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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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Staying Alive?

Advantages: Inspirational, Emotional account of personal desire versus governmental struggles
Disadvantages: None, for the book itself

...“From the Land of Green Ghosts, by Pascal Khoo Thwe, is a moving and factual biography of the author's transition from a member of a remote Burmese Village Tribe to an English Student at Cambridge University UK. The author was born in Burma in 1967 an ...

helencbradshaw 24.02.2005 · Read full review
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From the Land of Green Ghosts to Cambridge University

Advantages: Evocatively written, scenes conjured beatifully, never ceases to amaze and astound
Disadvantages: An anti-climatic ending after the intensity and pace of the rest of the novel

...This is the absaloutely incredibly journey of Pascal Khoo Thwe, a member of the Padaung tribe in Burma who against all odds, realises his dream to study English Literature and graduate from Cambride university. This is a memoir like no other. This boo ...

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Can we go home soon, Pa?

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“First they killed my Father” by Loung Ung is a shocking autobiographical insight into the sufferings of the Cambodian People during the Khmer Rouge days between 1975 and 1979; as seen through the eyes of one five year old girl. The Khmer Rouge took ov ...

helencbradshaw 08.12.2004 · Read full review
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The shadow that fell across a family

Advantages: Well-researched poignant portrait of the family and their doom
Disadvantages: None for anyone interested in the subject

A few years ago, Helen Rappaport wrote and published ‘Ekaterinburg’, a painstaking, chilling account of the final days and death of the last Tsar of Russia and his family. To a certain extent this biography is a prequel to that volume, an account of the ...

JOHNV 01.06.2014 · Read full review
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Review of Four Sisters The Lost Lives of the Romanov Grand Duchesses - Helen Rappaport

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