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This Is Going to Hurt
This Is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor | Adam Kay
Adam Kay was a junior doctor from 2004 until 2010, before a devastating experience on a ward caused him to reconsider his future. He kept a diary throughout his training, and Your Life In My Hands intersperses tales from the front line of the NHS with reflections on the current crisis. The result is a first-hand account of life as a junior doctor in all its joy, pain, sacrifice and maddening bureaucracy, and a love letter to those who might at any moment be holding our lives in their hands.
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Mandoul
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I havent read much non-fiction recently, but this is one that will stick with me. Kay's accounts of his time as a junior doctor in the NHS are revealing and often had me either in shock or laughing out loud on public transport. Such a good read 🌟🌟🌟🌟

Hope the week is treating you all well.

Crazeedi I may have to read this, I'm all about books concerning medicine! 18h
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RaeLovesToRead
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More coffee and cake. Hiding in Patisserie Valerie today ❤☕🍰

I'm reading This is Going to Hurt. It's basically the diary of a junior doctor. It's been a few years since I've been on the wards (I'm a GP now), but reading this book is bringing back a lot of memories.

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CBee
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Absolute gem of a book! Hilarious, heartbreaking, unflinchingly honest. Some icky parts if you‘re squeamish (I‘m not).
It‘s really a love letter to all of those healthcare workers who feel under appreciated, underpaid, overworked, and exhausted beyond words. So thankful to have read this finally ♥️

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emmaturi
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I loved this book, the stories of the patients, information about operations, procedures were all interesting. Sometimes it was too much info though, thank God I have a had a child!, it might have put me off! #books

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emmaturi
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So day 11 in #fallisbooked was leaves, I am still in Vilnius so went to a lovely park. The colours are fab!
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

OriginalCyn620 Beautiful! 🍁🍂 1mo
readordierachel Pretty! 1mo
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Santie
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Didn‘t buy this one the first time I saw it in the bookstore, but it had good reviews so got it this time around. I hope it‘s a good one. #new reads 🤓

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OneCent76
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Well, I grabbed this book after seeing a review on Litsy. My husband picked up the book and read it first. He enjoyed it but said there were parts that I wouldn't like so I passed on it. He really enjoyed it tho and since he doesn't have Litsy I put a review up for him.

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aliincornwall
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I loved this book. Couldn't put it down. It was funny, insightful, made me cry and laugh. Loved it.

ReaderLiz I really enjoyed this too x 2mo
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ReaderLiz
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I really enjoyed this book. Not only was it funny but it was also shocking and surprising. I had no idea that doctors were expected to work the number of hours on the trot that Adam had to work. It is amazing that there are not more mistakes. Also, why do people insist on putting things inside themselves?.... just because there is a orifice... it doesn‘t mean inanimate objects (or animate ones) should be placed there!

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squirrelbrain
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Thoroughly enjoyed this one, despite the excess of yukky bodily fluids (spellcheck just changed that to yummy, which really *isn‘t* what I meant!)

It did make me completely mad at how doctors are treated though but it‘s still hilariously funny. My favourite anecdote, if you‘ve read it, is when they lose one of the surgical swabs and they think they‘ve sewn it in during a caesarean....

Megabooks This sounds great!! 3mo
Megabooks I had apparently already stacked it. 😁 3mo
squirrelbrain It was @megabooks, though it is UK based, so about the NHS, but I‘m sure you‘ll still love it! (edited) 3mo
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BremerPauw
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Sitting down on call and enjoying this great book

BethM Welcome@back! 3mo
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Mdargusch
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This is what happens when you are fifth in a mark up book club rotation - the book takes twice as long to read due to all the notations.

