Posted by: nazli | February 6, 2008

Busby Babes

The Munich Air Disaster of Feb 6, 1958 rips the heart out of Manchester United with 8 of its brightest young things perishing in the twisted metal of the plane crash“. They were known as the Busby Babes, incredibly talented and incredibly young – an incredible loss to be felt by all United Fans across the world, for years to come.

Currently, there are three books on my reading radar:
Ornament of the World – how the Muslims, Jews and Christians created a culture of tolerance in Medieval Spain: by Maria Rosa Menocal
Atonement– about perceptions, misunderstanding, consequences – and endless love: by the Booker Prize winner, Ian McEwan
Brick Lane – a Bangladeshi woman in a foreign land coming to her own: by Booker Prize nominee, Monica Ali

Both “Atonement” and “Brick Lane” are fiction and have been made into movies recently. “Ornament of the World” is non-fiction, if only it was current reality.


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