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The glorious but brief career of a Russian dancer

Advantages: An illuminating and atmospheric if sad biography
Disadvantages: None really, for anyone interested in the subject

The name Nijinsky is synonymous with dance from the last days of imperial Russia. I must confess to knowing little about him until I read this, the first biography of him for nearly forty years, and for me it was a surprise to learn that his career was s ...

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Review of Nijinsky A Life - Lucy Moore

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One woman's experience of love, loss and imprisonment in Russia

Advantages: Stark retelling of an often unhappy life
Disadvantages: None

... Lina Prokoviev Lina Prokofiev was born Carlina Codina in Madrid in 1897, and spent most of her childhood in New York. This book is a biography of her, based largely on her previously unpublished letters. The book After making her stage deb ...

JOHNV 20.04.2013 · Read full review
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Review of The Love and Wars of Lina Prokofiev: The Story of Lina and Serge Prokofiev - Simon Morrison

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A Life interrupted by tics

Advantages: A captivating read, inspirational
Disadvantages: Lumps Tourettes and OCD together, the short interlude chapters

......................................................................................................... Intro Deciding to push myself into reading (having lost my reading mood) I picked the first book that came out of my desk drawer, one I’d ...

marymoose99 03.10.2009 · Read full review
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Review of Life, Interrupted - James McConnel

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"You cannot be serious!" from the Super Brat

Advantages: Insightful, engaging and entertaining
Disadvantages: Determination of the Truth is down to the reader!

My favourite type of book has to be an autobiography. I don't read many books and when I do my genre of choice is autobiography. Whether it is true or not, I like the insight into peoples life and it is almost a world away from your world. To top it all ...

jupiter28 04.05.2009 · Read full review
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Review of Serious - John Mcenroe

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"Film has gone from Citizen Cane to Candy Cane" - Orsen Wells!

Advantages: Interesting stuff
Disadvantages: Not saucy enough

Mike Medevoy was and is a very famous movie producer form the early 1970s, 80s and 90s, still dabbling a bit now, but not quite the power he was, hence the tell all book on his life. He rose to power through Universal Studios, going from mail room boy to ...

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Review of You're Only as Good as Your Next One: 100 Great Films, 100 Good Films and 100 for Which I Should be Shot - Mike Medevoy

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