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The World of Dan and Phil

Advantages: Interesting, fun, nice layout
Disadvantages: None

About the book: The Amazing Book is Not on Fire was written by YouTubers Dan Howell (danisnotonfire) and Phil Lester (AmazingPhil). The YouTube duo have been best friends for 6 years and lived together for 4. In the book they reveal the stories of their b ...

TheInternetExplorer 10.02.2016 ∑ Read full review
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Review of The Amazing Book Is Not On Fire - Dan Howell, Phil Lester

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Tales From the Back Row by Cosmo editor Amy Odell

Advantages: Funny, truthful, different, engaging
Disadvantages: Not as much info about life at cosmo

...I couldnít have been more excited when I received an email asking me if Iíd like to review Tales From the Back Row, a book written by Cosmopolitan.comís editor, Amy Odell. This book is a first hand account of how Amy rose from being the party reporter for ...

laurahartleyy 28.08.2015 ∑ Read full review
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What happened next to The Boy From Nowhere

Advantages: Good objective read covering his career through the highs and lows
Disadvantages: One particular error mentioned; no discography

Few singers have sustained a career over half a century and appealed to succeeding generations in the way that the former Thomas John Woodward of Treforest, South Wales, has managed to do. Almost written off during a lean period or two, he proved himself ...

JOHNV 19.05.2015 ∑ Read full review
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Review of Tom Jones: The Life - Sean Smith

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Best finest surgeon, come cut me open.

Advantages: Lots of information from many sources
Disadvantages: May seem confusing/pedantic

Some time during the night of 4 August 1962, Marilyn Monroe died of an overdose of barbiturates. It seems strange that the very first sentence of "The Many Lives of Marilyn Monroe" should be the precise details of her death. After finishing this bo ...

mi_wa 11.06.2015 ∑ Read full review
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Review of The Many Lives of Marilyn Monroe - Sarah Churchwell

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One woman's experience of love, loss and imprisonment in Russia

Advantages: Stark retelling of an often unhappy life
Disadvantages: None

... Lina Prokoviev Lina Prokofiev was born Carlina Codina in Madrid in 1897, and spent most of her childhood in New York. This book is a biography of her, based largely on her previously unpublished letters. The book After making her stage deb ...

JOHNV 20.04.2013 ∑ Read full review
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Review of The Love and Wars of Lina Prokofiev: The Story of Lina and Serge Prokofiev - Simon Morrison

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