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Falling in Love....again

Advantages: It is not really written by David Starkey
Disadvantages: Chapter documenting maps and sea bits are boring, but then I'm a girl.

...Not to be confused with Starkey's other work "Elizabeth" which looks at Henry VIII youngest daughter's life until she was crowned. This is called "Elizabeth I" Its full title is Elizabeth I - "The Woman the Queen and Her Empire" and is a catalogue of the ...

emmaewok 25.04.2005 · Read full review
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The early years of the Virgin Queen

Advantages: Readable, capitivating
Disadvantages: Not an academic text

David Starkey is one of a new generation of trendy historians. He has recently produced a major series on the monarchy on Channel Four, which will run over four years. We have already seen part of this detailing the history of the early monarchy. For a ...

Fantasyman 13.04.2005 · Read full review
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The young Elizabeth

Advantages: Fascinating, scholarly and readable
Disadvantages: None

Elizabeth I is hardly a neglected figure, but Starkey’s analysis of her life before her accession to the throne at the age of 25 manages to treat the subject in a new and exciting way. As he points out, in order to understand the woman it is essenti ...

Phoebe 06.08.2001 · Read full review
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~ * Probably The Funniest Book Ever! * ~

Advantages: Funny! Interesting! Inspiring!!
Disadvantages: Nothing major!

o be honest, despite liking Louis Spence after finding him to be very funny on shows such as Celebrity Juice, I didn't really know who Louis Spence was (apart from the fact that he is a dancer). So when I heard about his autobiography, "Still Got It, Neve ...

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Ollie, the big-hearted brawler

Advantages: Very in-depth, objective portrait of Reed from all sides
Disadvantages: None

For rather more of his career than he, his family and closest friends might have liked, the name of actor Oliver Reed was a byword for booze, brawls and all types of laddish behaviour. As Sellers’ very full and remarkably objective biography reveals, it ...

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Review of What Fresh Lunacy is This? The Authorized Biography of Oliver Reed - Robert Sellers

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