Another book that will be in my top 5. A classic book summed up thus: 'Eat Food. Not Too Much. Mostly Plants.'


The author takes apart the Nutritionism movement and simplifies the rules of eating well. Everyone should read.

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This book will easily be in my top 5. Often heartbreaking; it's still such a necessary story to tell.


The author does a wonderful job of focusing on individual stories to highlight the awful failings in government policy.


Indeed the author, and Guardian journalist, was at the heart of changes being made (still a work in progress) for those of the Windrush generation affected by the nonsensical Home Office targets.

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I think a slightly misleading title as the book is about genetics. However, it is a fascinating and enlightening read.


The author does a good job of explaining a complex subject —I didn't understand everything, but I've come away with some mind blowing facts. Here's one: '...two San people from different tribes in southern Africa [are more genetically diverse] than a Briton, a Sri Lankan and a Maori' (p.59).


To summarise the book; genetics is far more complex and nuanced than fits the simple arguments many racists used to assert their points

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