Latest reviews in Biography Books »

"...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
Ciao members have rated this review on average: very helpful
Review of George VI - Sarah Bradford

Degree of Information

How easy was it to read...

How interesting was the...

How useful was it?

Would you read it again?

Value for money

A duchess with the common touch

Advantages: Absorbing and interesting. History as it should be written
Disadvantages: none

Introduction Georgiana Spencer was an ancestress of Princess Diana and after reading this book I was left with the feeling that sometimes maybe history really does repeat itself. This book is written in an easy to read style making this very much ...

ladybracknell 08.11.2010 · Read full review
Ciao members have rated this review on average: very helpful
Review of Georgiana Duchess of Devonshire - Amanda Foreman

Degree of Information

How easy was it to read...

How interesting was the...

How useful was it?

Would you read it again?

Value for money

The Duchess

Advantages: Well researched & interesting
Disadvantages: Lots of politics

From Father Christmas this year, I received several books including The Duchess by Amanda Foreman. I am a huge historical fiction fan and this was the first non-fiction book I have read in a while. The book was made in to a film of the same name in 200 ...

MrsW2011 18.01.2012 · Read full review
Ciao members have rated this review on average: very helpful
Review of Georgiana Duchess of Devonshire - Amanda Foreman

Degree of Information

How easy was it to read...

How interesting was the...

How useful was it?

Would you read it again?

Value for money

Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous

Advantages: A Good Read for History Lovers!
Disadvantages: None

...I decided to buy this book after watching a programme on television about Georgiana Spencer and her relationship to Diana Spencer, Princess of Wales. The T.V. programme drew comparisons between their lives and the book by Amanda Foreman certainly explains ...

Flo57 25.04.2004 · Read full review
Ciao members have rated this review on average: very helpful
Review of Georgiana Duchess of Devonshire - Amanda Foreman

Degree of Information

How easy was it to read...

How interesting was the...

How useful was it?

Would you read it again?

Value for money

an addictive read

Advantages: non fiction so all fact
Disadvantages: princess diana comparison is misleading

...When i first hear d about this book, i was told that Georgiana compared closely to Princess Diana, in that they were both publicly adored figures, but whose personal and private lives were often in turmoil. Having read the book, i can now see why this an ...

lulabell87 06.09.2008 · Read full review
Ciao members have rated this review on average: helpful
Review of Georgiana Duchess of Devonshire - Amanda Foreman

Degree of Information

How easy was it to read...

How interesting was the...

How useful was it?

Would you read it again?

Value for money