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I did it may way and s*d the rest!

Advantages: Good read for those who like him
Disadvantages: Vindictive

I have only read two sports books this summer – and not the first time I have read these two books, updated biographies of Jimmy White and Kevin Pietersen. The White book is a cheap rehash with the emphasis on ‘hash’, Jimmies undisclosed love of soft drug ...

thedevilinme 29.06.2015 · Read full review
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Review of KP: The Autobiography - Kevin Pietersen

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Intrepid Indeed

Advantages: Extremely interesting insight into a little covered aspect of WW2
Disadvantages: none

Betty Lussier was born in Alberta, Canada. At the height of the depression her father bought a Maryland farm at a bank foreclosure sale, they crossed the border to the States and settled down to the hard life of raising dairy cattle and the crops needed t ...

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Review of Intrepid Woman - Betty Lussier

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One woman and a revolutionary era

Advantages: Atmospheric biography and account of the subject's ife and times
Disadvantages: A little too much on the background at times

Two hundred years ago, with the fall of the monarchy under Louis XVI and the Napoleonic wars, France underwent one cataclysmic change after another. There were many who witnessed and experienced the volatile age at first hand, but few left a more detaile ...

JOHNV 26.05.2010 · Read full review
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Review of Dancing to the Precipice: Lucie De La Tour Du Pin and the French Revolution - Caroline Moorehead

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Fascinating analysis of alternative medicine

Advantages: Clear, compelling and very well-written
Disadvantages: Diamond's old columns are very ephemeral compared to the main text

Those who read John Diamond’s columns on his cancer in The Times know that he was not only a brilliant writer who described his life with cancer entertainingly and movingly, he was also a very clever man with a remarkable ability to think (and write ...

Phoebe 23.08.2001 · Read full review
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Review of Snake Oil and Other Preoccupations - John Diamond

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A Book That Puts Things Into Perspective...

Advantages: Revealing and touching.
Disadvantages: Some parts of it read like a campaign speech for stem cell research.

I do not usually read biographies but I was recently told to do so by a friend who suggested it might inspire me. When I went to my local library I had no clue about whose life I might like to read about until I saw this Michael J. Fox book on the shelf. ...

justarube 12.08.2015 · Read full review
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Review of Always Looking Up - Michael J. Fox

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