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Book Review: The Power of Now

Book Review: The Power of Now

“Realize deeply that the present moment is all you have. Make the NOW the primary focus of your life.” Synopsis Eckhart Tolle’s message is simple: living in the now is the path to enlightenment and happiness. In The Power of Now Tolle guides us in our own spiritual journey. We learn to be more conscious; …

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Book Review: The Essex Serpent

Book Review: The Essex Serpent

“It was necessary to be afraid in order to have courage.” SYNOPSIS It’s 1983, London. Cora Seaborne’s domineering husband has died, giving her free rein over her own life. She leaves crowded London for coastal Essex, accompanied by her eleven-year-old son, Francis, and his nanny as well as her fiercely protective friend, Martha. While strolling …

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Book Review: Moonology

Book Review: Moonology

“The secret to making wishes or setting intentions is to ensure that they come from the heart, and that you feel them as if they’ve already happened.” SYNOPSIS The cycles of the moon affect everything. From our health to our relationships, and from our mood to our work. In Moonology, Yasmine Boland, a renowned astrologist, …

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Book Review: Hard Times

Book Review: Hard Times

“There is a wisdom of the head, and… there is a wisdom of the heart.”  SYNOPSIS Coketown is dominated by facts; using the model of Utilitarian, Mr Thomas Gradgrind feeds his family and pupils with facts and nothing else; banning fancy from the mind of the young. As a consequence, his daughter Louisa marries a …

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Book Review: Homegrown Sprouts

Book Review: Homegrown Sprouts

SYNOPSIS Homegrown sprouts, written by sprout lady Rita Galchus, is your guide into the sprouting world. This extensive book teaches you how to grow your own sprouts at home. Be it in a jar, a bag, or a tray; each technique is discussed using a step-by-step guideline. Learn to grow a wide variety of sprouts; …

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Book Review: Tender is the Night

Book Review: Tender is the Night

“Actually that’s my secret — I can’t even talk about you to anybody because I don’t want any more people to know how wonderful you are.” Synopsis The French Riviera – 1920s. Lively, clamorous and flamboyant. And also the backdrop for the story of the Divers, an American psychoanalyst, and his delicate wife. Holding court …

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Book review: Jamaica Inn

Book review: Jamaica Inn

“Dead men tell no tales, Mary.” Synopsis Mary Yellan, a strong headed and brave girl, respects her death mother’s dying wish to go and live with her loving aunt Patience at Jamaica Inn. Things have changed though. Aunt Patience has become a nervous wreck silenced by her abusive husband Joss Merlynn, who also uses the …

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