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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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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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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 ...

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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 ...

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Review of The Real Deal: My Story from Brick Lane to the Dragons' Den - James Caan

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Very intersting look at the life of the newest dragon

Advantages: A very informative look into an extordinary life in and out of business
Disadvantages: Prohaps a bit drawn out in a few areas

...Im not a great reader as i tend to have a fairly short attendion span but this book got me hooked right from the start and apart from a couple of chapters towards the end managed to keep me hooked. The book is a very interesting, informative and captiv ...

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Review of The Real Deal: My Story from Brick Lane to the Dragons' Den - James Caan

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