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Emma and I

Advantages: Insight into guide dog training, well written, lovely story
Disadvantages: None for me really

My friend lent me this book, and while I don’t normally read books that involve animals (I cried while reading Marley and Me, I have never been able to watch the film) I was reassured that this book was a fantastic read.  There was also a made for tv movi ...

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Review of Emma and I - Sheila Hocken

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So you want to be a writer? Get drinking

Advantages: Interesting, unusual treatment of an interesting subject
Disadvantages: Rather rambling in places; no index; poor quality illustrations

...Coming from a family with an alcoholic background, Olivia Laing became fascinated by the idea of why and how some of the greatest works of twentieth-century literature were written by those with a drink problem. The list soon became a very long one. Dyl ...

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Review of The Trip to Echo Spring - Olivia Laing

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~ * Living Life The Essex Way * ~

Advantages: Girlie read!!
Disadvantages: Nothing major!!

...The Only Way Is Essex (Towie) star Sam Faires. I am a big fan of celebrity gossip magazines and so I am always reading what she is up to in these magazines. So when I heard that she had released a book, I couldn’t wait to read it. Living Life ...

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Review of Living Life the Essex Way - Sam Faiers

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Sylvia and the family of protest

Advantages: Very effective biography which keeps the historical background well in focus
Disadvantages: None

To some extent, the history of the suffragettes was also the history of the Pankhurst family. Sylvia, born in 1882, was the second daughter of Dr Richard and Emmeline Pankhurst, and one of three sisters. The book At the start we are introduced to ...

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Review of Sylvia Pankhurst The Rebellious Suffragette - Shirley Harrison

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Try anything once - except incest and Morris Dancing

Advantages: Unique and beautifully written
Disadvantages: Sickening content

The Sins of the Father ‘The Kiss - A Secret Life’ by Kathryn Harrison is one of the most disturbing books I’ve ever read; one that made me feel really ‘icky’ from cover to cover but one that I couldn't put down once I'd started. I did know what I was ...

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Review of The Kiss A Secret Life - Kathryn Harrison

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