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Little Book of Chanel
A monograph on Coco Chanel that chronicles the life and legacy of one of history's most influential couturiers. It includes detailed photographs and sketches of her designs, along with fashion photography and catwalk shots, that pay tribute to one of the world's most highly regarded fashion houses and the woman behind it.
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Face It: A Memoir
'I was saying things in songs that female singers didn't really say back then. I wasn't submissive or begging him to come back, I was kicking his ass, kicking him out, kicking my own ass too. My Blondie character was an inflatable doll but with a dark, provocative, aggressive side. I was playing it up, yet I was very serious.'
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Gotta Get Theroux This: My life and strange times in television
A funny, insightful memoir by much-loved documentary maker Louis Theroux, who takes us on a weird and wonderful journey through his life and two decades of groundbreaking television.
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Me: Elton John Official Autobiography
Coming in October 2019, the first and only official autobiography of a much-loved global icon.
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Wham! George & Me: The Sunday Times Bestseller
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Hitch in Time
Living on his wits, sleeping rough and accepting lifts that get him into bizarre and often dangerous situations, Andy's six years spent on the road stand as a unique record of life as it was in the late 1970s and early 80s. In this hilarious memoir, they are juxtaposed with a host of earlier memories, resulting in dazzling and funny stories.
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Headlines and Hedgerows: A Memoir
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Robin
From New York Times culture reporter Dave Itzkoff, the definitive biography of Robin Williams - a compelling portrait of one of America's most beloved and misunderstood entertainers.
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Mortimer & Whitehouse: Gone Fishing: Life, Death and the Thrill of the Catch - The Perfect Gift for Fans of the Hit BBC TV series
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Ian McKellen: The Biography
The intimate and definitive biography of Ian McKellen, theatrical knight and a national treasure.
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George Best: A Memoir: A unique biography of a football icon: The Perfect Gift for Football Fans
A unique biography of football icon, George Best, written by journalist and broadcaster, Michael Parkinson
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Straight Outta Crawley: Memoirs of a Distinctly Average Human Being
From the delights of Sri Lankan hospitality to his struggles as a child, teacher and now parent, to his adolescent flirtation with a rap career and his attempts to make it in comedy, Straight Outta Crawley is Ranganathan's hilarious and irreverent autobiography.
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Roger Daltrey: Thanks a lot Mr Kibblewhite: My Story
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Glossy Years: Magazines, Museums and Selective Memoirs
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In Pieces
The intimate and inspiring memoir from Academy Award-winning actor Sally Field.
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My Thoughts Exactly: The No.1 Bestseller
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You Know it Makes Sense: Lessons from the Derek Trotter School of Business (and life)
It's a rocky road full of potholes, speed cameras, people who don't indicate, mouthy cyclists, and all sorts of obstacles designed to get on your tits. You Know It Makes Sense is the definitive business guide, designed pacifically to help steer you in the right direction.
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Dramatic Exchanges: Letters of the National Theatre
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I Carried a Watermelon: Dirty Dancing and Me
'Massively enjoyable.' Dawn French
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Shook One: Anxiety Playing Tricks on Me
"Charlamagne Tha God, New York Times bestselling author of Black Privilege and cohost of Power 105.1's The Breakfast Club, reveals his blueprint for breaking free from your fears and anxiety to reach that elusive next level of success"--
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Wild and Crazy Guys: How the Comedy Mavericks of the '80s Changed Hollywood Forever
The definitive account of the kings of comedy who ruled eighties Hollywood
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By Order of the Peaky Blinders: The Official Companion to the Hit TV Series
The official companion to the hit TV series, Peaky Blinders. Packed full of unseen images, behind-the-scenes stories and interviews with the cast and creators of the show, this is the only book for fans preparing for the highly anticipated fifth season.
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Mouthy - Unfiltered, Uncensored & Honest as Ever
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Queen Unseen - My Life with the Greatest Rock Band of the 20th Century: Revised and with Added Material
In an intimate and eye-opening story, roundly praised as the best available insight on Queen, Peter Hince recounts twelve years on the road with Freddie Mercury, Brian May and co. This truly is the definitive book on the 20th century's most iconic rock band.
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My Crazy World: The Autobiography
The remarkable autobiography of Christy Dignam, lead singer of Aslan and one of Ireland's legendary rock stars
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Just Kids
Winner of the 2010 Non-Fiction National Book Award Patti Smith's evocative, honest and moving coming-of-age story of her extraordinary relationship with the artist Robert Mapplethorpe
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Home Work: A Memoir of My Hollywood Years
The second volume of beloved actress Julie Andrews' memoirs: Mary Poppins, The Sound of Music and her enduring career in Hollywood.
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Year of the Monkey: The New York Times bestseller
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Born A Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood
One of the comedy world's fastest-rising stars ('SLICK, INTELLIGENT AND BLISSFULLY FUNNY' Time Out) tells his hilarious and moving coming-of-age story during the twilight of apartheid in South Africa and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed.
