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Books by Tina Brown

  • Secret Crawley and Gatwick

    Tina Brown

    Product Code: BZJHW
    Paperback
    The Crawley and Gatwick area are fascinating, both have seen so many changes with the airport at Gatwick being central to this area, but has anyone stopped to think about its ancient Roman ironworking and burial grounds and how Crawley developed as a market town in the Weald from the 13th century onwards to what you see today - the second largest urban area in Sussex. Crawley has always been known as trade route with good connections both to the city of London and then down to the coast at Brighton, so its geographical location has always been of importance. The coming of the railways brought prosperity to Crawley and saw its first major expansion as well as the development of Gatwick race course and the original Gatwick airfield; the site of both has now been swallowed by today's airport. After World War 2, the town was designated a New Town and has seen a vast increase in population and building to become one of the most important business and employment centres in the South East of England. Crawley has many buildings of historical importance dating back to the 15th century, and many Grade 1 and 2 listed buildings of all ages up to the present day. Settlements close by on the Weald that are served by Crawley also have many secrets and stories connected to them, including numerous historical churches and manor houses. Gatwick airport itself and some of the buildings that surround the main terminal buildings today offer a gem of delight for anyone interested in the history of the location, such as the origins of the name of the Beehive Public House in the South Terminal. Drawing on local history and records this book will bring to life the history of this area, highlighting that there is a whole lot more to Crawley and Gatwick than just the airport.
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  • Middlesbrough in 50 Buildings

    Tina Brown

    Product Code: BSWCS
    Paperback
    Middlesbrough is largest town in northeast England, growing rapidly in the 19th century from a small village to a large industrial settlement on the River Tees, built to ship coal from the newly arrived railways. New industries such as iron and steel production and shipbuilding followed and the wealth generated in Middlesbrough can be seen today in its buildings and although many industries have disappeared today they too have left a legacy of remarkable structures in the area, alongside new buildings that represent modern Middlesbrough. From the ancient parish churches and manor houses, through the Victorian industrial age to the modern galleries, this exciting and vibrant town has much offer. Among the remarkable buildings and structures in this book are the imposing Victorian town hall, Binns Department Store, the iconic Transporter Bridge and the Newport Bridge, the Riverside Stadium, the 21st century, MIMA (Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art) gallery, as well as buildings with stories to tell of everyday life in Middlesbrough such as the pub, library, hospital, dockyard, and many more. Middlesbrough in 50 Buildings explores the history of this fascinating town through a selection of its most interesting buildings and structures, from its early pre-industrial days, its massive development as an industrial settlement and the changes that have taken place in Middlesbrough in recent years. The book will appeal to all those who live in Middlesbrough or who have an interest in the town.
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  • Tattoos: An Illustrated History

    Tina Brown

    Product Code: BSWBV
    Paperback
    The art of tattoos goes back hundreds, if not thousands, of years and today they are more popular than ever, but how many people really know the story behind tattoos? With a fascination for the Victorian tattoo craze, and the way the story behind these manmade marks have evolved over the years, Tina Brown is the perfect author to guide you through the fascinating, sometimes surprising, story that led to their current popularity. A global adventure spanning hundreds of years, this lavishly illustrated with a wealth of beautiful illustrations, this guide is sure to delight anyone with an interest in the history behind the art.
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  • Gin: An Illustrated History

    Tina Brown

    Product Code: BQJIW
    Paperback
    The gin craze seems to have taken over the world in recent times, but how many gin lovers have ever stopped to really wonder about the origins of their favourite tipple? How many know about its European connections or its medicinal values? And what were the gin palaces that everyone raves about really like? This fascinating little book will take you behind the scenes on a journey spanning hundreds of years, bringing the story of this fascinating drink up to date. Tina Brown invites you to join her to discover the new and old tastes, the distillers, the effect gin has had on people's lives and just about everything else to do with gin!
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  • The Vanity Fair Diaries: 1983-1992

    Tina Brown

    Product Code: BPXXY
    Paperback
    'Indiscreet, brilliantly observed, frequently hilarious' Evening Standard 'Hang on - it's a wild ride' Meryl Streep It's 1983. A young Englishwoman arrives in Manhattan on a mission. Summoned in the hope that she can save Conde Nast's troubled new flagship Vanity Fair, Tina Brown is plunged into the maelstrom of competitive New York media. She survives the politics and the intrigue by a simple stratagem: succeeding. Here are the inside stories of the scoops and covers that sold millions: the Reagan kiss, the meltdown of Princess Diana's marriage to Prince Charles, the sensational Annie Leibovitz cover of a gloriously pregnant, naked Demi Moore. Written with dash and verve, the diary is also a sharply observed account of New York and London society. In its cinematic pages the drama, comedy and struggle of raising a family and running an 'it' magazine come to life.
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  • Remembering Diana: A Life in Photographs

    Tina Brown

    Product Code: BGOTT
    Hardback
    For the millions who adored the People's Princess, this lavish book celebrates Diana Spencer's life in pictures. Page after page of inside photos from the legendary National Geographic archives document the royal's most memorable moments in the spotlight; a luminous, personal remembrance by Diana friend and biographer Tina Brown adds context and nuance to a poignant life twenty years after her tragic death. Float down memory lane through more than 100 remarkable images of Diana, from her days as a schoolgirl to her engagement to Prince Charles, the birth of Princes William and Harry, and her life in the media as an outspoken advocate for the poor, the sick, and the downtrodden. This elegant book features reflections from those who knew her best, recollections from dignitaries and celebrities like Nelson Mandela and Elton John, and personal insight through the princess's own words. Published to commemorate the twentieth anniversary of Diana's death, this richly illustrated book is a beautiful ode to one of the world's most beloved women.
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  • The Diana Chronicles

    Tina Brown

    Product Code: BCXMZ
    Paperback
    The 20th Anniversary Edition of Tina Brown's definitive behind-the-scenes insight into the life of Diana Princess of Wales with a brand new introduction by Andrew Marr. Twenty years after her death, Princess Diana remains a mystery. Was she "the people's princess," who electrified the world with her beauty and humanitarian missions? Or was she a manipulative, media-savvy neurotic who nearly brought down the monarchy? In this new 20th anniversary commemorative edition, which includes a new introduction by Andrew Marr, The Diana Chronicles parts the curtains on Diana's troubled time in the mysterious world of the Windsors, as she breaks out of her royal cage into celebrity culture, where she found her own power and used it to devastating effect. Knowing Diana personally, Tina Brown understands her world, understands its players and has-reaching insight into the royals and the Queen herself. Meet the formidable female cast and get to know the society they inhabit, as you never have before.
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