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1.0 out of 5 stars
My worst read of the year, 24 Jan. 2014
Difficult to imagine that one does not like the great June Brown. Yet, I'm afraid that her editors don't. This biography covers the period until the tragic suicide of her first husband in the late fifties. The rambling and repetitive text should have been edited, but obviously wasn't.
Ms. Brown gets excited about people using language and expressions incorrectly. How unfortunate then that the book includes errors such as referring to the skater Sonia Menie. In the descriptions of her hosts when performing in the Netherlands, she calls them "Herr" and "Frau": this would have been fine if they had been German but they were Dutch and in the early fifties especially, these were not considered terms of endearment.....
The period from 1960 until today, from many readers a time that would have been most interesting, is covered in FOUR pages. I had been looking forward to this book: what a missed opportunity!