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A moving. witty, evocative memoir

Advantages: Witty, moving, evocative, personal insight, lovely illustrations
Disadvantages: None

A Wainwright (1907-1991) is best known for his series of illustrated guides to Lakeland paths, later supplemented by a series of books of sketches, and for some reluctant television appearances. His guidebooks remain a delight, with hand-drawn maps and ...

2mennycds 20.06.2017 · Read full review
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Review of Memoirs Of A Fellwanderer - Alfred Wainwright

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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, ...

Praski 26.11.2010 · Read full review
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Review of Madcap - Tim Willis

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A wonderful biography!

Advantages: everything!
Disadvantages: nothing!

Maud Gonne may have been born in England, but her ancestral roots took her back to Ireland, where she realised that the only way Ireland could be free to be true to itself was if it broke from English rule. From then on, her campaign for Irish women in pa ...

Amy69 10.01.2013 · Read full review
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Review of Maud Gonne - Margaret Ward

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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 ...

MentalSarcasm 01.10.2014 · Read full review
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Review of Margaret of York - Christine Weightman

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A Rollercoaster of a Read.

Advantages: There is much humour and love within
Disadvantages: The lows truly feel low, and they draw you in.

Through Thick and Thin Now I must just say I'm not a fan of Autobiographies. They don't appeal to me because in the main, the only 'celebs' who write them are after a quick buck when they're running low of money, Kerry Katona and Katie Price for inst ...

Elysia2003 22.08.2011 · Read full review
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Review of My Autobiography - Gok Wan

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