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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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'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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this book completely changed my opinion

Advantages: true insight to the life of a sporting superstar
Disadvantages: none

i am an ireland fan and as most i have to say it is hard for me to to like many english players due to the beating we used to get. I contemplated not reading this book when my mate left it around however i am so glad i did. the book goes right thro ...

lssmith 29.06.2009 ∑ Read full review
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Review of Finding My Feet - Jason Robinson

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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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