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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 ...

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Review of A Pirate Looks at Fifty - Jimmy Buffett

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Diamond review  This True-man's Loyalty Bowled Me Over.

Advantages: Enlightening, a must for cricket fans and human interest readers.
Disadvantages: Long chapters.

Before I go into the reviewing of the book, let me first say that loyalty is a word I now consider most sportsman judge with £ signs in their eyes and I don't think I am being cynical in that belief. The author, Frederick Sewards Trueman, was one of ...

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Review of As it Was: The Memoirs - Fred Trueman

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This book was a roaring success for me

Advantages: A wonderful heart warming read
Disadvantages: None for me

...I absolutely adore beautiful cats whether they are wild or the domesticated type and whilst reading a magazine last year I came across an interesting article that caught my eager eye. It discussed “A Lion Called Christian” that led me to the You Tube v ...

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Review of A Lion Called Christian - Anthony Bourke, John Rendall

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A doomed couple and their family

Advantages: Brings the main personalities to life well
Disadvantages: Possibly more for the specialist than the casual reader

...The bare facts of Nicholas and Alexandra’s sorry saga are familiar enough. They had four healthy daughters, their longed-for son and heir Alexis was haemophilic, bruised easily, and lived in perpetual danger of a fatal haemorrhage. Rasputin, ‘the mad monk ...

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Review of A Lifelong Passion: Nicholas & Alexandra - Sergei Mironenko, Andrei Maylunas

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