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Mute the Fanfare

Advantages: Great references and an interesting subject
Disadvantages: Easily distracted by a low flying helicopter

...Duration: 328 pages Publishing House: Century (2005) Stepping over the metaphoric egg shells is a hazardous business, at the best of times. Yet, we ‘British folk’ hardly convey to be fully fledged ‘Russian Ballet Nureyevs’; when it comes to eloquen ...

1st2thebar 28.06.2012 · Read full review
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Review of The Done Thing - Simon Fanshawe

No, Prime Minister

Advantages: Clever plot
Disadvantages: Lots - not very funny, generally mediocre acting, some subject matter a bit dubious

...This is actually a review of the theatre play Yes Prime Minister rather than the book shown above. According to Ciao Support this site doesn’t run to reviews of plays, so they advised me to put it under Everything From A-Z. That struck me as a bit ...

jonathanb 06.05.2011 · Read full review
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Review of The Complete Yes Prime Minister - Anthony Jay, Jonathan Lynn

Affirmative

Advantages: Very British, very political, very funny
Disadvantages: Alas, more true to life than we might wish

...There was a real cult following that grew up about the television series Yes, Minister and its successor, Yes, Prime Minister. So popular was this show among political types that journalists, politicians and bureaucrats could be assumed to be unavailable ...

frkurt 22.01.2003 · Read full review
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Review of The Complete Yes Prime Minister - Anthony Jay, Jonathan Lynn

Quid pro quo

Advantages: Complete
Disadvantages: None

...With its companion volume "The Complete Yes Minister", this book forms the memoirs of the Rt Hon James Hacker, formerly Minister at the Department for Administrative Affairs and in this volume (after ch. 1) elevated to Number 10. Together with his trusted ...

richardashdowne 16.01.2001 · Read full review
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Review of The Complete Yes Prime Minister - Anthony Jay, Jonathan Lynn

Excellent observational humour

Advantages: Wiity, well written farce on government
Disadvantages: None

...Right lets put this one straight shall we, I bought this book years ago have read 4 or 5 times and it has not fell apart. Right that’s cleared up the binding quality of this book is fine, for those that are interested, more importantly what is the ...

KingHerrod 19.01.2001 · Read full review
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Review of The Complete Yes Prime Minister - Anthony Jay, Jonathan Lynn