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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a glorious mix
The Baroness is about so much more than Nica, the Rothschild woman at its centre. It cleverly weaves a tale of bygone days with issues like feminism and the beauty of jazz. The author brings the world of generations of her family alive but never seems overwhelmed by them. She tackles the question of self-worth in high achieving families with a light but authoritative...
Published on 7 May 2012 by keenreader

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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars a disappointing book
I hoped to like this book and cannot deny that it deals with a fascinating topic - the life of Nica Rothschild and, as background, the whole extraordinary Roshchild family over three centuries. Perhaps the author attempted too much. The earlier part of the book deals with family history, from the beginnings of the dynasty in Jew Street in Frankfurt up to Nica herself, and...
Published 9 months ago by Mr. Ian A. Macfarlane


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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars beautiful., 8 May 2013
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Anyone who enjoys biographies will have a great pleasure in reading this book..and so well written!
I would read more from this writer.
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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars good - if you are interested in jazz, 1 July 2012
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An interesting lady but it would be better if you are interested in jazz, sadly I am not a jazz fan.
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2 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Spoilt Rothschild, the selfish gadfly, 21 Oct 2013
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I could not even finish this book. It is very badly written indeed: poor English, very badly planned (if at all); a number errors of fact; far too many quotes which are unrelated to the text and too many odd and unrelated bits of information about the writer. Apart from all that it is about a really spoilt woman with too much money and far too little interest in anything except her own pleasure. A most disappointing book about a really unattractive person. Even the more interesting bits about Thelonius Monk were poorly written.
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2 of 5 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Plodding and tedious, 17 Sep 2012
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Not a likeable woman that Nica. Arrogant yet feisty and interesting at times she was so self absorbed it was hard to warm to her. Interesting in places especially re: Rothschild family history yet not well written on the whole.
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0 of 29 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars No idea, 7 Jun 2012
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This was bought as a gift for a female friend who is both part jewish and a jazz lover so it seemed an apposite choice. I didn't read the book myself wishing to keep it in a pristine condition, but from the few glances inside that I did make it seemed well written and entertaining, and my friend - who was already aware of the book - was certainly delighted to receive it.
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