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He started it all. (Well almost!)

Advantages: Surprising and revealing
Disadvantages: Quite a hard read

It is impossible to think of the Lake District without thinking of the pocket sized books that seem to inhabit every fellwalker and dreamers collection. "Doing the Wainwrights" is almost pursued with religious fervor by those who rate the challenge as ...

jolmartyn 10.02.2007 · Read full review
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Review of Wainwright: The Biography - Hunter Davies

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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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Review of Wonderful Today - Pattie Boyd

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Could you forgive your husband's killers?

Advantages: An honest and soul searching account of what this lady went through
Disadvantages: Sometimes a bit uncomfortably personal

“With What Remains” by Leslie Bilinda I bought this book from Amazon prior to our holiday in Rwanda and Madagascar. All the books I managed to find set in Rwanda apart from, ’Baking Cakes in Kigali’ were centred around the Genocide in 1994. I wasn’t able ...

catsholiday 09.11.2011 · Read full review
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Review of With What Remains - Lesley Bilinda

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A little bit of 'humbleness' would not go amiss

Advantages: Talks openly about her hard childhood, might help someone with similar experiences.
Disadvantages: Comes across as rather shallow in places. A lot of name-dropping.

Now please don’t bombard with me rude comments telling me how nasty I am to say such a thing – I don’t mean to be offensive to Ms McCutcheon, but that phrase was going through my head all the time I was reading this book. I know that th ...

redridinghood 26.04.2001 · Read full review
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Review of Who Does She Think She Is? - Martine McCutcheon

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