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I chair Royal Trinity Hospice, Clapham; FISP & Major Stanley's, OURFC. I was runner up in the UK Third Sector Best Charity Chair 2015 awards. I am a NED @ Code Investing (formerly Crowdbnk) & on the CITI Advisory Board @ Columbia University, NY & I am a Trustee at BookTrust. Studying for an MA at King's in International Relations. 





Game on indeed. Multiple polls now show tightening race.

The Fix and other books

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The Fix by Damian Thompson (Collins)

I haven't done a book review for aeons.

I have continued my reading on Italy, India and America:

The Pursuit of Italy by David Gilmour (****)

India: A Sacred Geography by Diana L. Eck (highly original)


Barack Obama by David Maraniss (which I didn't much care for)

Little America: the War within the War for Afghanistan by Rajiv Chandrasekaran
(brilliant - what a fiasco that country has become)

plus two on Roger Bannister

The First Four Minutes by RB


3:59:4: the quest to break the first four minute mile by John Bryant

(I went to the Iffley Road track at Oxford to see Sir Roger light the Olympic
flame and felt I ought to know more about that mile....).

Meanwhile.......The Fix is a book about addiction - shopping, iPhone-itis,
alcohol, drugs, port, gambling and cup cakes. Tasty. 


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