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Mozart and Michael Jackson, the boy prodigies, and many others

Advantages: Good, concise study of the subject
Disadvantages: Inevitably a few omissions

...As an award-winning composer of choral music, film and TV scores and stage musicals, Howard Goodall is well qualified to write and present on the subject. Covering something which has flourished for over 40,000 years in every shape and form imaginable is ...

JOHNV 27.12.2013 · Read full review
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Review of The Story of Music - Howard Goodall

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A painter's long fight for a wife

Advantages: Interesting biography of the painter and his wife
Disadvantages: Only black and white reproductions of the pictures

...At first glance it might seem a little strange, writing a ‘love story’ about somebody who is best known for his art, but Martin Gayford has made it work. This is not a cradle-to-grave biography, and in fact we do not meet John Constable in these pages un ...

JOHNV 02.06.2011 · Read full review
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Review of Constable in Love: Love, Landscape, Money and the Making of a Great Painter - Martin Gayford

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Good For A Laugh

Advantages: really good book, its got Simpsons in it
Disadvantages: wierd at times

...This book is a spin-off from the Simpsons. Matt Groening has made this as a guide to the Simpson's town, Springfield. It has various Simpson charachters writing pieces about the town. It is very informative for all Simpson fans, but can go over the top an ...

christopherj84 14.03.2001 · Read full review
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Review of The Simpsons' Guide to Springfield - Are We There Yet? - Matt Groening

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are we there yet?...this takes us there!

Advantages: Informative and fun
Disadvantages: Maybe too much text for younger readers

...This was a very interesting book and one, which any Simpson’s fan shouldn’t be without, it gives a detailed account of dining, shopping, nightlife, attractions and lodging areas of Springfield. This is a really fun book, one of the features I really enjoy ...

BananaMan111 08.10.2004 · Read full review
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