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Seve: Golf's Flawed Genius
Seve: Golf's Flawed Genius
by Robert Green
Edition: Paperback

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A golfer battling against his country!!!, 22 Jan. 2009
Having been a fan of Seves for donkeys years i had to read his autobiography and what a fascinatiing insight into how this great man started off in life with literally nothing, caddied for members at his local club for a few pesetas and then broke through the class barrier to become a professional golfer at the highest level only to battle for pretty much his whole life against his country of origin to accept professional golf and develop it properly. The book flows very nicely from chapter to chapter and is not intense reading, therefore hard to put it down. A must read for anyone interested in a true champion who in recent times has suffered from serious ill health and will not play golf again (surely this is his first and last book so worth keeping).


Top Man: How Philip Green Built His High Street Empire
Top Man: How Philip Green Built His High Street Empire
by Stewart Lansley
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.99

5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It is easy to see how this guy is a billionaire!!!, 22 Jan. 2009
I only bought this paperback on the off chance it could be interesting and i couldnt put it down until i had finished it. This book is very factual and has obviously been well researched with plenty of detail to back it all up with. In the current economic climate great strength can be drawn from reading this book as even the great man himself has had many failed businesses and bounced back to where he is today (a must read for anyone who is an entrepeneur or running their own business).


A Taste of My Life
A Taste of My Life
by Raymond Blanc
Edition: Hardcover

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars No wonder the French can cook from birth!!!, 22 Jan. 2009
This review is from: A Taste of My Life (Hardcover)
A humble insight into the upbringing and life of a Michelin star chef who really cares about where he has come from, his childhood inspiration for cooking and how a planned visit to a Michelin start restaurant at the age of 18 (blowing his whole fortune on a meal) inspired him to great achievements. Having been to Le Manoir and also living in Oxford I was intrigued as to who he 'really' is and this book reveals all the highs and lows endured to reach the top.............and stay there for decades.


Mad, Bad and Dangerous to Know
Mad, Bad and Dangerous to Know
by Ranulph Fiennes
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.79

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars This guy really is mad!!!, 22 Jan. 2009
If you ever wanted to gleen some inspiration from a man who has spent months on the brink in unhospitable enviroments literally freezing to death then this is a must read. I realised early on that there are only a handful of guys like Ranulph who push themselves to the limit and endure horrific pains in the process to achieve their challenges (he climbed the Eiger in his early 60's and The North Face at that and having been afraid of heights all his life...........crazy man). I couldnt put this book down in the end as you are on a knife egde with his expedition stories from start to finish. A good bed time reading book or cold winter night!


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