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Wiffle Lever to Full!

Bob Fischer
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Bob Fischer
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Back to the Boy

James Arthur
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James Arthur
John Murray

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Anthony DeCurtis
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Anthony DeCurtis
Two Roads

I Saw The Light

Colin Escott
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Colin Escott

In his brief life, Hank Williams created one of the defining bodies of American music. Songs like Your Cheatin' Heart, Hey Good Lookin' and Jambalaya sold millions of records and became the model for virtually all country music that followed.But by the time of his death at age twenty-nine, Williams had drunk and drugged and philandered his way through two messy marriages and out of his headline spot on the Grand Ole Opry. Even though he was country music's top seller, toward the end he was so famously unreliable that he was lucky to get a booking in a beer hall.After his death, Williams' records sold more than ever, and have continued to do so in the half-century since. His oft-covered catalog has produced hits for artists ranging from Fats Domino and John Fogerty's Blue Ridge Rangers to Ray Charles and B.J. Thomas; from Bob Dylan and jazz diva Norah Jones, to crooner Perry Como, R&B star Dinah Washington, and British punk band, The The.In this definitive account Colin Escott vividly details the singer's stunning rise and his spectacular decline, and reveals much that was previously unknown or hidden about the life of this country music legend.Now, over sixty years after his death, a major motion picture starring Tom Hiddleston and Elizabeth Olsen brings Hank Williams' tragic story to the screen. I Saw The Light first premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and will be distributed by Sony Picture Classics in the UK.

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Rock Stars Stole my Life!

Mark Ellen
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Mark Ellen

'The book is f***ing BRILLIANT! Just arrived NYC and wanked myself laughing. Literally tears. Irritated looks all around. What a great writer you are. It's a classic. You absolutely got the whole shite early 70s thing down precisely as it was. Names, smells, sounds, looks, the food, drink, girls, boys! Mega! Well done.' - Bob GeldofIn a sodden tent at a '70s festival, the teenage Mark Ellen had a dream. He dreamt that music was a rich meadow of possibility, a liberating leap to a sparkling future, an industry of human happiness - and he wanted to be part of it. Thus began his 50-year love affair with rock and roll. From his time at the NME, Radio One, The Old Grey Whistle Test and Live aid, he has been at the molten core of pop's evolution, and watched its key figures from a unique perspective. This funny and touching personal memoir maps out his eventful journey in rock and roll.It tells stories and settles scores. It charts the peaks and disappointments. It flags up surprising heroes and barbecues the dull and self-deluded. It puts a chaotic world to rights and pours petrol on the embers of a glorious industry now in spiraling decline.For more exclusive pictures visit www.rockstarsstolemylife.com

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Cuckoo in the Nest

Nat Luurtsema
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Nat Luurtsema
Hodder & Stoughton

HH3804 Have You Heard the One About (digital download)

Various, Brian Johnston, Dickie Bird, Ned Sherrin, Brian Blessed, Jon Pertwee
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Various, Brian Johnston, Dickie Bird, Ned Sherrin, Brian Blessed, Jon Pertwee

Have you heard the story about the day Dickie Bird was invited to lunch with the Queen? Or the one about Brian Johnston when he joined the Grenadier Guards?Here is a non-stop feast of jokes, anecdotes, and stories from five of Britain's best-known storytellers and raconteurs: Brian Johnston, Dickie Bird, Jon Pertwee, Brian Blessed, and Ned Sherrin.There are dozens of hilarious stories about their personal experiences and behind the scenes in radio and television, theatre, film and cricket. From the classic TV programmes Z Cars and Dr Who to the theatrical legends Noël Coward and John Gielgud and the great sporting characters Ian Botham and Fred Trueman.(p) 2001 BarryMour Productions

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One Voice

Christy Moore
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Christy Moore

Christy Moore is in every sense Ireland's folk hero. Mentor to a whole generation of Irish musicians, he holds a unique place in musical history. In l992 he broke all attendance records during 12 packed nights at the Point in Dublin. In the UK he fills concert halls around the country. In l997 he announced that he was taking an extended break from touring and recording. It was headline news in Ireland. So was his comeback which began in l999. Set to be an enormous best-seller, his autobiography marries both songs and memories. Around 250 of his favourite lyrics are accompanied by his memories around the song itself and his life. Each entry is fresh, direct, honest and spontaneous - like the most intimate diary. Through it he charts his life from drunk to sober, bar-room guitar player to international singer-songwriter.

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SHADES OF GREY, by Jasper Fforde

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GRACE WILLIAMS SAYS IT LOUD, by Emma Henderson

Read an excerpt of Emma Henderson's GRACE WILLIAMS SAYS IT ALL, shortlisted for the Orange Prize 2011.

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Bestselling author Brad Meltzer discusses THE BOOK OF LIES.

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THE NOBODIES ALBUM, by Carolyn Parkhurst

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THE ROUNDABOUT MAN, by Clare Morrall

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Suggested Wikipedia entry for Sceptre

Chris Cleave, author of THE OTHER HAND, puts his neck on the line and lays bare the secret history of Sceptre.

James Arthur

In December 2012, Middlesbrough born James Arthur won the X Factor and his debut single Impossible became the biggest winner's song of all time. After a two year break, in 2016 James made a triumphant return with his single Say You Won't Let Go which went on to become a smash hit around the world, reaching No. 1 on the Official UK Singles Chart, No. 1 on the Radio Airplay Chart in the USA, and picking up over 1.5 billion sales and streams globally. The album Back From The Edge followed, topping the Official Albums Chart in the UK, with global sales of over 1 million. Earlier this year, James was nominated for two awards at the prestigious BRIT Awards 2017 and went on to sell out multiple tours worldwide. Back to the Boy is James' first book. For more info on James, check out www.jamesarthurofficial.com.

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XO by Jeffery Deaver

Read the first chapter of Jeffery Deaver's newest Kathryn Dance thriller, XO.

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