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Hellraising in the Stuart era

Advantages: Interesting read about a colourful character
Disadvantages: Tends to overestimate his importance and play up his (few) good points

John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester, was the ultimate ‘live fast, die young’ icon of the Stuart age, the seventeenth-century embodiment of ‘Hope I die before I get old’. Restoration dandy, satirist and pornographic poet, he died a lingering death in 1680 ...

JOHNV 18.08.2014 · Read full review
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Review of Blazing Star: The Life and Times of John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester - Alexander Laiman

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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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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 ...

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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