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Barefoot Pilgrimage
Andrea Corr's Barefoot Pilgrimage is a compelling and honest memoir.
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How to Be a Bawse: A Guide to Conquering Life
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Elton John: Rocket Man
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Mary Quant: My Autobiography
The inspirational story of Mary Quant's stellar career
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Beastie Boys Book
Formed as a New York City hardcore band in 1981, Beastie Boys struck an unlikely path to global hip hop superstardom.
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Elis and John Present the Holy Vible: The Book The Bible Could Have Been
A complete guide to the hilariously niche and wonderfully obscure world of commercial digital indie radio's most-unproducible hammer legends: Elis James and John Robins.
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Handel in London: The Making of a Genius
A rich and evocative account of the life and work of Britain's favourite composer from one of our finest conductors.
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Black Sunset: Hollywood Sex, Lies, Glamour, Betrayal, and Raging Egos
The riveting, poignant, star-studded and hilarious memoir of award-winning author Clancy Sigal's time as a film agent on the make in Blacklist-era Hollywood.
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Quitters Never Win
A British underdog in the greatest fighting championship on earth, he spent the next decade winning some of the championship's most sensational contests to achieve his dream, becoming the first ever British UFC world champion in 2016.
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In Strictest Confidence
The third instalment in Craig Revel Horwood's frank and funny biographies takes the reader through the highs and lows of the Strictly Come Dancing star's `fab-u-LOUS' life. Join Craig and a host of Strictly stars on the show and live tours and get the real stories from behind the scenes.
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Mister Good Times: The enthralling life story of a legendary DJ
Mister Good Times is the enthralling life story of the legendary DJ Norman Jay MBE, encompassing his passions of football, fashion and multicultural London; a vivid and engaging portrait of the man behind the music that has inspired a whole generation of dance music fans worldwide.
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Spies and Stars: MI5, Showbusiness and Me
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Before We Was We: Madness by Madness
A story of seven originals, whose collective graft, energy and talent took them from the sweaty depths of the Hope & Anchor's basement to the Top of the Pops studio. Playing music together, riding freight trains, spraying graffiti and stealing records.
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M Train
REVISED EDITION WITH FIVE THOUSAND WORDS BONUS MATERIAL AND NEW PHOTOGRAPHS M Train begins in the tiny Greenwich Village cafe where Smith goes every morning for black coffee, ruminates on the world as it is and the world as it was, and writes in her notebook. Through prose that shifts fluidly between dreams and reality, past and present, and across a landscape of creative aspirations and inspirations, we travel to Frida Kahlo's Casa Azul in Mexico; to a meeting of an Arctic explorer's society in Berlin; to a ramshackle seaside bungalow in New York's Far Rockaway that Smith acquires just before Hurricane Sandy hits; and to the graves of Genet, Plath, Rimbaud and Mishima. Woven throughout are reflections on the writer's craft and on artistic creation., Here, too, are singular memories of Smith's life in Michigan and the irremediable loss of her husband, Fred Sonic Smith. Braiding despair with hope and consolation, illustrated with her signature Polaroids, M Train is a meditation on travel, detective shows, literature and coffee. It is a powerful, deeply moving book by one of the most remarkable artists at work today.
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Ninth Street Women: Lee Krasner, Elaine de Kooning, Grace Hartigan, Joan Mitchell, and Helen Frankenthaler: Five Painters and the Movement That Changed Modern Art
The rich, revealing, and thrilling story of five women whose lives and painting propelled a revolution in modern art
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Restoration Heart: A Memoir
Restoration Heart is William Cash's 'restore-a-wreck' memoir of house and heart.
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Howard Stern Comes Again
Over his unrivalled four-decade career in radio, Howard Stern has interviewed thousands of personalities-discussing sex, relationships, money, fame, spirituality, and success with the boldest of bold-faced names. But which interviews are his favourites? It's one of the questions he gets asked most frequently. Howard Stern Comes Again delivers his answer.
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Bring It On Home: Peter Grant, Led Zeppelin and Beyond: The Story of Rock's Greatest Manager
Publishing on the 50th anniversary of Led Zeppelin's formation, this is the first book to tell the authorized, in-depth and uncensored story of their infamous manager Peter Grant, a music industry giant and 'the fifth member of Led Zeppelin'.
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Best Foot Forward
A hilarious and honest collection of stories, thoughts, and tales of a life in comedy from the award-winning comic Adam Hills
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Seat at the Table: Interviews with Women on the Frontline of Music
'Journalist Amy Raphael talks to 18 incredible women about their experiences as musicians and the music industry with fascinating and illuminating results' Stylist
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Me: Elton John Official Autobiography
Coming in October 2019, the first and only official autobiography of a much-loved global icon.