Tag Archives: Biography

Thomas Cromwell:the untold story of Henry VIII’s most faithful servant by Tracy Borman

Thomas Cromwell:the untold story of Henry VIII’s most faithful servant by Tracy Borman London | Hodder & Stoughton | 2014 | 450 pp. On the Adult Non-Fiction shelves at 920 CRO Summary: Thomas Cromwell was Henry VIII’s right hand man … Continue reading

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Read Watch Play 2013 – October : Egoread

The theme this month is all about you and me – we’re going to read biographies, autobiographies and memoirs. Biographies and memoirs strike at our humanity. Understanding the motivations of another person’s life, empathising with their situation no matter how … Continue reading

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Costa Book Award Winners 2013

Hilary Mantel continues to draw awards and acclaim, winning the Costa Novel Award for her masterpiece Bring Up the Bodies. Ms Mantel’s win is one of several firsts for the Costa Awards, with her becoming the first author to win both the … Continue reading

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Mrs Robinson’s Disgrace

Mrs Robinson’s Disgrace: the private diary of a Victorian Lady by Kate Summerscale From Kate Summerscale, the author of The Queen of Whale Cay and The Suspicions of Mr Whicher, comes a brand new true story of Victorian scandal, Mrs Robinson’s Disgrace. … Continue reading

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The Good, the Bad, the Ugly : Reviewed by You

No Regrets : the life of Edith Piaf by Carolyn Burke Found on the Adult Non-fiction shelves at 920 PIA This attempts to be an objective account of Edith Piaf’s life – and it is – but it is not … Continue reading

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The Good, The Bad, The Ugly : Reviewed by You

Van Gogh : the life by Steven W. Naifeh and Gregory White Smith (2011) Found on the Adult Non-fiction shelves at 920 GOG Vincent Van Gogh never meant to be a tortured genius. He just wanted to cope with life and … Continue reading

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