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Fermor: a life of adventure

Advantages: Very interesting, well-written book about a colourful personality
Disadvantages: None

Patrick Leigh Fermor Sir Patrick Leigh Fermor, or Paddy Fermor as he came to be known, was a travel writer and former soldier, who played a major role in the Cretan resistance during World War II. The book The sub-title of this biography is ...

JOHNV 28.06.2013 · Read full review
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Review of Patrick Leigh Fermor An Adventure - Artemis Cooper

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Walking with man's best friend

Advantages: An engaging read
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Walking WisdomWhat appealed to me about this book?I was gifted this book - actually it was a prize that I won along with another from OM Yoga magazine. I was happy to receive it as it was free. By G ...

dawnymarie 03.05.2012 · Read full review
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Review of Walking Wisdom - Gotham Chopra

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Kurt Cobain - Heavier than Heaven

Advantages: interesting, well researched, enjoyable to read
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Kurt Cobain - Heavier than Heaven I quite like having a wonder around HMV and I often leave the shop clutching great finds (such as the turtles film from my childhood on DVD or the latest dance CD's for my brother's birthday). On my latest trip into ...

ntg13 02.11.2011 · Read full review
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Review of Heavier Than Heaven - Charles Cross

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Heavy handed psycho-drama

Advantages: Informative, detailed in most respects, a good read
Disadvantages: Author's psychoanalytical agenda gets in the way of the facts

Kurt Cobain has been one of the most written about musicians in contemporary culture. A huge following and unrelenting fascination - compounded by his tragic suicide in 1994 - has made Cobain a universal icon. ‘Heavier Than Heaven’ written ...

Protagonist 20.08.2003 · Read full review
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Close to Biography Nirvana

Advantages: Incredibly well researched
Disadvantages: A lack of pictures

I'll get the controversial bit out of the way right from the start: I never rated Nirvana. In fact, I count them as one of the most over-rated music acts in recent memory, if not ever. If it wasn't for all the controversy and the untimely suicide of lead ...

Soho_Black 08.10.2009 · Read full review
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Review of Heavier Than Heaven - Charles Cross

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