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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.
A refreshing and frank portrayal of Robbie Williams’ life story, written by one of Britain’s best celebrity biographers, Robbie is a must-have hardback for his legions of fans. Through superb research and new interviews, author Sean Smith charts Robbie’s life from his ‘Jack-the-lad’ upbringing in Stoke-on-Trent through to his record breaking tours and lifetime achievement award at the age of 36. Including interesting new material for even the most hardened fan of the Take That star, this is sure to make a wonderful gift.
Classic FM: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Classical Music But Were Too Afraid to Ask sees Darren Henley and Sam Jackson share their passion for some of the greatest music ever written. The duo set out to make the classical music world not only accessible but also disarmingly simple and engrossing. The book celebrates Classic FM's twentieth anniversary by lifting the lid on listeners' most frequently asked questions as well as providing a fascinating and detailed history of the genre, as well as an informative reference guide that covers 1,000 years of classical music. The book even gives advice on putting together your own collection of recordings.
The Radio 4 series, A Point Of View gives presenters the chance to vent about anything they feel like. Having aired his opinions 60 times, Clive James is clearly one of the most popular guests and always has something to say. This book brings together all his ramblings, as the media critic reflects on everything from the Olympics and 24 to giving up smoking and Harry Potter. An entertaining and informative read that is ideal for fans of Clive and the radio show.
A superb, fully updated guide to a radio drama that attracts five million regular listeners, Who's Who in The Archers 2012 by Graham Harvey is an essential A-Z for any fan of the BBC show. An indispensible companion to life in Britain's best-known village, Ambridge, this guide will give fans or newcomers to the show the complete run-down on new characters, relationships and stories. The longest-running drama series in the world, The Archers is a British institution.
Illuminating like never before the life of a private man who was thrust into the public eye, You Are Not Alone is Jermaine Jackson’s raw and emotional account of his brother Michael’s tragically short life. A no-holds-barred examination of Michael Jackson’s incredible, incident-packed personal life and career, this honest and intimate hardback is a celebration of the international superstar as a brother and a friend. Sharing laughter, tears and memories, Jermaine brings to life the man behind the mask of superstardom to produce a must-have read for Michael Jackson’s millions of fans.
A frank exploration of a pop sensation’s musical journey across the world, told through the eyes of his travel partner and family friend Peter Hardy, Different Country, Same State: On the Road With James Blunt follows a marathon international tour. An intimate behind-the-scenes account that at first-hand details the experiences of Blunt, his band and Hardy as they make it to 213 shows across 58 countries over 15 months, this amusing inside story sees the singer bare all. Packed with great anecdotes and reflections as the star deals with lost guitars, adoring fans, ludicrous bar bills and very late nights, this is a must for all fans or those fascinated by travel writing and music.