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Stuff Matters

Genius, Risk and the Secret about Capitalism by Harry Bingham (Fourth Estate) ISBN: 978-0-00-726017-1 Stuff Matters is not a book about how to make money. It is about how capitalism catapulted the human race from extreme poverty to a world of ever-expanding riches. According to Bingham, the people who are best at making money often …

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Only Time Will Tell

by Jeffrey Archer (Macmillan) ISBN: 978-0-230-74822-4   This latest offering by Jeffrey Archer will not disappoint fans. It has his trademark build up and then a twist (or two) at the end of the story. This master storyteller continues to weave his magic with Only Time Will Tell, the first book of the Clifton Chronicles.The …

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Book Review – At Last

 by Edward St Aubyn (Picador) ISBN: 9780330435901 This is the final instalment in the Melrose family saga. St Aubyn’s semi-autobiographical journey began with the trilogy Never Mind, Bad News and Some Hope. The story continued with Mother’s Milk and ends At Last.  Patrick Melrose watches his mother’s coffin in this caustically funny book. He has just returned from the Priory after his …

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Book Review – Atlantic

by Simon Winchester (Harper Press) ISBN: 9780007341375 The Atlantic Ocean is at the centre of the human world. It has played an important role in our lives from the first explorers to the recent discovery of the tiniest creature that produces one-fifth of world’s oxygen. In his 20th book, Winchester sets out on an adventurous …

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Port Mortuary

by Patricia Cornwall (Sphere) R 135.00 ISBN 978-0-7515-4392-6 If you read this brilliant book you might not understand all the jargon but it comes down to this.  We wouldn’t need wars anymore. Not the sort of wars we know about.  We’re on the threshold of a new kind of war – where our old wars …

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Ants in the Big Onion

by Annica Foxcroft (Umuzi) ISBN: 978 1 4152 0146 6   A liquorice ‘allsorts’ set of South Africans come together on the doorstep of a bed and breakfast in Meyerton affectionately run by May and her former madam Annica.May and Annica who have long since put aside the certainty of male companionship, take delight in …

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