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You lucky boy! I loved the Broons and Oor Wullie when I was a kid. (They've been around for ever :roll:)


A couple of months ago I was trying to explain to Mrs Surfin how my Gran in Scotland would send The Broons one year for Chrimbo, and then Oor Wullie the following year. Hey presto, she gets the Broons as a cheeky stocking filler for me. I'm now on the hunt for previous Oor Wullie annuals to show my little lad whose 6.


I'll have to find some more serious reading now as well though!




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Just finished Freakonomics by Levitt and Dubner - interesting outlook on data' date=' statistics and economics, but a little repetitive. ; nearly finished Yacoubian Building by Alaa Al Aswany - a good holiday read, lots of short stories, some of which are a little shocking; and just started Half of A Yellow Sun by Adiche, gripping.[/quote']


I finished Half of the Yellow Sun a couple of weeks ago (discussing it at book group at the Red Lion tonight) but not my cup of tea. Also just finished Graham Greene's The Heart of the Matter.


If you liked Freakonomics (and I thought it was terrific) then I would thoroughly recommend "The Tiger That Isn't" by Blastland and Dilmot. It is mainly about statistics and shows how many news stories etc are based on completely missleading statistics.

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