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The best entertainment books provide a behind-the-scenes look at all your favourite films, TV shows and celebrity's lives. Our books on entertainment include something for every taste, including a hand-picked selection for music lovers.

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  • Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald - Magical Adventure Colouring Book

    HarperCollins

    Product Code: FBMA
    Paperback
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    Prepare to be transported back to J.K. Rowling's Wizarding World with Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. This film tie-in colouring book features some of the most iconic scenes from the latest film from the Wizarding World starring Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston and Jude Law.

    From Hogwarts to MACUSA and Paris, this interactive book offers a colouring adventure through the latest story and features characters, locations and beasts from the film including Newt Scamander, Tina and Queenie Goldstein and Jacob Kowalski.

    This book even includes a special poster that unfolds into a giant colouring page.
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  • Star Wars: Be More Leia

    Christian Blauvelt

    Product Code: LEIA
    Hardback
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    Find your rebel voice and fight the system with Princess Leia!

    This Star Wars book is packed with witty words, wise advice and unforgettable quotes from Leia Organa, Rey, Padme and many other awesome characters from a galaxy far, far away. They're sure to help build your confidence and bravery in so many ways.

    Alongside these thoughtful and funny reflections on independence, leadership, activism and assertiveness are photographs and stills from all corners of the Star Wars universe.
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  • In My Life - Alan Johnson

    Alan Johnson

    Product Code: AJML
    Hardback
    (1)
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    Former home secretary Alan Johnson celebrates his love of music in this marvellously entertaining memoir.

    He recalls first hearing Bing Crosby and Grace Kelly's True Love on the radio as a child in the 1950s and how this led to a lifelong passion. He fondly remembers humming Elvis Costello's Watching the Detectives while working as a postman and celebrates his love of artists ranging from Lonnie Donegan and The Beatles to David Bowie and Bruce Springsteen.

    A great read for music lovers and those who are interested in politics, this book lets you discover more about Alan Johnson the man while also transporting you back to a world of jukeboxes full of unashamedly romantic love songs and heartbreaking ballads.
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  • The Chase: The Greatest Chases

    ITV Ventures Limited

    Product Code: TCWG
    Hardback
    (1)
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    Do you possess the knowledge and skills that it takes to become a Chaser? This book, inspired by the hit ITV show presented by Bradley Walsh, will show you...

    The second quizbook inspired by the show, it contains all-new questions and a brand new format to see if you would be a worthy Chaser. From its fun introductory section that helps you choose your Chaser name, back story and style to the questions that cover a range of topics, it will provide you with so much entertainment.

    There are even Chase Scenarios which gives you the chance to test yourself against differing character traits.
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  • The Movie Making Book

    Dan Farrell & Donna Bamford

    Product Code: MVMK
    Paperback
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    Aspiring Spielbergs have never had it better. With smartphones and tablets getting ever more powerful, movie making is more accessible than ever before.

    The Movie Making Book will teach you all the skills you need to get started in film-making and is bursting with mini projects and enjoyable games.

    It also has advanced projects so that you can put all your skills to the test and advice on the best ways to share your creations online so that they will get the most views.
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  • The Grand Tour: Guide to the World

    Product Code: GRDT
    Hardback
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    Part-travel companion, part factually dubious encyclopedia and part scrapbook of a travelling circus, this The Grand Tour book offers a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the show.

    Inspired by Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May's travels filming the show, it's full of not-entirely serious guides to the countries they visited and also has them offering hints and tips on packing, passing through airports and breaking the language barrier.

    As well as the three presenters' unique takes on all the places they have visited, there are plenty of facts about cars for petrolheads to pore over.
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  • Shakespeare's Strangest Tales

    Product Code: SHKT
    Hardback
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    Published to coincide with the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death, this compelling and entertaining book takes a look at the weird and wonderful stories from the theatres that have played host to the Bard's work.

    From fluffed lines to falls off stages, you'll get to find out about the terrible behaviour of the groundlings at the Globe, learn why the 'rude mechanicals' in A Midsummer Night's Dream were recast as a group of ladies from the WI and discover how Dame Maggie Smith got even with Sir Laurence Olivier.

    Curious and extraordinary, this collection of tales will entertain any fans of the Bard or the stage.
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  • Stephen Fry's Incomplete and Utter History of Classical Music

    Stephen Fry and Tim Lihoreau

    Product Code: SFHM
    Hardback
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    National treasure and clever clogs Stephen Fry provides a riotous, rambling and rather potted history of classical music in this must-read book.

