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Book Review: The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, by Jean-Dominique Bauby

In 1995, Jean-Dominique Bauby was the editor-in-chief of French Elle, the father of two young childen, a 44-year-old man known and loved for his wit, his style, and his impassioned approach to life. By the end of the year he… Continue Reading →

Book Review: In The Zone: How Champions Think and Win Big, by Clyde Brolin

I came across this book when I heard Clyde Brolin interviewed (on Chris Evans’ Radio 2 show). It was when Vasos Alexander, Evans’ sports reporter, described it as the book he’d wished he’d written that I ordered it. Human psychology… Continue Reading →

Book Review: Four Mums in a Boat, by Helen Butters, Niki Doeg, Frances Davies and Janette Benaddi

“Friends who rowed 3,000 miles, broke a world record, and learnt a lot about life along the way” That’s the strap line for Four Mums in a Boat. It is an enticing story, and an inspirational one. Four mums who… Continue Reading →

Book Review: Swing Time by Zadie Smith

Two brown girls dream of being dancers–but only one, Tracey, has talent. The other has ideas: about rhythm and time, about black bodies and black music, about what constitutes a tribe, or makes a person truly free. It’s a close… Continue Reading →

Book Review: The Swordfish and The Star, by Gavin Knight

I bought this book because I was completely engrossed by an article in The Sunday Times that was written by Knight, based on his book. The focus of this article ‘Cornwall Uncovered’, timed for the annual invasion of tourists to… Continue Reading →

Book Review: Lincoln in the Bardo, by George Saunders

I heard George Saunders interviewed on the radio, and intrigued by his idea, exploring the in between place of life after death, I bought the book. Hardcover. The Bardo is a Buddhist concept, at a time after death where you… Continue Reading →

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