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Jolly Green Giant

by David Bellamy

David Bellamy is a natural story teller whose memoir will be packed full of funny anecdotes and observations. It is the story of how a city boy, brought up in the middle of London, went for a trip into the countryside...


A Further Slice Of Johnners

by Brian Johnston

When Brian Johnston was a schoolboy, his reports were full of phrases such as 'talks too much in school' and 'apt to be a buffoon'. Later millions of radio listeners would be delighted to discover that some...


Moscow Mule

by James Young

A marvellously funny and sharply observed account of a journey to Russia by one of Britain's most talented young writers. Moscow - a labyrinth where the humans try to keep one step ahead of the roaches. Everyone...


Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

by Celestino Deleyto & Maria del Mar Azcona

This in-depth study of Mexican film director Alejandro Gonzalez Iñarritu explores his role in moving Mexican filmmaking from a traditional nationalist agenda toward a more global focus. Working in the United...


Over the Moon

by David Essex & Various

As a young schoolboy, David Essex dreamed of becoming a professional footballer, and was signed up by his beloved West Ham United, but as a teenager he developed a passion for music which set him on a very different...


Where Have I Gone?

by Pauline Quirke

Pauline Quirke was a skinny child, a slim teenager, a curvy woman, then ­- according to her bathroom scales (curse them) - just plain fat. Yes, the 'F' word. Tipping the scales at nearly 20 stone, with creaking...


Liverpool - Wondrous Place

by Paul Du Noyer

No other city in the world is as well known or loved for its vibrant and definitive musical history as Liverpool. In 2002, Guinness World Records: British Hit Singles voted Liverpool 'World Capital of Pop',...


Jacques Tati

by David Bellos

The full story of one of France's greatest cinema legends, a clown whose film-making innovation was to turn everyday life into an art form.

Jacques Tati's Monsieur Hulot, unmistakable with his pipe, brolly and...


E Street Shuffle: The Glory Days of Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band

by Clinton Heylin

The celebrated popular music scholar presents an intimate portrait of The Boss and his legendary band

 

Bruce Springsteen fans know that the band makes the man, which is why millions of people have jammed stadiums...


Engelbert - What's In A Name?

by Engelbert Humperdinck

The man known simply as 'Enge' by his millions of fans worldwide has sold over 150 million records and is in the Guinness Book of Records for achieving 56 consecutive weeks in the chart with 'Release Me'.

From...


Audrey Hepburn

by Ian Woodward

In this first major study of the captivating life of Audrey Hepburn, Ian Woodward uncovers the truly sensational story of one of Hollywood's most enduring legends. Ranked number 50 in Empire Magazine's 'Top...


Alan Rickman: The Unauthorised Biography

by Maureen Paton

In this revised and updated biography, Maureen Paton encompasses the private, professional and political life of this most enigmatic, charismatic and intensely private of actors.


High Hopes

by Ronnie Corbett

A true great of British comedy, Ronald ‘Ronnie’ Corbett, is hailed as one of the finest comedians of his generation.

Son of an Edinburgh baker, Ronnie rose to fame as one half of the infamous Two Ronnies...


R.E.M. | Fiction: An Alternative Biography

by David Buckley

R.E.M.'s public image has always been tightly controlled. Icons of anti-celebrity rock, who bacame huge celebrity rock stars, they were, according to the story, the first U.S. post new-wave band who were both...


Just For The Record

by Geri Halliwell

In 2002, Just For The Record was the book that everyone was talking about. Then in 2003, repackaged in a new, compact mass-market format, Just For The Record did it all over again being one of the most read...


Willie Nelson

by GRAEME THOMSON

In this intimate and engaging biography, Graeme Thomson interviews Nelson himself, his band and those who knew him best en route to discovering the real Willie Nelson.

The Outlaw brilliantly describes a complex...


Did You Like That? Fred Dibnah, In His Own Words

by Don Haworth

When Fred Dibnah debuted on television in 1979, British audiences immediately embraced a new cultural icon: a steeplejack from Bolton who fell in love with England's decaying industrial landscape and an exhaustive...


McCartney

by Christopher Sandford

Sir Paul McCartney first picked up a guitar as a bereaved teenager in 1956. In the fifty years since he's become the most successful pop music composer in history, enjoying a virtual season ticket to the Guinness...


Desert Island Discs: 70 years of castaways

by Sean Magee & Kirsty Young

‘For seventy years now Desert Island Discs has managed that rare feat – to be both enduring and relevant. By casting away the biggest names of the day in science, business, politics, showbiz, sport and the...


Mack The Life

by Lee Mack

Have you ever wondered where comedians come from? Why is it that one person is a funny bloke down the pub while another actually makes a living by standing up in front of an audience telling jokes? And where...