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Grace - the real story behind the legend

Advantages: Incisive biography that probes beyond the sanitised legend
Disadvantages: Although a new edition, text clearly not updated [see review]

Twenty-five years before another so-called fairytale royal romance which turned out to be anything but, one of America’s most beloved screen goddesses crossed the Atlantic and married into the principality of Monaco. The ceremony in 1956 was hailed as th ...

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Review of Grace Her Lives - Her Loves - Robert Lacey

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Family motto: omnes blotto

Advantages: A fitting monument to a great English eccentric
Disadvantages: A little sketchy on his childhood and art school years

Hi there, nice to be with you Redheads, they say, feel more pain than the rest of us. They may even have a layer of skin too few. However literally true this might be, it certainly seems to be the case for Vivian Stanshall. As his second wife says i ...

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Review of Ginger Geezer - Lucian Randall, Chris Welch

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Move over Clarkson theres a new mouth in town!

Advantages: Funny and honest
Disadvantages: Bits of other books here

"America...just a nation of used car salesman with all the money we need to buy guns and no qualms about killing anybody else in the world who tries to make us uncomfortable about that" (Hunter S Thompson) I like Piers Morgan. I don't know why but I d ...

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Review of God Bless America: Misadventures of a Big Mouth Brit: Diaries of an Englishman in the Land of the Free - Piers Morgan

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God Bless Piers!

Advantages: interesting stories, a lot of fun parts, his hatred for George Bush!
Disadvantages: Some name dropping!

As it was my birthday last month I was inundated with new books, not that I am complaining but I just now need a few extra hours in each day to get through them all. I decided that I would read this one first as I did need a break from Harry Potter as I w ...

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Review of God Bless America: Misadventures of a Big Mouth Brit: Diaries of an Englishman in the Land of the Free - Piers Morgan

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The man they couldn't stop

Advantages: Compelling story, well told.
Disadvantages: None

...The mystery man threw off his disguise and started to run. Furious stewards gave chase. The crowd roared. A legend was born. Soon the world would know him as "the ghost runner". Bill Jones first heard of the "ghost runner" in 1984, nine years after Joh ...

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Review of The Ghost Runner: The Tragedy of the Man They Couldn't Stop - Bill Jones

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