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Oil that spoils and the sp -oils of war!

Advantages: Interesting facts
Disadvantages: Irritating writing style

A venture capitalist invests in a company likely to succeed in the marketplace and hence show a profit to the investor, Dragons Den style. A vulture capitalist, what this book is about, looks to invest in a firm likely to fail to earn a profit in the near ...

thedevilinme 04.04.2013 · Read full review
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Review of Vultures Picnic - Greg Palast

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Many events, and many ways with words

Advantages: Fascinating insights into British events and culture from all points of the spectrum
Disadvantages: None, really

The editor Ruth Winstone, a former Senior Clerk at the House of Commons and editor of recently published diaries by Tony Benn and Chris Mullin, has compiled an impressive volume (nearly 700 pages) which brings together extracts from politicians and ...

JOHNV 05.01.2013 · Read full review
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Review of Events, Dear Boy, Events: A Political Diary of Britain from Woolf to Campbell - Ruth Winstone

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18 Wasted Years

Advantages: Genuinely funny
Disadvantages: None

...No, no, no....this is not a review of D-Ream's cringe-inducing single of the same name, it is instead a structured review (makes a change) about one of the funniest books I've read. Things Can Only Get Better (first published in 1998) is written by ...

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Review of Things Can Only Get Better - John O'Farrell

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Losing the Battle but winning the war

Advantages: Funny, informative for those politically minded
Disadvantages: Tory supporters who don't have a sense of humour may not find it that amusing

John O'Farrell has been a labour supporter since he was little, (he was just old enough to know what a political party was when he first realised he was.) In his book, he recounts all the elections, by-elections, council elections, school mock elections, ...

Emmak 19.02.2001 · Read full review
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Review of Things Can Only Get Better - John O'Farrell

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Hilarious view of Labour's years in opposition

Advantages: Hilarious but also a warning not to let it happen again
Disadvantages: well, maybe not the perfect book for your dyed in the wool Conservative

A brilliantly funny book. One of those ones that makes you laugh out loud and which you just can't put down. It tells the story of John O'Farrell - a Labour supporter - when Labour couldn't get in to power. John O'Farrell has been involved in lots ...

AlexMayer 02.07.2000 · Read full review
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Review of Things Can Only Get Better - John O'Farrell

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