Magic by any other Name

The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss 'I opened my mouth to howl, to cry, to curse him. But something other tore from my throat, a word I did not know and could not remember.' I received this book as a Christmas present. It's a new edition of the novel, first published in 2007. …

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Can Reindeer Fly?

The Science of Christmas by Roger Highfield 'The entire reindeer team will be vaporized within 4.26 thousandths of a second . . . .' 'Santa meanwhile will be subjected to forces 17,500.06 times greater than gravity.' In this delightful little book, Dr Roger Highfield, one-time editor of the magazine New Scientist, whips up tradition with …

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