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Good Info For A Future Nail Tech-But Needs Work!

Advantages: Different to normal books about nails, varied selection of authors with different backgrounds
Disadvantages: Quality of book itself not great, could include more details and stories, quite expensive

I believe things tend to happen for a reason, and when I was made redundant in my last job, despite it being quite an upsetting experience, I saw it as a good thing. I was far too comfortable in a role I didn’t like, a boss I hated and a company that I fe ...

Chippytarka 26.08.2014 · Read full review
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Review of Nail Masters Success Stories from Industry Experts - Ela Loszczyk

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The author of sensations

Advantages: Well-researched and very readable life
Disadvantages: The author seems a little disengaged from his subject

... The book This is a biography of Wilkie Collins (1824-89), who has come down to us as the chief exponent of the Victorian ‘sensation novel’. This was the genre of story written specifically to expose deep-rooted domestic or family secrets, uncoveri ...

JOHNV 27.06.2014 · Read full review
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Review of Wilkie Collins A Life of Sensation - Andrew Lycett

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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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So you want to be a writer? Get drinking

Advantages: Interesting, unusual treatment of an interesting subject
Disadvantages: Rather rambling in places; no index; poor quality illustrations

...Coming from a family with an alcoholic background, Olivia Laing became fascinated by the idea of why and how some of the greatest works of twentieth-century literature were written by those with a drink problem. The list soon became a very long one. Dyl ...

JOHNV 15.04.2014 · Read full review
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Review of The Trip to Echo Spring - Olivia Laing

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Lends us your brain Tuffers I want to build a Shane Watson!

Advantages: Sunshine read
Disadvantages: Rehash

So, after a decent and predictably ‘laddish’ autobiography from Tuffers (The Autobiography - Get me out of Here - What now?) we have the equally predictable arrival of the follow up here, which is part rehash and part declaration that Phillip Tuffnell has ...

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Review of Tuffers' Cricket Tales - Phil Tuffnell

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