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Definitive and echanting - Viva la Frida.

Advantages: Stimulating writing; packed with facts; expert art analysis
Disadvantages: Perhaps too lengthy for those uninterested in Frida Kahlo

Monobrowed and moustached Mexican artist Frida Kahlo has become a popular icon on an international level since the peak of her career in the 1940's. Arguably unknown to many until the release of the 2003 movie Frida which was inspired by Herrera's biogr ...

amsterdamage 07.12.2007 · Read full review
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Review of Frida: A Biography of Frida Kahlo - Hayden Herrera

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A biography of Frida Kahlo

Advantages: Enormous detail, written with both vivacity and intimacy
Disadvantages: None

A biography of the tempestuous and talented Frida Kahlo could never be a boring read, and this detailed book by Hayden Herrera recounts every moment in the life of the beautiful Mexican artist with sensitivity and intelligence. Frida Kahlo was born in ...

dee7778 19.06.2010 · Read full review
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Review of Frida: A Biography of Frida Kahlo - Hayden Herrera

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An incredibly candid and heart warming account of one man's life.

Advantages: Amusing, evocative and heartfelt content, page turner, well written
Disadvantages: People may assume this is a karate book, rather than biography

I wrote this review a while back for the website The Shotokan Way, but I feel so strongly about the merits of this book, it needs to be represented here! ‘I pulled open the door to the phonebox and, as I’d hoped, the loony spun round. I didn’t say a word ...

Welshjellybean 09.10.2012 · Read full review
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Review of Born Fighter - Dave Hazard

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Don't cry because it's over; smile because it happened

Advantages: Moving, a gritty, real-life love story
Disadvantages: Distressing at times, graphic detail about Paul's cancer treatment

Paul Hunter was one of the most promising snooker players of his generation. With three Masters titles under his belt, he looked set for a glittering career. However in 2005 the ‘Comeback Kid’ of snooker and his wife, Lindsey, faced their toughest chall ...

moistbabe 01.09.2011 · Read full review
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Review of Unbreakable: My Life with Paul - a Story of Extraordinary Courage and Love - Lindsey Hunter

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A Story of Love, Loss and Courage....

Advantages: A great read!
Disadvantages: Sad at times...

It was whilst I was wandering around my local library, looking for one more book to borrow - I had already selected two, and always borrow three at a time. Nothing was really jumping out and 'grabbing me'. Just as I had decided to settle for only the two ...

Wee_Jackie_163 02.09.2011 · Read full review
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