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Danny being Danny

Advantages: Great stories and anecdotes
Disadvantages: None that I can see

...Now having written a review of the 1st part of Danny Baker's autobiography I am going to need to be very careful not to just repeat things in this review of the 2nd part of his autobiography...I may be in a minority but Danny Baker has always made me laug ...

bbicuk01 21.03.2015 · Read full review
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Review of Going Off Alarming: Vol. 2 - Danny Baker

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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 ...

JOHNV 02.08.2014 · Read full review
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Review of Grace Her Lives - Her Loves - Robert Lacey

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"...A great king, and perhaps a very great king"

Advantages: Well written, appropriate tone, fascinating insight into George VI
Disadvantages: Photos should be on proper photo paper

Sarah Bradford's biography of George VI deals with a king who faced a great deal of adversity in his short reign. The second son of George V, he ascended to the throne on the abdication of his older brother, Edward VIII, who chose marriage to Wallis Simps ...

eilidhcatriona 17.12.2012 · Read full review
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Review of George VI - Sarah Bradford

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"What are you rebelling against? What have you got?"

Advantages: a wonderful trawl through the music underground of the sixties
Disadvantages: none

...With the recent passing of Mick Farren, it seems the perfect time to look back on the man’s life and what better way to do it than through his own words and recollections via his autobiography, Give The Anarchist a Cigarette. It’s a journey that has to be ...

steerpyke 21.08.2013 · Read full review
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Review of Give The Anarchist A Cigarette - Mick Farren

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Fit for purpose?

Advantages: Openness about Keating's contribution, has Gooch's authentic voice...
Disadvantages: ...the trouble is that Gooch's authentic voice is a bit of a drone!

Background Graham Gooch was one of the England cricket team's longest-serving players, making his Test debut against Australia back in 1975 (and scoring nought in both innings!) and bowing out in a crushing defeat in Australia very nearly two dec ...

davidbuttery 04.04.2011 · Read full review
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Review of Gooch: My Autobiography - Graham Gooch, Frank Keating

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