Entertainment/Showbiz

Entertainment/Showbiz

Entertainment/Showbiz

Entertainment/Showbiz

Entertainment and Showbiz biographies of stars, musicals, theatre and theatrical managers and actors and actresses on stage and off. Fascinating lives!

 

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BLUE TOUCH PAPER: A Memoir
DAVID HARE    Book Number: 84199
Published price: $27.95
Bibliophile price: £0.50
Product format: Hardback

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Playwright David Hare wanted to reform society from the very beginning. Applying to Cambridge in the hope of being taught by the socialist thinker Raymond Williams, he found that Williams never tur...
MICHAEL JACKSON: Life, Death, Legacy DVD
FIREFLY ENTERTAINMENT    Book Number: 85132
Bibliophile price: £1.25
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The King of Pop was due to play in London shortly before his untimely death in 2009. He is still much missed, but his music and legacy lives on. This special 75 minute colour DVD is a profile of ...
VANITY FAIR DIARIES 1983-1992
TINA BROWN    Book Number: 85241
Published price: £9.99
Bibliophile price: £2.50
Product format: Paperback

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Vanity Fair represented the last word in literary prestige, social glamour and visual ravishment. It was published by Condé Montrose Nast (1872-1942), the dashing Casanova and publishing entrepren...
50 GREATEST WESTERNS
BARRY STONE    Book Number: 84499
Published price: £8.99
Bibliophile price: £1.63
Product format: Paperback

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Saddle up and ride alongside The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976), Westworld (1973), The Great Train Robbery (1903), Wagon Master (1950), Rio Bravo (1959), Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid (1973), A Fistful of...
KEITH MOON STOLE MY LIPSTICK
Judith Wills    Book Number: 85741
Published price: £9.99
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Product format: Paperback

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Sub-titled 'The Swinging '60s, The Glam '70s and Me', Judith Wills sang with Freddie Mercury, got high with Jim Morrison, had a strange encounter with David Bowie, babysat Kate Beckinsale, accompan...
ESSENTIAL CHAPLIN: Perspectives on the Life & Art
RICHARD SCHICKEL    Book Number: 85816
Published price: £10.95
Bibliophile price: £1.25
Product format: Paperback

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"That indomitable spirit is an integral part of the make-up of the screen Charlie Chaplin" Churchill wrote. At age 28, Charlie Chaplin was a millionaire and one of the world's most famous personal...
WEAR & TEAR: The Threads of my Life
TRACY TYNAN    Book Number: 85836
Published price: $26
Bibliophile price: £1.25
Product format: Hardback

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A candid, entertaining memoir told through clothes. Tracy Peacock Tynan grew up in swinging London and New York in the 1950's and 60s, privy to her parents' glamorous parties and famous friends - ...
MORE LIVES THAN ONE
FERGUS BYRNE    Book Number: 86019
Published price: £20
Bibliophile price: £1.00
Product format: Hardback

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Sub-titled 'The Extraordinary Life of Felix Dennis', when he died in 2014, Dennis was a multi-millionaire. Canny, infuriating, cynical and generous by turns, a true maverick, Felix left Harrow Col...
JEAN RENOIR: A Biography
PASCAL MÉRIGEAU    Book Number: 85962
Published price: £25
Bibliophile price: £1.75
Product format: Paperback

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Hailed by his friend and contemporary Orson Welles as "very probably the greatest of all directors", Jean Renoir was the son of the Impressionist painter and grew up in turn-of-the-century artistic...
WHAT I LEARNT: What My Listeners Say
JEREMY VINE    Book Number: 86119
Published price: £18.99
Bibliophile price: £1.25
Product format: Hardback

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Attracting more than seven million listeners, taking more than 25,000 calls, and presenting his show on Radio 2 since 2003, Jeremy Vine is a British radio host whose programme consists of news, vie...
TRANSFORMER: The Complete Lou Reed Story
VICTOR BOCKRIS    Book Number: 86277
Published price: £12.99
Bibliophile price: £1.50
Product format: Paperback

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Entertainment weekly said, "Blending informed biographical narrative with abundant quotes and a dishy conversational style, Bockris captures the many moods - and mood swings - of a true rock and ro...
BOOK THIEF DVD
DIRECTED BY BRIAN PERCIVAL    Book Number: 86611
Bibliophile price: £3.25
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Based on the bestselling book is the story of a girl who transforms the lives of those around her in wartime Germany. When her mother can no longer care for her, Liesel (Sophie Nélisse) is adopted...
MISS PEREGRINE'S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN DVD
DIRECTED BY TIM BURTON    Book Number: 86615
Published price: £14.99
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Based on the bestselling novel by Ransom Riggs, this was regarded as the quirky director Tim Burton's best film in over 20 years. The visionary director applies his wild imagination to this fantas...
MAKING A NOISE: Getting It Right, Getting It Wrong in Life,
JOHN TUSA    Book Number: 86664
Published price: £25
Bibliophile price: £1.50
Product format: Hardback

