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Enid Sun 17-Jul-05 10:05:02

tempted for the hols and am rather hoping it is a gripping read and not a dry history lesson.

Anyone read it?

Enid Sun 17-Jul-05 17:34:39

come on you brainy types

leonardodavinci Sun 17-Jul-05 18:12:34

no but have just bought a book from the mail on Sunday which promises to be good!

leonardodavinci Sun 17-Jul-05 18:13:59

called Perfectly Normal: a woman's Guide to Living with a Low Libido.What's Mao about?

Enid Sun 17-Jul-05 18:14:36

lol

leonardodavinci Sun 17-Jul-05 18:15:33

have really!

Enid Sun 17-Jul-05 18:16:19

Mao about the leader of the chinese communist party

so what advice did you get?

leonardodavinci Sun 17-Jul-05 18:17:53

only ordered it 3 hours ago but will share the knowledge! you mean Mao Tse Chung

Enid Sun 17-Jul-05 18:19:52

yes

leonardodavinci Sun 17-Jul-05 18:23:05

OMG studies that at middle school, without much depth and found it really interesting. My dh would read it as he loves history. Is it an autobiography about him and the chinese communist party formation or something. soory but stopped history at 13.

Enid Sun 17-Jul-05 19:11:43

Mao here

Enid Mon 18-Jul-05 16:08:21

god have none of you read it?

am disappointed in you all

charliecat Mon 18-Jul-05 16:09:56

havent read it but have read similar..your not alone

littlerach Mon 18-Jul-05 16:47:47

I was hoping that someone wuld say they had and it was great as I too am worried it'll be too stuffy.

OldieMum Tue 19-Jul-05 12:27:28

Enid - I almost bought it for holiday reading, but thought it would be too depressing. I spent last year's hols reading Simon Sebag Montefiore's biog of Stalin, and that did not help to improve my mood. I have also read 'Hungry Ghosts', a book about the Chinese famine of the early 60s, so I'm not sure I'm in need of much more enlightenment about how dreadful Mao was. But I very much enjoyed Wild Swans, so I expect I shall read this book at some point.

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