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Top 10 must-read books as recommended by GEMS alumni

March is the UAE’s ‘Month of Reading’ – and we’re excited! Reading is without doubt one of life’s great pleasures. Turning the pages on beautiful words that transport you to wherever your mind’s eye takes you. This month in GEMS in 10 we’re sharing some recommended reading from across the GEMS community.  Ten of our alumni have shared what’s on their reading lists, and we’re sure you’ll agree that they include some life-affirming texts for GEMS staff to read. If you have a book that you’d like to put forward during Reading Month, or if you’ve perhaps even penned your…

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The Eco Heroes and the Plastic Planet by Colette Barr The third book in ‘The Eco-heroes’ series highlights how plastic is present in so many aspects of our daily lives. Filled with humour and enchanting illustrations, it touches on traditional culture, family and friendship, whilst delivering a clear message on plastic pollution and ocean conservation. When a group goes on a trip to the beach, their day out has some eye-opening consequences and they learn valuable lessons about why we all need to use less plastic. Save me the Plums: My Gourmet Memoir by Ruth Reichl Acclaimed food writer and…