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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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“Once you’ve played in the same side as Gazza, you fall in love with him because of the sort of person and player he is” David Beckham. On the 27th of May 1967 at Pitt Street, Gateshead, a footballing legend was born. Paul John Gascoigne was a typical ...

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Review of Gazza - Paul Gascoigne, Hunter Davies

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Legend or laughable?

Advantages: Surpisingly well written, several revelations.
Disadvantages: A little sombre in places.

"Gazza", also known as Paul Gascoigne legendary for his footballing ability or his poor life choices? Not being a fan of autobiographies as I generally find them either self-pitying or self-praising I was given a copy of "Gazza- My Story" to read by an a ...

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Football genius, kid at heart & that heart is gold

Advantages: amazing insight into the dramatic highs and lows of Gazza's life
Disadvantages: none

Paul Gascoigne has to be one of my favourite footballers ever so when I saw his autobiography in the library I had to get it! It is in the shops for £6.99 though. More affectionately known as "Gazza" he was one of the most talented players English foo ...

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Gazza! Geordie genius who never quite grew up.

Advantages: An honest account of self destruction.
Disadvantages: Almost too honest at times.

Paul Gascoigne. Every English football fan of the last twenty years will never forget him. Does this sound like he has died? Statistically and medically perhaps he should have, but against all the odds he is still around today. From the moment you begin t ...

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