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Charmer, deceiver - and deadly traitor

Advantages: easy but nice style, perceptive, compelling
Disadvantages: None really

The word “spy” often conjures up glamorous or stirring images of James Bond, or perhaps of some brave wartime hero infiltrating enemy territory to obtain information to pass back to his senior officers, risking his life to do so. There is another kind of ...

2mennycds 11.07.2016 · Read full review
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Review of A Spy Among Friends - Ben Macintyre

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Funny man, OK book

Advantages: Funny bits
Disadvantages: Bit dull

I think it’s pretty fair to say that the only people today who can tell stereotyping Black, Jewish, Muslim, gay and Asian jokes in politically correct Britain are Black, Jewish, Muslim, Gay and Asian comics. Omid Djalibi is one of that tiny handful that w ...

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Review of Hopeful - Omid Djalili

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No more sad refrains indeed from Sandy...

Advantages: Engaging, empathetic but balanced biography
Disadvantages: Poor grammar in places (Minor gripe)

Voted the world’s best female singer by Melody Maker readers, not once, but twice, British Sandy Denny’s life was cut tragically short at the age of 31. Towards the end of her all-too-short career her voice had gone a little past its best, though it was s ...

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Review of No More Sad Refrains: The Life of Sandy Denny - Clinton Heylin

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It's Just Not Cricket

Advantages: Fun, light, entertaining
Disadvantages: Next to nothing about cricket, unusual style

The Introduction Phil Tufnell was a professional cricketer, a spin bowler who took over a thousand first class wickets in his career. That one sentence sums up all you need to know about Phil's life as a sportsman before you read this book. You ...

sharper_fin 16.06.2016 · Read full review
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Review of Where Am I? - Phil Tufnell

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Read it loud....

Advantages: Well written, enjoyable, great story
Disadvantages: None

...Autobiographies, or in this case memoirs, are not the types of books I read normally: I think I have read about a handful in my entire life. I generally concentrate on fiction rather than fact, and visit worlds created by authors, not based on real places ...

Borg 07.03.2016 · Read full review
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Review of The Living Years - Mike Rutherford

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