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

Advantages: Wierdly fascinating
Disadvantages: Prostitution as art

Although Iíve 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 Aloudís autobiography; A Whole Lotta History, which is cleverly named after a line from a Girls Aloud song called ĎA Whole Lotta Historyí. The book was released in the United Kingdom in 2013. The hardback ...

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Review of A Whole Lotta History - Kimberley Walsh

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Mr Benn - Without the Dressing Up but with Plenty of Adventures

Advantages: A life lived to the full
Disadvantages: A sad sense of the end of an era

...Mr Benn When the opportunity arose to get a pre-publication copy of Tony Bennís final diaries, A Blaze of Autumn Sunshine my hand shot up quicker than my brain could actually process what Iíd just done. Iíve long been an admirer of this controversial ...

koshkha 15.01.2014 ∑ Read full review
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Review of A Blaze of Autumn Sunshine - Tony Benn

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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 ...

eilidhcatriona 02.08.2009 ∑ Read full review
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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 Ď ...

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Review of A Year in Provence - Peter Mayle

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