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Books | I Am Malala – A truly inspiring story

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Malala Yousafzai’s story truly is an inspiration and a stark reminder that we should be incredibly grateful for what we have. With the aid of British journalist Christina Lamb, Yousafzai writes in detail of the trials and tribulations of growing up in the Swat district of Pakistan. The theme of … Read More

Books | Cheat's Guide to The French Lieutenant's Woman

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Need something to drunkenly hold forth about next time your pretentious friends are round? Take note with our LSi Cheat’s Guide. This week: John Fowles post-modern, pseudo-Victorian tale of love and shame. Who? Charles Smithson Romantic lead. Young and bored heir to a minor estate and “gentleman scientist” (cos putting some real effort … Read More

Books | Cheat's Guide to Old Man and the Sea

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Tired of all the self righteous literary students looking down on you? Give those unemployable nerds a taste of their own medicine, with LSi’s Cheat Guide. This week: Hemmingway’s fishy masterpiece. Who? The Old Man A humble fisherman. Was once the big fish, but now down on his luck. The … Read More

Books | Morrisey – The Autobiography

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In true keeping with his ‘Outsider’s outsider’ image, Morrissey has written an autobiography that is, to paraphrase Hand in Glove, not like any other book, this one is different – because it’s Morrissey. The autobiography is written, at times, like a great fiction novel, with Morrissey often referring to himself … Read More

Books | Holy Sh!t

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As someone who has once too often heard a pained sigh of disapproval as an errant curse escapes from my lips, or seen with dismay a new swear jar on the kitchen windowsill, I can safely say that Holy Sh!t by Melissa Mohr has a refreshingly unabashed approach to our … Read More

Books | Cheat's Guide – 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

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So many books to read before you die, so little time and actual motivation. Fear not, LSi brings you a short cut to expanding your literary knowledge. This week: Jules Vernes’ underwater odyssey. Characters Pierre Aronnax A marine biologist, torn between desire for freedom and scientific curiosity spends most of … Read More

Books | Top Five Books for Black History Month

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To round off Black History Month LSi chose the top five books to highlight the fight against racial discrimination and prejudice. To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee is a searing portrayal of racial prejudice and discrimination in the Deep South, narrated and told through the naïve eyes of a … Read More

Books | The Quarry

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In the great author’s posthumous novel, fans of Iain Banks will recognise the bleak surroundings of The Crow Road and perhaps the misfit protagonist who appears to mirror Banks’ best known novel. Kit, like Frank of The Wasp Factory before him, struggles with the social order of things; he concentrates … Read More

Books | A cheat's guide to Great Expectations

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So many books to read before you die, so little time and actual motivation. Fear not, LSi brings you a short cut to expanding your literary knowledge, this time looking at Great Expectations by the one and only Charles Dickens. Characters Pip – Protagonist. Orphan. A bit annoying. Magwitch – … Read More

Books | Vicious Circle

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“Love. Loss. Revenge.” After reading the tag line for Wilbur Smith’s new thriller I didn’t hold much hope. Pick three of the most generic words relating to literature and these three would probably come out in the top five. As the famous author reaches 80 it has been reported that … Read More