This is one of the funniest books I‘ve read in a long time.

charl08 Wow! What a great lot of markups there... 3mo
emilyhaldi Yes it really does slow the process down 😆 and LOL at little Rose back there 😋 3mo
rather_be_reading LOVE it! 3mo
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Reviewsbylola I really loved this one! 3mo
Reviewsbylola Omg her tongue!! 🤣 @emilyhaldi 3mo
Hollie The little tongue sticking out is so cute! 😝 3mo
LeahBergen 😆😆😆 3mo
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xxDragonfly
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Absolutely loved this!! Thoroughly enjoyed reading these hilarious- mainly because they are so true - anecdotes of life as a junior doctor. Written brilliantly and would recommend wholeheartedly 🤗

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emilyhaldi
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This book is laugh out loud funny! And the perfect choice for the #darguschfamilymarkupbookclub 👌🏻 (good job @AnnieD 😉) Kay‘s book includes stories in short diary-entry format from his time as an OBGYN in the NHS. He encountered some strange, hilarious, and gruesome cases. Be forewarned: if you‘re thinking about having a baby anytime soon, maybe save this book until afterwards....🥴😱

Crazeedi This sounds good! 4mo
Reviewsbylola This was my favorite book this round (the only one I haven‘t read yet is your pick and I‘m not holding my breath 😆). 4mo
emilyhaldi Yikes, sorry @Reviewsbylola that‘s a rough note to end on 😂 4mo
Mdargusch Can‘t wait to get started! 4mo
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EmilyBee93
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I loved this book. Perfect contrast of funny stories and serious tales about the state of the. NHS. A must read for every British person, it will really make you appreciate and be proud of our NHS!

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Starting tonight 😊

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 💖📖💖 6mo
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EmilyBee93
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Easy funny bed time read after a hectic weekend. #andrelax 📚😌

jenniferajanes Welcome to Litsy! 6mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Welcome to Litsy!! 5mo
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amyd2
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Well...I will forever be appreciative of the NHS!

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BellesLibrary
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Laugh out loud amazing 😂

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throwmeabook
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The first quarter of #Booked2019 #winter is complete.

🕵🏻‍♀️ Female Detective - Night Sins
🤖 Fairytale Retelling - Cinder
🏖 My Happy Place - Something in the Water
🎙 Related to a Podcast - Looking for Alaska
🍀 Ireland/Irish Author - A Week in Winter
📚 New to You Author - This is Going to Hurt

Cinfhen Your covers look awesome together!! Nice work 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 8mo
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JacqMac
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So honest. So funny. So heartbreaking. All while bringing to light some of the issues that come with “free” healthcare.

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ronkewrites
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Dear Adam Kay. I love you. I wished this book could go on and on and on. I wish you couod go back to medicine and keep more diaries. Fantastic book. Brief entries. Easy read, funny, perfect. So perfect

Cinfhen I‘ve seen so much love for this book!! 9mo
ronkewrites @Cinfhen it deserves all the love its getting and more 9mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Hope you're loving Litsy so far 📖💙 9mo
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Crazeedi Welcome to litsy!🎉🎉 9mo
Bookladylinda Welcome to Litsy!!! 9mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🌺 9mo
ronkewrites @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego i am!! Looking for book recommendations too 9mo
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Romey
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Bloody hilarious. Perfect for commuting and dipping in and out of. I was laughing out loud in public and getting some weird looks. Thoroughly recommended!

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HannahKate
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Chelleo Welcome to Litsy! Hope these #Litsytips by @RaimeyGallant http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: goo.gl/UrCpoU are helpful. Follow @LitsyHappenings to find out about various challenges, buddy reads, meet-ups and swaps taking place.
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StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 📖💙 9mo
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Clare_Riley
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If you‘ve ever wondered how hard a British doctor works in the NHS, this book will answer that question for you. The long hours (much more than they‘re contracted for), the lack of support. It‘s all here. This is such a funny book with some very sad bits. My family (especially my eldest son) has a lot to thank the NHS and it‘s doctors and nurses for - it‘s an amazing institution, and they need more respect from our government, that‘s for sure!!

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brokenpoet
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An insight into the life of a junior doctor..heartbreaking, laugh out loud funny, and a true realistic look at the magnificent work done by the NHS every day

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Leanne.loves.books
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Everyone needs to read this book! People need to see what our emergency services go through. I work for the police and know what it‘s like for us so it‘s great to read from the NHS point of view.

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Reviewsbylola
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Adam Kay #startedfromthebottom in the NHS. He kept a diary over the years, most of which was spent as a training OBGYN.

