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Hero

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His music thrilled the generation it was written for, and has entertained and inspired every generation since. HERO: DAVID BOWIE is an exploration of the man behind the myths and the makeup told from the very beginning.Respected music journalist and biographer Lesley-Ann Jones knew David Jones from the days before fame, when he was a young musician starting out, frustrated by an industry that wouldn't give him a break and determined to succeed at whatever cost. Here she traces the epic journey of the boy from Bromley born into a troubled background to his place as one of the greatest stars in rock history.Jones has interviewed numerous friends and associates of Bowie, many of whom have never spoken publicly about him before. Drawing on this new material and meticulous research, the real story of Bowie's family background is told; the true inspiration behind the creation of Ziggy Stardust is revealed, and we learn how his marriage to Angie ended in agony following his comeback from a near fatal drug addiction. Jones also revisits Bowie's tragic relationship with his brother and his deep bond with T Rex frontman Marc Bolan. Bowie's rebellious nature, his many sources of inspiration and creativity, and his complex, intense personality are discussed here, creating a unique and compelling portrait of an extraordinary man. This is Bowie as you've never seen him before.(P)2016 Hodder & Stoghton

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Ride a White Swan

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Lesley-Ann Jones
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Freddie Mercury: The Definitive Biography

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Lesley-Ann Jones

This is the definitive biography of Freddie Mercury. Written by an award-winning rock journalist, Lesley-Ann Jones toured widely with Queen forming lasting friendships with the band. Now, having secured access to the remaining band members and those who were closest to Freddie, from childhood to death, Lesley-Ann has written the most in depth account of one of music's best loved and most complex figures. Meticulously researched, sympathetic, unsensational, the book - like the forthcoming film - will focus on the period in the 1980s when Queen began to fragment, before their Live Aid performance put them back in the frame.In her journey to understand the man behind the legend, Lesley-Ann Jones has travelled from London to Zanzibar to India. Packed with exclusive interviews and told with the invaluable perspective that the twenty years since Mercury's death presents, Freddie Mercury is the most up to date portrait of a legendary man.Fully revised and updated edition.(P)2012 Hodder & Stoughton

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Freddie Mercury

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Lesley-Ann Jones

Lesley-Ann Jones is a journalist, newspaper columnist and broadcaster. The author of eight published books, she has enjoyed more than twenty-five years in music and the media. She lives in South-East London with her young children, the eldest having grown up and gone into the music business.

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Lesley-Ann Jones is a journalist and author with over 20 years' experience in London, New York and Hollywood. A feature-writer and columnist for such titles as the Daily Mail, Mail on Sunday and Sunday Express, she was part of the management team behind music channel Vintage TV, launched on Sky and Freesat in September 2010. She also wrote and presented the rock interview series 'Me & Mrs Jones'. She is currently helping to develop a television channel for digital music suppliers I Like Music. Jones is also revising and updating her 1997 Definitive Biography of Freddie Mercury. The hardback will be published by Hodder & Stoughton in October 2011, the paperback in 2012 to coincide with the Hollywood feature film about Freddie Mercury, starring Sacha Baron Cohen. Additionally, she working on complementary television and radio documentaries, and on an interactive website.

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