Review: The Cambridge French-English Thesaurus by Marie Noëlle Lamy

Posted by on May 31, 2017 in Reference | 0 comments

Title: The Cambridge French-English Thesaurus Author: Marie-Noklle Lamy, Richard Towell, Genre: Foreign Language Study Publisher: Cambridge University Press Release Date: 1998 Pages: 326 For English-speaking learners of the French language of the intermediate or advanced level, Marie Noëlle Lamy's The Cambridge French-English Thesaurus is an excellent handbook. This bilingual thesaurus is arranged thematically with two alphabetical indexes:...

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Review: A Way of Life by Paul Davis

Posted by on May 28, 2017 in Book Review, Photobook | 0 comments

Title: A Way of Life Author: Thich Nhat Hanh Release Date: November 7, 2017 A Way of Life is a book of luminous photographs that touch a deep chord in the heart. The splendid images, in black-and-white and colour, exude peace and joy... ‘A smile is the most basic kind of peace work.’ — Thich Nhat Hanh In these times of fanaticism and terror, intolerance and disruption, Paul Davis’s A Way of Life: Zen Monastics at Work...

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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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