19 February 2020
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Summer reads - what I'm reading now

My favourite investment book is …The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life by Alice Schroeder. Buffet has a proven track record as an investor and I like to learn from those who've done it well. 

My favourite book is Tolstoy's War and Peace. I was raised in a big family and my maternal grandmother lived with us as well. I often felt life was a battleground or a treaty.

I am readingAnton Gill's Art Lover. It's the biography of art dealer Penny Guggenheim. Oddball possibly but a woman before her time. I love art, its history and reading about the sojourns of the art elite. 

I am watching nowThe BBC series called he Seven Wonders of the Industrial World. Recently I watched the construction of The Brooklyn Bridge that spans New York's East River. An engineering triumph, its completion was largely due to an amazing woman Emily Warren Roebling, who was determined to see the Roebling family name honoured. Under her sick husband's guidance, she studied higher mathematics, the calculations of catenary curves, the strengths of materials, bridge specifications, and the intricacies of cable construction and spent 11 years helping supervise the bridge's construction. She was the first to cross the bridge. I love learning how our modern world was forged. 

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