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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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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 ...

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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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"What he said... came from a secret memory box..."

Advantages: Fascinating personal memoir, almost unique
Disadvantages: Some bad grammar, a little disjointed

Although obviously written by a different author, this book in effect is a companion volume to “I Was Hitler’s Chauffeur”. Like that volume its chief fascination really lies in the rare insights it affords of Hitler’s personality. An important start ...

2mennycds 25.04.2016 · Read full review
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Review of He Was My Chief - Christa Schroeder

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A Bitter Man, cashing in.......

Advantages: Shows exactly how low some will stoop for money
Disadvantages: As above

This book was written by Princess Diana's Private Secretary, P.D. Jephson. He was with her from 1987 to 1996. A long time for someone who, if reading the book is to be believed is so disgruntled with her and his life in her service. I was reluctant to ...

SandraD 12.07.2002 · Read full review
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Review of Shadows of a Princess - Patrick Jephson

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