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Book review: The Lido by Libby Page

To be honest with you, I wasn’t expecting much from The Lido. I read a short synopsis and wasn’t intrigued by it, but decided to read it anyway, as I love swimming. However, when I started reading the novel, on almost every page, I became more and more interested in...

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Book Review: My Life in France by Julia Child

But then we looked at each other and repeated a favourite phrase from our diplomatic days: “Remember, ‘No one’s more important than people’!” In other words, friendship is the most important thing – not career or housework, or one’s fatigue … (p. 268) I dreamed about reading this book in...

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Book review: The Inner Life of Animals by Peter Wohlleben

After reading Peter Wohlleben’s first publication The Hidden Life of Trees (reviewed here), I wanted to learn more about his second book The Inner Life of Animals. And I wasn’t disappointed. The Inner Life of Animals is a fascinating read, a true eye-opener to the world of animals. The book...

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Book review: How to Speak any Language Fluently. by Alex Rawlings

Language learning never stops. No matter how much you know, there will always be more to learn. (p. 2) I had been waiting to read / use such a book for a while. It’s a very pleasant read yet it contains all the essential practicalities of foreign language learning. One...

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Book review: A chip shop in Poland. My unlikely year in Poland. by Ben Aitken

“When I go around Poland my impressions are shallow. They are handicapped by my incomprehension. I’m locked-out from the poetry, from the small print. Being an outsider here is good for some things – I’m curious, unjaded, on edge – but bad for one thing in particular: I can’t hear...

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Book review: Multilingual is normal. An anthology of voices. Talking about talking.

#multilingualisnormal What an amazing idea to collect voices about multilingualism. It’s so ordinary, yet so extraordinary. 60 stories about the pleasure, the fun, the enthusiasm of learning, knowing and using foreign languages. The book shows different life scenarios, career possibilities and language journeys. It’s a perfect read for those learning...

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Book review: Gdziekolwiek mnie rzucisz by Dionisios Sturis

Dionisios Sturis was born in Greece, but grew up in Poland. He’s a documentary writer. After graduating from university, he moved to the Isle of Man to work in a shellfish factory, as many other Poles did back then. However, his story is different, because after a few years he...

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Book review: These Islands. A portrait of the British Isles

I’d most probably recommend that you read this book review in autumn so that your could get the book for those long wintery evenings. So why publish it now? I think that for many of us, the summer plans have changed (including mine!) and it might be a very good...

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Book review: The Summer Book by Tove Jansson

It was a particularly good evening to begin a book. Tove Jansson At first, when I started reading The Summer Book, I didn’t like it very much. However, after a few chapters my appetite started to grow and then I couldn’t stop reading and thinking about it. What caught my...

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Book review: The Hidden Messages in Water by Masaru Emoto

What you know is possible in your heart is possible. Masaru Emoto Today, I’m reviewing an amazing book about water. About water? On a language-related blog? Yes! 🙂 The author is a Japanese scientist who, through his research, discovered some fascinating truths about water. The read may inspire you to...

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