Thursday, 14 January 2010

William Beatty's latest book review is just in

Our monthly feature on Beatty on Books has just come in. It starts like this: You make a living out of what you get, but you make a life out of what you give!  Arguably one of the best of this season’s crop of celebrity biographies, this book’s 6th place in the Sunday Times Business Books Chart sets it apart from the more superficial TV tie-ins:  the Dragons’ Den chapters occupy only thirty pages at the back of the book. Its title gives a clue to its popularity: this rags-to-riches autobiography delivers exactly what it promises on the cover – the “real deal”. Last year's reviews: Winter in Madrid by C.J. Sansom (August); Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin (September); The Suspicions of Mr Whicher by Kate Summerscale (October); The Book Thief by Markus Zusak (November); The Painter of Battles by Arturo Perez-Reverte (December).

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