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Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows [DVD] [2001]
Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows [DVD] [2001]
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3.0 out of 5 stars interesting movie, 5 Dec. 2013
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Judy Davis is superb in this but nothing can match the magic of the original Judy Garland. At least they used her real voice.


Eighteen Comedians of Silent Film
Eighteen Comedians of Silent Film
by Anthony Balducci
Edition: Paperback
Price: £12.74

4.0 out of 5 stars Very interesting, 6 Oct. 2013
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This book covers stars of the silent screen who have largely been forgotten with the passage of time. These are comedians not as well remembered as Chaplin, Keaton, Arbuckle and so on but who still made a significant contribution to the development of comedy movies. I would recommend this to anyone who is interested in this period of cinema history.


Marilyn Monroe: My Little Secret
Marilyn Monroe: My Little Secret
by Tony Jerris
Edition: Paperback
Price: £15.95

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Disgusting!, 4 Sept. 2013
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Yet another story from someone who was Marilyn's 'best friend' and of course it includes the obligatory lesbian sex aspect. This book is a travesty to the memory of one of the great stars of Hollywood. Most of the information contained is easily obtainable from other sources and there are no new revelations here except for the unverifiable close friendship from a girl that has never been mentioned in any of the other hundreds of Marilyn biographies in print. With just a single photograph (on the cover) to 'prove' that Jane Lawrence met Marilyn,this is as believeable as Snow White and the 7 dwarfs. This is just another failed writer trying to cash in on a dead woman who can't fight back.


Hello, Norma Jean: A Flight of Fantasy with Marilyn Monroe
Hello, Norma Jean: A Flight of Fantasy with Marilyn Monroe
by Sue Dolleris
Edition: Paperback
Price: £9.32

1.0 out of 5 stars What a waste!, 4 Sept. 2013
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This book is terrible. The story is dull and without drama. It is full of descriptions about what women are wearing and is not well written. The author said she is writing a sequel. Let's hope she doesn't!


Catherine de Medici: A Biography
Catherine de Medici: A Biography
by Leonie Frieda
Edition: Paperback
Price: £12.99

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Black Widow of France, 7 July 2010
Although she was one of the most powerful women of the 16th Century, Catherine de Medici remains a mystery to most English speaking readers who, if they know her at all, would probably only do so because her involvement in the infamous St Bartholomew's Day massacre. But like many other figures of history, Catherine's life was multi-layered and full of personal tragedy. This biography does much to bring her closer to the modern reader and allows us some insight into events which shaped her life. It is well written and readable, though admittedly, I would have liked a little more detail of her early life in Italy.
Whether you come away liking or loathing her, it has to be admitted that she was a survivor, clawing her way to power in much the same way as our own Queen Elizabeth I. Her story is both fascinating and repugnant at the same time and this book will certainly please anyone who has an interest in European history.


Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter
Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter
by Seth Grahame-Smith
Edition: Paperback
Price: £12.99

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3.0 out of 5 stars Twisted History, 7 July 2010
OK so this isnt a literary masterpiece and is as scary as a deflated souffle but it is fun. The author has cleverly twisted real history and events in Abe Lincoln's life with elements of vampire myth. So much so, in fact, that there were times when I started to ask myself if an incident he described really did happen or if he invented it to keep the story going.
Written for the 'Twilight' generation, this book does what it says on the tin - it delivers a rollicking romp through an alternative American history and it is the perfect beach accessory for that lazy sun-kissed fortnight in Greece. If an enjoyable easy read is what you are looking for, you could do worse.


Roots (Dell Book)
Roots (Dell Book)
by Alex Haley
Edition: Mass Market Paperback

2 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Roots - a timeless classic, 14 Feb. 2010
This book will change your life. It isn't often that a single novel can move me to tears but this book did. Beautifully written, it grabs the reader from the beginning and never lets up. It is a revelation to the way the slave trade operated and brings shame to an era that had the audacity to call itself Englightened. I don't care whether the majority of it is fiction, distorted oral history or an amalgam of facts from many sources, the book has a truth about it which rises above all criticism and it has continued to haunt me since I turned the last page.
If you only read one book in your life then read Roots and then reflect on issues of brotherhood, humanity and the greatness of men's spirit, as I have done.


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