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Celebrity autobiographies

Beautiful hardback celebrity autobiographies make the perfect gift for Christmas. At the Book People we have a wide range of books from famous faces that are sure to appeal to everyone in the family! From acclaimed comedians to famous singers and inspirational athletes, the books are informative, revealing and enlightening.

The star of Peep Show and many panel shows, actor and comedian David Mitchell tells his life story in Back Story. He looks at why he’s rarely done much about being in love, how he almost ruined comedy partner Robert Webb’s wedding and reminisces over painful childhood memories such as being denied a birthday party at McDonald’s. David Walliams is another fascinating personality and Camp David finds him revealing all about his incredible career. An enigma, Walliams is a complex man with a sharp intellect and refreshing honesty and in this book he talks about all his troubles and successes. He also covers the phenomenal popularity of Little Britain and discusses his incredible endurance feats for charity.

Nice to Meet You finds international pop sensation Jessie J at her most outspoken yet. She offers her legion of fans an incredible insight into her music, style and passion. A real-life read that will both shock and enthral, in this book not only does Jessie talk about her incredible successes, she also talks openly about her health issues and heart condition. Another woman who has battled against incredible adversity to forge herself an incredible career is Hilary Devey, and Bold as Brass is an incredibly powerful autobiography. The star of Dragons’ Den reveals how she never gave up on her dreams, despite turbulent and difficult times and now has reaped the rewards. The book is candid and laced with warmth and humour.

Touching Distance is a book from Olympic Gold medallist James Cracknell, and his wife Beverley Turner, that covers the issues a family faces when a tragic accident occurs. One of the greatest endurance athletes the world has ever known, Cracknell suffered a seizure in October 2012, a year after a cycling accident. This book finds the couple confronting the lasting effect this tragic accident has had on both their lives, as Cracknell struggled to remaster even the simplest challenges.

Jessie JJames Cracknell and Beverley Turner


Gifts for Him and Gifts for Her

The Book People has a range of books that are suitable for both men and women right now and all are available at fantastically low prices. Head over to the main site to see some of the titles we have right now.

For him:

Thanks to his successes in both the Tour de France and the Olympics, Bradley Wiggins became one of the nation’s heroes in 2012, and is surely in the running for the Sports Personality of the Year award. You can relive the popular mod’s incredible summer with Allez Wiggo!, a photographic celebration of all his races and victories. Another fascinating read for sports fan is popular golf legend Sam Torrance’s autobiography Out of Bounds: Tales From the 19th Hole, this is a read full of enthusiasm, informative insights and entertaining anecdotes.

The star of Peep Show and a regular on the likes of QI, David Mitchell’s autobiography, Back Story is a fascinating and funny read that tells all about his life and how he is most definitely not David Mitchell the novelist! Jeremy Clarkson also has a new book out and this time he looks back over The Top Gear Years, and describes how a show filmed in an ex-RAF aerodrome in Surrey has become a worldwide sensation. Another hit BBC show is Andrew Marr’s A History of the World and in the tie-in book, he reveals some of the traditional epic stories that show how our understanding of the world’s history changes as new discoveries are made.

For her:

Paula Wolfert’s The Food of Morocco is the definitive book on Moroccan cuisine and features over 200 authentic recipes for delicious food, all with clear instructions and detailed notes. The Anti-ageing Beauty Bible is packed with insider info on how to look, feel and be fabulous forever. The book contains chapters that include guidance on skin, hair, make-up, hands, feet, nails, exercise, sleep and so much more!

Call The Midwife was a television success story and this keepsake hardback edition of Jennifer Worth’s memoir is beautifully illustrated and brings to life the true story of the East End of London in the 1950s. Jackie Collins is also back with another novel packed with sex, power and intrigue called The Power Trip. A Russian billionaire invites five couples to stay on board his luxury yacht. Will it end up being the trip of a lifetime?

Bradley Wiggins
Paula Wolfert


Gifts for him and Gifts for her

The Book People has a range of books that are suitable for both men and women right now and all are available at fantastically low prices. Head over to the main site to see some of the titles we have right now.

For him:
Thanks to his successes in both the Tour de France and the Olympics, Bradley Wiggins became one of the nation’s heroes in 2012, and is surely in the running for the Sports Personality of the Year award. You can relive the popular mod’s incredible summer with Allez Wiggo!, a photographic celebration of all his races and victories over the last year. Another fascinating read for sports fans is popular golf legend Sam Torrance’s autobiography Out of Bounds: Tales From the 19th Hole, this is a read full of enthusiasm, informative insights and entertaining anecdotes.

The star of Peep Show and a regular on the likes of QI, David Mitchell’s autobiography, Back Story is a fascinating and funny read that tells all about his life and how he is most definitely not David Mitchell the novelist! Jeremy Clarkson also has a new book out and this time he looks back over The Top Gear Years, and describes how a show filmed in an ex-RAF aerodrome in Surrey has become a worldwide sensation. Another hit BBC show is Andrew Marr’s A History of the World and in the tie-in book, he reveals some of the traditional epic stories that show how our understanding of the world’s history changes as new discoveries are made.

For her:
Paula Wolfert’s The Food of Morocco is the definitive book on Moroccan cuisine and features over 200 authentic recipes for delicious food, all with clear instructions and detailed notes. Meanwhile, The Book of Bags features a delightful collection of 30 easy-to-make bags to suit every outfit and occasion. With a variety of techniques and styles on offer, the book is suitable for both newcomers and experienced crafters! The Anti-ageing Beauty Bible is packed with insider info on how to look, feel and be fabulous forever. The book contains chapters that include guidance on skin, hair, make-up, hands, feet, nails, exercise, sleep and so much more!

Call The Midwife was a television success story and this keepsake hardback edition of Jennifer Worth’s memoir is beautifully illustrated and brings to life the true story of the East End of London in the 1950s. Jackie Collins is also back with another novel packed with sex, power and intrigue called The Power Trip. A Russian billionaire invites five couples to stay on board his luxury yacht. Will it end up being the trip of a lifetime?

Bradley Wiggins
Paula Wolfert


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