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Honeymoon in Tehran by Azadeh Moaveni

This book was written by Iranian American journalist Azadeh Moaveni who rerturned to Iran in 2005 to work and fell in love. She ended up s…

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Madness Under the Royal Palms: Murder, Money and Mischief Behind the Gates of Palm Beach by Laurence Leamer

This book is a typical gossipy look at the lifestyles and characters of some of the mega wealthy who spend time wintering in Palm Beach Fl…

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Prairie Fires: the American dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder by Caroline Fraser

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize,  this is a comprehensive biography of the iconic writer Laura Ingalls Wilder of 'Little House on the Prairie'…

Started by Therese Scott

0 Oct 9, 2018

Raw Spirit by Iain Banks

I really enjoyed this book. Iain Banks is a wonderful writer and there is also a lot of humour in his writing style which makes it more enj…

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0 Jan 11, 2018

REVIEW: Tibetan Peach Pie - Tom Robbins

Tibetan Peach Pie: A True Account of an Imaginative Life - Tom Robbins. This book, being an auto-biography, and therefore a new genre for…

Started by Adrienne Knott

5 Feb 28, 2017
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Tom Hughes QC : a cab on the rank by Ian Hancock

Good account of an accomplished lawyer-politician's career.

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0 Feb 14, 2017

Van Gogh: The Asylum Year / by Edwin Mullins

There is a reminder in this lovely book of why so many people are Van Gogh fans; he is the most accessible of artists because we know so mu…

Started by Kim Allen Scott

1 Aug 8, 2016
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Coal to Diamonds : a memoir by Beth Ditto with Michelle Tea

Beth Ditto’s autobiography with Michelle Tea proves that the Gossip’s effervescent frontwoman is a diamond in the rough. A proud punk, he…

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0 Jul 12, 2016

The Rose Hotel by Rahimeh Andalibian

This memoir of an Iranian family and the trauma caused to their lives by the Iranian Revolution was a compelling read. It was sad and upli…

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0 Nov 5, 2015

The Fish Ladder : a journey upstream by Katherine Norbury

This beautiful story should be read slowly and savoured.  It is so well written and absorbing, and will touch the heart of many. Part trav…

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0 Aug 25, 2015

Playing with Fire by Nigel Havers

In his autobiography, Nigel Havers takes us into a world of The Beatles, Mick Jagger, Michael Caine, and a host of stars of screen and radi…

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0 Aug 24, 2015

It's What I Do : A Photographer's life of Love and War by Lynsey Addario

A beautifully written recollection from someone who has been a witness to history.  Revealing of the psychological struggles that all confl…

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0 Aug 12, 2015



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