You‘ll be shocked. You‘ll find yourself laughing (Kay has an amazing sense of humor), you‘ll wonder how so many stupid people exist in this world. 😂 You‘ll also question why anyone in their right mind would become a doctor for NHS. (97 hour work week is just the tip of the ice berg.)

#darguschfamilymarkupbookclub #timbittunes

Cinfhen I‘ve heard really good things about this book😀and I‘m really intrigued by your photo prop😜 10mo
TheKidUpstairs Sounds like a great read! I always get a little freaked out reading books or watching shows about doctors starting out. They're so sleep deprived, and I know How little my brain works when I'm tired, I hate to think of the mistakes they must make. 10mo
Cathythoughts Great review... I think I‘ll get it for my daughter for her birthday ( she‘s a nurse ) 10mo
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Reviewsbylola Genevieve had a little obsession with conception, fetal development, and birth so when I happened upon this in London I bought it for her. 😂 @Cinfhen 10mo
Cinfhen Most parents who go to London bring their kids home a toy replica of a double decker bus 😂😂 You‘re my favorite mom EVER 10mo
Reviewsbylola Lol they got that too. 😆😆😆 @Cinfhen 10mo
Cinfhen Haha!!!! And was there also a Beefeater hat!?!?? Or a tiara???? 10mo
Reviewsbylola No, maybe this next time. 🤗 @Cinfhen 10mo
Cinfhen Niki totally begged for that tiara when we visited Tower of London 😂😂 10mo
emilyhaldi Lolol just now seeing this 🤰🏻 4mo
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Reviewsbylola
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Only @Meredith3 would mention 2 Girls 1 Cup by page six of the #darguschfamilymarkupbookclub. I can‘t. 🤢🤢

And please, if you don‘t know what 2G1C is DO NOT GOOGLE. Trust me on this.

Meredith3 I just rewatched it the other day while fairly drunk and it was just as bad as I remember, if not worse 👍🏻 10mo
Meredith3 Also, I believe it‘s one of the more important things to see before you die 💀 10mo
Reviewsbylola How even in the world . . . 🤮🤮🤮 @Meredith3 10mo
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MeganAnnabell Hahahahaha 10mo
MyNamesParadise OMG I GOOGLED IT AHHHHHHH 10mo
MicheleinPhilly EW. That‘s just wrong. Girl, you nasty @Meredith3 🤮🤮 10mo
Meredith3 Hey, I never said I liked it. 😹 it‘s just one of those things you have to see before you die. I actually have a huge issue with vomit in any capacity. 🥴 @MicheleinPhilly 10mo
MicheleinPhilly @Meredith3 I can‘t be anywhere in the vicinity of vomiting. I can‘t even hear it because it is contagious. The first time I saw Bridesmaids I literally had to pause the movie to throw up. 10mo
Meredith3 @MicheleinPhilly omg I love that movie but that scene is terrible 🥵 I feel you, girl!! 10mo
Reviewsbylola We‘re the same way @MicheleinPhilly except I personally don‘t vomit, it does however give me a panic attack. Which is why I‘m even more perplexed that @meredith3 even watched 2G1C in the first place. 😂 10mo
Reviewsbylola My apologies. 😣 @MyNamesParadise 10mo
Meredith3 @Reviewsbylola you‘re welcome @MyNamesParadise 😹 10mo
LeahBergen NOT going to Google it! 😳😳😳 10mo
Mdargusch @MicheleinPhilly your comment about Bridesmaids! 🤣🤣🤣 10mo
Mdargusch I‘m not googling either @LeahBergen 10mo
BarbaraBB I should have trusted you 😳 10mo
britt_brooke I wish I didn‘t know what two girls one cup was. 🙈 10mo
Bookzombie I‘m with @britt_brooke on this one. 😳 10mo
Cinfhen I‘m a fan of @Meredith3 BUT 2G1C is all wrong 🤢🤮🥴 10mo
emilyhaldi 🤮 9mo
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chl0B1
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Incredible

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throwmeabook
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Told through numerous diary entries, over a 6 year span, this is a funny, heartwarming, and compelling look at one doctor‘s experiences in the NHS. I am so appreciative of all healthcare workers; for their sacrifice and tireless dedication to their patients and profession. A thoroughly enjoyable read. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ #booked2019 #booked2019winter #newtomeauthor #newtoyouauthor

Velvetfur Great review! 😁 10mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Thanks for the review! This one is right up my alley. Congrats on another prompt done, also! 10mo
Cinfhen I‘ve heard this is really compelling 10mo
Reviewsbylola I‘m reading this now and loving his pithy observations. 10mo
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Oryx
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Been enjoying this one very much so far. Funny and sometimes slightly excruciating...

