lynette-davis/.   Title: Even Rain is Just Water: A Memoir of Rejection, Revelation & Redemption   Author: Lynette Davis Print Length: 296 pages Publisher: Reflections Books; 1 edition (May 30, 2017) Publication Date: May 30, 2017 Sold by: Amazon …

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The Last Fighting Tommy by Harry Patch & Richard van Emden

I usually avoid books with more than one author. However, I was interested to read about Henry (Harry) Patch, an ordinary man who got coaught up in both World War I and lived through World War II. I found a book written about him just after his death. However, I then noticed The Last Fighting …

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Man on the Run by Tom Doyle

Sir James Paul McCartney, MBE is an English singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and composer. With John Lennon, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr, he gained worldwide fame as the bassist of the Beatles. He was born in Liverpool on 18 June 1942. Paul was always my favourite Beatle. Like many young women at the time, I was sure …

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Travelling to Infinity: My Life With Stephen by Jane Hawking

The most famous living physicist must surely the be the Englishman, Professor Stephen Hawking, who lectures at Cambridge University in England, UK. Many years ago, I attempted to read his book, A Brief History of Time: From the Big Bang to Black Holes. It was published in 1988 as a comprehensible science book explaining all that was then known about …

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I Am Malala by Malala Yousafei and Christine Lamb

I Am Malala is a book that caught my eye when I was at McCarron Airport in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. I was about to take my flight back to Denver, Colorado. I had no intentions of buying a book, but I could not let this one go past, so I bought it and I …

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H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald

I recently attended a day course in English Literature run in my village by Ann Scott. Ann is a most knowledgeable and erudite woman who is a lecturer at Glasgow University, Glasgow, Scotland. In addition to this, she runs English Literature classes in the village. Often, her classes study Shakespeare plays or poetry but this …

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Living History by Hillary Clinton

Living History is the first auto-biography written by Hillary Clinton. She is known to hundreds of millions of people around the world. Yet few beyond her close friends and family have ever heard her account of her extraordinary journey. This memoir of United States Senator from New York and former First Lady and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham …

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The Tom Hanks Enigma by David Gardner

Tom Hanks is one of my favourite actors. Like Michael Caine and Harrison Ford, if I see his name in the cast of a film, I know I will enjoy the movie. So, when I found this biography of Tom Hanks by David Gardner in my local library, I decided I should read The Tom …

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My Shit Life So Far by Frankie Boyle

My Shit Life So Far is meant to be a comedic observational autobiography by comedian and topical panelist Frankie Boyle. Francis Martin Patrick Boyle, known as Frankie Boyle, is a Scottish comedian and writer, well known for his pessimistic and often controversial sense of humour. He was born on 16 August 1972 in Glasgow, Scotland …

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