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~ * Probably The Funniest Book Ever! * ~

Advantages: Funny! Interesting! Inspiring!!
Disadvantages: Nothing major!

o be honest, despite liking Louis Spence after finding him to be very funny on shows such as Celebrity Juice, I didn't really know who Louis Spence was (apart from the fact that he is a dancer). So when I heard about his autobiography, "Still Got It, Neve ...

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Review of Still Got It...Never Lost It - Louis Spence

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The woman behind Napoleon

Advantages: Interesting, well-researched biography of the woman and her times
Disadvantages: A little too unsympathetic towards Napoleon

Until I had read this biography, it had never really occurred to me just how shadowy a figure the first wife of Napoleon Bonaparte, one of the best-known European rulers of the age, really was. It may be common knowledge that her name was Josephine, but f ...

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Review of Josephine: Desire, Ambition, Napoleon - Kate Williams

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Hellraising in the Stuart era

Advantages: Interesting read about a colourful character
Disadvantages: Tends to overestimate his importance and play up his (few) good points

John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester, was the ultimate ‘live fast, die young’ icon of the Stuart age, the seventeenth-century embodiment of ‘Hope I die before I get old’. Restoration dandy, satirist and pornographic poet, he died a lingering death in 1680 ...

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Review of Blazing Star: The Life and Times of John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester - Alexander Laiman

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Good Info For A Future Nail Tech-But Needs Work!

Advantages: Different to normal books about nails, varied selection of authors with different backgrounds
Disadvantages: Quality of book itself not great, could include more details and stories, quite expensive

I believe things tend to happen for a reason, and when I was made redundant in my last job, despite it being quite an upsetting experience, I saw it as a good thing. I was far too comfortable in a role I didn’t like, a boss I hated and a company that I fe ...

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Review of Nail Masters Success Stories from Industry Experts - Ela Loszczyk

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Grace - the real story behind the legend

Advantages: Incisive biography that probes beyond the sanitised legend
Disadvantages: Although a new edition, text clearly not updated [see review]

Twenty-five years before another so-called fairytale royal romance which turned out to be anything but, one of America’s most beloved screen goddesses crossed the Atlantic and married into the principality of Monaco. The ceremony in 1956 was hailed as th ...

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Review of Grace Her Lives - Her Loves - Robert Lacey

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