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How a Mother Made a Man

Advantages: Written with warmth and feeling; funny and self deprecating
Disadvantages: None

In 1957, the then Prime Minister Harold Macmillan told a meeting of fellow Conservatives that most of the country had ‘never had it so good’. Alan Johnson’s moving autobiography "This Boy" describes life for a family that did not share in Britain’s widesp ...

fizzytom 29.09.2013 · Read full review
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Review of This Boy - Alan Johnson

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The Raggy Boy Trilogy

Advantages: Some funny parts
Disadvantages: Not like the film, poetry parts were like riddles to me

THE BOOKS This trilogy is 425 pages long. The first two books ‘Song for a Poor Boy’ (121 pages) and ‘Song for a Raggy Boy’ (112 pages) were first published in 1990. The final book ‘Song for a Fly Boy’ was then added to the first two to create the trilogy ...

bettyboop2002 18.09.2012 · Read full review
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The father of the TV wildlife documentary tells all

Advantages: Warm-hearted, sometimes funny, occasionally sad, tale of a fascinating career
Disadvantages: Perhaps too little about his family life

I was one of the generation who grew up when David Attenborough was a giant among presenters of wildlife programmes on television, and anything with his name attached was a must-watch. At the time, I had no idea that he was also one of the pivotal charac ...

JOHNV 24.11.2014 · Read full review
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Ireland's No1- A true sporting legend

Advantages: Heartwarmingly honest
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Having just finished this book i have to tell you how superbly written it is. Paul McGrath and established sports journalist Vincent Hogan put together a great insight into McGraths emotionally charged life. All I remembered of McGrath from his footba ...

SamRoversNo1 23.08.2007 · Read full review
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Review of Back from the Brink: The Autobiography - Paul McGrath

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A footballing legend, & now a legendary book

Advantages: Well written, heart warming, shocking, fantastic footballer
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Paul McGrath, a fantastic footballer for Manchester Utd, Aston Villa, Derby County & with the Republic of Ireland who was troubled with the demons of alcoholism. What a shame as he could have easily been one of the best players the world had ever seen. No ...

gardnax 12.04.2007 · Read full review
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