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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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Review of Still Got It...Never Lost It - Louis Spence

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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 ...

JOHNV 18.09.2013 · Read full review
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Review of What Fresh Lunacy is This? The Authorized Biography of Oliver Reed - Robert Sellers

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Counting One's Blessings

Advantages: Easy to read, fascinating insight into Queen Mother, good companion to the biography
Disadvantages: None

Counting One's Blessings: The Selected Letters of Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother is edited by William Shawcross, whose official biography of the Queen Mother was published in 2006.This volume begins when the Queen Mother, then Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, was ...

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The very odd couple

Advantages: Interesting biography of two strange personalities
Disadvantages: Loose ends not tied up; author does not seem to warm to her subject(s)

Garbo and Beaton The story of the notoriously reclusive film star from Sweden and the noted British photographer is a curious one. Neither ever married, both were androgynous and evidently bisexual, both plucked their eyebrows, and both had numero ...

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Review of Greta and Cecil - Diana Souhami

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How to outrage public decency and morality in the 1920s

Advantages: Sympathetic, painstaking biography and account of the literary controversy
Disadvantages: One or two loose ends not tidied up properly - further research needed

It is a coincidence that the year 1928 saw the first appearance of two English novels which were denounced and initially suppressed on the grounds of obscenity and their potential to corrupt innocent readers – D.H. Lawrence’s ‘Lady Chatterley’s Lover’ and ...

JOHNV 07.06.2013 · Read full review
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Review of The Trials of Radclyffe Hall - Diana Souhami

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