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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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The Story of a Remarkable Woman, Hannah Hauxwell.

Advantages: A beautifully written book
Disadvantages: None in my opinion

Review of 'Hannah, The Complete Story' by Hannah Hauxwell with Barry Cockcroft. I am reviewing the hardback version of the book, published by Random Century Group Ltd. 320 pages, ISBN 0712651144, cover price £17.99. Genre Biography/Autobiography The ...

brittle1906 26.04.2012 · Read full review
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Nun of the Above

Advantages: Hitchens at his polemic best
Disadvantages: Nun - maybe Donohue's unscholarly response

...Author: Christopher Hitchens 98 pages Published by ‘Verso’ in 1995 If you're easily offended by this kind of content, please refrain from reading this article. - - - The title: ‘The Missionary Position: Mother Teresa in Theory and Practice’ – gr ...

1st2thebar 10.01.2015 · Read full review
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Review of The Missionary Position - 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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Paddy and Terry

Advantages: Funny and thought-provoking
Disadvantages: No new angles

The title of this book struck me at first as one of those arresting combinations so popular recently, like tractors in Ukraine, or salmon in Yemen, or potato pies in Guernsey. After all, it’s a bit oxymoronic: we all know from the photos that junior offi ...

Chouchinciao 09.04.2010 · Read full review
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Review of The Junior Officers' Reading Club - Patrick Hennessey

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