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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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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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Let those juices flow

Advantages: You will be laughing all the way through
Disadvantages: You dont want it to end

I came across this book quite by accident while trying to replenish my stock of English books here in Germany. I was first drawn to it by the cover, then reading the name got very curious indeed. Yes I have to admit that on reading the back cover I was ...

twinks5 07.01.2003 · Read full review
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Review of Driving Over Lemons - Chris Stewart

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Regrets...I've had a few...?

Advantages: Wonderful writing, beautiful feel good book
Disadvantages: Do we believe him?

OK, time to open up the where are they now file.... Chris Stewart got his big break in the late 1960s when he ws invited to join the rock band Genesis. Peter Gabriel was the band's first drummer but he decided that he wanted to concentrate on the vocal ...

fizzytom 13.04.2004 · Read full review
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Review of Driving Over Lemons - Chris Stewart

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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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