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Still Paying the Price of Fame

Advantages: An honest story of a guy with an unusual job.
Disadvantages: Some may never had heard of him or his band.

The Introduction I've been reading quite a few rock star (auto)biographies recently. Several have disappointed me with their lack of coverage of the star's glory years and musical successes. Some have given far too much coverage to the musician's ea ...

sharper_fin 26.10.2015 ∑ Read full review
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Review of Look Wot I Dun: My Life in Slade - Don Powell

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The only really normal Mitford sister?

Advantages: Objective, thoroughly engrossing biography of an interesting woman
Disadvantages: None, really

...There can have been few more extraordinary families in British society and cultural life during the early twentieth century than the Mitfords, the six daughters and one son of Baron Redesdale. The only son, who was killed in action during the Second Worl ...

JOHNV 21.03.2015 ∑ Read full review
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Review of Life in a Cold Climate: Nancy Mitford The Biography - Laura Thompson

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From Fab Four guitarist to unashamedly grumpy old man

Advantages: Very objective, balanced and well researched
Disadvantages: None

George Harrison There have been several biographies of George Harrison (1943-2001), some written while he was still alive. As far as I am aware, this is the most recent, published in 2013. With over 400 pages of solidly-researched text, it is als ...

JOHNV 10.04.2015 ∑ Read full review
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Review of George Harrison: Behind the Locked Door - Graeme Thomson

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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 didnít 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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~ * So Much History, Not Enough Depth * ~

Advantages: Good if you like Kim
Disadvantages: Not enough gossip, doesn't go into too much depth

...I have just finished reading Kimberley from Girls Aloudís autobiography; A Whole Lotta History, which is cleverly named after a line from a Girls Aloud song called ĎA Whole Lotta Historyí. The book was released in the United Kingdom in 2013. The hardback ...

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Review of A Whole Lotta History - Kimberley Walsh

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