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Musing on Mortality

Advantages: Sharp, incisive and insightful words from a man facing death
Disadvantages: May well offend the type of people who hated him whilst he was alive

What does a writer do when he's dying? He writes - of course I am rather ashamed that I didn’t discover Christopher Hitchens until it was in many respects ‘too late’. I had read reviews of some of his books and I knew he was someone I ‘ought’ to read ...

koshkha 27.12.2012 · Read full review
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A Polemist Remembered

Advantages: Not too morbid - some lighter moments
Disadvantages: The sad loss of Hitchens

Publishing House: Twelve Date: Sept 2012 - - - Blair Hitch Project Memoirs are like buses when it comes to Christopher Hitchens - you get three all at once - 'Hitch 22' - 'Arguably' and 'Mortality'. The book 'Mortality' coming more quickly t ...

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Life of Brian

Advantages: An enjoyable read about a nice bloke
Disadvantages: Nothing terribly exciting happens

"My name is Arthur Smith, unless there's anybody here from Streatham Tax Office, in which case I'm Daphne Fairfax." This is how Arthur Smith admits he's been opening his act for years but, in fact, he's neither Arthur Smith nor Daphne Fairfax. In reali ...

ladybracknell 02.04.2011 · Read full review
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Review of My Name is Daphne Fairfax - Arthur Smith

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Someone Worth Meeting

Advantages: A readable and inspiring story
Disadvantages: Not to most likeable of characters

Stories of violence based around the East End of London and Essex always seem to be popular. Fearing the public don't want too much to do with the harsh realities of a tough life, films like "The Krays" tend to make that world seem more glamorous than it ...

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Review of Meeting the Guv'nor - Alan Mortlock

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Meredith on Margot

Advantages: Very informative, lots of information, good pictures
Disadvantages: A fairly large book, takes a while to read

"One can never fully understand how this performance was acheived, without knowing the performer himself" - a very good point, hammered in to me during my three years of dance college. What my teacher meant was that you could never possibly acheive the sa ...

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Review of Margot Fonteyn Biography - Meredith Daneman

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