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#117 What if the UK monarchy was abolished?

According to a 2018 poll, most people in the UK are in favour of the monarchy with only a minority wishing to abolish it and these figures are only slightly different to a similar poll taken in 2012. Recent scandals … Continue reading

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#116 Trying to get a Brazilian driving license

People from the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland are allowed to drive in Brazil using their UK driving license for 80 days, counting from the day they enter the country, as far as they have their original … Continue reading

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#115 Reading The Mandibles by Lionel Shriver

Lionel Shriver  is probably best known for her novel We need to talk about Kevin which was adapted for film with Tilda Swinton playing the mother of Kevin. The Mandibles: A Family,  2029 – 2047 begins, unsurprisingly, in 2029 during the middle … Continue reading

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#114 Why democracy does not work

You must have heard the statistic that the wealth of the richest 1% in the world is equal to the combined wealth of the other 99%. It doesn’t sound very equitable does it? Almost half the world’s population live in … Continue reading

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#113 Watching and reading His Dark Materials

My first encounter with Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials trilogy was when I downloaded the first book, Northern Lights, onto my audible app as part of a 2 for 1 deal. The first book in the trilogy is now being … Continue reading

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#112 Reading The Memory Book by Rowan Coleman

The Memory Book is a Sunday Times bestseller and was a Richard and Judy Autumn Book Club pick. It follows the fortunes of Claire, a mother who is struggling to come to terms with early onset Alzheimer. The book, told … Continue reading

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#111 Wondering what could be the worst thing that could happen after Brexit.

The whole Brexit debate has already polarised the country but while I’ve been writing my dystopian prequel to WHEN THE WELL RUNS DRY, I’ve been wondering about what’s the worse thing that could happen, how bad could it get? Regardless … Continue reading

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