Fates and Furies – Lauren Groff

Fates and Furies has been recommended to me by my mum (funnily enough, as I read it I discovered she did not, so it was all a hearsay recommendation), back when it was published in 2015. It was lingering on my Kindle for a while despite, or maybe because the book caused so much noise. …

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The Queen’s Gambit – Walter Tevis

As you may know from my previous post I had some adventures getting to read The Queen’s Gambit. But I finally got there, and decided to follow my mum’s footsteps in reading the book before watching the series. Which, having now done both, I still think was sound advice. Now, you either already know what …

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Streetfight. Handbook for an Urban Revolution – Janette Sadik-Khan, Seth Solomonow – Quotes

It wasn’t really about the engineering of the space, the real battle was about the culture — about changing the hearts and minds of New Yorkers, of changing their minds about who their streets were for. If building roads actually resulted in less traffic, then surely after sixty years of interstate highway construction we would …

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Streetfight. Handbook for an Urban Revolution – Janette Sadik-Khan, Seth Solomonow

It was probably last year when I got from my mum a set of four books about modern approaches to urban design. I read them slowly because the subject matter is a serious one. It touches us every day. Since most of us live in cities, the design mistakes haunt us, making our life difficult …

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