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Nevertheless: A Book of Faith and Endeavour

Advantages: Informative and insightful
Disadvantages: One sided account

Nevertheless John Kirkby Whilst strolling through Wells a few months ago I noticed that a charity shop had a moving sale and they had a big notice in the window that they were selling off books at 4 for a £1. Now, the last thing I needed was more books, ...

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Review of Nevertheless - John Kirkby

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verses from the holy koran

Advantages: following religion can make you a better person
Disadvantages: see review

The soul and mysticism and ecstacy is in the koran it is the most powerfull book on earth. Over a fifth of the worlds population have read it, the struggles the great prophets had to convert the evildoers into good people. No matter what people may ...

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Review of The Koran - N.J. Dawood (Introduction, Translator)

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Life, Death and Hope in a Mumbai Slum

Advantages: Astonishing insights and written like a novel
Disadvantages: Some readers will find it a very harsh and disturbing book

Let’s cut to the chase - it’s Amazing ‘Behind the Beautiful Forevers: LIfe, Death and Hope in a Mumbai Slum’ by American writer Katherine Boo is a remarkable book that reads like the best of fiction despite being entirely founded in fact. I read it th ...

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Review of Beyond the Beautiful Forevers - Katherine Boo

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Female + Son = Good

Advantages: Insightful heartbreaking and moving account
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The Good Women of China is author Xinran Xue’s first book and it is an eye opening look at the role of women in a relatively recent China. The author herself now lives in London and has done for the last 7 years; having spent the eight years previous to t ...

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NOT JUST GOOD - EXTRAORDINARY!

Advantages: A very moving personal account
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This is a stunning book about one woman's crusade to allow Chinese women, repressed for centuries by a male-dominated society, to open up about their feelings. Xinran was born in Beijing in 1958 and moved to London in 1997. In China, she was a journalis ...

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