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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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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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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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Off to war with a damn good book

Advantages: A good read about how an Officer in the Army used his time when at war
Disadvantages: None really

Introduction The book was written by an officer of the Grenadier Guards and reflects upon his time spent on tours of duty in Bosnia, Iraq, Afghanistan and a stint protecting the Queen’s flock of penguins in the South Atlantic from Argentinian agg ...

StewwyB 04.02.2015 · Read full review
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