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Always outspoken, John Tusa is a Renaissance man who has had a huge influence on broadcasting, the arts, politics and even academic life in Britain. Tusa was only a single generation away from pro...
SPIDER FROM MARS: My Life with Bowie
WOODY WOODMANSEY    Book Number: 86635
Published price: $27.99
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Michael 'Woody' Woodmansey was the drummer for David Bowie's The Spiders from Mars from 1969 to 1973 on the hit albums The Man Who Sold the World, Hunky Dory, The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust an...
A BIENTOT
ROGER MOORE    Book Number: 86816
Published price: £12.99
Bibliophile price: £3.00
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The late great actor Sir Roger Moore was still writing his book A Bientôt in the days before he passed away. He looks back on his life and gives it his trademark arched-eyebrow glance in a nostalg...
WISH YOU WERE HERE
LYNN RUSSELL    Book Number: 87162
Published price: £7.99
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Sub-titled 'The Lives, Loves and Friendships of the Butlin's Girls', here are the stories of seven girls who worked as Redcoats from the 1950s to the 1970s. From pranks and feuds to falling in lov...
HOMEWARD BOUND: Life of Paul Simon
PETER CARLIN    Book Number: 87175
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One half of the incredibly popular duo Simon and Garfunkel, here we take a bridge over troubled waters and learn all the backstage detail in a biography about one of these musicians. To sing 'Brid...
DEATH RAYS, JET PACKS, STUNTS AND SUPERCARS:
BARRY PARKER    Book Number: 86962
Published price: £22
Bibliophile price: £1.50
Product format: Hardback

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The most enjoyable aspect of the six decades of Bond films is not the one-liners, the pulchritudinous females, the suave opulence or the baddies - it's the gadgets! James Bond would have died a tho...
DRACULA FAQ: All That's Left to Know About the Count
BRUCE SCIVALLY    Book Number: 86963
Published price: £13.95
Bibliophile price: £3.25
Product format: Paperback

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He goes by many names: Dracula, Nosferatu, and Vlad the Impaler. Now, with Dracula FAQ, any reader can unravel the mysteries behind this vampire, from the real historical figure, to the title chara...
SPIDER-MAN INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE ACTIVITY TIN
MARVEL    Book Number: 87276
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Bibliophile price: £3.00
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Whoosh your spiderweb and join Spidey Miles Morales the all-new Spider-Man and his friends for some fun and adventures. Swing inside and find five web-tastic books - Top Secret Stuff, Meet the Spi...
ART OF THE JUNGLE BOOK
ELLEN WOLFF    Book Number: 87397
Published price: £29.99
Bibliophile price: £4.00
Product format: Hardback

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Based on Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book, director John Favreau's innovative, visually stunning Disney adaptation put a new spin on the classic tale. They used state-of-the-art CGI and motion-ca...
ROGER DALTRY: THANKS A LOT MR KIBBLEWHITE: My Story
ROGER DALTREY    Book Number: 87423
Published price: £20
Bibliophile price: £2.50
Product format: Hardback

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My Generation! Roger Daltrey was THE voice, the front man of The Who and this is his story of My Generation, Tommy and Quadrophenia, of smashed guitars, exploding drums, cars in swimming pools, fi...
COURTROOM ART: In the Dock with the Rich and Famous
DANIEL SCOTT    Book Number: 87645
Published price: £12.99
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Charles Manson, Yoko Ono, Mick Jagger, O. J. Simpson, Woody Allen v. Mia Farrow, Neil and Christine Hamilton, Jeffrey Archer, Princess Anne, Michael Jackson, Mohamed Al-Fayed, Amy Winehouse, Joss S...
SLOWHAND: The Life and Music of Eric Clapton
PHILIP NORMAN    Book Number: 87595
Published price: £25
Bibliophile price: £3.75
Product format: Hardback

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Philip Norman has penned bestselling biographies of the greatest in the history of rock music, so when he turns his hand to Eric Clapton, the unrivalled master of rock's most essential tool - the s...
ONLY GIRL
ROBIN GREEN    Book Number: 87685
Published price: £9.99
Bibliophile price: £1.38
Product format: Paperback

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Voted Observer Book of the Year, this raucous and vividly dishy memoir is written by the only woman on the masthead of Rolling Stone Magazine in the 60s, a female Almost Famous, during the sex and ...
ROCK AND ROLL IS LIFE: A Novel
D. J. TAYLOR    Book Number: 87686
Published price: £10.99
Bibliophile price: £0.88
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"The Stones are in narcotic tax exile somewhere. Hendrix is dead, along with Brian Jones, Janis Joplin and countless lesser lights whose names have already been forgotten. Also dead, according to R...
LET ME PLAY THE LION TOO: How to be an Actor
MICHAEL PENNINGTON    Book Number: 87715
Published price: £17.99
Bibliophile price: £3.00
Product format: Paperback

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Recently a triumphant King Lear in New York, Michael Pennington has been a leading actor for 50 years in the RSC and English Shakespeare Company and played leading roles plus solo shows on Shakespe...
YOUNG SOUL REBELS: A Personal History of Northern Soul
STUART COSGROVE    Book Number: 87962
Published price: £9.99
Bibliophile price: £2.50
Product format: Paperback

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A rollercoaster journey into the heart of a secret society and the iconic clubs The Twisted Wheel, The Torch, Wigan Casino and the Blackpool Mecca, the infamous Bootleggers, and the DJs and crate-d...
CLASSIC COMIC COLOURING BOOK
CLAIRE CATER    Book Number: 87853
Published price: £9.99
Bibliophile price: £1.88
Product format: Paperback

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Grown ups can creatively colour in Bullet Man Battles the Fiendish Fiddler, Jungle Comic, The Flame, Thunder King of the Congo, Exotic Romances, and the heart rending story of a girl hopelessly in ...
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