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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 ...

Silverback 01.05.2010 · Read full review
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Review of Ginger Geezer - Lucian Randall, Chris Welch

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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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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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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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