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The controversial first lady of song

Advantages: Enthralling biography of a 20th century legend
Disadvantages: A little rushed near the end [see review]

Two quotes on the back of the dust jacket of his book testify to the power and public perception of Eartha Kitt during her lifetime. Orson Welles once called her ‘the most exciting woman in the world’, while to the CIA she was ‘a sadistic nymphomaniac’. ...

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Review of America's Mistress Eartha Kitt, Her Life and Times - John L. Williams

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The original King of Trivia

Advantages: Very informative and sometimes critical biography
Disadvantages: None

... Robert LeRoy Ripley Robert LeRoy Ripley (1890-1949) was indeed a curious man. He throve on curiosity, his own and that of everyone else. By exploiting and never underestimating the public demand for trivia, and by being in the right place at the ...

JOHNV 24.08.2013 · Read full review
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Review of A Curious Man The Strange and Brilliant Life of Robert 'Believe It or Not' Ripley - Neal Thompson

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"Until next time, Sarah Jane..."

Advantages: everything
Disadvantages: Nothing, ever.

...19th April 2001. The day Doctor Who fans everywhere were brought to tears. Elisabeth 'Lis' Sladen has been labelled on more than one occasion as the 'greatest Doctor Who companion'. She first came to our screens in 1973 as Sarah Jane Smith, companion to ...

Amy69 15.11.2011 · Read full review
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Review of Elisabeth Sladen: The Autobiography - Elisabeth Sladen

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A fistful of bulls**t!

Advantages: Loquacious read
Disadvantages: Not much content

...up with this chic (who is now a dame) in Soho in the summer of 74. An hour later I was in her bedroom snorting animal nitrate; her with her head phones on listening to opera, and me with my tongue about two inches up her magnificent bottom (no it ...

thedevilinme 14.08.2009 · Read full review
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Review of An Autobiography: Grow Up - Keith Allen

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****A More Deserved Life****

Advantages: Compelling
Disadvantages: N/A

This is the first book I've read from Anya Peters, my daughter-in-law gave it to me to read. Through reading it all my emotions surfaced, parts of it shocked me, other parts amused me and it also made me cry, but I couldn't stop reading it although I wa ...

moogi48 21.02.2008 · Read full review
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Review of Abandoned: The True Story of a Little Girl Who Didn't Belong - Anya Peters

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