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Radio 2's T.W......No not the Sir one!!

Advantages: A super read and useful too.
Disadvantages: None for me.

Introduction. For those who listen to the Jeremy Vine programme at lunchtime on Radio 2 on Fridays, the name Terry Walton may be a familiar one. For those who don't, Terry's involvement on the programme is a ten minute, 'little gem', slot of live br ...

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Review of My Life on a Hillside Allotment - Terry Walton

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Diabolical Duchess or Political Heavyweight?

Advantages: Good read, great woman in history, really interesting
Disadvantages: High quality paper let down by poor b&w images

...If you've read some of Philippa Gregory's latest works then you'll have seen the occasional mentions of Margaret of York. In "The White Queen" she's sent off to marry the Duke of Burgundy, and in "The White Princess" she is mentioned helping the pretender ...

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Review of Margaret of York - Christine Weightman

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In search of Syd

Advantages: plenty of detail, fascinating
Disadvantages: None, although more lyrics would have been nice

For devotees of Syd Barrett, the man, the legend and the enigma hold sacred qualities. The task, therefore, of biographing the brief spell in which his star shone brightly and then blew out dramatically is not to be handled carelessly or with the coarse, ...

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Review of Madcap - Tim Willis

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"This is my book about getting better".

Advantages: Easily available in paperback and hardback
Disadvantages: It's over 300 pages long

When Elizabeth Wurtzel was 27, she published "Prozac Nation". This book is about what happened to her later. She left New York, developed an addiction to Ritalin and moved to Florida. She was put on the Ritalin tablets by the doctor but when she moved to ...

Mel27 22.08.2005 · Read full review
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Review of More, Now, Again - Elizabeth Wurtzel

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A must read book

Advantages: Engaging and fascinating - hard to put down
Disadvantages: Over 300 pages

This book is engaging and fascinating and is literally impossible to put down. It is not just the story of drug addiction it is also an interesting description of failed love and the quest for happiness. It tells the downward spiral into drug addiction, f ...

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Review of More, Now, Again - Elizabeth Wurtzel

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