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The Lonely Sea: Collected Short Stories
Alistair MacLean
Her Benny
Silas K. Hocking
Vedere din Parfumerie
Silvia Kerim
Mysticism and Logic (Western Philosophy)
Bertrand Russell
The Analects of Confucious
Pragmatism: A New Name for Some Old Ways of Thinking
William James
Does Anything Eat Wasps?: And 101 Other Unsettling, Witty Answers to Questions You Never Thought You Wanted to Ask
New Scientists Books Staff, New Scientist
Mutual Aid
Pyotr Kropotkin
City of Djinns: A Year in Delhi
Olivia Fraser, William Dalrymple
The Brothers Karamazov
Fyodor Dostoyevsky

The Pig Scrolls

The Pig Scrolls - Paul Shipton This had a seemingly spectacular opening, alive with concepts, but all too quickly trailed off into tedious adventure, especially so because it's consigned to describing narrow escapes by a pig under fences, etc. Having the entire pantheon of Greek gods and philosophies, it manages to cover very little historical ground, although more than most young children have. Still, I seem to remember children have the attention for greater detail and/or glorification of epic details.

This is one of the comedy books which didn't quite "work":