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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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Female + Son = Good

Advantages: Insightful heartbreaking and moving account
Disadvantages: None

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
Disadvantages: None

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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The Suffering of the Women of China.

Advantages: Easy to read, split into stories, informative.
Disadvantages: You'll need tissues!

...Now, I get through at least one book a week just on the train into and home from work Monday to Friday. I usually read something quite light... you know the sort of book - murder mystery, sloppy romance etc etc. something that isn't too taxing anyway, my ...

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Hidden Voices

Advantages: Eye-opening, deep, powerful stories
Disadvantages: Can really affect you emotionally

...I originally spotted this book at a train station in between journeys. I often browse through book stores to see what is new, but rarely end up buying anything. For some reason, something just drew me to this book and I knew I had to buy it. The cover is ...

Ayesha- 26.02.2007 · Read full review
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