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Following a glorious career that took in spells at Manchester United, Real Madrid, LA Galaxy, AC Milan and Paris Saint-Germain, as well as captaining England for 58 of his record-breaking (for an outfield player) 115 caps, this is David Beckham's story in his own words. Beautifully illustrated with 150 of his favourite images throughout, the autobiography covers everything from his emergence as one of 'Fergie's Fledglings' that won the Premier League and FA Cup double in 1996 to the dark days of his World Cup red card in 1998 and then how he changed the public perception of him by captaining the national team's qualification to many major tournaments. Becks also discusses his role in the Treble-winning United team of 1999 and his achievements in Spain, how he helped change the Americans' love of soccer and his stints in Italy and France.
Now a regular on television and at comedy venues up and down the country, How Did All This Happen? is the popular John Bishop's autobiography. It reveals how, on the eve of his 40th birthday, he made the decision to pursue a full-time career in comedy - and how it paid off in style. After raising millions for Sport Relief and becoming a regular on primetime shows, John looks back on how he went from humble beginnings as a football-obsessed kid living on a council estate to standing on stage telling jokes in front of thousands, at an age when he should have known better. Discussing travelling on a budget, his marriage, kids and the split that led to him complaining to strangers on a stage one night - the night that changed his life - this is an entertaining memoir, full of funny anecdotes and heart-warming moments which will delight his loyal fans.
Hailed as 'the world's greatest living explorer' by the Guinness Book of Records, Sir Ranulph Fiennes draws on his expert knowledge and own life experiences to examine the extremes and dangers of cold in our environment. Tracing his adventuring apprenticeship 40 years ago on the Greenland Ice Cap to his masterminding over the past five years of the crossing of the Antarctic in winter; where temperatures plummeted to -92oC, Fiennes follows the cold through history, including the deaths of the mighty armies of Hitler and Napoleon, and through the past 150 years where the natural challenge of cold has hindered adventurers and explorers around the globe. Scientifically rigorous, historically questioning and intensely personal, Fiennes also focuses on modern-day situations regarding the mass melting of ice caps from the Arctic to the Antarctic. A unique examination of cold in all its glory and peril which provides an intriguing and eye-opening read.
Great British Bake Off judge Mary Berry reveals her fascinating story, alongside a selection of classic recipes from her childhood, in this stunning autobiography. For over 60 years, Mary has been treating the nation to an endless supply of tasty recipes for baked goods and in this life-affirming memoir, she reveals about her life growing up and where she picked up her talents and inspirations from. Sure to strike a chord with working mums and bakers everywhere, this is a great read about the life of a traditional but thoroughly modern woman who is now known as the Queen of Baking.
Please note this book contains content that may be deemed inappropriate for younger readers.
Never shy of an opinion, Jeremy Clarkson has consistently attempted to set the world to rights, and caused plenty of laughs along the way. Volume four of his bestselling The World According to Clarkson series, entitled How Hard Can it Be? again pulls no punches as the Top Gear presenter and newspaper columnist gives comb-overs, rhubarb and chambermaids a grilling. Topical and outspoken, a must for all Clarkson fans.
Written by Nanny Pat, the star of ITV2's The Only Way is Essex, Penny Sweets and Cobbled Streets: My East End Childhood vividly captures a lost way of life as she looks back over her colourful youth. Nanny Pat has always been at the heart of her family and her children and grandchildren still regularly pitch up at her house for a cup of tea, her famous sausage plait and some wise advice. Now, with her trademark warmth and humour, she evokes the East End of her childhood. With great character and wonderful anecdotes, this delightful memoir vividly captures a lost way of life and will appeal to any fans of TOWIE and the book even includes a recipe for Jellied Eels!
The tragic death of Amy Winehouse in July 2011 shocked her loyal fans. In Amy, My Daughter, her father Mitch Winehouse offers readers full access to the Rehab singer's mischievous early years, her rapid rise to stardom and her losing battle with addiction. Telling her incredible story in full, this book is both powerful and poignant and a fitting tribute to Mitch's much-loved and much-missed daughter. The book brings many layers of the iconic singer's life together - the personal, the private and the public - and contains never-before-seen photographs of Amy, taken from the family album. It describes how, despite a troubled and all-too-short life, Amy has left a musical legacy that will enthrall audiences for many years to come.
All royalties from this book will be donated to the Amy Winehouse Foundation.
The Children of Lovers is an interesting, intelligent memoir, written in an engaging and unsentimental style. In 1993, Golding died after an evening with the family, drunk and alone, at about 4am a bad time for a sufferer of night terrors... On the same night, in a nearby room, Judy had a prophetic dream that at last she could think and write whatever she liked. This book, so clear thinking and devoid of self-pity has emerged from that discovery. While William Golding may give The Children of Lovers its heft and weight, the author gives it wings, and her book takes flight in a light-spirited way that those brilliant, brilliant, demon-haunted novels never quite did.