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throwmeabook
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At the dentist waiting for my daughter and reading this gem, trying not to snort laugh 😂 Thank you again @Velvetfur 💕

Velvetfur Aaww you're welcome! I look forward to your review when it's finished 😊 Also I hope your daughter is OK x 10mo
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chl0B1
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So far I'm really enjoying this. I've heard lots of good things about it and I love that it's such a raw relatable interpretation of the life of a junior doctor. He's an incredible writer and thus far I have laughed out loud repeatedly. I can't wait to read the rest 💊

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Rambo_Reads
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Read a good variety of non-fiction in 2018. These books were informative, laugh-out-loud funny, thought-provoking, hard-to-swallow, hard-to-put-down and just plain good reading.

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RachelO
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No kidding! Think my lovely library may need more copies 😬

Cathythoughts I see it in the shop ?! Is it good ... 10mo
RachelO @Cathythoughts I don‘t know - I haven‘t reserved it because... October??! But it‘s certainly popular! 10mo
Cathythoughts 👍🏻👍🏻 10mo
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EmilyH94
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Adored this book and how it was able to make me laugh out loud and then burst into tears within a couple of pages. A very honest and eye opening story of how the NHS works and treats junior doctors.

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MeggHill
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I read this a while ago but didn‘t get round to posting. I really couldn‘t stop thinking about the stories within this incredible book after reading it. Adam Kay‘s junior doctor diary lets you into the fascinating stories and humans he helped during his time in the hospitals.

It made me laugh, cry, squirm and wonder. A true look into the life of those who dedicate their lives to looking after us. An absolute must read.

KurtRobson Amazing. Thank you for sharing! 10mo
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whatrebeccasread
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"This is Going to Hurt" is funny, it's heartwarming and it's heartbreaking. The NHS today is struggling and Adam Kay has helped a lot of people understand this a little more than they might have before. Get ready to laugh out loud and learn a fair amount of terminology too! It's 5 stars from me!

My full review is up on my blog now ?

ehewett88 I listened to the audio book of that and loved it. So beautifully written and a brilliant snap shot into the life of a junior doctor 10mo
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JaneyWaneyB
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A book with many emotions throughout; I laughed out loud more than once, smiled a lot, shared the frustration & anger of an NHS under pressure that the staff are cracking. This book is an insight into the world of a junior doctor & my respect for those working in the NHS has sky rocketed.

#SaveOurNHS #Doctors #Books #BookNerd #ReadABook #NHS #Comedy #Biographies #DiaryOfAJuniorDoctor #Bookaholic

Kaye NF. ! I have this on my kindle. 👍🏼 11mo
JaneyWaneyB @kaye I really enjoyed it. It is also a quick read to get the reading goals Kick-started 😁 11mo
Kaye Sounds good, thank you. 11mo
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DebsF65
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Reading my first book of 2019. Happy new year! 😊📚

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DebsF65
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Reading my first book of 2019. 😊📚

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JaneyWaneyB
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Waiting for my bestie so quick coffee and a few pages. Spending New Year at the cinema seeing Fantastic Beasts as Em still hasn't seen it yet. Very chilled and I'll be home before midnight as I tend to turn into a pumpkin.

Hope you all have something fun/chilled/interesting planned for New Year's Eve.

Happy New Year 🎆🎉✨😁🤓📚🍾🥂😀🎆🎉

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"...kindly refer to the Undergraduate Learning Centre as the Undergraduate Learning Centre, not the Early Learning Centre."

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Students from The University of Cambridge used to call my uni the Early Learning Centre...?? ah who cares I got my degree ?

#WeekendAllBooked #Lazyday #Books #BookNerd #ReadABook #Doctors #Comedy #Bookaholic #RealLife