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Emma by Alexander McColl Smih

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Reviewed: 10-04-20

Wonderful reworking of Jane Austen's book by a worthy successor to Jane Austen, the urbane and witty Alexander McColl Smith gives a new perspective on a marvelous character named Emma Woodhouse, Dr McColl Smith spares Emma v llittle on her way to enlightenment. The retelling had me in tears at the end. The writer had studied his subject. HIs writing is quite
superb. Jane Austen would not object.

Al Gore

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Reviewed: 08-04-19

Thoughtful look at the mysterious Al Gore. Not on a par with Maraniss’ OBAMA or CLINTON bios yet provides another look through prism of late 20c politics at one of the best of us.

A life well lived

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Reviewed: 18-01-19

A way to deepen your knowledge of the world and how it works. An
important book as the writer educates and entertains as she remembers.
Makes me proud to be an American and a woman !

Great listen

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Reviewed: 06-01-19

Heartwarming and so uplifting about twins the White House years and lots of great smiles and laughs.

A wonderful big book! It works if you follow it.

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Reviewed: 09-11-18

Don't mess with this lady ! She is a recovered insomniac - probably the best type of
person to write a book about insomnia. Having been through the mill of sleeplessness
for many years she is well qualified to talk us through. I listened over a day and a half
and did what she said and it worked just that fast. (Nine/9 hours last night). I had
been sleepless for almost two years. Hope you can do it - it is simple once you know
how. Best thing is to be absolutely sure you follow it to the letter. For a few pounds/ dollars
/hours of you life, there's not much to lose. But don't take just my word - there are a couple of
hundred 5* reviews on Amazon. Good luck.

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Plese let me introduce you to Claire Tomalin

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Reviewed: 20-09-18

After reading Tomalin's fabulous Memoir ( and recommending it) I wanted to read a biography from her
so chose Hardy as I know/knew so little about him except for having loved the movies made of his novels.
What a shame I have waited so long - I am going to move right on to "Tess"
and "Return of the Native" and probably everything I can that Hardy wrote. A late life discovery to
enhance my days. Wonderful. Wonderful.

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Very Very funny !

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Reviewed: 18-08-18

A romp through the dating scenes of social classes intermingling !
Broad comedy and lots of laughs beneath which lie the usual time honoured truths
of love and romance. A day brightener !

Easy on the ear - fabulously clear and helpful.

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Reviewed: 06-02-18

This is a doctor written book - a medical doctor in a sleep practise. Nothing
but good common sense here and it is working for me (I am listening carefully and
doing the work - there is no magic formula ).I am a bit of an expert as I have been
awake for about 18 months and it is not fun. I am starting to sleep better than
I ever have in my life and hope to hit 6 - 7 hours a night on most nights in the next
few months. Wish me luck. Do read the book -carefully. I am on my second time
through (except some key chapters which I have read at least 5 times ). Don't let
Dr Winter's light touch fool you - he's writing to a plan:)

Very good value for money ! Lots of info

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Reviewed: 20-11-17

Dr Myers is sincere and passionate - I've been through a lot
that she talks about and she's certainly on message for
the times. No problem with this book. It's work ! you must
be prepared to do the work.

If I could tell you just one thing

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Reviewed: 07-11-16

Read it. Return to it. A great gift. Full of great people to expand your horizons.

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