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My Cousin Rachel by Daphne du Maurier.

The film is on at the moment so I'm reading the book... it's good!
I'm told they've altered the end, why do they do this????
Now I don't want to see it...the ending in the book is brilliant, why on earth change it???
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Re-reading my previous book. Definitely helped put things in perspective, and I'm sure I could use some of it in future discussions.

History of Religion: Complete Guide to World Religions and Religion in America, including the History of Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Atheism, Mythology, Buddhism, Hinduism, and more by Howard Colvin.

Goes way back to neolithic man, even mentions neanderthal man has having showed signs of worship. Not a long book and can be read in a day.
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I've just been gifted "Notes from a Small Island" by Bill Bryson. I seem to remember reading some of his writings which had been serialised in a national newspaper, so I'm looking forward to starting it after I've finished the Ian Rankin novel which I'm struggling with at the moment.
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Six feet to Lands End,. by Ken Ward ,.its about the third time I have read it.
This is the best book i have read in years, wonderfully descriptive of the English countryside, with its out of the way places, and footpaths. Its also a story of comradeship, compassion, romance, and adventure, with two old ex army guys, and one younger stone mason. who walk from the Cotswolds to Lands End, on some of the Englands finest footpaths,.Its also a story of endurance, and bygone values, and above all, it shows that just because you are old, you need not be written off,.. well done to Ken Ward, i eagerly await a follow up to this book.
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I have just started "Crisis" written by Frank Gardner. Set in the Columbian jungle, with the killing of an MI6 operative. Still getting into the tale, but readable, I will see how it goes.
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The Kabul Beauty School by Deborah Rodriguez.

A factual look at the lives of women in Afghanistan and the ones who wanted to train as hairdressers and beauticians. A none fiction book with a real insight into the lives of many women, including the author herself who married an Afghan man who already had a wife and numerous children in Saudi Arabia. Definitely a "don't put down" book.
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Six feet to Lands End,. by Ken Ward ,.its about the third time I have read it.
This is the best book i have read in years, wonderfully descriptive of the English countryside, with its out of the way places, and footpaths. Its also a story of comradeship, compassion, romance, and adventure, with two old ex army guys, and one younger stone mason. who walk from the Cotswolds to Lands End, on some of the Englands finest footpaths,.Its also a story of endurance, and bygone values, and above all, it shows that just because you are old, you need not be written off,.. well done to Ken Ward, i eagerly await a follow up to this book.
It's an excellent read. I have read about every book on long foot journeys that I can find.

One book I am soon to complete is The Elegant Universe, by John Greene, to brush up on a bit of work I'll be doing this fall.
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The Kabul Beauty School by Deborah Rodriguez.

A factual look at the lives of women in Afghanistan and the ones who wanted to train as hairdressers and beauticians. A none fiction book with a real insight into the lives of many women, including the author herself who married an Afghan man who already had a wife and numerous children in Saudi Arabia. Definitely a "don't put down" book.
Sounds good.
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Six feet to Lands End,. by Ken Ward ,.its about the third time I have read it.
This is the best book i have read in years, wonderfully descriptive of the English countryside, with its out of the way places, and footpaths. Its also a story of comradeship, compassion, romance, and adventure, with two old ex army guys, and one younger stone mason. who walk from the Cotswolds to Lands End, on some of the Englands finest footpaths,.Its also a story of endurance, and bygone values, and above all, it shows that just because you are old, you need not be written off,.. well done to Ken Ward, i eagerly await a follow up to this book.
This sounds good too.
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The Kabul Beauty School by Deborah Rodriguez.
I read the Little Coffee shop in Kabul and return to the Little Coffee shop in Kabul and found her to be a brilliant writer.
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