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Galleries, great paintings and fashion statements

Advantages: Superb coverage of the field and all its aspects in one small volume
Disadvantages: Being really picky, a few artists omitted who might have been included

We will never run short of well-illustrated and informative general books on art. But in a crowded field, this compact, handy and comprehensive volume will take some beating. The book The 30 or so preliminary pages are taken up with a section on ...

JOHNV 12.04.2014 · Read full review
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Review of Art - Robert Cumming

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Read this - and you'll know her so well

Advantages: Honest, self-deprecating, heartwarming and enthusiastic memoir
Disadvantages: None, really

... Barbara Dickson Let’s start with a statistic that Mrs Cookson of Lincolnshire, a.k.a. Barbara Dickson, found hard to believe when she was told. Not long before she wrote these memoirs, she was informed that she had sold more records in her career ...

JOHNV 18.03.2012 · Read full review
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Review of A Shirt Box Full Of Songs - Barbara Dickson

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Celebrating The Iconic Audrey...

Advantages: Stunning images, beautiful book, rare photos, great for browsing.
Disadvantages: More of a photo book than a biography.

...am a big fan of old movies and own a large collection of books on my favourite film stars. One of these is the beautiful and elegant Audrey Hepburn and one of the loveliest books I have on her is Audrey Hepburn – The Paramount Years by Tony Nourmand. T ...

KarenUK 09.12.2011 · Read full review
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Review of Audrey Hepburn: The Paramount Years - Tony Nourmand

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Is it Art? Is it Poetry? ... It's a Humument

Advantages: It's delightful.
Disadvantages: None for me

I have never reviewed a book that is anything like this before, and I'm not sure if I can do it justice, but if I can bring it to the attention of anyone who is unaware of it but will appreciate it, then this review is worth writing. Described as 'A Tr ...

denella 03.01.2008 · Read full review
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Review of A Humument - Tom Phillips

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Elegant and Enigmatic

Advantages: Beautiful photos, revealing, informative, sensitive
Disadvantages: None

...am very interested in film stars of the 1950s and 1960s. One of these is Audrey Hepburn, who I loved when I watched My Fair Lady on TV as a child. I was looking for a biography to buy about her, so looked through Amazon and Ebay for something suitable, ...

KarenUK 24.04.2007 · Read full review
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Review of Audrey Hepburn, An Elegant Spirit - Sean Hepburn Ferrer

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