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Fair Biography , not suitable for everyone
on 2 September 2010
Before Buying this biography on amzon I looked at the other reviews.The reviews made my decision to buy this biograpy , but i must admit that the book did not live up to my expections. Being a Richard Burton fan for many years and having a wide knowledge of his work and his personal life i felt that this biography could have been much better.Although I acknowlegde that this biography was written many years ago,I felt it was just made up of Richards Diary entries with little information inbetween. I also felt that there was a very bias view towards his realtionship with Elizabeth Taylor. Making Elizabeth appear like a villian who pressured Richard to make bad choices. Having said that I think it is a fair biography but not suitable for Hardcore Richard and Elizabeth Fans.