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Stuart: A Life Backwards
by Alexander Masters | Biographies & Memoirs
Registered by carnsoreboxer of Dublin, Co. Dublin Ireland on 3/26/2007
Average 8 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by rideDEMtrainz): reserved


9 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by carnsoreboxer from Dublin, Co. Dublin Ireland on Monday, March 26, 2007

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Winner of the Guardian First Book Award 2005

Shortlisted for

The Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction 2005
The Whitbread Biography Award 2005

I am sooo looking forward to reading this! 


Journal Entry 2 by carnsoreboxer from Dublin, Co. Dublin Ireland on Wednesday, May 09, 2007

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Read now on bedside table 


Journal Entry 3 by carnsoreboxer from Dublin, Co. Dublin Ireland on Monday, September 17, 2007

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Requested by vineangel in Michegan also by Kiwiinengland so have started a ray with this very good book and posted information on forum 


Journal Entry 4 by vinnieangel from Traverse City, Michigan USA on Thursday, September 27, 2007

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recieved in the mail today , will read next and forward to person next on the list ! 


Journal Entry 5 by vinnieangel from Traverse City, Michigan USA on Tuesday, October 02, 2007

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finished this book in a flash....sending out to next book crosser on the list this week. 


Journal Entry 6 by kiwiinengland from Wellington City, Wellington Province New Zealand on Saturday, October 20, 2007

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Thanks for sending this on Vinnieangle, and for the added bonus of a postcard too!!

I am looking forward to reading this book. There was a television adaptation on the other day but I missed it. Perhaps they will re-run it once I have finished the book. 


Journal Entry 7 by kiwiinengland from Wellington City, Wellington Province New Zealand on Tuesday, November 13, 2007

7 out of 10

I didn't think the writing style would be like this, biography with Stuart contributing as it was going along. There was a lot more of the interaction between Stuart and Alexander than I though.

It was well written, and interesting. Pleased I read it. 


Journal Entry 8 by kiwiinengland from Wellington City, Wellington Province New Zealand on Tuesday, November 20, 2007

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I am going to give this for my mother to read over Christmas, and then post it to a book crosser in New Zealand. 


Journal Entry 9 by -tui- from Dunedin, Otago New Zealand on Wednesday, January 02, 2008

8 out of 10

My daughter brought this on a visit from Ireland and it is to be sent on to the West Coast.
The story is well written,and shows the way family secrets can affect the development and futures of individuals in any culture. A well presented story in an unusual manner. 


Journal Entry 10 by kiwiinengland from Wellington City, Wellington Province New Zealand on Wednesday, January 02, 2008

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I am posting this to VeganMedusa as part of a swap.

Happy new year, and enjoy 2008. 


Journal Entry 11 by VeganMedusa from Invercargill, Southland New Zealand on Friday, January 11, 2008

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Thanks, KiwiinEngland - I hope you had a nice Xmas/NY back in NZ. This was a treat for me to come home to after 5 days in Hastings (hope you didn't think it had got lost in the post). 


Journal Entry 12 by VeganMedusa from Invercargill, Southland New Zealand on Thursday, March 06, 2008

9 out of 10

Wow. I'm not sure what I can say about this book. I loved the way it was written, and the honesty with which it was written - half the time the writer admired Stuart and the other half he wished him gone.
A lot of insight into the way middle class academic types like to do good without having a clue what it is they're doing (not that I'm judging, because I'm pretty much one of them).
I'm going to put this in a bookbox, where I'm pretty sure it'll get snapped up pretty quickly. :)

ETA: Reserved for the bookobsessed.com Everybook VBB. 


Journal Entry 13 by VeganMedusa from Invercargill, Southland New Zealand on Wednesday, April 30, 2008

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Posted to giz-angel today. :) 


Journal Entry 14 by Giz-angel from Greenwich, Greater London United Kingdom on Wednesday, May 14, 2008

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Thanks so much Veg for the book and the fabulous book marks - and the postcard too! How fab was that to come home to?

I am REALLY looking forward to reading this because I saw the TV adaptation and thought it was brilliant - and it made me cry - so thanks again for offering it xxxxx 


Journal Entry 15 by Giz-angel from Greenwich, Greater London United Kingdom on Sunday, July 13, 2008

9 out of 10

I loved this quite as much as I thought I would. I suppose because I have worked in the homeless sector for quite a few years and remember the case of Ruth and John (not least because it scared us all that we could be next - selfish I know but it did have an impact) and have met people like Stuart and not like Stuart - all sorts of people, all sorts of reasons...

Anyway it made me remember WHY I do my job as well as being a completely fabulous book. And I'm always a sucker for anything that can make me laugh and cry.

I am reserving this book for the YBS in July - it's an unusual choice for me but I'm hopeful it will be popular because it IS such an interesting book ;) 


Journal Entry 16 by sunlightbub from Wallasey, Merseyside United Kingdom on Sunday, August 03, 2008

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Won this in a swap on Bookobs the other day and Gizzy delivered by hand!!!
Really looking forward to this :) 


Journal Entry 17 by sunlightbub from Wallasey, Merseyside United Kingdom on Tuesday, October 28, 2008

9 out of 10

This is by far one of the best books I've read this year.
Alexander's genuine affection for Stuart ( and his frustration with him) , and Stuart's own honesty and humour make this so much more than 'vic-lit'.
Like Giz I laughed out loud and cried in equal measure.

It's now off to Hobbit who I hope will enjoy it as much as I did. 


Journal Entry 18 by hobbit from Barnes, Wisconsin USA on Wednesday, November 05, 2008

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Oh, a surprise - thank-you, sunlightbub! I look forward to reading this as I've heard good things about it. 


Journal Entry 19 by hobbit from Barnes, Wisconsin USA on Friday, November 07, 2008

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Disturbing, fascinating, amusing, touching, educational ... I'm not sure I'd exactly say I enjoyed this book but I did find it very worthwhile and I'm glad I read it! 


Journal Entry 20 by hobbit at Barnes & Noble, South Road (Rte 9) in Poughkeepsie, New York USA on Monday, February 01, 2010

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Released 7 yrs ago (1/30/2010 UTC) at Barnes & Noble, South Road (Rte 9) in Poughkeepsie, New York USA

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I left this in the entryway of the store. Happy reading! 


Journal Entry 21 by rideDEMtrainz on Wednesday, February 03, 2010

10 out of 10

Found this book at barnes and noble, almost walked right passed it.
got to reading it and couldnt put it down.
i traveled, was homeless and am a heroin adict, so it was definatly ment to find me. Im giving it to my fiance who is in rehab and can use a good book. Then he'll pass it on. 


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