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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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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 ...

sheri3004 11.11.2011 ∑ Read full review
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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 manís life and what better way to do it than through his own words and recollections via his autobiography, Give The Anarchist a Cigarette. Itís a journey that has to be ...

steerpyke 21.08.2013 ∑ Read full review
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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 ...

thedevilinme 16.09.2009 ∑ Read full review
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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 ...

sewbizzie 19.05.2009 ∑ Read full review
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