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Robert Elms, The Way We Wore – A Life in Threads

Robert Elms, The Way We Wore – A Life in Threads

I picked this book up at the library as a bonus book with barely time to read it. I had to cram it into 3 days and I easily did. In fact, I had to force myself to put it down on the second day to leave 3 short chapters for day 3. I love […]

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Richard and Judy, The Autobiography by Richard Madeley and Judy Finnigan

Richard and Judy, The Autobiography by Richard Madeley and Judy Finnigan

Another book I bought years ago and was determined to read, and then put in storage, before my upcoming American adventure started. An interesting structure that I thought would bug me but worked out really well. They wrote separate and alternate chapters so it was their own individual take on particular episodes. Only occasionally did […]

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Book – Toast by Nigel Slater

Book – Toast by Nigel Slater

I had come across this book before but not having any knowledge on the author, I hadn’t picked it up. The title intrigued me to choose it up this time plus I have my resolve to read a book per week. It is an autobiography, or rather a memoir as I have been taught in […]

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Book – It’s Not About The Bike. By Lance Armstrong

Book – It’s Not About The Bike. By Lance Armstrong

Over the years people have told me that this is the most inspiring autobiography/sports autobiography/book ever. I would probably give Johnny Mac’s ‘Serious’ that prize but this was good. My first book in an age and I now plan to stick with my book a week goal. I started the next one the very next […]

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Book – Good as Gold, Rags to Riches. By Ralph Gold

Book – Good as Gold, Rags to Riches. By Ralph Gold

I love business biographies. It’s great to read about successful people. It’s good to learn about their ideas, decisions and vision for their business and how they want to live their life. I knew of the Gold Brothers, mainly for the purchase of Birmingham City Football Club but also because of Anne Summers, their ‘porn’ […]

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Book – My Take. By Gary Barlow

Book – My Take. By Gary Barlow

I was surprisingly drawn into this book. I loved Gary’s first solo album and have been amazed over the years why such a talented and crazily successful songwriter can be ridiculed in the press at an alarming rate. Did Elton John get this? Did George Michael? He is up there with them and I’m not […]

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Book – Audrey Hepburn, An Elegant Spirit. By Sean Hepburn Ferrer

Book – Audrey Hepburn, An Elegant Spirit. By Sean Hepburn Ferrer

 Oh Audrey! What an impact you had on the world. This is not my first Audrey book; the last one that came out came to me as a much wanted birthday present a couple of years ago. I had a look through it at the time; it’s a most beautifully put together scrap book of […]

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Book – Notes on a Scandal by Zoe Heller

Book – Notes on a Scandal by Zoe Heller

I’ve never seen the Judi Dench film. In fact, I had forgotten all about it until my room mate reminded me of it upon showing her this book. I then spent most of the time reading it wondering who the Judi Dench character was. The author I suppose. I picked the book up from the […]

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Black is Black – July 21st 2009

Black is Black – July 21st 2009

To me black is a colour. Just like red, blue, yellow, orange, green, purple or white –but a lot darker. Yet many people (women) use it as a staple colour in their wardrobe and base for all their outfits. I’ve just monitored ten women that have walked by me on this unexpectedly sunny July day […]

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Not funny – July 17th 2009

Not funny – July 17th 2009

In the last month, I have done 2 things I have never done before: the first was to mop the floor. My room mate had a new fangled style mop that took me a few minutes to figure out how to use but nowhere as long as the 20 minutes to find the on/off switch […]

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