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The Short Product of a Lifetime's Work

Advantages: Beuatifully written by an expert
Disadvantages: Misses some crucial details which would encumber the uninitiated

Schoolboy to student to Bishop to dead – Who was Augustine? Having reviewed a number of books on Augustine, he now feels like a personal friend and many of his arguments and characteristics feel so familiar that I take them for granted. Yet for the sa ...

robinbarfield 26.03.2011 · Read full review
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Review of Augustine of Hippo - Henry Chadwick

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This woman could whinge for England

Advantages: Quick, easy read; warts and all look at motherhood
Disadvantages: Having kids isn't really as bad as this; lazy work-for-hire book

...Every mother has her bad days. Rachel Cusk, steeped in the clear and certain knowledge that she has some deep insight into parenting, has written a book about her bad days. You will learn from this book that babies cry a lot, and often for no particula ...

Illyria 26.09.2001 · Read full review
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Review of A Life's Work - Rachel Cusk

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Two of the most well known pairs of glasses in the world.

Advantages: Top notch.
Disadvantages: None.

Having recently had a birthday and knowing that I enjoy reading real life stories of comedians or other celebrities, my parents decided to buy me the autobiography of The Two Ronnies. Having been published during the course of 2006 just some months after ...

ravingreviewer 30.08.2016 · Read full review
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Review of And It's Goodnight from Him.... The Autobiography of the Two Ronnies - Ronnie Corbett

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Goodnight from me...

Advantages: A great read, if you like his humour, you'll love this book
Disadvantages: Sad in places

...I've always been a fan of the 2 Ronnies, and was gutted whenever Ronnie Barker died. This is the story of the 2 Ronnies, how they met, and their career in showbusiness. This is autoboigraphical in a way, it catalogues Ronnie Corbett's life, but soon, ...

fish1es 15.03.2007 · Read full review
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Review of And It's Goodnight from Him.... The Autobiography of the Two Ronnies - Ronnie Corbett

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The Boy from County Hell

Advantages: wonderfully frank interviews, witty and fresh.
Disadvantages: none

...Most people who know the name Shane MacGowan probably have him pegged as a stereotypical drunken paddy, fronting The Pogues as a whirlwind of frenzied punk inspired folk music and alcohol try to beat him to the floor in a dishevelled and undignified manne ...

steerpyke 07.01.2007 · Read full review
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Review of A Drink with Shane MacGowan - Shane MacGowan, Victoria Mary Clarke

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