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Description - The Torchlight List by Jim Flynn

A professor for over forty years, Jim Flynn found that fewer and fewer of his students were in love with reading. However, they were willing to try if he would give them lists. This book is the definitive list- 200 works so wonderful to read, and so revealing about times and places, that they make learning enjoyable and effortless. The title The Torchlight List is in honour of the author's 'uneducated' Irish family who made him love reading - including an uncle who, while an able seaman during World War I, read by torchlight on board ship. Flynn begins by offering five novels that he believes will convince anyone to make reading a habit, including one that will change their lives and take them into the 'magic realm'.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780958291699
ISBN-10: 0958291691
Format: Paperback / softback
(178mm x 130mm x 15mm)
Pages: 192
Imprint: Awa Press
Publisher: Awa Press
Publish Date: 24-Nov-2010
Country of Publication: New Zealand

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Author Biography - Jim Flynn

Jim Flynn is Emeritus Professor of Politics at the University of Otago, an Honorary Doctor of Science, recipient of a Gold Medal for Distinguished Career Research, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand. He has been profiled in Scientific American for his research on human intelligence, and is the author of How to Defend Humane Ideals (2000), What is Intelligence? (2007), and Where Have All the Liberals Gone? (2008).

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