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A Quiet Life - somewhat regretted

Advantages: A very personal take on a life
Disadvantages: None

We come to books by many routes, some more serendipitous than others. Some we have no expectations of, some fail to live up to our expectations and some… some prove to be exactly what we'd hoped, when we deliberately decided that this was one to seek out ...

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Review of A Notable Woman - Jean Lucey Pratt

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Jimmy who?

Advantages: A look inside the head of a personal hero
Disadvantages: It's just a bit dull

Who Hell He? First things first because if you're not American then I know you'll be asking, "Who's Jimmy Buffett?" The simple answer is - he's an American National Treasure. It's difficult for us here in Britain to understand just how famous this ...

sharper_fin 24.08.2015 · Read full review
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Review of A Pirate Looks at Fifty - Jimmy Buffett

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Don't You Just Hate The Modern Use Of The Word 'Journey'?!

Advantages: Some nice anecdotes, interesting in parts
Disadvantages: Very much a vanity project, not as interesting as expected

~x~x~x~ Revisiting a teenage crush ~x~x~x~ It's fair to say that quite a bit of my early 1990s was spent dreaming up ways to a) meet Emilio Estevez and b) get him to marry me. If not Emilio his dad would do, his younger brother maybe (and boy, a ...

chrisandmark_is_here 02.10.2016 · Read full review
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Review of Along the Way: The Journey of a Father and Son - Martin Sheen

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Along the Way

Advantages: A great read.
Disadvantages: Would have liked to have seen more pictures.

I have always loved the Sheen/Estevez family and love anything that they are in. I watched a film recently - can't remember what the film was but at the start of the film there were clips of other film releases. One of them was 'The Way' which was writt ...

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Review of Along the Way: The Journey of a Father and Son - Martin Sheen

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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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