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My Ugandan Hill – Charles H. Colman

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October 3, 2019

Uganda

My Ugandan Hill is Makerere Hill in Kampala. The author is quite clear that the writing is aimed at Middle-Grade students and that does feel accurate. It tackles everything head-on in an honest and descriptive style and wraps a story around the places and people Charles meets during his time…


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Nonfiction Short Stories

Weirder War Two – Richard Denham

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June 16, 2019

Curiouser

Weirder War Two: More Strange Facts, Unsolved Mysteries and Tall Tales from the Second World War is a continuation from the first book with 101 new facts and tales. ‘Weirder’ is a useful term for the follow-on book, but the truth is, the stories are less weird, but still very…


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Crime Nonfiction

Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud and the Last Trial of Harper Lee – Casey Cep

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May 26, 2019

Accursed

Furious Hours is a truly engrossing documentary style book that brings three enthralling stories together around a series of incidents involving a serial killer. Each part includes the perspective of a renowned personality; Reverend Willie Maxwell (Serial Killer Preacher – Voodoo Preacher), Tom Radney (Lawyer) and Harper Lee (Author -…


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History Nonfiction

How to Remove a Brain: and Other Bizarre Medical Practices and Procedures – David Haviland

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January 15, 2019

Discernment

How to Remove a Brain is the new book from the very talented David Haviland and he has a growing reputation of producing these fact-filled, trivia, fun reads, on multiple subjects. This medical subject really resonated with me as I often speak about the dubious practices that existed in healthcare…


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A Divided Life – Robert Cecil

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November 17, 2018

In order to really appreciate A Divided Life, you would have to have some awareness of the spy scandal that rocked the heart of the British establishment in the 1950’s, referred to as the Cambridge Spies, as they all attended Cambridge University. What was so shocking was that those involved…


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Love is the Answer, God is the Cure – Aimee Cabo Nikolov

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October 3, 2018

I found this book so compelling, that once I had started I couldn’t put the book down until I had read the last sentence.

The life and experiences of Aimee, portrayed in the book, seem to be a continuum of troughs with very few peaks except towards the end of…


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Love is the Answer, God is the Cure – Aimee Cabo Nikolov

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October 2, 2018

Conviction

Love is the Answer, God is the Cure is a story of how a young girl, Aimee Nogues, from age seven until her marriage to Bobbie in 2000, suffered physical, sexual and psychological abuse from those closest to her. It is a story of immense pain, deep despair, and emotional…


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Praying for Strawberries – Gail Simpkins

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September 23, 2018

Praying for Strawberries is an informative diary style book following a year in the life of a family from the perspective of the son, Lachlan, who has Autism. The writing is a piece-by-piece set of statements detailing actions and feelings regarding their experience as a family. As a guide…


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The Girl Who Smiled Beads – Clemantine Wamariya

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September 20, 2018

Fragmentation

This is the third book I’ve read this year based around the Rwandan genocide. Each book has been haunting, heartbreaking and tragic – this book is no different. I didn’t want to be reminded about that period again but it is compelling and inspirational to see how humanity can…

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Fear: Trump in the White House – Bob Woodward

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September 16, 2018

Revelation?
“Cohn realised that Trump had gone bankrupt six times and seemed not to mind. Bankruptcy was just another business strategy. Walk away, threaten to blow up the deal. Real power is fear.”
Donald Trump is probably the most divisive President in US history and has created a polarised nation between…

Peter Donnelly
Ireland

Founder of The Reading Desk, supporting readers, authors, publishers and book industry. Top Reviewer on Amazon, Goodreads, and NetGalley peter@thereadingdesk.com

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