Article: WWII – The Story of Billy Young


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The link below is to an article that tells the story of World War II survivor Billy Young. Young was a 16-year-old who survived the Japanese torture of imprisonment during World War II. This piece is an edited selection from the book ‘The Story of Billy Young,’ by Anthony Hill.

For more visit:
http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/national/brutality-and-survival-the-horrific-tale-of-the-kid-who-refused-to-die-20120728-232ps.html

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Article: Shoplifting Book on Ethics


The link below is to an article reporting on a man suspected of shoplifting a book on ethics – maybe he should be allowed to keep the book?

For more visit:
http://www.courier-journal.com/article/20120726/NEWS01/307260033/Prospect-man-accused-shoplifting-book-ethics-

Article: Don’t Mention Amazon


The link below is to an article that tells the story of one writer’s frustration with iBooks and the Apple iBookstore. This is one of the issues I have with Apple – the way they seek to monopolise a market and place unreasonable demands on their customers.

For more visit:
http://hollylisle.com/apple-made-its-decision-my-turn/

Not My Review: The Mystery of Providence, by John Flavel


The link below is to a book review on John Flavel’s ‘The Mystery of Providence.’ This is a book I can heartily recommend.

For more visit:
http://www.banneroftruth.org/pages/articles/article_detail.php?2083

Book Art: Mike Stilkey


The link below is to an article on the book sculptures of Mike Stilkey, some of which I personally find outstanding.

For more visit:
http://www.mymodernmet.com/profiles/blogs/mike-stilkey-full-of-smiles-and-soft-attentions

Reading: The Hunt for Red October and Jason Bourne


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I am a big fan of Tom Clancy novels and in particular the Jack Ryan series. A number of years ago I read all of the novels published in the series up until the time I moved house and so for the last 5 years I haven’t read any new ones. When I moved I decided I needed to clean out some of my books (and I have a huge library), so I figured the majority of my fiction books could be cleaned out. I always regretted moving the Tom Clancy novels along, though I figured that at some point I could reclaim them as ebooks, which I am now beginning to do.

A couple of weeks ago I decided to start reading the series again – right from the beginning. I hesitated as to what order I should read them, given that Patriot Games really was set before The…

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