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I did it may way and s*d the rest!

Advantages: Good read for those who like him
Disadvantages: Vindictive

I have only read two sports books this summer – and not the first time I have read these two books, updated biographies of Jimmy White and Kevin Pietersen. The White book is a cheap rehash with the emphasis on ‘hash’, Jimmies undisclosed love of soft drug ...

thedevilinme 29.06.2015 · Read full review
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Review of KP: The Autobiography - Kevin Pietersen

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Diamond review  This charming man

Advantages: Fascinating glimpse into the life and times of one of Britain's more attractive monarchs
Disadvantages: None

When I think back, I wasn’t taught much at school about Charles II. The curriculum covered the essentials such as the Restoration, the Plague, the Great Fire of London and touched briefly on his amorous nature without going into specifics but I really ...

ladybracknell 26.03.2012 · Read full review
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Review of King Charles II - Antonia Fraser

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The media monarch who was a prisoner of his generals

Advantages: Good detailed analysis of the political background to his reign
Disadvantages: Very little about his personal and family life

If you're looking for a colourful biography of the man who was probably the most hated being on the planet at the end of the first World War, this isn't quite it. As the author makes clear in his preface, it does not claim to be a comprehensive biograph ...

JOHNV 19.06.2010 · Read full review
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Review of Kaiser Wilhelm II - Christopher Clark

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ROY KEANE - THE PLAYING YEARS

Advantages: Nice insight into the controversial aspects to Roy's playing career
Disadvantages: Doesn't cover his time at Celtic, or any of his managerial work

...I have to admit that when my beloved Ipswich Town FC appointed Roy Keane as manger a couple of months ago I was a little sceptical. Most of what I knew about Roy came from the press and news coverage, most of it negative, which seemed to follow him arou ...

tractor-boy 07.07.2009 · Read full review
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Review of Keane - Roy Keane

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His last duchess

Advantages: Interesting information about life in the 14th century.
Disadvantages: Very little proven fact about Katherine Swynford and a great deal of supposition

...One of my all time favourite books is a novel written way back in the Fifties by Anya Seton about the life of Katherine Swynford who became first the mistress and later the third wife of John of Gaunt. The perceived wisdom at the time Anya Seton's novel ...

ladybracknell 19.06.2011 · Read full review
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Review of Katherine Swynford - Alison Weir

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