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The Wife’s Tale by Aida Edemariam
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‘A ring was threaded onto her third finger, another onto the man’s. It would be years before she understood what she had promised.’ The Wife’s Tale, a personal history, is...

The Friendship Cure by Kate Leaver
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‘A manifesto for reconnecting in the modern world.’ The Friendship Cure is an exploration and a study of modern friendship by journalist Kate Leaver. Frustrated with the direction society has taken,...

A Good Time To Be A Girl by Helena Morrissey
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‘Five years have passed since women were told to ‘Lean In’. Over that time, the world has transformed beyond all expectations. But why should anyone ‘lean in’ to a patriarchal...

Broken and Betrayed by Jayne Senior
Posted by Carina McNally in , .

In 2012, Jayne Senior left a position in CSE (the child sexual exploitation unit) in Rotherham’s Children’s Social Care sector, U.K, to work elsewhere. In her book, she outlines how...

Shaping School Culture: Pitfalls, Paradoxes, & Promises.
Posted by Patricia A. Alford in , .

Shaping School Culture: Pitfalls, Paradoxes, & Promises (2009) Thoughts and Responses As I begin to critique this book, my inner most thoughts and responses are effective educators are committed to...

‘The Eureka Factor’ by John Kounios and Mark Beeman
Posted by John Bradford in , .

Wouldn’t we all like to have more ‘Aha!’ moments, those times when a sudden insight occurs to us? Maybe a fresh angle on a long-studied problem, or a spontaneous idea...

Get to Level Next by Benny George
Posted by Delvin in .

Get to level next is for those of you who want to get in touch with your inner self, and bring out your true potentials. Success, in all its holistic...

James Joyce’s Teaching Life and Methods
Posted by Hubert O'Hearn in .

James Joyce’s Teaching Life and Methods Elizabeth Switaj (Palgrave Macmillan 2016, Hardcover) 195 pages, indexed I suppose it barely deserves mention that we writers are obsessed with language. After all,...

The Boy in the Mask. The Hidden World of Lawrence of Arabia by Dick Benson-Gyles
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In his forward Malcolm Brown states that although initially reluctant to write a foreword to yet another book on T.E. Lawrence, upon reading it, he soon changed his mind: “the...

Hot Feminist by Polly Vernon
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I am hereby proclaiming my ‘selective feminism’ and have been vaguely doing so for many years now. It has gained me a couple of enemies and many incredulous glances. It...