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The Newspaper Man

Advantages: A fascinating life
Disadvantages: None

If you look her up Wendy Law-Yone is described as a Burmese-born American author. That ''Burmese-born American'' might be an accurate description of her current citizenship, but it barely hints at the ethnic mix of her heritage, nor of her personal close ...

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Review of Golden Parasol - Wendy Law-Yone

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On Top of The World

Advantages: Interesting, compelling book
Disadvantages: Not a book for everyone, Sad read

...am the first to admit that some of my interests are slightly on the macabre side and with the recent anniversary of the 9/11 attacks in my mind, I decided to buy this book from Amazon. The events of that day and those that experienced it first hand is ...

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Review of On Top of The World - Tom Barbash

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A good poet - if not necessarily a good man

Advantages: Well-resewarched, vivid biography
Disadvantages: A little too much on his relationships to the point of tedium

Rupert Chawner Brooke’s reputation as one of the greatest or at least best-remembered war poets rests largely on his sonnet ‘The Soldier’. Perhaps it was English literature’s abiding loss that his output was so slender, as his career was cut short so sud ...

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Review of Rupert Brooke: Life, Death and Myth - Nigel Jones

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An amazing autobiography.

Advantages: Gives an amazing insight into the life of a girl who grew up in a cult.
Disadvantages: Not for the faint-hearted, unsuitable for children.

Plot This book details the life of Natacha Tormey, who grew up in a cult called the Children of God. It takes the reader on a journey from her early life as a child through to her life in the cult, from being malnourished and beaten to her escape age ...

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Review of Born Into The Children of God - Natacha Tormey

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He's not a Sex Pistol, he's a very angry boy...

Advantages: It's in John's words
Disadvantages: John doesn't necessarily tell the stories most readers would want to hear

When I was a boy John Lydon was known as Johnny Rotten and was the lead singer in a band called the Sex Pistols. He was angry. When I was a young adult John Lydon was the lead singer in a band called Public Image Ltd. He was angry. When I became a middl ...

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Review of Anger Is An Energy - John Lydon

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