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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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Meet the Eastenders as you never have before !!

Advantages: A moving factual account of 1950's London - a must read book
Disadvantages: That this is the last of the series!!

FAREWELL TO THE EAST END Jennifer Worth This is the third autobiographical books by Jennifer Worth that tells of her memoirs from the time she spent working as a midwife with the nuns at Nonnatus House in the East End of London in th ...

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Review of Farewell To The East End: Farewell to the East End - Jennifer Worth

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"We've never had it so good!"

Advantages: Interesting, informative
Disadvantages: Some dull bits

I am interested in social history and, as a mother, the job of midwives fascinates me. Combining these two subjects, ''Farewell to the East End'' is a riveting read. The author Jennifer Worth was a midwife and nurse, working with the nuns at Nonnatus Hous ...

KarenUK 25.11.2009 · Read full review
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Review of Farewell To The East End: Farewell to the East End - Jennifer Worth

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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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