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Speak Softly and Carry a Big Stick

Advantages: Fascinating first hand story of a remarkable woman
Disadvantages: The 'voice' isn't authentic for a poorly educated village woman

Powerful in Pink ‘Warrior in a Pink Sari’ is the story of a remarkable woman called Sanpat Pal, the founder and leader of an Indian woman’s group called the Gulabi Gang. Wearing their distinctive pink saris and carrying lathis (the bamboo sticks typic ...

koshkha 30.11.2013 · Read full review
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Wonderful Every Day?

Advantages: You get to learn a lot more about Pattie and her marriages to George and Eric
Disadvantages: There were some really uncomfortable moments in the book that felt exploitative

It has long been debated in my house as to which Beatle wife or girlfriend was the most attractive in her heyday. It might sound like a pretty shallow conversation and it results in the same comments; my Mum and Dad think either Paul McCartney’s first med ...

MizzMolko 16.06.2010 · Read full review
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Review of Wonderful Today - Pattie Boyd

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Two guitarists and one woman

Advantages: Very interesting portrait of the Beatles, Harrison and Clapton
Disadvantages: If you're interested in the subject, none to speak of

Pattie Boyd will always be remembered for one unique, extraordinary claim to fame. She became the wife of arguably the two most famous and revered rock guitarists of the era, George Harrison and Eric Clapton, and thus inspired three of the age’s seminal ...

JOHNV 02.10.2010 · Read full review
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You Fat Bar-Steward !!

Advantages: Endearing story of rags to riches
Disadvantages: Do you like Football?

** WARNING: SOME BAD LANGUAGE CONTAINED HEREIN ** "Who Ate All The Pies: The Life and Times of Mick Quinn" - Mick Quinn and Oliver Harvey … Paperback version £7.99 It can be purchased for much, much less on Amazon. I nicked the one I am reading of ...

newty1977 15.04.2006 · Read full review
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An average book about an average footballer

Advantages: Interesting change from footballer to horse racing trainer
Disadvantages: Poorly written, not particularly interesting, full of himself

I recently purchased 50-60 second-hand books with the intentions of reselling some and reading some. Amongst a mixture of classics and crime books was "Who Ate All the Pies" - the Life and times of Mick Quinn. Most of Mick Quinn's career is a bit before m ...

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