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Behaving Badly: Richard Harris

by Cliff Goodwin

Richard Harris was never an easy person to get along with. He was a difficult schoolboy (and was later disowned by his Limerick teachers), then he went to work in the family flour and milling business - where...


Dudley Moore

by Rena Fruchter

Rena Fruchter was Dudley's concert piano partner, and the friend who looked after him in the final years of his life until his death at the age of 66. This is her intimate portrait of the extraordinarily brilliant,...


All Things Must Pass

by Marc Shapiro

George Harrison was always known as the 'quiet Beatle' As part of the biggest band in pop history, he took a back seat to Paul McCartney and John Lennon, but his talent shone through in the composition of classic...


Me Moir - Volume One

by Vic Reeves

Vic Reeves' vivid, enchanting, and utterly hilarious childhood memoir is a comic masterpiece.

Before there was Vic Reeves, there was a boy called James Moir who was much the same as any other lad.Obsessed with...


Phiz

by Valerie Lester

'Phiz' - Hablot Knight Browne - was the great illustrator of Dickens' fiction. For over twenty-three years they worked together, and Phiz's drawings brought to life a galaxy of much-loved characters, from Mr...


Pete Doherty

by Alex Hannaford

Pete Doherty, erstwhile singer with The Libertines, is a British icon.

Whether he is playing impromptu gigs in his front room or performing at Live 8, he possesses a sense of drama and expectation not seen in...


Gene Vincent & Eddie Cochran

by John Collis

The United Kingdom had never seen anything like it, as two rock'n'roll legends rampaged around the country on Britain's first-ever rock tour. Gene Vincent and Eddie Cochran lived the rock'n'roll lifestyle to...


Live Fast, Love Hard: The Faron Young Story

by Diane Diekman

One of the best-known honky-tonkers since Hank Williams, Faron Young was a popular presence on Nashville's music scene for more than four decades. The Singing Sheriff produced a string of Top Ten hits, placed...


Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne

by Joseph Mai

For well over a decade, Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne have produced highly original and ethically charged films that immerse their audiences in an intense and embodied viewing experience. Their work has consistently...


A Great Big Girl Like Me: The Films of Marie Dressler

by Victoria Sturtevant

In this study of Marie Dressler, MGM's most profitable movie star in the early 1930s, Victoria Sturtevant analyzes Dressler's use of her body to challenge Hollywood's standards for leading ladies. At five feet...


Mike Leigh

by Sean O'Sullivan

In this much needed examination of Mike Leigh, Sean O'Sullivan reclaims the British director as a practicing theorist--a filmmaker deeply invested in cinema's formal, conceptual, and narrative dimensions. In...


D.A. Pennebaker

by Keith Beattie

This volume is the first book-length study of the extensive career of D.A. Pennebaker, one of the pioneers of direct cinema, a documentary form that emphasizes observation and a straightforward portrayal of...


Dario Argento

by L. Andrew Cooper

Commanding a cult following among horror fans, Italian film director Dario Argento is best known for his work in two closely related genres, the crime thriller and supernatural horror, as well as his influence...


Victim

by Matthew Smith

Suicide? Or murder? Marilyn Monroe's death in August 1962, apparently a suicide, shocked the world. A Hollywood star, a global icon, why would she have killed herself? Yet the coroner's report stated her death...


May I Have Your Attention Please?

by James Corden

So... the story of my life.

I've often thought about this moment, about what it would be like to write my memoirs. I always thought it would make me feel important. It doesn't. If anything it makes me feel a...


Gossip Boys

by Liz Kaye

OMG. It's Chuck Bass and Nate Archibald from Gossip Girl in one book.

We're all mad about the boys, but is it Ed Westwick's bad-guy allure that ticks your box, or Chace Crawford's pretty-boy looks? Or - naughty...


Big Brother: The Inside Story

by Narinder Kaur

Never before have we had a candid account of what it's really like to be part of the cultural phenomenon that is Big Brother. Now entering its seventh year, Big Brother is an annual event on British TV. It generates...


Life Is A Rollercoaster

by Ronan Keating

'Brilliant' OK! 'Engagingly warm' Heat 'Sensational' The Mirror'Ronan Keating demolishes his 'Mr Perfect of Pop image in a new warts-and-all book of his amazing ride to stardom.' The MirrorRonan Keating is a...


A Portrait Of Leni Riefenstahl

by Audrey Salkeld

Leni Riefenstahl will always be remembered for her brilliant film of the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin - still rated as one of the best documentaries ever made. Before that she was acclaimed for her roles in...


Dear Fatty

by Dawn French

Dawn French is one of the greatest comedy actresses of our time, with a career that has spanned nearly three decades. Loved for her irreverant humour, Dawn has achieved massive mainstream success while continuing...