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Couples - John Updike

Couples

  • Author: John Updike
  • Publisher: Penguin Modern Classics
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A raunchy tale of ten couples in Tarbox, a New England town, who discretely swap partners.

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Brideshead Revisited

  • Author: Evelyn Waugh
  • Publisher: Penguin Modern Classics
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A nostalgic look at the past, with homoerotic undercurrents and asks questions about faith and faithfulness.

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In Search of the Dark Ages

A history of Britain from Boudica to William the Conqueror, inevitably brief but backed by as much evidence as possible, and will still challenge and surprise.

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About Face 3

  • Author: Alan, Cooper, Robert Reimann, and David Cronin
  • Publisher: Wiley
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An in-depth look at Interaction Design, which covers best practices and will, ultimately, end up on the book shelves of most designers.

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Sourcery

  • Author: Terry Pratchett
  • Publisher: Corgi
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Pratchett’s most cowardly and loved character is back in this, the fifth Discworld novel. And he still can’t spell wizard…

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Penguin launches Penguin Shorts – A new digital series of exclusive short works

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Penguin Shorts offers readers a wide range of fiction and non-fiction – including memoirs, novellas, long-form journalism, essays, stories, history, politics and science

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The List

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This is a new section to the site where I’m going to post books that I’m planning on reading or reviewing shortly.

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Rabbit, Run

The life of an ex-sport superstar who’s fear of his now second rate life drives him to run, leaving his loved ones behind.

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A Storm of Swords 1: Steel and Snow (A Song of Ice and Fire Book 3 part 1)

Book three of this immense trilogy continues in the same vain as the other books. What a truly epic series this is.

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Ten Fighter Boys

10 World War II Spitfire fighter pilots talk about their experiences as part of 66 Squadron. Of the 10, 5 were dead before the book was published.