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Intrepid Indeed

Advantages: Extremely interesting insight into a little covered aspect of WW2
Disadvantages: none

Betty Lussier was born in Alberta, Canada. At the height of the depression her father bought a Maryland farm at a bank foreclosure sale, they crossed the border to the States and settled down to the hard life of raising dairy cattle and the crops needed t ...

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Review of Intrepid Woman - Betty Lussier

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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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I love the sound of breaking glass

Advantages: A quite different look at the Jewish WW2 experience
Disadvantages: Shocking in places so not for the over-sensitive

Clear as Crystal ‘Broken Glass Broken Lives’ is Rita Kuhn’s first hand account of growing up in Berlin in the 1930s and 40s during Hitler’s Nazi regime. You could be forgiven (sort of) for thinking that surely there’s not much more to be written abou ...

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The man they dubbed 'Laughing Lenny'

Advantages: Very penetrating study of the man, his life and work
Disadvantages: No discography or bibliography of his own work

If you or I wanted to write a story about an imaginary figure who began as a novelist and poet, then became acclaimed as a singer-songwriter in the swinging sixties, made and lost a fortune, became a monk, and returned to a musical career at an age when m ...

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Review of I'm Your Man - Sylvie Simmons

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There's something about Mary (Pickford)

Advantages: Beautifully researched a clearly written of cinema's greatest icon
Disadvantages: Some may wish for greater detail of her later life than Whitfield provides

For a woman as important to the evolution of cinema, of cinematic acting, to the establishment of the American film industry and Hollywood as Mary Pickford, there seems to be very little written about her and, sadly, can be something of a forgotten memory ...

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Review of Pickford The Woman Who Made Hollywood - Eileen Whitfield

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