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Funny and sad.

Advantages: Interesting read, funny in parts and also sad. Honesty and truthfully written.
Disadvantages: None for me.

...I always used to love watching the comedian and actor Norman Wisdom on television when I was living at home with my parents and also continued to enjoy his movies which always used to make me laugh. I actually was lucky enough to see him live on stage ...

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Review of My Turn - Norman Wisdom

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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, ...

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

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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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