The Body by Bill Bryson

Bill Bryson ( https://www.penguin.co.uk/authors/101/1017933/bill-bryson.html and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Bryson) is a well known and loved author in the UK. Born and brought up in Des Moines, Iowa, Bryson has made England his home for most of his adult life. He came to prominence in the UK with the publication of Notes from a Small Island (1995), an affectionate but satirically

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A Short History of Nearly Everything

Bill Bryson (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Bryson) offers us an education in science within one volume. Written in an entertaining style his approach to the subject matter is through the lives of the scientists who made the discoveries. The tone is conversational and the explanation assisted by homely metaphor. Bryson interviews leading researchers in their fields and reveals many an amusing

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Simon Kernick (http://www.simonkernick.com/about/) has been steadily building a reputation for himself as a thriller writer over the last decade. As in many an episode of ‘Spooks’ (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spooks) the authorities have a limited time to prevent the unimaginable happening. The brief synopsis for this 2013 title is as follows. It’s 8am and an explosion blasts through a cafe in

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