And After the Fire

And After the Fire

I have been a big fan of author Lauren Belfer since living in Buffalo and discovering her wonderful book City of Light (see my blog)….

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Why We Sleep

Why We Sleep

Why We Sleep: The New Science of Sleep and Dreams by Matthew Walker is the latest book I’ve read in the last few years on…

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All the Light We Cannot See

All the Light We Cannot See

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr was recommended to my in last summer by my friend Govindan, and I am so delighted…

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A politics of belonging

A politics of belonging

I read Braving the Wilderness: The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone by Brene Brown completely by chance as it was…

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What Happened

What Happened

Since the mid 1990s I’ve been a follower of the Clintons, doing my PhD on Clinton welfare reforms, and then being ever hopeful that Hillary…

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New Year reading

New Year reading

In January I started to read my way through my Christmas books, starting with Logical Family by Armistead Maupin. I think I’ve read every novel…

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Thailand reading 3

Thailand reading 3

Along with reading two great books for work purposes, (How Couple Relationships Shape Our World: Clinical Practice, Research and Policy perspectives edited by Andrew Balfour,…

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Books of the Year 2017

Books of the Year 2017

I am very late with my highlights of books I’ve read this year – far too late for Christmas present ideas but squeaking in before…

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The Underground Railroad

The Underground Railroad

As part of a lovely leaving present from my former Institute for Government colleagues in the summer I was given this year’s Pulitzer Prize winning…

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The Outside Lands

The Outside Lands

When walking the coastal path in Devon a few weekends ago I read The Outside Lands by Hannah Kohler. It was a book recommended to…

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