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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 ...

JOHNV 22.06.2013 · Read full review
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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 This book is a biography of her, based largely on her previously unpublished letters.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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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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"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 ...

thedevilinme 01.12.2010 · Read full review
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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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