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Eclectic Write Orchestra

Advantages: Array of articles of the highest calibre
Disadvantages: 88 articles is not enough

(Conducted by Howard Jacobson) Publishing House: Bloomsbury Year of publication: 2011 Consists of 88 articles in 343 pages ‘Nobody does it better.’ Observer ‘For Ziva.’ - - - "Whoever approaches philosophy and literature with a made-up mind c ...

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Review of Whatever It Is, I Don't Like It - Howard Jacobson

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An interesting glimpse at how the other half live

Advantages: Interesting, covers a period of rapid change
Disadvantages: Some elements I needed to research seperately

The Lady's Maid - My Life in Service (also published as Rose- My life in service) tells the story of Rosina Harrison, who, wanting to travel the world, knows that the only way for a working class girl like herself to get there is by becoming a Lady's Maid ...

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Review of The Lady's Maid - Rosina Harrison

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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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A Diamond Book on a Diamond Queen

Advantages: Excellent writing, enjoyable to read, interesting and thought-provoking, insightful
Disadvantages: None

With the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II taking place last year, over the last year or so there have been a lot of books published about her life and reign, as well as on her family. There are bound to be a lot of rather trashy attempts to "tell all ...

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Review of The Diamond Queen Elizabeth II And Her People - Andrew Marr

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A Strange 'Biogra-fee'

Advantages: Contained Wikileaks data in the public domain
Disadvantages: First draft published, without author's agreement

...Publishing House: Canongate Duration: 339 pages Chapters: 14 2011 - * - - * - Neither am I jumping the gun, or firing ‘WikiLeak’ ammunition when I state – ‘Canongate the publishers have been walking on an Assange minefield to get this unauthori ...

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Review of The Unauthorised Autobiography - Julian Assange

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