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~ * A Good Read * ~

Advantages: Interesting, fans will like it
Disadvantages: nothing major

...I quite like autobiographies, especially famous people and so when I discovered that McFly (a band who I have quite liked over the years) were releasing a book, I couldn't wait to find out what they had to say for themselves. Unsaid Things is the first of ...

xd-o-n-z-x 10.09.2014 · Read full review
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Review of McFly Unsaid Things - Mcfly

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The woman behind Napoleon

Advantages: Interesting, well-researched biography of the woman and her times
Disadvantages: A little too unsympathetic towards Napoleon

Until I had read this biography, it had never really occurred to me just how shadowy a figure the first wife of Napoleon Bonaparte, one of the best-known European rulers of the age, really was. It may be common knowledge that her name was Josephine, but f ...

JOHNV 28.08.2014 · Read full review
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Review of Josephine: Desire, Ambition, Napoleon - Kate Williams

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Bess of Hardwick, and the family who adapted rather than died

Advantages: Interesting, readable and comprehensive family biography
Disadvantages: A little dry at times

The Devonshires According to the blurb on the back of this book, ‘the story of the Devonshires is the story of Britain’. That’s an extravagant claim, but it contains more than a germ of truth. Certainly one would be hard-pushed to find an aristoc ...

JOHNV 13.07.2014 · Read full review
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Review of The Devonshires The Story of a Family and a Nation - Roy Hattersley

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Some insight into the man behind Mrs Brown

Advantages: Interesting read, ideal read for the summer, lots of information about Brendan O'Carroll's life
Disadvantages: I did find the comparisons between Brendan's life and Mrs Brown slightly annoying after a while

Being a big fan of the Mrs. Brown’s Boys TV show I had been wanting to read this book since I first seen it for sale last December.  However, I felt the price was a little excessive (the Kindle version was close to £10), so I decided to wait until the pri ...

euphie 08.07.2014 · Read full review
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Review of The Real Mrs Brown - Brian Beacom

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~ * So Much History, Not Enough Depth * ~

Advantages: Good if you like Kim
Disadvantages: Not enough gossip, doesn't go into too much depth

...I have just finished reading Kimberley from Girls Aloud’s autobiography; A Whole Lotta History, which is cleverly named after a line from a Girls Aloud song called ‘A Whole Lotta History’. The book was released in the United Kingdom in 2013. The hardback ...

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Review of A Whole Lotta History - Kimberley Walsh

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