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She became an MP - even with that hair, Lady Astor

Advantages: Well-written, extremely interesting, and the author comes across as genuinely likeable
Disadvantages: None

Who could resist a title like that? And is this a former librarian or someone like that? The answer is no. The book So why the title? Shirley Catlin, as she was born in 1930, tells us in the early pages of this memoir that during her childhood her ...

JOHNV 25.11.2009 · Read full review
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Review of Climbing the Bookshelves: The Autobiography of Shirley Williams - Shirley Williams

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A woman who likes a challenge

Advantages: Brilliant title, a very interesting memoir of a life in politics
Disadvantages: She's a Liberal Democrat!; there are places I would have liked to know more

Now in her 80s, a British politician looks back over her long political career. Shirley Williams is perhaps most famous for being one of the Gang of Four, a group of MPs who broke away from the Labour Party in 1981 to found the Social Democratic Party ...

elkiedee 24.06.2010 · Read full review
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Review of Climbing the Bookshelves: The Autobiography of Shirley Williams - Shirley Williams

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I woz not bored reading this!

Advantages: Great book, Very well structured and complete
Disadvantages: Annoying dust cover

Reading a Book is not usually my favorite pass time, but when I was brought the Steve Wozniaks biography 'I Woz' I could not put it down. On first impressions I thought the book would be all about how he invented the 'APPLE-1' noteably the first ever ...

allangallop 06.09.2007 · Read full review
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Review of I, Woz: Computer Geek to Cult Icon. Getting to the Core of Apple's Inventor - Gina Smith, Steve Wozniak

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