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Honest, raw and so very, very sad

Advantages: It's a good cautionary anti-drugs story
Disadvantages: It's not about The Pretenders

The Introduction I've always loved music and I sometimes like to find a little bit about the people who have made the music that moves me the most. I like reading rock biographies. The Pretenders produced some of my favourite singles when I was grow ...

sharper_fin 22.10.2015 · Read full review
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Review of Reckless - Chrissie Hynde

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Introducing the World's Bravest Dog: It's All About Treo

Advantages: Friendly, easy to follow style that captures the tension and emotion.
Disadvantages: They could't save them all.

It’s All About Treo Life, Love and War with the World’s Bravest Dog Dave Heyhoe with Damien Lewis I finished this book a few days ago, having barely been able to put it down. My withdrawal symptoms are such that I have sought out Youtube clips of ...

LiveMusicLoverLyn 04.07.2015 · Read full review
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Review of It's All About Treo - Dave Heyhoe

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Remembering Whitney

Advantages: A great read.
Disadvantages: None

Like many people in the 1980's, when Whitney Houston hit our screens and radios, I was amazed by her powerful voice. I used to love watching her on Top of the Pops, as well as having a brilliant voice, she also seemed really young and likeable, a girl ne ...

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Review of Remembering Whitney - Cissy Houston

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Bess of Hardwick, and the family who adapted rather than died

Advantages: Interesting, readable and comprehensive family biography
Disadvantages: A little dry at times

The Devonshires According to the blurb on the back of this book, ‘the story of the Devonshires is the story of Britain’. That’s an extravagant claim, but it contains more than a germ of truth. Certainly one would be hard-pushed to find an aristoc ...

JOHNV 13.07.2014 · Read full review
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Review of The Devonshires The Story of a Family and a Nation - Roy Hattersley

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Another royal rebel, another 'people's princess'

Advantages: Lively life of a lively, unconventional woman
Disadvantages: Some unfortunate historical howlers

...As a previous biographer dubbed her, Princess Louise was Queen Victoria’s unconventional daughter. Always popular with the public for her comparatively easygoing manner (though, being royal, she was not averse to pulling rank), her forward-looking views ...

JOHNV 30.04.2014 · Read full review
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Review of The Mystery of Princess Louise Queen Victoria's Rebellious Daughter - Lucinda Hawksley

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