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Karl Ove Knausgaard gets deep and personal: A Death In The Family

Advantages: Wierdly fascinating
Disadvantages: Prostitution as art

Although I’ve written probably towards two thousand internet reviews and articles (and the odd published one) over the past 15 years, I still often pause and wonder whether I actually have anything valid to say or whether my words are simply assisting wit ...

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Review of A Death in the Family My Struggle 1 - Karl Ove Knausgaard

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~ * So Much History, Not Enough Depth * ~

Advantages: Good if you like Kim
Disadvantages: Not enough gossip, doesn't go into too much depth

...I have just finished reading Kimberley from Girls Aloud’s autobiography; A Whole Lotta History, which is cleverly named after a line from a Girls Aloud song called ‘A Whole Lotta History’. The book was released in the United Kingdom in 2013. The hardback ...

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Living the French rural idyll

Advantages: Beautiful imagery, writing, sense of place
Disadvantages: Its possible effects on Brits seeking the Provencal life

...At some point in the late 1990s, probably when I was studying Higher French and becoming more interested in the culture and lifestyle of France, I picked up my dads copy of A Year In Provence. I was enticed by the watercolour painting of a vineyard and pr ...

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Review of A Year in Provence - Peter Mayle

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365 days of boredom .... but I liked it

Advantages: T'was a freebie!
Disadvantages: You know, I don't think there were any?

...of choosing was upon us again. Would I plump for a Francis? A Koontz? A Mansell? An author I was familiar with? Nah, went for a Mayle. A Peter Mayle. An author and book that I had only fleetingly heard about when John Thaws visual offering of ‘ ...

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Review of A Year in Provence - Peter Mayle

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Have you lived on the Med?

Advantages: True to life
Disadvantages: For me none

Having lived in a Mediterranean country, my chosen was Spain, and travelled widely throughout France,I found this book hysterical. I felt as if I were back in France or Spain. Knowing the Gallic shrug very well, as I am very close to a French family, I co ...

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Review of A Year in Provence - Peter Mayle

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