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A diplomatic disgrace

Advantages: The funny parts are hilarious, some interesting cultural snippets
Disadvantages: much unnecessary political stuff; unlikeable author

Brigid Keenan's "Diplomatic Baggage" is a prime example of one of those books where one does not have to particularly like the narrator in order to gain enjoyment from reading. Perhaps it's hard to believe that I laughed out loud while reading this on an ...

fizzytom 05.10.2008 · Read full review
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Picking the Great Man's Brains

Advantages: Urban legends are sometimes true
Disadvantages: It must have been a fantstic magazine article

We live in a sci-fi world where you can be famous for owning a nightclub or being married to a dipsomaniac former footballer. Fame has been so devalued that it's almost impossible to imagine what first defined the term celebrity. In 1879, a man was born i ...

danielse 28.11.2004 · Read full review
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Review of Driving Mr Albert - Michael Paterniti

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