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Here you can find Bearsac and Debra's recommendations of books and those of other people.

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Out Now
Debra's very own book

Travels With My Teddy Bear

(Travelogues of a woman with Asperger's syndrome
with her teddy bear)

 




Travels With
My
Teddy Bear


by

my owner
Debra


of
Borehamwood

 

Travels With My
Teddy Bear

Travelogues of a woman with Asperger's Syndrome
with her teddy bear


Travels With My Teddy Bear is the fascinating record of the author's journeys undertaken with her beloved teddy Bearsac, through familiar cites of Europe and regions as remote as China and Mongolia. It is both a travelogue that expounds the joys and problems of travelling through different countries and cultures, and an illustration of the highs and lows of Asperger's Syndrome, a condition characterized by issues with social and communication skills, but also by such strengths as logic, focus and loyalty.

 





Not Stupid

by

Anna Kennedy

 

Not Stupid emotionally tells the story of the Kennedy family's struggle to give their children what all children deserve - a decent education! Anna's story and that of her ever improving sons, is a beacon of inspiration for parents of children labelled with special needs all over the country.

 

 

 




Tales From The Time Loop

by

David Icke

 

Tales from the Time Loop is the most comprehensive book yet written about the global conspiracy that emerges more clearly every day. David Icke has been warning for many years of the plan for a world fascist state, a global version of Nazi Germany, in which the people will be prisoners of a Big Brother dictatorship founded on the suppression of the most fundamental freedoms and total control and surveillance. Today there is a gathering awareness that he was right. People are realising that Big Brother is no longer 'coming'. He's here.

Icke pulls together his fantastic wealth of accumulated knowledge to reveal the multi-levels of the conspiracy. He begins in the 'five-sense' world with a highly detailed exposure of the forces, methods and agenda behind 9/11, the 'war on terrorism', the invasion of Iraq and the planned conquest of North Africa, the Middle East and elsewhere. Icke goes on to explore the other-dimensional connection to the 'human' manipulators and their inter-breeding bloodlines that originate in the ancient world . He then reveals that our sense of reality - what we think it's real - is being implated into our minds while we believe we are thinking for ourselves.

In early 2003, Icke had some amazing experiences in the Amazon rainforest of Brazil that revealed to him as never before that the world we think is 'real' is only an illusion - a lucid and manipulated dream that he calls the Matrix. In Tales form the Time Loop, he shares those experiences and details the scientific support for what he learned about the illusion we call daily life. Icke believes that this book is the most important work he has yet published. It is, he says, the knowledge that will set us free and take us home.

 

 

 




There's No Room
For Jugglers
In My
Circus


by

Jason Cook
of
Borehamwood

 

"There's no room for jugglers in my circus" tells the tale of a young man's drug-addled youth misspent in Borehamwood, where cheap gossip was rife, "friends" were just ships passing in the night, and dreams remained just that.

Given the young man's drug habit, his involvement with gangsters, violence and prison seems inevitable. Cookster dissects the psyche of personalities fuelled by drink, drugs and power, and draws colourful sketches of the different types of gangster from "the Real McCoy", a highly influential "gentleman" who practises a code of honour among thieves, to the "plastic gangster", a "wannabe" who has all the bluster but none of the power.

Despite everything, there is light at the end of the tunnel for the narrator, as he retains his hopes for the future, and keeps his aspirations alive amid the chaos.

And all the time the story is fuelled by cocaine, the devil's dandruff.

 

 




The Roman Mysteries

(series of books)

 

 


by

Caroline Lawrence

 

 

 

 

Recommended by
Bearsac & Debra

would suit children and adults

The Roman Mysteries are a series of books following the adventures of Flavia Gemina, daughter of a Roman sea captain. She embarks on thrilling adventures with her three friends Jonathan, Nubia and Lupus

The stories start in the year 79 AD during the time of the Romans. They are mainly based around villages around Mount Vesuvius (near Rome), which until it erupted in 79 AD it was thought to be a harmless mountain.

As Flavia and her friends attempt to solve their first crime, the clues lead them around Ostia: to the harbor, the forum, the lighthouse, and the tombs of the dead. Later riddles and mysteries take them to Pompeii, Sorrento, Rome and Greece.

