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2018 in books: a literary calendar

Essays from Zadie Smith, Arnhem from Antony Beevor and fictions from Julian Barnes, Sarah Perry, Pat Barker, Rachel Cusk and Bill Clinton. Place your book orderings now January Peter Carey. Photo: Sarah Lee for the Guardian Non-fiction The Monk of Mokha by Dave Eggers ( Hamish Hamilton ). Eggers tells the story of a fellow San Franciscan and coffee enthusiast Mokhtar Alkhanshali, raised by Yemeni immigrant parents, who travelled to Yemen to learn about the origins of coffee making and is caught up in the civil war. Writer’s Luck: A…

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2018 in books: a literary calendar

Essays from Zadie Smith, Arnhem from Antony Beevor and fictions from Julian Barnes, Sarah Perry, Pat Barker, Rachel Cusk and Bill Clinton. Place your book orders now January Peter Carey. Photograph: Sarah Lee for the Guardian Non-fiction The Monk of Mokha by Dave Eggers ( Hamish Hamilton ). Eggers tells the story of a fellow San Franciscan and coffee enthusiast Mokhtar Alkhanshali, raised during Yemeni immigrant parents, who travelled to Yemen to learn about the origins of coffee making and is caught up in the civil war. Writer’s Luck: A…

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Make Your Bed: Small Things That Can Change Your Life and Maybe the World by William H McRaven digested read

John Crace forces-out the retired US admiral and special ops officers self-help volume to do 500 press-ups On 17 May 2014, I was asked to give a speech at the graduation rite of my alma mater, the University of Texas. I chose to tell them the 10 lessons I had learned during my 34 -year career as a navy SEAL. I hope you enjoy them rather more than they did. 1 Start off by making your couch The barracks at basic SEAL training is a nondescript building in Coronado, California.…

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