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Sylvia and the family of protest

Advantages: Very effective biography which keeps the historical background well in focus
Disadvantages: None

To some extent, the history of the suffragettes was also the history of the Pankhurst family. Sylvia, born in 1882, was the second daughter of Dr Richard and Emmeline Pankhurst, and one of three sisters. The book At the start we are introduced to ...

JOHNV 06.04.2014 · Read full review
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Review of Sylvia Pankhurst The Rebellious Suffragette - Shirley Harrison

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The airless bell-jar

Advantages: Sympathetic but not uncritical account of its subject
Disadvantages: Not to everybody's interest

Biographies old and new of Queen Victoria, her husband and her children are plentiful enough. The vast majority of them are based to some extent on the diaries, memoirs and biographies of some of the most important figures who served her, and Kate Hubbar ...

JOHNV 15.01.2014 · Read full review
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Review of Serving Victoria Life in the Royal Household - Kate Hubbard

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Garrow- the rediscovered story of the lost advocate..

Advantages: explains the barbarity of the common law in the 18th century
Disadvantages: it's difficult to comprehend the sheer level of unjust judicial killing

LAST SEEN ON TV! An appreciation by Phillip Taylor MBE and Elizabeth Taylor of Richmond Green Chambers As Geoffrey Robertson QC points out in the foreword to this now wildly popular biography, (following the recent television series), William Garrow ...

PhillipTaylor 11.06.2010 · Read full review
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Review of Sir William Garrow: His Life, Times and Fight for Justice - John Hostettler, Richard Braby

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All Good until the Wheels Fell Off

Advantages: Fascinating read that is written in a light manner
Disadvantages: None

...Although my cycling habits haven't got to the state of wearing lycra, my interest in the sport has definitely grown recently. During the summer, I cycle most days and I watched the Tour de France for the first time in years this year (the last time I watc ...

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Review of The Secret Race - Tyler Hamilton, Daniel Coyle

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Not just "Somebody Else's Kids"

Advantages: Fantastic book, gripping read, interesting real characters, true story
Disadvantages: Nothing I really enjoyed this book

“Somebody Else’s Kids” by Torey Hayden is a fantastic book. It is the sort of book that once you start to read you just can’t put it down because you need to know what is going to happen. This is the true story of Torey Hayden an educational psycholog ...

AJ26 16.07.2007 · Read full review
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Review of Somebody Else's Kids - Torey Hayden

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