Jungle Soldier

Jungle Soldier

Whilst on holiday in Malaysia in April I came across the story of Freddy Spencer Chapman, a British army officer who survived behind enemy lines…

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Late summer reading

Late summer reading

I got a lovely pile of books for my birthday in July and have enjoyed some eclectic late summer reading in the last few weeks….

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I Am, I Am, I Am

I Am, I Am, I Am

I Am, I Am, I Am: Seventeen Brushes with Death by Maggie O’Farrell was given to me for my birthday by my sister. I wasn’t sure…

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Cornwall reading

Cornwall reading

I haven’t had a chance to read for a few weeks, so a walking holiday in Cornwall at the end of June provided an excellent…

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Hygge and Lykke

Hygge and Lykke

A weekend afternoon when I had hurt my lower back and had been told not to walk or run, seemed like the perfect time to…

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Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup

Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup

I read Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup by John Carreyrou after binge-listening to the podcast The Drop Out about Elizabeth Holmes…

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The Salt Path

The Salt Path

I had been looking forward to reading The Salt Path by Raynor Winn as it is about a couple walking the South West Coastal Path…

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The Gatekeepers

The Gatekeepers

I was in New York in September and had dinner with my former colleague Ellen and we were of course chatting about American politics. She…

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Christmas reading 2018

Christmas reading 2018

I really enjoyed reading Weapons of Math Destruction by Cathy O’Neil just before Christmas. It was lent to me by a friend and is all about…

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Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama

I couldn’t wait for Christmas to read Becoming by Michelle Obama and delighted in spending every spare minute in the first week of December enjoying it….

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