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An insight into the mind of Lord Sugar

Advantages: Very interesting, full of humour
Disadvantages: may stress you!

...this book for my husband at Christmas but it just sat on the shelf without being read so I thought I would give it a read seeing as I really like how Alan Sugar comes across on the Apprentice, I thought it would be an interesting read and yes, I ...

lorriellah 28.09.2012 · Read full review
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Review of The Way I See It: Rants, Revelations and Rules for Life - Alan Sugar

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A Remarkable Woman with a Remarkable Story to Tell

Advantages: Well written, honest, inspiring
Disadvantages: It will inevitably offend a lot of people in her community

Jasvinder Sanghera grew up in a traditional Sikh household in Derby, the daughter of immigrant parents from the Punjab who doted on her brother and treated her and her sisters as secondary. Growing up in England and picking up ideas and habits from the ki ...

koshkha 02.10.2010 · Read full review
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Review of Shame - Jasvinder Sanghera

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'Shame' - An Outstanding Story By A Brave Woman

Advantages: A Learning Curve
Disadvantages: The Topic Should Never Exist To Need Writing About

My Synopsis 'Shame' is an honest account of a woman who grew up in an Asian community ruled by the gossip of the Gurdwara in Derby. This book outlines the pressures and restrictions of being a girl brought up by strict Sikh values in a community where ...

carysb 24.01.2008 · Read full review
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It's a shame this book wasn't better written.

Advantages: Interesting read.
Disadvantages: Author was a little selfish at times, generalised things.

I haven't read a book (course books don't count) since I started going to university and recently I realised I really missed reading so my friend let me borrow this book from him. I thought it might go unread as I couldn't get myself to sit down and read ...

malihat 19.02.2011 · Read full review
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Review of Shame - Jasvinder Sanghera

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A Kind of Immortality

Advantages: Highly readable story that shows truth is stranger than fiction
Disadvantages: None

...A couple of years ago I was reading a magazine article about Henrietta Lacks. I had never heard of her before but was amazed to learn that this woman was responsible for many of the great breakthroughs in medicine, including the polio vaccine and the vac ...

rosebud2001 18.03.2011 · Read full review
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Review of The Immortal Life Of Henrietta Lacks - Rebecca Skloot

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