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Financialisation

Book Review: Other People’s Money, by John Kay I picked this up a while ago from the book-swap shelf at work; several years ago I’d read the author’s The Truth About Markets, so I thought this would be worth a … Continue reading

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Wait till they get to the bit about ‘Peace on Earth’ then let ’em have it

Book Review: Giles’s War – Cartoons 1939-45, edited by Tim Benson I think I first became aware of Carl Giles when I received this Christmas card from my Grandmother, which from the catalog must have been around 1980. When I … Continue reading

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To George from Ann, with all my love

Book Review: The man who was George Smiley – The life of John Bingham, by Michael Jago As a John le CarrĂ© fan, this was an instant selection from the work book sale, though I felt the title seemed familiar … Continue reading

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It’s the cloud, stupid

Book Review: AWS Lambda in Action, by Danilo Poccia At work we do regard Amazon as a cloud services provider with a sideline of a bookstore. There’s a push at work to adopt cloud services in general, including where appropriate … Continue reading

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A shrewd-faced lad who might have made something of himself in the glove trade

Book Review: The Spy of Venice, by Benet Brandreth I always struggle to define what kind of fiction I like, so I try to be open-minded when I come across things that look potentially interesting in the work book sale. … Continue reading

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I, Maybot

Book Review: I, Maybot, by John Crace I noticed on Goodreads this was only scheduled for release the day I finished reading it. I assume it slipped through any embargo at the work book sale, or perhaps the publisher metadata … Continue reading

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OK Computer

Book Review: The Glass Universe, by Dava Sobel It’s always good to discover a book in the work book sale that’s already on my “to-read” list. This is the story of the women who analysed astronomical photographs at Harvard from … Continue reading

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