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If you could no longer hear the music you love

Advantages: Very compelling account of the impact of deafness, written from experience
Disadvantages: Some slightly irrelevant teenage reminiscences might have been edited a little

The author Nick Coleman, born in 1960, is a journalist who has written mostly about music, but also on sport and travel, for ‘NME’, ‘The Times’, ‘The Guardian’, ‘Daily Telegraph’ and other titles, and has also been on the editorial staff of ‘Time ...

JOHNV 03.10.2012 · Read full review
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Review of The Train in the Night: A Story of Music and Loss - Nick Coleman

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A promising acting career cut so short

Advantages: Sympathetic portrait, with useful insights from several of his family and contemporaries
Disadvantages: None really - apart from an arguably extravagant claim [see review]

...A generation, perhaps a little younger than yours truly, probably knows Richard Beckinsale only from repeats on the UK Gold TV channels, and from occasional mentions in the context of ‘how great he would have been if only…’ In 1978 'The Sunday Times Ma ...

JOHNV 20.02.2010 · Read full review
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Review of The Richard Beckinsale Story - David Clayton

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Keeps You At a Distance

Advantages: Appendices make this a useful reference work
Disadvantages: No real insight as the author was kept at a distance.

The list of rock stars who have been taken from us early is a long one. Many have lived the rock 'n roll lifestyle to excess and paid the ultimate price. Others have died through no fault of their own, their deaths a tragedy. Far fewer are those who have ...

Soho_Black 24.02.2008 · Read full review
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Review of Touching From a Distance - Deborah Curtis

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From rebel to multi-millionaire

Advantages: Easy to read, insightful
Disadvantages: Use of cliches in places

The Real Deal: James Caan James Caan is a multi-millionaire businessman who founded numerous successful recruitment companies and then became a venture capitalist and professional investor. In 2007 James Caan shot to fame when he first appeared on the po ...

Rostow 24.05.2011 · Read full review
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Review of The Real Deal: My Story from Brick Lane to the Dragons' Den - James Caan

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Autobiography by James Caan - great read!

Advantages: Great read, fascinating life story
Disadvantages: Might be slightly light on business depth for some

This review is for the paperback book "The Real Deal - My Story from Brick Lane to Dragons' Den" by the entrepreneur James Caan. The paperback book was published by Virgin Books in mid 2009 and is 384 pages long, the hardback version had been published a ...

julwhite 27.01.2010 · Read full review
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