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Chasing the sun

I admit I’m a reader, I love to research but when I have time I also like to sit down and read a good book. Over christmas I managed to get hold of a few good books and take time out to read. The first was Chasing the Sun by Richard Cohen. If you wanted a book that looks at the sun from every angle – scientific, religious, political, historical, social etc this is it.

There is so much information in this book and the author travels the world to find out more, interweaving his research with personal experience. Easy to read but full of many insights and thoughts.

If you are interested you can find out more about it and purchase it here.

 

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