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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 ...

JOHNV 30.04.2014 · Read full review
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Review of The Mystery of Princess Louise Queen Victoria's Rebellious Daughter - Lucinda Hawksley

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Musing on Mortality

Advantages: Sharp, incisive and insightful words from a man facing death
Disadvantages: May well offend the type of people who hated him whilst he was alive

What does a writer do when he's dying? He writes - of course I am rather ashamed that I didn’t discover Christopher Hitchens until it was in many respects ‘too late’. I had read reviews of some of his books and I knew he was someone I ‘ought’ to read ...

koshkha 27.12.2012 · Read full review
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Review of Mortality - Christopher Hitchens

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A Polemist Remembered

Advantages: Not too morbid - some lighter moments
Disadvantages: The sad loss of Hitchens

Publishing House: Twelve Date: Sept 2012 - - - Blair Hitch Project Memoirs are like buses when it comes to Christopher Hitchens - you get three all at once - 'Hitch 22' - 'Arguably' and 'Mortality'. The book 'Mortality' coming more quickly t ...

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Review of Mortality - Christopher Hitchens

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Diamond review  Holy Cow

Advantages: A well researched and intelligently written exposé
Disadvantages: Not an 'easy' read

...So, I’ve been arsed to write a Christmas review. And what better way to celebrate the festive season than unashamedly lambasting a sainted nun, eh? Have a cool yule, one and all. As a rule, the elderly come in three, pleasingly stereotypical, cat ...

tallulahbang 23.12.2009 · Read full review
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Review of The Missionary Position - Christopher Hitchens

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Foxy Marilyn!

Advantages: Informative book, many beautiful photos, good value for money.
Disadvantages: Some predictable photos, not all her films are included.

...One of the most impressive looking Marilyn Monroe books in my collection is a very heavy hardback book called Marilyn Monroe – Platinum Fox by Cindy De La Hoz. It is a large format coffee table type book with around 260 pages in and a stunning cover desig ...

KarenUK 12.12.2011 · Read full review
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Review of Marilyn Monroe - Cindy De La Hoz

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