Review: But You Did Not Come Back by Marceline Loridan-Ivens

Posted by on Jul 15, 2016 in Biography and Memoir | 0 comments

Title: But You Did Not Come Back Author: Marceline Loridan-Ivens Release Date: January 21, 2016 Pages: 112 A runaway bestseller in France, But You Did Not Come Back is the deeply moving memoir of a survivor of the Holocaust. If you are afraid of pain, stay clear of this book. Marceline Loridan-Ivens’s  But You Did Not Come Back is a life-story, a profoundly moving memoir that takes the form of a long letter from a daughter to her father....

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Review: What is Fat For? By Ignatius Brady

Posted by on Jul 12, 2016 in Health and Well-Being, Non-fiction | 0 comments

Title: What is Fat For? Author: Ignatius Brady Genre: Science, health, mind and body Publisher: Ignatius Brady Pages: 163 The main thesis of Dr Brady's book appears to be what is called the 'protein leverage' hypothesis, that changes in the availability of protein can trigger large changes in the behaviour of animals. The author says that people who eat less protein are more likely to have weight problems. Somewhere in this book, Dr Ignatius...

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Review: Six Poets: Hardy to Larkin by Alan Bennett

Posted by on Jan 5, 2016 in Poetry | 0 comments

Title: Six Poets Author: Alan Bennett Genre: English poetry Publisher: Yale University Press Release Date: 2015 Pages: 210 Going through Alan Bennett's Six Poets gives the impression of sitting through a series of engaging lectures on the poetry of six major British poets of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Going through Alan Bennett’s Six Poets gives the impression of sitting through a series of engaging lectures on the poetry of...

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Review: Happy Habits by Vicki Morris

Posted by on Dec 30, 2015 in Book Review, Self-help | 0 comments

Title: Happy Habits Author: Vicki Morris Publisher: InspiredWork LLC Release Date: November 19, 2015 Format: E-Book Pages: 180 If the purpose of writing a self-help book is to help the readers make their lives better in some ways, Vicki Morris’s Happy Habits: Energize Your Life and Career in 4 Minutes a Day should succeed in its aim. Her well-written book is for those who want to be happier in their careers and lives. So Vicki addresses...

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Review: Dickens Study Guide by Lee Fisher Gray

Posted by on Oct 6, 2015 in Book Review, Non-fiction | 0 comments

Title: Dickens Study Guide Author: Lee Fisher Gray Genre: Reference Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd Release Date: January 28, 2015 Pages: 144 Lee Fisher Gray has done the hard work. He has gleaned for us within the compact structure of a book, details about a multitude of characters from the novels of Charles Dickens. My Rating: ★★★★☆ A critic once made the following remark about Charles Dickens’s parents: ‘His father was Mr...

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Review: Famine, Affluence and Morality by Peter Singer

Posted by on Sep 24, 2015 in Book Review, Non-fiction | 0 comments

Title: Famine, Affluence, and Morality Author: Peter Singer Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA Release Date: December 1, 2015 Pages: 128 Singer's simple rule that can help you to decide how much to give is this: the amount of money we spend in 'luxuries, not necessities'. My Rating: ★★★★☆ Peter Singer’s Famine, Affluence and Morality is essentially an impassioned plea for individual philanthropy. He addresses the people of the...

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