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A glimpse into a way of life that may one day be gone forever.

Advantages: Interesting, lots of information about Romany customs
Disadvantages: None

Maggie is a Romany gypsy - born in a Somerset pea field in 1941, she spent her childhood and teen years living in a wagon, travelling about with her parents and siblings, and working on farms, scrap metal rounds, and on crafting wooden flowers to sell on ...

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Review of Rabbit Stew and a Penny or Two - Maggie Smith-Bendell

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An interesting glimpse at how the other half live

Advantages: Interesting, covers a period of rapid change
Disadvantages: Some elements I needed to research seperately

The Lady's Maid - My Life in Service (also published as Rose- My life in service) tells the story of Rosina Harrison, who, wanting to travel the world, knows that the only way for a working class girl like herself to get there is by becoming a Lady's Maid ...

Thehonesttruth 26.01.2015 · Read full review
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Review of The Lady's Maid - Rosina Harrison

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The man in the centre

Advantages: Very full, impartial biography of an interesting political and literary character
Disadvantages: For anyone interested n the subject - none

It must be rare indeed that a British political figure who never became Prime Minister is the subject of or deserves a biography comprising 750 pages of text. However, as John Campbell demonstrates in this volume, it is difficult to do justice to the lif ...

JOHNV 18.01.2015 · Read full review
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Review of Roy Jenkins: A Well-Rounded Life - John Campbell

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~ * Amanda Hold On!! * ~

Advantages: interesting!! funny!!
Disadvantages: none!!

Amanda Holden has always been someone I was aware of but was someone I never really knew much about, apart from the fact that she was married to Family Fortune’s host Les Dennis and then had an affair with Men Behaving Badly Actor Neil Morrissey. Many of ...

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Review of No Holding Back - Amanda Holden

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Mother and son letters in a time of war

Advantages: Interesting glimpse into the lives of several prominent people
Disadvantages: Probably for a rather specialised readership

Though she is perhaps little remembered these days except as the mother of writer and historian John Julius Norwich, Lady Diana Cooper was one of the towering figures in society life between the wars and for much of the period before her death in 1986. = ...

JOHNV 11.01.2015 · Read full review
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Review of Darling Monster - Diana Cooper

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