    Covering 700 years, Stephen throws in references to pretty much anything he wants as he tells how classical music came to soundtrack the nation. Along the way, he'll mention the Mongol invasion of Russia and Genghis Khan, the Black Death and the revolutionary atmosphere of Mozart's Don Giovanni.

    Beethoven, Bach, Debussy, Wagner, Mozart... all the key players are featured in this endlessly entertaining read about classical music and so much more.
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  • Call the Midlife: TFI Friday, Top Gear and Other Middle-Aged Dilemmas

    Chris Evans

    Product Code: AUFLG
    Paperback
    During his run into turning FIFTY, CHRIS EVANS is on a MISSION. To take stock of WHERE HE IS and WHERE HE'S AT in order to figure out how BEST to get the MOST out of what he BELIEVES are the BEST YEARS yet to come. His typically positive and upbeat journey involves ONE HUNDRED DAYS of contemplation, research, focus, frustration and DECISION MAKING while SECRETLY: *Training for The London MARATHON *Bringing back his cult Nineties TV show TFI FRIDAY *And the small matter of suddenly being asked to take over TOP GEAR. HEALTH, LOVE, MARRIAGE, SEX, DEATH and even RELIGION all come under his witty microscope as he poses the conundrum - MIDLIFE: CRISIS vs OPPORTUNITY ? There can only be one winner.
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  • Ariana Grande 100% Unofficial

    Malcolm Mackenzie

    Product Code: BYYTI
    Hardback
    Ariana is not just the ponytailed princess of pop, she is one of the world's biggest stars, every album and every single she releases tops the chart, she is the number one most followed female on Instagram, a fierce advocate for women's rights, and a supporter of the LGBT+ community, she's a businesswoman, an actress, and a survivor, who puts family first, and that includes seven rescue dogs. If anyone thinks they can come for her crown, we've got three words for them , "thank you, next."
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  • The News Quiz: Best of 2019

    BBC Radio Comedy

    Product Code: CBRGC
    Audio
    Four of the funniest episodes from the bitingly humorous BBC Radio 4 quiz, chaired by Miles Jupp. The News Quiz returns to take a sideways look at the headlines, with the help of some up-to-the-minute comedians and commentators. Guest regulars include Andy Hamilton, Angela Barnes, Susan Calman, Andrew Maxwell, Fern Brady, Desiree Burch, Michael Deacon, Kerry Godliman, Holly Walsh, Andy Zaltzman and Helen Lewis.
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  • Rugby: Talking A Good Game

    Ian Robertson

    Product Code: CBQJG
    Paperback
    Ian Robertson joined the BBC during the golden age of radio broadcasting and was given a crash course in the art of sports commentary from some of the greatest names ever to sit behind a microphone: Cliff Morgan and Peter Bromley, Bryon Butler and John Arlott. Almost half a century after being introduced to the rugby airwaves by his inspiring mentor Bill McLaren, the former Scotland fly-half looks back on the most eventful of careers, during which he covered nine British and Irish Lions tours and eight World Cups, including the 2003 tournament that saw England life the Webb Ellis Trophy and "Robbo" pick up awards for his spine-tingling description of Jonny Wilkinson's decisive drop goal. He reflects on his playing days, his role in guiding Cambridge University to a long spell of Varsity Match supremacy and his relationships with some of the union code's most celebrated figures, including Sir Clive Woodward and Jonah Lomu. He also writes vividly and hilariously of his experiences as a horse racing enthusiast, his meetings with some of the world's legendary golfers and his dealings with a stellar cast of sporting outsiders, from Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor to Nelson Mandela. It is a hugely entertaining story that begins in a bygone rugby age, yet has much to say about the game in the here and now.
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  • Not Afraid

    Anthony Bozza

    Product Code: CBJBT
    Hardback
    In 1999, a former dishwasher from Detroit became the most influential music artist in the world. He was a fish out of water, a white artist creating powerful art in a black medium, telling stories with verbal dexterity, nimble wit and an honest that shocked the world. Eminem changed the landscape of music and pop culture as we know it. Then, in 2006, at the height of his fame and as one of the biggest-selling artists of all time, Eminem all but disappeared. Beset by non-stop controversies, bewildering fame, a debilitating drug problem and personal tragedies, he became a virtual recluse, withdrawing to his Detroit area compound. He struggled with weight gain and a prescription pill addiction that resulted in an overdose that nearly took his life. Over the next five years, he got sober, relapsed and finally got clean, before triumphantly returning to the top. Rhyme and Reason picks up where rock journalist Anthony Booza's bestselling Whatever You Say I Am left off, capturing Eminem's "wilderness years" in his own words and through the insights of those closest to him. Chronicling the music, personal and spiritual growth of one of music's most enduring and enigmatic artists, this is an intimate portrait of an incredibly private man known by many to be the greatest rapper alive.
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  • Dusty

