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French and Saunders… Titting Funny

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Reviewed: 17-10-2020

French and Saunders; Titting About! These “gels” have not lost their “life”. What a gorgeous series, that simply brought joy. Such fun, such friendship, such talent. Forty odd years of bringing joy to the world - Please don’t ever stop “Titting About”!

Halifax Slasher - what a story!

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Reviewed: 15-10-2020

Halifax Slasher - what a story! Really well narrated and play-acted. Much recommend tale. 5 stars 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟

Rise of the Iron Men

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Reviewed: 26-08-2020

An absolutely fascinating and really important look at six current dicta… (ahem… I mean), *world leaders* ; and how they came into power. Each chapter is brief, don’t worry that you may’ve signed up for a Politics 201 class… But I think it’s a great insight into how our world has gotten into the shape it has (BC [before COVID-19] [OR pre plague] ). And (although it doesn’t say it directly -he does worth a mention now and then…) how *THIS* world could elect Donald Trump. A man who openly idolises these men, as well as Putin, Kim Jong-un, Mohammed bin Salman, too name three others that Trump has close (and somewhat dubious ties with). It also mentions briefly that Trump is afraid of strong women. And hints that he has a rage-fueled jealously of Angela Merkel, the highly competent German Chancellor. In these times, especially in August 2020, when the USA can not control COVID-19 on its shores, this collection of essays of “Iron Men” was a fascinating look at how the rest of the world is doing. We can all hope that there’s not a need for another book on Trump, and instead, come January 2021, we are welcoming in President Joe Biden. And looking forward to reading books about his Vice President, Kamala Harris! 🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊

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Such a Fun Age

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Reviewed: 22-08-2020

A really enjoyable “easy” listen. But also a very well narrated, read, and produced book. Well-paced as well as well-thought-out characters, truly brought this book to life A one session book!

Blonde Roots

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Reviewed: 29-07-2020

A fascinating flip on a “what might have been” historical narrative of the enslaved experience; And at the same time, a novel that keeps you interested in its characters and their stories. Not the educational book you want, if you’re looking for the straight enslaved African story, but another great book from Bernardine Evaristo! Listened to in one sitting! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Mary L. TRUMP

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Reviewed: 20-07-2020

Listened to this in one sitting. In a way, it’s not at all a surprise that 45 came from an emotionally and morally bankrupt family, with a psychotic patriarch, and ruthless siblings. A fascinating insight from a true insider… I could’ve listened to it, if it were twice as long! Thankyou Mary. I hope your demons are now sleeping … (or soon start healing after November 2020). You should be able to claim PTSD on your health insurance - (or bill 45; however it works over in US!)

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Girl, Woman, Other.

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Reviewed: 29-06-2020

Listened to this really delightful book in nearly one sitting. Highly recommend! A really genuine read. Enjoy!

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THUD - Terry Pratchett (GNU)

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Reviewed: 31-05-2020

Another fantastic Discworld novel in Pratchett’s amazing series. Pratchett somehow references books much earlier, as well as later in the series. Yet this is it’s own story about Dwarves, Trolls, (& to a lesser extent the relationship between Angua, a Werewolf, and Sally, a Vampire…); However, this is really a “Sam Vimes Novel” too! A must-read for any Discworld fan! Terry Pratchett GNU

See What You Made Me Do… Essential Reading!

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Reviewed: 27-04-2020

Every teenager should be given a copy of this book, and it should be compulsory curriculum in Secondary Schools. Coercive Control and its counterpart, Enthusiast Consent should be taught to our teens from Yr 7; (And probably younger), as they’re our next generation, who can (with hope) make the changes to the patriarchy that literally kills women with misogyny.

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Outlander… Problematic

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Reviewed: 13-04-2020

Problematic and where to start? There’s the blatant misogyny; the outright domestic violence; the normalised violence against women; the gratuitous sexual assaults and rapes of both women and men… (& of course mens’ assaults are dealt with in a “humerous” way- because it’s not *that* serious to sexually abuse a man…) Ableism and even racism get a go on this lil’ bundle of “Problematic Bingo”. Should you read it? If you have nothing better to do… (Hello COVID-19) Should you buy it? Probably Not… Had I paid for it, I’d definitely be returning it!

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