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Garrow- the rediscovered story of the lost advocate..

Advantages: explains the barbarity of the common law in the 18th century
Disadvantages: it's difficult to comprehend the sheer level of unjust judicial killing

LAST SEEN ON TV! An appreciation by Phillip Taylor MBE and Elizabeth Taylor of Richmond Green Chambers As Geoffrey Robertson QC points out in the foreword to this now wildly popular biography, (following the recent television series), William Garrow ...

PhillipTaylor 11.06.2010 · Read full review
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Review of Sir William Garrow: His Life, Times and Fight for Justice - John Hostettler, Richard Braby

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Sold by Zana Muhsen - Shocking

Advantages: Reality of what actually happens
Disadvantages: tear jerker

My mother in law recommended this book to me and she said it would be a good read whilst I was on my holiday. At first I didn't really think I would get in to this book but once I started I couldn't put it down, a real page turner but tissues need to ...

balm9716 22.11.2009 · Read full review
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Review of Sold - Zana Muhsen, Andrew Crofts

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An invaluable history of the golden age of comedy

Advantages: Great story, chapters on each writer and show, very well researched
Disadvantages: None.

...In 1954, the best comedy writers of their generation - Eric Sykes, Spike Milligan, Galton and Simpson, Johnny Speight and several more - teamed up to form a unique co-operative called Associated London Scripts. In the years that followed, such shows as Th ...

Marty342 06.11.2006 · Read full review
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Review of Spike and Co: Spike, Eric and the Golden Age of British Comedy - Graham McCann

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Good read!

Advantages: A must have for the die-hard fans
Disadvantages: Has got some tedious moments

An easy and interesting read. I bought this book partly because I have personally interviewed Adam and his guitarist Maro Pirroni when I was working as a free-lance journalist. I will immediately say that once I read this biography I was pleased to hav ...

schmunzel321 08.09.2007 · Read full review
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Review of Stand and Deliver: The Autobiography - Adam Ant

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Quite interesting journey to Maine Boogeyman's land :)

Advantages: lots of details and anegdotes, interesting view on author's regional background
Disadvantages: some flaws in style, plethoria of facts, bit one-sided

Famous Polish bard, Adam Mickiewicz, once said about the need to go to the country of the poet, to know the true source of his inspiration. Places, people, climate, often take notable place in the creation of most valuable texts. Exactly the same m ...

JakubZielinski 03.01.2012 · Read full review
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Review of Stephen King Country - George Beahm

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