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Trade Secret
Trade Secret
by Chris Cairns
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.58

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book, 19 Aug. 2013
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One of the best books that I have read for a long time. Great characters. Let's hope the talented Cairns pens a Dan Doyle follow up soon.


Catching the Sun
Catching the Sun
by Tony Parsons
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.99

2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Top Notch, 30 Jun. 2012
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My first Tony Parsons novel, but after this fantastic book, certainly not my last. It's the tale of a man who wants only the best for this family.


Jock Stein: The Definitive Biography
Jock Stein: The Definitive Biography
by Archie Macpherson
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars The Master, 5 Nov. 2010
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What an utterly superb book. McPherson has delivered arguably the finest analysis of Stein ever written. Wonderful.


Amazing Tales for Making Men out of Boys
Amazing Tales for Making Men out of Boys
by Neil Oliver
Edition: Hardcover

11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book, 3 Aug. 2008
I found this book hugely entertaining, informative and written in a style that took me back to those heady days reading the Topper and Victor. Great stuff Neil.


The Final Days
The Final Days
by Bob Woodward
Edition: Paperback
Price: £14.99

7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sensational, 6 May 2008
This review is from: The Final Days (Paperback)
I've just finished reading this book for the second time. I cannot praise it enough.

Nixon, in my view, comes across as a tragic figure. A criminal, there is no doubt, but also someone riddled with angst, his love for his mother and his desire to be loved, something that in his own life, he never achieved.

Utterly captivating from start to finish.


Cost of Living
Cost of Living
Price: £9.86

7 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another stroke of genius, 26 Nov. 2005
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Once again Delbert delivers a corker. Now in his sixth decade he still produces work of supreme quality that makes your feet shuffle around.


No Tie Required: How the Rich Stole Golf: Playing Golf Without a Club
No Tie Required: How the Rich Stole Golf: Playing Golf Without a Club
by Chris Cairns
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £16.99

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The funniest golf book I've ever read, 11 Jun. 2005
I started reading this book and could not put it down. Hilarious from the very first word, it takes you on a tour of the UK's public golf courses, and on the way, we are introduced to a selection of colourful, interesting characters.
Cairns is a wonderful writer. I look forward to his next book.


Vicious Cycle
Vicious Cycle

10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars They pick me up when I'm feeling blue, 5 July 2003
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Like a bottle of vintage wine, Lynyrd Skynyrd continues to improve with age. This, their first studio album for three years, is brimful of catchy tunes delivering Skynyrd's trademark sound with energy and panache.
This year, celebrating the thirtieth anniversary of their first LP, 'Pronounced Leh-nerd Skin-nerd', the band have assembled a collection of infectious ballads and toe-tapping rockers certain to please fans old and new.
Lead singer, Johnny Van Zant has never sounded better. On 'Red, White and Blue' - a huge hit on US radio - he whips up patriotic fervour with an emotional expression of nationalistic pride.
Elsewhere, pianist Billy Powell is in sparkling form particularly on 'Sweet Mama', belting out honky tonk rhythms with a vengeance.
Rickey Medlocke and Johnny Van Zant share vocal duties on 'Pick 'Em Up', that opens in a blaze of horns. It's a tale of life on the road
Over the years Skynyrd have been bedevilled by misfortune and, unfortunately, tragedy continues to stalk the band. During the recording of Vicious Cycles, bassist Leon Wilkeson passed away. 'Mad Hatter' is a poignant and heartfelt tribute to his memory.
Kid Rock features on the closing track, which is a raucous reworking of the Skynyrd classic, 'Gimme Back My Bullets'.
'Vicious Cycle' is a testimony to the band's enduring appeal and is an excellent addition to their formidable arsenal of songs. As they prepare for a lengthy US tour, Skynyrd have added another triumphant chapter to their glorious history.


Vicious Cycle
Vicious Cycle

5.0 out of 5 stars Nobody does it better, 25 May 2003
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Skynyrd's first studio album in three years contains the right ingredients one would expect from one of America's finest bands.
Leaving aside the unpalatable jingoism of'Red, White and Blue' -a hit single in the US - this CD reaffirms Skynyrd's deserved place in rock's aristocracy.
The highlight for me is the bonus track - Kid Rock guests on a raucous reworking of 'Gimme Back My Bullets'.
Another triumphant chapter in Skynyrd's glorious history.


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