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Football at all costs.......

Advantages: Interesting narrative on American High School Sports
Disadvantages: A bit one sided for my liking

Now I am a big sports fan as you may have seen from some of my other reviews and a great fan of American Football both college and NFL. This book was bought for me by my brother as a birthday present and I have just got round to finishing it. The book is ...

bbicuk01 18.10.2014 · Read full review
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Review of Friday Night Lights: A Town, a Team, and a Dream - H G Bissinger

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Do you like a good ghost story?

Advantages: Good to read as a precursor to the ghost tour
Disadvantages: Could also act as a spoiler, too much third-person dialogue for me

...since I was very young I have had a fascination with the supernatural and all things weird and spooky. A few weeks ago I went on a working trip to our office in Edinburgh. My planned activities for one of the evenings that my colleague and I were ...

JeeanA 16.04.2006 · Read full review
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Review of The Ghost That Haunted Itself - Jan-Andrew Henderson

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Jeremy's starter for ten on who are the English

Advantages: Well-researched, factual, gently irrerevent, thoroughly readable
Disadvantages: None

...As someone who considers himself English but a quarter Scottish, 'and who knows what else further back', Michael Howard’s favourite interviewer is well placed to produce what is basically a new millennium look at the state of the nation (if you're S ...

JOHNV 19.10.2001 · Read full review
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Review of The English - Jeremy Paxman

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Stiff upper lip

Advantages: Interesting and well-written - a different look at all things English
Disadvantages: The maps aren't pink any more ;-)

...How would you define being English? What is the essence of ‘Englishness’? Seems an easy question to tackle, but the more you think about it, the clearer it becomes that England is no longer a nation of tea drinking, cucumber sandwich-eating sh ...

JVL 07.07.2003 · Read full review
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Review of The English - Jeremy Paxman

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Paxman's people

Advantages: funny and informative, thoroughly researched
Disadvantages: not everyone's cup of tea

...Jeremy Paxman is not to everyone's taste, although I always find his regular battles with Ann Widdecombe on Newsnight very funny. His most recent book, The English, is an excellent read. Paxman examines what it means to be English in the context of the ...

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Review of The English - Jeremy Paxman

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