    Lucy O'Brien

    Product Code: BZBLP
    Hardback
    FULLY REVISED AND UPDATED, THE STORY OF DUSTY SPRINGFIELD TWENTY YEARS ON. `Provocative and deadly accurate' - Time Out Dusty Springfield was one of our greatest pop singers. From 60s hits like `I Only Want To Be With You', `Son of a Preacher Man' and `You Don't Have To Say You Love Me' to her 80s collaboration with the Pet Shop Boys and beyond, she was a musical pioneer and the very essence of authentic white soul. A member of the US Rock and Roll and UK Music Halls of Fame, international polls have named Dusty among the best female pop artists of all time. Twenty years after her passing, she continues to fascinate and inspire. This completely revised and updated edition of Lucy O'Brien's classic biography has new photographs, a new introduction, fresh material and over 45 original interviews with close friends and people who worked with her, including Sir Tom Jones, Lulu, legendary arranger Ivor Raymonde, and the late, great Atlantic Records trio, Jerry Wexler, Tom Dowd and Arif Mardin, with whom she recorded her classic album Dusty In Memphis. The book fully explores her life and legacy, from a troubled Home Counties childhood to 60s mod queen and solo star, to her struggles with addiction and mental health issues, to her status as an influential LGBT heroine and enduring pop icon.
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  • Punk Rock Blitzkrieg

    Marky Ramone

    Product Code: BGJNM
    Paperback
    When punk rock reared its spiky head in the early seventies, Marc Bell had the best seat in the house. Already a young veteran of the prototype American metal band Dust, Bell took residence in artistic, seedy Lower Manhattan, where he played drums in bands that would shape rock music for decades to come, including Wayne County, who pioneered transsexual rock, and Richard Hell and the Voidoids, who directly inspired the entire early British punk scene. If punk has royalty, Marc became part of it in 1978 when he was anointed 'Marky Ramone' by Johnny, Joey, and Dee Dee of the iconoclastic Ramones. The band of tough misfits were a natural fit for Marky, who dressed punk before there was punk, and who brought with him his 'blitzkrieg' style of drumming, as well as the studio and stage experience the group needed to solidify its line-up. Together, they would change the world. From the cult film Rock 'n' Roll High School to 'I Wanna Be Sedated' to Marky's own struggles, Punk Rock Blitzkrieg is an authentic, unflinching, and always honest look at the people who reinvented rock music. And not a moment too soon.
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  • Pink Floyd Captured Through Time

    Various Photographers

    Product Code: CCJBW
    Hardback
    Spanning more than half a century Pink Floyd has rightly earned its place as one of the greatest rock bands of all time. From the early, experimental and often whimsical days with band leader Syd Barrett to the more expansive style with Dave Gilmour onboard, leading to the masterpiece Dark Side Of The Moon that elevated Floyd into the stratosphere. But success came at a price as personal relationships suffered, culminating in break-ups as eventually Roger Waters departed. But stadiums and huge arenas continued to welcome Floyd through the eighties and nineties with a brief reunion with Waters for 2005's Live 8 event. Captured Through Time is a photographic celebration of this truly iconic band that takes you on a journey from the psychedelic, avant-garde sixties to the present day including off stage shots of all band members during the 2000s including Syd Barrett! Many of the photos have never been published in print before, including a sequence of shots from the Animals tour in 1977 that have only just been developed from the original negatives and digitally restored for this publication. In total, over 100 glorious images of Floyd both on and off stage through the decades are included in this large format hardback book. Housed in a bespoke, custom-made, buckram presentation box with holographic block foil, it also includes 3 prints, ideal for framing and is strictly limited to 500 worldwide.
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  • Percussion Exam Pieces & Studies, ABRSM Grade 1

