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"Amazing Animals, Extraordinary People, Astonishing Places"

Advantages: Enjoyable read, wide scope, exciting, interesting, moving
Disadvantages: One or two "gaps"

CIAO PLAYING UP AGAIN - DISPLAYED IN "LATEST REVIEWS" BUT INACCESSIBLE TO READERS - AND NOT EASY FOR ME TO GET INTO TO EDIT EITHER. HOPE THAT I CAN RE-SUBMIT SUCCESSFULLY, OTHERWISE IT'S AN HOUR-AND-A-HALF OF MY LIFE THAT I'VE WASTED! ++++++++++++++++ ...

2mennycds 21.08.2017 · Read full review
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Review of Wild Life - Simon King

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How not to write a sports book

Advantages: Good cricketer
Disadvantages: Rags to riches to rags

Nope, it’s not that Paul Smith but cricket Paul Smith. This Paul Smith doesn’t wear suits; a bandana and a copy of Rolling Stone magazine under his arm more his thing. Older sports fans will remember him from a very fine all conquering Warwickshire County ...

thedevilinme 14.08.2015 · Read full review
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Review of Wasted - Paul Smith

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The extremely intelligent fool of the silver screen

Advantages: Very interesting, detailed account of Hay's life and work
Disadvantages: Style occasionally a little too colloquial

I’m unashamedly showing my age here, and I’ll readily forgive anyone for asking ‘Will WHO?’ But thirty or forty years ago, in the days of only three TV channels (four from 1982), when video and DVD were not yet with us, you were rarely more than days awa ...

JOHNV 19.03.2011 · Read full review
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Review of Will Hay - Graham Rinaldi

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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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Review of Who Ate All The Pies: The Life & Times of Mick Quinn - Mick Quinn

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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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Review of Who Ate All The Pies: The Life & Times of Mick Quinn - Mick Quinn

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