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Ten ways to win the Booker prize

What does it take to be awarded the Man Booker prize? We look at the data on which university the winning authors went to, how old they were, the length of their books and what themes they favoured

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House Held Up By Trees, written by Ted Kooser and illustrated by Jon Klassen. Another beautiful children's book.

The refreshingly direct poems straddle a peculiar balance between innocent optimism and wistful contemplation. Many of the poems not only have an existential bend, concerned with such contemporary questions of science and philosophy as the nature of nothingness and why the world exists, but they also exude a palpable enchantment with science, astronomy, and cosmology — no doubt due to being written during the golden age of space exploration.

From the Medieval Manuscripts blog post 'The Life of a Mystic'. Image: Opening page of the Book of Margery Kempe, Add MS 61823, England (East Anglia), c. 1440

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"It is very easy to defeat someone, but it is very hard to win someone." - Dr Abdul Kalaam

Saving people is a really hard task - it won't always work. But what you can do is love them, make them feel special and let them know there's someone who cares about them and that their life is worth living.

Impara a pensare a te stesso.. Fregatene di quello che possono pensare gli altri e riocrda: comunque fai, sbagli. Ci sarà sempre qualcuno che avrà da dire o che è pronto a giudicarsi (probabilmente per evitare di affrontare se stessi)