Helpful votes received on reviews: 92% (24 of 26)


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How I Won the Yellow Jumper: Dispatches from the T&hellip by Ned Boulting
I can't understand how this book received such high reviews.

As an average it should be worth 3 stars at best. Whilst the behind the scenes stuff is interesting from an outsiders point of view, the actual writing isn't. From a broadcaster I was expecting a lot more. Maybe this highlights the difference between a journalist working for a newspaper and one who does voice overs for football matches.

The stories are lackluster and the funny bits not really amusing. Given his access to the Tour over the last 10 years this book should have been a scintillating read. But it wasn't. Just what was he doing with his time?

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Past Imperfect by Lord Julian Fellowes
Past Imperfect by Lord Julian Fellowes
What a wonderful book. I couldn't put it down. It is filled with brilliant witty passages, laugh out loud sections but mixed with a melancholic tinge as an older man looks back on his past life. I rather brilliantly guessed the ending, until I reached the end and then realised I hadn't. I was sad to have finished this book, and wanted to start again when I did. Hopefully it'll be made into a beautifully crafted TV series.
Julian Fellowes is a superb, intelligent writer, best known for writing Downton Abbey. The downside of the show's popularity is it stops him writing more wonderful novels like this. Now one of my top ten books of all time.
Mud, Sweat and Gears: Cycling from Land's End to J&hellip by Ellie Bennett
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable cycling book, 27 Mar 2012
I enjoyed this cycling book, and it made a change from a lot of cycling, travel books, which (to be fair) seem to be written by masochistic psychopaths.

The book centres on (very) amateur cycling, with good Beer thrown in.