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A Quiet Life - somewhat regretted

Advantages: A very personal take on a life
Disadvantages: None

We come to books by many routes, some more serendipitous than others. Some we have no expectations of, some fail to live up to our expectations and some… some prove to be exactly what we'd hoped, when we deliberately decided that this was one to seek out ...

hiker 06.03.2016 · Read full review
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Review of A Notable Woman - Jean Lucey Pratt

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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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I did it may way and s*d the rest!

Advantages: Good read for those who like him
Disadvantages: Vindictive

I have only read two sports books this summer – and not the first time I have read these two books, updated biographies of Jimmy White and Kevin Pietersen. The White book is a cheap rehash with the emphasis on ‘hash’, Jimmies undisclosed love of soft drug ...

thedevilinme 29.06.2015 · Read full review
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Review of KP: The Autobiography - Kevin Pietersen

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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 ...

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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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