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This Book Will Change Your Life

Advantages: Inspiring, touching, honest,
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I chose this book simply because it was a "Quick Read" and it's about war, and I personally enjoy reading war books. It's based on a true story - infact, it's all about Andy McNab himself - the best selling author for war books. The book's image isn't fu ...

cariad54 19.09.2015 · Read full review
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Review of Today Everything Changes - Andy McNab

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

Advantages: Stark retelling of an often unhappy life
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... 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 This book is a biography of her, based largely on her previously unpublished letters.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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57600 swarovski crystals and a dress with a 107 foot train

Advantages: Interesting, great writing style
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I'm sure most of you will have seen or at least heard of Big Fat Gypsy Weddings, the extremely popular channel 4 documentary showing travellers weddings. This programme helped Thelma Madine to be pushed into the limelight as the famous dressmaker who made ...

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Review of Tales of the Gypsy Dressmaker - Thelma Madine

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Beyond the Ashes...

Advantages: Well written, funny....
Disadvantages: Some bits could have been more developed

Having read and enjoyed "Angela's Ashes" and "'Tis: A Memoir" a while back, when I saw on the charity book list at work that there was another book by Frank McCourt I happily parted with my 25p (that's what a book costs from the charity book list). ...

marymoose99 14.09.2008 · Read full review
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Review of Teacher Man - Frank McCourt

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Booze, Birds, Bastards....It's Got Em All

Advantages: An Amazing Insight Into a Contraversial Band
Disadvantages: Mick Could Have Been More Exciting!

...I was recently in Melbourne walking about the place, as you do and I walked past a bookstore. A man was stood outside with a Microphone, talking about all the books the shop sold. I wasn't interested until I heard the words "Motley Crue" and "Autobiograph ...

AnarchyInTheUk 05.06.2003 · Read full review
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Review of The Dirt - Motley Crue - Mick Mars

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