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The Corner - David Simon & Ed Burns

To get a sense of this story, think a modern Charles Dickens. The Corner is loaded up with memorable characters, all drawn from life, in an…

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The Juicy Tomatoes guide to Ripe Living after 50 - Susan Swartz

This is a great book for anyone having difficulties coming to grips with being in their 50s. After reading this book I've decided not to w…

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Salt a World history... by Mark Kurlansky

This is a very interesting book about the history of salt and covers its history from the earliest times to the modern day. Historians hav…

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Notes From a Small Island / by Bill Bryson

Bill Bryson is a very funny man, but he did not get that way without practice.  This early work (copyright 1995) is hardly as entertaining…

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0 Mar 10, 2017

Into the Darkness : the mysterious death of Phoebe Handsjuk by Robin Bowles

In her investigation of the mysterious death of Phoebe Handsjuk, Robin Bowles takes us into some very dark places indeed. The luxury Balenc…

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Not Quite Nigella by Lorraine Elliott

Lorraine Elliott is so obsessed with food that she’s named after a quiche. She also started her own food and travel-themed blog because she…

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0 Jul 12, 2016

A Lebanese Feast - of vegetables, pulses, herbs and spices - by Mona Hamadeh

I would buy this book.  There were so many recipes I would actually cook.  Simple fresh family food with just a few ingredients, but so who…

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0 Feb 24, 2016

A Forger's Progress : The Life of Francis Greenway

Frances Greenway was Australia's first Government architect.  Arriving in Sydney in 1814, Greenway was the ideal man needed by Governor Mac…

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0 Feb 17, 2016

Lasseter's Gold by Warren Brown

It's out there somewhere - or is it?  The story of Lasseter's search for a rich gold reef is intriguing and mysterious.  Did Paul Johns, th…

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0 Feb 17, 2016

The Places in Between by Rory Stewart

A fascinating book - a great read! This is a very interesting account of an amazing journey: a walk across Afghanistan from Herat to Kabul…

Started by Sarah Wild

0 Oct 19, 2015

The map thief : the gripping story of an esteemed rare-map dealer who made millions stealing priceless maps - by Michael Blanding

A trusted and knowledgeable antiquarian map dealer, E. Forbes Smiley III, managed the unthinkable : he stole and resold millions of dollars…

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0 Sep 28, 2015

Ned Kelly by Peter FitzSimons

How depressing to hear of the injustices, prejudices and unacceptable treatment (by authorities) that formed Ned.

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0 Aug 24, 2015

The Kindness Pact by Domonique Bertolucci

I will buy this book for future reference or to pass on to someone who will reap the benefits. I have surprised myself through the wisdom t…

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0 Aug 4, 2015

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