Books of the Year 2019

Books of the Year 2019

If you are wondering what to read to take you through the dark days of January and February, here are my books of 2019, with…

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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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