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What happened next to The Boy From Nowhere

Advantages: Good objective read covering his career through the highs and lows
Disadvantages: One particular error mentioned; no discography

Few singers have sustained a career over half a century and appealed to succeeding generations in the way that the former Thomas John Woodward of Treforest, South Wales, has managed to do. Almost written off during a lean period or two, he proved himself ...

JOHNV 19.05.2015 · Read full review
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Review of Tom Jones: The Life - Sean Smith

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This time round.

Advantages: Great for a fan
Disadvantages: Grammar and spelling errors

This time round. Ray Quinn Price:- £8.99 from waterstones I've been a fan of Ray Quinn since X-Factor. Rays also starred in the west end, dancing on ice and a few other celebrity game shows but starting his career in Brookeside. When I heard Ray was bri ...

stacey2911 25.03.2015 · Read full review
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Review of This Time Round - Ray Quinn

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Best finest surgeon, come cut me open.

Advantages: Lots of information from many sources
Disadvantages: May seem confusing/pedantic

Some time during the night of 4 August 1962, Marilyn Monroe died of an overdose of barbiturates. It seems strange that the very first sentence of "The Many Lives of Marilyn Monroe" should be the precise details of her death. After finishing this bo ...

mi_wa 11.06.2015 · Read full review
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Review of The Many Lives of Marilyn Monroe - Sarah Churchwell

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Some insight into the man behind Mrs Brown

Advantages: Interesting read, ideal read for the summer, lots of information about Brendan O'Carroll's life
Disadvantages: I did find the comparisons between Brendan's life and Mrs Brown slightly annoying after a while

Being a big fan of the Mrs. Brown’s Boys TV show I had been wanting to read this book since I first seen it for sale last December.  However, I felt the price was a little excessive (the Kindle version was close to £10), so I decided to wait until the pri ...

euphie 08.07.2014 · Read full review
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Review of The Real Mrs Brown - Brian Beacom

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Bess of Hardwick, and the family who adapted rather than died

Advantages: Interesting, readable and comprehensive family biography
Disadvantages: A little dry at times

The Devonshires According to the blurb on the back of this book, ‘the story of the Devonshires is the story of Britain’. That’s an extravagant claim, but it contains more than a germ of truth. Certainly one would be hard-pushed to find an aristoc ...

JOHNV 13.07.2014 · Read full review
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Review of The Devonshires The Story of a Family and a Nation - Roy Hattersley

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