The first time I read an excellent book, it is to me just as if I had gained a new friend. —Oliver Goldsmith

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The first time I read an excellent book, it is to me just as if I had gained a new friend.

OLIVER GOLDSMITH

poet, playwright, physician

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Paul from SOUTH AFRICA AUGUST 4, 2017
Wow! strong words to start a day with.

sandra from zimbabwe AUGUST 3, 2017
mmm just love the values i learn here..

joann from 03766 AUGUST 3, 2017
right on !

Anonymous AUGUST 2, 2017
I've gained a lot og new friends this way.


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