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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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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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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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Not your average biography

Advantages: Beautifully told, brilliantly researched, you can't go wrong with this one
Disadvantages: I really cannot find any, even if I wanted to.

I have to start by saying that this book is most certainly NOT your average biography. It is so much more than that. It is amazing. For many years I have been a fan of the art of the Pre-Raphaelites. I have a few books in my collection that have lot ...

JeeanA 21.06.2007 · Read full review
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Review of Lizzie Siddal: The Tragedy of a Pre-Raphaelite Supermodel - Lucinda Hawksley

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