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Another royal rebel, another 'people's princess'

Advantages: Lively life of a lively, unconventional woman
Disadvantages: Some unfortunate historical howlers

...As a previous biographer dubbed her, Princess Louise was Queen Victoria’s unconventional daughter. Always popular with the public for her comparatively easygoing manner (though, being royal, she was not averse to pulling rank), her forward-looking views ...

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Review of The Mystery of Princess Louise Queen Victoria's Rebellious Daughter - Lucinda Hawksley

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Sylvia and the family of protest

Advantages: Very effective biography which keeps the historical background well in focus
Disadvantages: None

To some extent, the history of the suffragettes was also the history of the Pankhurst family. Sylvia, born in 1882, was the second daughter of Dr Richard and Emmeline Pankhurst, and one of three sisters. The book At the start we are introduced to ...

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Review of Sylvia Pankhurst The Rebellious Suffragette - Shirley Harrison

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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 ...

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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 ...

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Review of Unbreakable: My Life with Paul - a Story of Extraordinary Courage and Love - Lindsey Hunter

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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 ...

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Review of Frida: A Biography of Frida Kahlo - Hayden Herrera

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