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The Great Beast

Advantages: Well-written, symapthetic and entertaining
Disadvantages: Few that I can think of

I once had a dream where I walked into a pub and found Aleister Crowley and Madame Blavatsky sitting around a table using numerological charts to calculate the real names of all the angels in Heaven. Shortly afterwards I decided to read this book. Coincid ...

hogsflesh 12.11.2011 · Read full review
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Review of Do What Thou Wilt: A Life of Aleister Crowley - Lawrence Sutin

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A "deadliest" read for self confessed curtain twitchers!

Advantages: A fantastic read for fans of the Hansen family, and "Deadliest catch".
Disadvantages: A book for fans only.

A few years ago I discovered a show on the discovery channel that completely fascinated me, and made me a huge fan in the process, with this book being co-written by and about himself and his families’ heritage in the crab fishing industry. The book “D ...

sarahbarrow 22.02.2012 · Read full review
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Review of Deadliest Waters - Sig Hansen, Mark Sudeem

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Delboy gone bad ?

Advantages: Easy to read
Disadvantages: An interesting read, but not as exciting as the tagline led me to believe

Kathy and her three sisters Bud, Tigs, and Lu, grew up in the east end of London . Her father was a cockney spiv, selling knock off perfume to neighbours, and involved in petty criminal activity, but his dealings didn't make him much money, and the family ...

Thehonesttruth 23.05.2011 · Read full review
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Review of Dance for your Daddy: The True Story of a Brutal East End Childhood - Katherine Shellduck

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Dance for your Daddy...Disappointing!

Advantages: Short read
Disadvantages: Boring, lacks detail, predictable

...~~Dance for your Daddy: The true story of a brutal East End childhood~~ Dance for your Daddy is a short book by Katherine Shellduck; it illustrates her life growing up in the East End with a brute for a father who pushed her mother into prostitution and ...

h_perry 06.06.2012 · Read full review
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Review of Dance for your Daddy: The True Story of a Brutal East End Childhood - Katherine Shellduck

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Tales of a Prime Ministerial appetite

Advantages: Well-researched, interesting and amusing
Disadvantages: Possibly a tad trivial if you're looking for serious history or biography

Churchill the bon viveur Throughout his 90 years Sir Winston Churchill was never a man to don the hair shirt. A comfortable upbringing in the days when elaborate multiple courses were the done thing imbued in him from an early age a taste for the g ...

JOHNV 08.07.2012 · Read full review
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Review of Dinner with Churchill - Cita Stelzer

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