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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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"Each day passes like a Year."

Advantages: A heart warming but emotional story
Disadvantages: Can be very upsetting

Falling Leaves by Adeline Yen Mah This is another of the books I have had passed on to me by my daughter and despite the fact that it seems to had a lot of hype when it was first published I missed that and so had no pre conceived ideas ...

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...where new trees grow from

Advantages: Talented, beautiful writing, describes the era well
Disadvantages: Some characters are lifeless and sometimes too unreal

Published: 1999 Introduction I've picked up this title from a charity shop this summer as I was drawn to the sub title of the book: The True Story of an Unwanted Chinese Daughter'. I'm no sucker for hard childhood stories (on the cont ...

lillamarta 12.11.2008 ∑ Read full review
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Falling leaves always return to their roots.

Advantages: Moving, inspiring, addictive
Disadvantages: Deeply upsetting

...I was sat on the balcony of my hotel room in Tenerife last week, bored, and picked up my sister's copy of Falling Leaves, which tells the true story of the childhood of Adeline Yen Mah, a Chinese doctor who now lives in America. I started reading at 1pm a ...

JessL 30.07.2003 ∑ Read full review
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Falling leaves - a must read book

Advantages: Truly compelling account of events, memorable book, easy to read, value for money
Disadvantages: Quite sad and upsetting at times

This is a book that I would recommend to everyone. It is an extremely touching account of the life of a chinese girl who suffers abuse and neglect at the hands of her stepmother from her early childhood well into her adult life. I am a young chinese wo ...

Moneypenny 18.01.2004 ∑ Read full review
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