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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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The way it was in the 1970s

Advantages: Enjoyable look at memories of the decade
Disadvantages: A few jarring typos

The 1970s. The decade that taste forgot, we are sometimes told. It was an era in which Labour and Conservative governments in Britain grappled with an ever recurring balance of payments crisis, powercuts, states of emergency, the IRA and numerous other ...

JOHNV 02.03.2012 · Read full review
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Review of A 1970s Childhood: From Glam Rock to Happy Days - Derek Tait

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