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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’. ...

JOHNV 31.10.2013 · Read full review
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Review of America's Mistress Eartha Kitt, Her Life and Times - John L. Williams

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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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Abandoned

Advantages: Hard hitting- educational but tear jerking at the same time
Disadvantages: none

In short- an amazing book. The sort of book that needs to be read when you have a couple of days off work, as you won't be able to put it down when you have read it. I recognised so many incidents that I have witnessed throughout life that it made me crin ...

sue1506 23.01.2008 · 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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Abandoned

Advantages: Written to an excellent standard
Disadvantages: I didn't want the book to end

This book was a gift from my parents for Christmas, and was one of the most loved presents that i received that year. From the second that i picked up this book i could not put it down, reading the terrors that Anya went through is truly heart breaking bu ...

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Review of Abandoned: The True Story of a Little Girl Who Didn't Belong - Anya Peters

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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 ...

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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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