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Sally Margetts

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  • How Not to Be a Boy

  • By: Robert Webb
  • Narrated by: Robert Webb
  • Length: 8 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,820
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    5 out of 5 stars 3,563
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,539

Looking back over his life, from schoolboy crushes (on girls and boys) to discovering the power of making people laugh (in the Cambridge Footlights with David Mitchell), and from losing his beloved mother to becoming a husband and father, Robert Webb considers the absurd expectations boys and men have thrust upon them at every stage of life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Captivating charming sad redemptive

  • By sarah on 02-09-17

very insightful

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Reviewed: 31-08-18

A very insightful read made me think of my own upbringing and how we are so much a product of our childhood experiences

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  • How Precision Engineers Created the Modern World
  • By: Simon Winchester
  • Narrated by: Simon Winchester
  • Length: 11 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 26

Best-selling author Simon Winchester writes a magnificent history of the pioneering engineers who developed precision machinery to allow us to see as far as the moon and as close as the Higgs boson. Precision is the key to everything. It is an integral, unchallenged and essential component of our modern social, mercantile, scientific, mechanical and intellectual landscapes. The items we value in our daily lives - a camera, a phone, a computer, a bicycle, a car, a dishwasher perhaps - all sport components that fit together with precision and operate with near perfection....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • usual excellence<br />

  • By Sally Margetts on 26-07-18

usual excellence<br />

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Reviewed: 26-07-18

l love the way Simon dances around the subjects , bringing all manor of information into the mix.

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  • The Surgeon of Crowthorne

  • The Murder, Mystery and Madness of the Oxford English Dictionary
  • By: Simon Winchester
  • Narrated by: Simon Winchester
  • Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5

The compiling of the OED was a monumental task. It took 50 years, even with the help of numerous contributors. Among the most prolific was William Chester Minor, who sent editor James Murray thousands of extracts. On many occasions, Murray invited this mysterious correspondent to Oxford, but the invitation was always declined. Finally stirred by curiosity, Murray himself went to visit Minor. What he found was shocking: Minor lived in Broadmoor asylum.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • good but

  • By Sally Margetts on 24-04-18

good but

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Reviewed: 24-04-18

I felt a bit ripped off... as I'd already read this book when it was called 'The professor and the mad mad' . I guess it was my fault for not reading the description 🤔

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