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The Nurture Assumption: Why Children Turn Out the Way They Do

BMJ 2000; 320 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.320.7245.1347 (Published 13 May 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;320:1347
  1. Marian Perkins, consultant child and adolescent neuropsychiatrist
  1. Park Hospital for Children, Oxford

    Judith Rich Harris


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    Bloomsbury Publishing, £9.99, pp 473

    ISBN: 0 7475 4894 3

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    In an age when it is virtually impossible to browse in a bookshop or pass through a supermarket checkout without being bombarded by various types of literature on how to parent your children, it is indeed timely and to some extent refreshing to read a book dedicated to propounding the theory that …

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