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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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Or Rather, Not Finding Amelia

Advantages: Informs without dictating
Disadvantages: Difficult to read (emotionally)

Amelia Earhart's disappearance over the South Pacific in the final stages of her around-the-world-flight has been steeped in legend virtually since it happened. There are still numerous rumours and conspiracy theories flying around - from the claim that s ...

DoubleFantasy11 27.08.2007 ∑ Read full review
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Review of Finding Amelia - Ric Gillespie

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Good Read, But Could do Better

Advantages: Easy to read, interesting, seems honest
Disadvantages: Rather short and lightweight

...When compared to the recent autobiographies from the likes of Barbara Windsor, June Whitfield and Wendy Richard, you might be expecting a similarly sized book from Frazer Hines, but you'd be disappointed. Films, Farms and Fillies is quite a small, uni ...

KarenUK 30.07.2000 ∑ Read full review
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Review of Films, Farms & Fillies - Frazer Hines

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There are better autobiographies!

Advantages: good humour
Disadvantages: boring story

I adore autobiographies, especially those of famous people. They normally have a fascinating life, and are always determined to make it. Jane McDonald is a lovely person, and this does come across in the book, but she was lucky and didnít have any struggl ...

schizochico 27.10.2000 ∑ Read full review
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Review of Follow Your Dreams: the Autobiography - Jane McDonald

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