    ABRSM

    Product Code: CBXJK
    Other
    This book contains fifteen pieces from ABRSM's Grade 1 Percussion syllabus from 2020, with five pieces from the repertoire lists for snare drum, timpani and tuned percussion. Every piece has been specially commissioned for this syllabus and provides players with an innovative and varied range of repertoire that spans solos, duets and accompanied pieces. For those preparing for the technical element of the Percussion exams, bespoke studies for timpani and snare drum have been included. Along with the tuned percussion scales and arpeggios (available separately), these studies fulfil the technical element of the Grade 1 Percussion syllabus. Percussion Exam Pieces & Studies is suitable for candidates taking ABRSM's Snare Drum, Timpani, Tuned Percussion and Percussion (Combined) exams.
  • Percussion Exam Pieces & Studies, ABRSM Grade 3

    ABRSM

    Product Code: CBXJJ
    Other
    This book contains fifteen pieces from ABRSM's Grade 3 Percussion syllabus from 2020, with five pieces from the repertoire lists for snare drum, timpani and tuned percussion. Every piece has been specially commissioned for this syllabus and provides players with an innovative and varied range of repertoire that spans solos, duets and accompanied pieces. For those preparing for the technical element of the Percussion exams, bespoke studies for timpani and snare drum have been included. Along with the tuned percussion scales and arpeggios (available separately), these studies fulfil the technical element of the Grade 3 Percussion syllabus. Percussion Exam Pieces & Studies is suitable for candidates taking ABRSM's Snare Drum, Timpani, Tuned Percussion and Percussion (Combined) exams.
  • Percussion Exam Pieces & Studies, ABRSM Grade 2

    ABRSM

    Product Code: CBXJI
    Other
    This book contains fifteen pieces from ABRSM's Grade 2 Percussion syllabus from 2020, with five pieces from the repertoire lists for snare drum, timpani and tuned percussion. Every piece has been specially commissioned for this syllabus and provides players with an innovative and varied range of repertoire that spans solos, duets and accompanied pieces. For those preparing for the technical element of the Percussion exams, bespoke studies for timpani and snare drum have been included. Along with the tuned percussion scales and arpeggios (available separately), these studies fulfil the technical element of the Grade 2 Percussion syllabus. Percussion Exam Pieces & Studies is suitable for candidates taking ABRSM's Snare Drum, Timpani, Tuned Percussion and Percussion (Combined) exams.
  • Percussion Sight-Reading, ABRSM Grades 1-5

    ABRSM

    Product Code: CBXAL
    Other
    This book provides valuable material to help players strengthen their sight-reading skills in preparation for ABRSM's Percussion exams at Grades 1-5. It offers attractive sample sight-reading pieces for snare drum, timpani and tuned percussion, fully covering the syllabus requirements from 2020.
  • Percussion Scales & Arpeggios, ABRSM Grades 6-8

    ABRSM

    Product Code: CBXAK
    Other
    This book contains all the scales and arpeggios required for ABRSM's Tuned Percussion and Percussion (Combined) exams at Grades 6-8, arranged in grade order.
  • Percussion Scales & Arpeggios, ABRSM Grades 1-5

    ABRSM

    Product Code: CBXAJ
    Other
    This book contains all the scales and arpeggios required for ABRSM's Tuned Percussion and Percussion (Combined) exams at Grades 1-5, arranged in grade order.
  • Percussion Sight-Reading, ABRSM Grades 6-8

    ABRSM

    Product Code: CBXAH
    Other
    This book provides valuable material to help players strengthen their sight-reading skills in preparation for ABRSM's Percussion exams at Grades 6-8. It offers attractive sample sight-reading pieces for snare drum, timpani and tuned percussion, fully covering the syllabus requirements from 2020.
  • Percussion Studies, ABRSM Grades 6-8

    ABRSM

    Product Code: CBWST
    Other
    This book provides studies for snare drum and timpani from ABRSM's Grades 6-8 Percussion exams. Along with the tuned percussion scales and arpeggios (available separately), these studies fulfil the technical element of the Grades 6-8 Percussion exams from 2020. Suitable for candidates taking ABRSM's Snare Drum, Timpani and Percussion (Combined) exams.

Within our brilliant entertainment books we have something for everyone. We have a great range of film & TV books for those who love the big and small screen, exciting music books for musicians and music fans alike and theatre books for those that can't get enough of anything performed on a stage.

Amazing music books

In our range of books on entertainment, we have books some amazing books all about music, from classical to contemporary, from the basics of rhythm to the stories of music legends.

Exciting film & TV books

Whatever films or TV shows you like, whether popular new shows from the small screen or much-loved classics from the big screen, we have the best entertainment books for all film and TV fans, old and young.

Thrilling theatre books

If you love theatre, dance or the performing arts then you can discover all there is to know about these forms of entertainment in our theatre books.

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