We were inspired to get these books from the library after watching Junior Mastermind. One of the contestants chose the books for her specialist subject and made them sound very interesting and educational, which they most certainly are. They are based on fact and fiction.

see the website link for books.

 

 




Family Ties


by

Victoria Dowling

 

We met this author on the Thameslink she was promoting her book herself, so I thought I would give her a helping paw as she was very nice.

Set in London this tale tells of interwoven family lives and draws on all human emotions. young love, teenage years, problems of single parenthood and the unpredictability of family relationships.

It follows the story of Nicky, unhappy at home and school and Niall, the apple of his mothers eye.

The novel presents the reader with with many twists and turns in the various relationships.

 




Life of Pi

by

Yann Martel

 

Recommended by
Debra and Bearsac

 

An Indian family attempt to transport themselves and their zoo animals for a new life and better business in Canada. The cargo ship sinks. A solitary lifeboat remains alone on the Pacific. The crew of the lifeboat are a hyena, a zebra (with a broken leg) , a female orangutan, a 450-pound Bengal tiger and Pi - a 16-year-old Indian boy now without his family.

This is a thought provoking book. If you do find part one a little boring, please do not give up on the book as part two is great and the dialogue in part three funny.

 

Songs of the Gorilla Nation




Dawn Prince-Hughes

 

Recommended by
Debra and Bearsac

would suit adults

Down and out in the NeuroTypical world Dawn Prince-Hughes finds home when she starts to share the life of Gorillas. From them she learns not just of their intelligence and emotions, but also of her own and later how connect to humans. As a person who has grown to adulthood not knowing she has Aspergers syndrome - a form of autism - she has had little understanding why she has faced the barriers a neuro typical world constructs around intelligent people like her.

This is an autobiographical glimpse into the world of an Aspie and a good read for Aspies and NTs (Neuro Typicals) alike.

 




Rainbow Six

by

Tom Clancy

 

Recommended by
No name

would suit adults

This book, like Without Remorse, is centered around John Clark, an ex-Navy SEAL who is a CIA operative. Clark gets an idea to form a super secret multi-national anti-terrorism squad to be code-named "Rainbow". As the commander of this group, Clark is known as "Rainbow Six". Clark takes Ding Chavez along with operators from around the World (primarily NATO countries, however) and forms the group in Britain at the headquarters of the SAS. Almost as soon as the group is formed, three terrorist acts occur. From there, the plot begins to weave between Russia, the United States, and Australia but ends in a rain forest in Brazil.

 




The Kite Runner

by

Khaled Hosseini

 

Recommended by
Emma

would suit adults

The unforgettable, heartbreaking story of the unlikely friendship between a wealthy boy and the son of his father's servant, The Kite Runner is a beautifully crafted novel set in a country that is in the process of being destroyed. It is about the power of reading, the price of betrayal, and the possibility of redemption, and it is also about the power of fathers over sons—their love, their sacrifices, their lies.

 




The
Celestine Prophecy
(An adventure)

by

James Redfield

Recommended by
Bearsac & Debra

This novel contains secrets that are currently changing our world. Drawing on the ancient wisdom found in a Peruvian manuscript, it tells you how to make connections between the events happening in your own life right now....and direct your steps with new energy and optimism as you head in tomorrow

This book has sister books, but it is best to read this book (An Adventure) first

This book has a habit of coming by you when you are ready for it so don't look for it..... it will look for you!

 




The Curious Incident Of
The Dog In The
Night Time

by

Mark Haddon

 

Recommended by
Bearsac & Debra

would suit children 10+ and adults

Christopher, 15, is gifted with a logical brain. He knows all the worlds capitals, every prime number up to 7,057. However, he has little understanding of human emotions. He hates being touched. He likes routine and order.

Finding his neighbor’s dog dead, he is initially blamed for the killing. Christopher decides to track down the real killer. But the investigation leads him down some unexpected paths and brings him face to face with the dissolution of his parents’ relationship.

As he tries to deal with the family crisis, we are drawn into the workings of Christopher’s mind, the mind of an Aspie*

*Aspie (a person with an Asperger's syndrome type brain. {Aspergers syndrome is said to be a high functioning form of autisum})

 

 

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