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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 ...

thedevilinme 02.09.2013 · Read full review
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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 ...

eilidhcatriona 13.05.2013 · Read full review
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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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"...A great king, and perhaps a very great king"

Advantages: Well written, appropriate tone, fascinating insight into George VI
Disadvantages: Photos should be on proper photo paper

Sarah Bradford's biography of George VI deals with a king who faced a great deal of adversity in his short reign. The second son of George V, he ascended to the throne on the abdication of his older brother, Edward VIII, who chose marriage to Wallis Simps ...

eilidhcatriona 17.12.2012 · Read full review
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Review of George VI - Sarah Bradford

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The 'Must Read Before You Die' Book List

Advantages: Great book recommendations and an introduction to a wonderful woman
Disadvantages: Not everyone can read 'cancerographies' so this won't suit everyone.

Mother and Son Sitting at the hospital waiting for his mother to complete her chemotherapy session, Will Schwalbe asked her what she was reading. Hours and hours of poison dripping into her arm could be made bearable by reading books and talking about ...

koshkha 29.10.2012 · Read full review
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Review of The End of Your Life Book Club - Will Schwalbe

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