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Xavielli Tue 23-May-06 14:33:04

Hello All.

I really like biog's and wondered if you had any recommendations for good'ens!

Just finished 'Moab is my Washpot' by Stephen Fry, quite interesting.

Coolmama Tue 23-May-06 16:09:14

The Piers Morgan one makes fascinating reading.
This may not be your scene, but the two Lance Armstrong books are also very good - Katie Adie - very enjoyable - I could go on and on, but maybe you have particular interests or people so these are fairly general - could be more specific if you can give me some clues as to what you enjoy the most.

meowmix Tue 23-May-06 16:21:38

Billy by Pamela Stephenson is very good, Duchess of Devonshire one too. Scarface by Antony Keidis was a bit repetitive (took drugs, wrote songs, stopped taking drugs, wrote songs, took drugs...)

kitegirl Tue 23-May-06 16:21:41

If you are into music at all
John Peel's biog Margrave of the Marshes
Anthony Kiedis's (Chili Peppers) biog Scar Tissue
could not put them down

meowmix Tue 23-May-06 16:22:01

not really a biog but Diplomatic Baggage made me laugh outloud

kitegirl Tue 23-May-06 16:22:24

snap meowmix!

SaintGeorge Tue 23-May-06 16:23:45

My Life With John Shaw by Sheila Hancock.

Xavielli Tue 23-May-06 16:34:03

I read Billy and loved it.

I will try anything! I just like to read "real" sometimes and know its the truth. I find Biog's more inspirational also.

Xavielli Tue 23-May-06 16:35:13

Did you mean John Thaw SG?

I think that one would be very interesting.

SaintGeorge Tue 23-May-06 16:37:52

Yup, typo I didn't preview or check my post

SaintGeorge Tue 23-May-06 16:38:36

Although I have heard that 'My Life with John Shaw' by Theila Hancock is also worth a try

meowmix Tue 23-May-06 17:18:57

there's one by George Melly's wife - think its a girl like you - which was quite interesting too.

christie1 Thu 25-May-06 02:13:32

years ago I read a biography of James Joyce's wife called "Nora" and it was facinating seeing the artists life through the eyes of the non-artist and much ignored wife. I don't remember who wrote it but it was really well done.

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