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Posted on 5 Jan 2012 14:35:57 GMT
Have you tried One Woman's War by Eileen Younghusband. It's a remarkable book which tells the untold story of a group of young women who played a huge role in saving Britain from the Nazis. She speaks for the millions of ordinary people had their lives turned upside down by the need to contribute to the war effort. Her accounts of Britain's radar defences, her wartime romances and her "make do and mend" wedding are almost as fascinating as her extraordinarily demanding job, helping to defeat Nazi bombing raids or save downed Allied aircrew.

Posted on 6 Jan 2012 13:09:21 GMT
I read a biography by Tracie Cooper-Probyn, Through The Eyes Of Innocence. Although it's heart wrenching, I have to say it's totalling gripping.

Posted on 7 Jan 2012 09:48:21 GMT
J. King says:
If you would like a light hearted read about the music world then read "Rubbing Shoulder" by singer/song writer David Martin. It is a humorous and insightful book telling stories of the up close and personal kind about the dozens of famous stars with whom David has rubbed shoulders during his long and successful career. Elvis, Cliff, Dusty, Barry Manilow, The Carpenters, to name but a few. His song "Can't Smile Without You" became an international hit and David songs have sold over 26 million records around the world in a career spanning over 40 years.

RUBBING SHOULDERS

Posted on 7 Jan 2012 11:50:30 GMT
Read my book on the subject of abuse of young boys in childrens homes and then shout loud so the world can hear THIS MUST STOP!!!

Posted on 8 Jan 2012 18:23:31 GMT
lak says:
i loved the several autobiographies by sir alec guinness; in fact, enough so that in 1987, after reading the 1st one, BLESSINGS IN DISGUISE (while in bed recovering from a surgery), that i wrote him c/o his publisher, not expecting he wd get it, let alone reply. to my utter amazement and delight he wrote back immediately in his own hand, addressed the envelope in his own hand, wrote on his own letterhead, all in real ink. he thanked me for my letter, 'which i greatly appreciated'. in the book, which is not so much about a star's life but an interesting person's life, he wrote briefly about having converted to catholicism, as did i, so i wrote him mostly about that. i have the letter and envelope framed and treasure it. (btw,i am an american and wrote him from there.) books are amusing and interesting as well as thoughtful.

Posted on 18 Mar 2012 15:27:07 GMT
phleabas says:
I have enjoyed reading 'Emigrating Home' by Yasseen, it can be quite funny.
Emigrating Home

In reply to an earlier post on 20 Mar 2012 09:33:33 GMT
Hi, Have a look at my memoirs '80 Years Gone in a Flash'. It is the story of my life, a photo journalist who traveled the world doing picture features. The photography was from glass plates to digital, parts of which are very amusing. If you like a book about an ordinary unknown person, this is the one. It was published in December last year and has seven reviews on Amazon. John Jochimsen

Posted on 21 Mar 2012 20:52:11 GMT
BoerGal says:
Just fininshed reading Andi Ali autobiography - great read. Could not put it down.

Posted on 21 Mar 2012 22:13:09 GMT
prof says:
Khaled Hosseini...Kite Runner or One Thousand Splendid Suns....obvious choices but very hard to put down...John Ajvide Lindqvist is enjoyable as well...and for a real visual treat and rethinking of book layouts..try The Selected Works Of T.S.Spivet by Reif Larsen..it's going to be made into a movie by Jean Pierre Jeunet soon...very excited.

Posted on 22 Mar 2012 09:16:06 GMT
80 Years Gone In A Flash - The Memoirs of a Photojournalist I would recommend this book because of the very unusual life I had. I realise I am praising my own book but give it a read and see if you agree with me. John Jochimsen

Posted on 22 Mar 2012 10:03:36 GMT
J. M. Flinn says:
Can I recommend the Kindle Download Autobiography of This Was The World | Memories Of A Devon Childhood. It is a book that was written by my late mother which I have just published to the Kindle Store. It is the story of her life in a small North Devon Town called Southmolton and covers her trials, tribulations and triumphs during her interesting life. Thanks, I hope you enjoy it.

In reply to an earlier post on 23 Mar 2012 07:55:45 GMT
Snowball30 says:
Read One Day At A Time by James Henry Tait. His autobiography contains runs from his Viking roots,humble birth in 1930 through childhood, war evacuation, experience in London during V1and V2 attacks ,subsequent service in merchant navy and RAF. All linked with world historical data. Very readable. Snowball.

Posted on 24 Mar 2012 16:07:35 GMT
Try Dollar In My Pocket by Stephen R. Griffiths. Great read about a teachers experiences on the island of Andros in the Bahamas in the early 70's. It's published by Grosvenor House. Really captures the BAHAMIAN SPIRIT!

Posted on 7 Apr 2012 13:33:44 BDT
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phleabas says:
I just saw that Emigrating Home is available for free today, I really enjoyed it.

In reply to an earlier post on 23 Apr 2012 12:10:41 BDT
try a book called snowdrops its not what you have been reading but it will keep you reading till you finish and its a damm good read as well

In reply to an earlier post on 23 Apr 2012 21:23:39 BDT
I am reading a biography of the six wives of Henry VIII, by Antonia Fraser. I highly recommend her books, all of them biographic but extremely pleasant reading. If you are interested in another historical author I also recommend Philippa Gregory (historical romances) and Alison Weir (historical books but also historical romances). A french author extremely good is Max Gallo with romances about Julius Cesar, King Louis XVI, Napoleon and many others (highly addictives!). And last but not least, a personal favorite, Bernard Cornwell, the author of the Sharpe´s series and many historical novels that are bestsellers all over the world!

Posted on 25 Apr 2012 01:08:51 BDT
Poked and Prodded- A Humorous Medical Memoir

Memoir Description:
This is a story about a man. A man who felt he had developed a potentially life-threatening sickness, only to be told "you're fine". This is a story about this man's struggle to deal with and overcome this all-too-common medical drama.

So, sit back, relax. Gather your family round. Call up your pets. Invite your family physician to sit next to you as you journey into Poked and Prodded.

General Surgeon's Warning- Reading the following story may cause one or more of the following symptoms:

*Uncontrollable laughter
*Sudden sadness
*Loss of appetite
*Gain of appetite
*Pessimism
*Optimism
*Increased Heart Rate
*Decreased Tension
*Goosebumps
*Flatulence
*Vivid Dreams
*Sleep Paralysis
*Excessive Sweating

Posted on 25 Apr 2012 01:25:02 BDT
Try Lord of the dance (a memoir) by W J DARLING only available in kindle store. you wont be disappointed.
Lord of the Dance.(memoir) (Me myself and Wendy. True life. Book 1)

Posted on 25 Apr 2012 10:23:12 BDT
80 Years Gone In A Flash - The Memoirs of a Photojournalist John travelled the world over doing picture features for magazines and newspapers before TV. After he worked for many newspapers and government depatments as a free lance. It is a fascinating book, full of places before tourism and the places and people he covers. Such as being in Kenya at Tree Tops with Princess Elizabeth when her father, the King died. A fasinating book. John J

In reply to an earlier post on 25 Apr 2012 10:30:03 BDT
try memories of a mental nurse by robert panton
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