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Book: The Good Immigrant – edited by Nikesh Shukla

Book: The Good Immigrant – edited by Nikesh Shukla

I picked this book up out of loyalty to my community at large but I learn so much. It’s a collection of 21 essays by people from a variety of ethnic backgrounds talking about race and their experience of racism. I learn, just because I don’t (knowingly) experience racism personally, doesn’t mean it doesn’t still […]

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Book: The Co-Op’s Got Bananas: A Memoir of Growing Up in the Post-War North by Hunter Davies

Book: The Co-Op’s Got Bananas: A Memoir of Growing Up in the Post-War North by Hunter Davies

I think this was recommend to me somehow because I enjoyed Alan Johnson’s memoirs. Whereas this doesn’t have the poverty of Johnson’s London story, Davies’ upbringing in Cumbria was by no mean’s comfortable. However, the enjoyable part for me here is reading about his education and how he somehow managed to get into the top […]

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Book – The Glorious Heresies by Lisa McInerney

Book – The Glorious Heresies by Lisa McInerney

This has been on my reading list for so long, I have no idea how it landed there. Usually it’s a review or someone has mentioned it at a book event. The Glorious Heresies, the author’s debut, was a tough book to get into, despite it being a well-written – for which it’s received huge accolades. […]

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Book: The Winter Garden by Jane Thynne

I loved Black Roses  and this is the follow-up. I read the first book in the series last summer, but the world’s is a very different place now so The Winter Garden made for tougher reading. I may be less shocked each time I read of a violent incident against Jews but now in 2017, […]

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Book – The Help by Kathryn Stockett

Book – The Help by Kathryn Stockett

  When the film came out, I saw it three times and deemed it the best film of 2011. As I finally get round to reading the book that it was based on, the enjoyment is positively enhanced. Yes I didn’t need to use my imagination as I knew exactly what the characters looked like. […]

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Book: The Space Between by Kristie Cook

Book: The Space Between by Kristie Cook

The Book of Phoenix Part 1 What a strange unusual book! It swaps between 1989 and 2012 and features two sets of people, both of whom are destined to meet. What we are waiting to find out is, why? At first we are introduced to Leni, a dancer on tour in Italy who assures us […]

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Book: Black and British A Forgotten History by David Olusoga

Book: Black and British A Forgotten History by David Olusoga

This has proved to be the compelling read I expected after seeing some of the BBC Black and British series it is based on. I popped it on my Christmas list after realising I’d missed a chunk of the series while I was away in Canada late last year. The programme that fascinated me the […]

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Book: My Name is Leon by Kit de Waal

Book: My Name is Leon by Kit de Waal

I’d seen this book in book stores and heard people talking about it long before I went to an event where the author discussed it. I’m surprised to hear it is her debut and yet so many people at the event were already fans. I’m always intrigued when a book is written from a child’s […]

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Book – The Pursuit of Happyness – Chris Gardner

Book – The Pursuit of Happyness – Chris Gardner

Yes, I have been wanting to read this ever since I saw the film based on this true story back in 2006. The film is based on just the weeks where Gardner finds himself in lone care of his toddler son and homeless. The book is a full biography, from growing up fatherless in a […]

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Book – Please Mr Postman by Alan Johnson

Book – Please Mr Postman by Alan Johnson

I loved Alan Johnson’s first book which was about being a child in the 50s and 60s. Please Mr Postman continues to take me on a history lesson as I learn what was going on in the world during the author’s long tenure as a postman through the 1970s. By now he’s married and living […]

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