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Confessions of an English Opium Eater by Thomas de Quincey
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Confessions of an English Opium Eater by …

I still lack any idea what this book entailed, nor can I accurately describe it. Simply because it was chaos. Complete and utter chaos. Though I’m not entirely sure what I expected from self professed Opium induced musings. De Quincey…

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Hiroshima by John Hersey
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Hiroshima by John Hersey

I didn’t think this book would grip me the way it did. I knew very little of the A-Bomb drop on Hiroshima, only that it happened if I’m honest, but Hersey’s account opened my eyes. He recounted real peoples experiences…

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Somebody’s Husband, Somebody’s Son by Gordon Burn
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Somebody’s Husband, Somebody’s Son by …

Somebody’s Husband, Somebody’s Son is perhaps the most terrifying book I’ve read. It’s a biographical account of the life of Peter Sutcliffe, otherwise known as the Yorkshire Ripper. Burn takes us from his childhood right up to the moment he…

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How to Be a Grown Up* by Daisy Buchanan
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How to Be a Grown Up* by …

Everyone needs to read this book. It is quite simply fabulous. Daisy reminisces on her trials and tribulations from her early twenties and what she’s now realised as she’s entered her thirties. Now, though I’m twenty-one…nearly twenty-two, I still found…

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Red Dust Road by Jackie Kay
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Red Dust Road by Jackie Kay

I was genuinely shocked by how much I enjoyed this. Another one we were required to read for our course but I found myself stuck between wanting to finish this as soon as possible and wanting to savour it. When…

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