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Most heroes wear capes - Mine wears combat boots!

Advantages: Brilliantly written, emotional story.
Disadvantages: None

This is a book I have been longing to read ever since it was released and I finally came across it in my local asda for the bargain price of £4.50, so have spent the last few days not being able to put it down! For those who don't know Johnson Beharry ...

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Review of Barefoot Soldier - Nick Cook, Johnson Beharry

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A Modern Hero

Advantages: gives an insight in to the Iraq situation
Disadvantages: none

This book is one which the women on the rearparty forums recommended as one to read, particularly for those those partners have been to Iraq as a way to give them an idea of what those men (and women) had to deal with. The book opens telling us about o ...

scuba_angel 28.06.2007 · Read full review
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Review of Barefoot Soldier - Nick Cook, Johnson Beharry

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A Book Fighting With Honour

Advantages: Story, Action, Description
Disadvantages: None

Introduction *********** I had this book bought me for Christmas. I’ve always loved a book based on the army with a bit of action it and I think this is just what this book is about as well as some creative parts. About ****** The book begins with ...

burns2007 18.05.2007 · Read full review
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Review of Barefoot Soldier - Nick Cook, Johnson Beharry

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If ancient Rome had tabloids...

Advantages: A look into the personal lives of the early Caesars
Disadvantages: Overlooks some important events in favour of personal tales

'Not much is known about the life of Gaius Suetonius Tranquillis. He was probably born in A.D. 69--the famous 'year of four Emperors'--when his father, a Roman knight, served as a colonel in a regular legion and took part in the Battle of Baetricum.' ...

frkurt 10.11.2004 · Read full review
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Review of The Twelve Caesars - Suetonius

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'For £45,000 I am prepared to sit next to a dog'

Advantages: Exceedingly droll.
Disadvantages: He stops in 1973 (presumably his experiences as an MP are being held back for volume two).

You might know Clement Freud as the bloke with the beard on the cover of the Paul McCartney and Wings' album Band On The Run; or as the slow-talking, former Liberal MP who usually wins Just A Minute on Radio Four; or as the grandson of the father of psych ...

PJE_ 14.04.2004 · Read full review
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Review of Freud Ego - Sir Clement Freud

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