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Tom Jones - Author

About the Author

Sir Thomas Jones Woodward, OBE, known by his stage name Tom Jones, is a Welsh singer. He became one of the most popular vocalists to emerge from the mid-1960s. Since then he has sung nearly every form of popular music - pop, rock, R&B, show tunes, country, dance, soul and gospel - and sold over 100 million records. Sir Tom has had thirty-six top 40 hits in the UK and nineteen in the US, including It's Not Unusual, Delilah, Kiss and Sex Bomb.

Featured books by Tom Jones

Memoir

Memoir

Author: Tom Jones Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/10/2015

In a career that has spanned six decades, Sir Tom Jones has performed with almost every major recording artist, from Jerry Lee Lewis, Elvis and Sinatra, to Robbie Williams, Van Morrison and Jessie J, across every imaginable genre, from rock and pop to country, blues and soul. The one constant throughout has been his unique musical gift and unmistakable voice.

Other books by Tom Jones

Over the Top and Back The Autobiography

Over the Top and Back The Autobiography

Author: Tom Jones Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/06/2016

'For a lot of years, I've answered a lot of questions, but have never told my story before.' Across six decades, Sir Tom Jones has maintained a vital career in a risky, unstable business notorious for the short lives of its artists. With a drive that comes from nothing but the love for what he does, he breaks through and then wrestles with the vagaries of the music industry, the nature of success and its inevitable consequences. Having recorded an expansive body of work and performed with fellow artists from across the spectrum and across every popular music genre, from rock, pop and dance to country, blues and soul, the one constant throughout has been his unique musical gifts and unmistakable voice. But how did a boy from a Welsh coal-mining family attain success across the globe? And how has he survived the twists and turns of fame and fortune to not only stay exciting, but actually become more credible and interesting with age? In this, his first ever autobiography, Tom revisits his past and tells the tale of his journey from wartime Pontypridd to LA and beyond. He reveals the stories behind the ups and downs of his fascinating and remarkable life, from the early heydays to the subsequent fallow years to his later period of artistic renaissance. It's the story nobody else knows or understands, told by the man who lived it, and written the only way he knows how: simply and from the heart. Raw, honest, funny and powerful, this is a memoir like no other from one of the world's greatest ever singing talents. This is Tom Jones and Over the Top and Back is his story.

London, The Weekends Start Here Fifty-two Weekends of Things to See and Do

London, The Weekends Start Here Fifty-two Weekends of Things to See and Do

Author: Tom Jones Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/03/2015

During the week, London is the bustlingly centre of big business, with millions of people working all around the capital, but it's at the weekend that the city really comes alive. With London, The Weekends Start Here, explore the unrivalled range of cultural, artistic, historical and outdoor experiences this dynamic capital has to offer, with plenty of time to achieve the unexpected before another Monday morning rolls round. Perfect for Londoners and visitors alike, discover 52 themed weekends, organised by season, with over 250 interesting and quirky entries for unusual and surprising attractions. Including all you need to know about location, transport and the best places to eat and drink. From Wild London in the spring to Nordic London in the winter and Tea Drinker's London, Quiet London, Japanese London and more in between. Multicultural and historical, urban and wild, peaceful and vibrant - there's plenty to do in London to suit your mood and interests, as well as the time of year. Why not try ... ? Drinking in pubs once frequented by pirates and smugglers in Wapping Taking a Scandinavian sauna at the Finnish Church Eating grapes from a royal grape vine Spotting London's Peregrine Falcons Finding literary treasures in the British Library Soaking up the sun on a Japanese Roof Garden Walking the route of a Victorian sewer, and Exploring the chalk downland valleys of south London Get inspired and enjoy all the fun, diverting and imaginative things to do in this great city, one weekend at a time.

Mad Dogs and Englishmen A Year of Things to See and Do in England

Mad Dogs and Englishmen A Year of Things to See and Do in England

Author: Tom Jones Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/07/2013

`England is a country which requires more than a second look, an amazingly diverse place, offering almost-unlimited landscapes, culture and history, and a diversity of opportunities which is unrivalled anywhere else in the world.' Tired of London, Tired of Life author Tom Jones, has come up with another gem. In Mad Dogs and Englishmen he presents us with a seasonal snapshot of things to do in England at any time of the year, come rain or come shine. Using a mixture of unique seasonal events and interesting places to visit (all presented in attractive bite-sized entries), Mad Dogs and Englishmen is a browsable gift book aimed at those who are interested in getting to know their home country better as well as tourists seeking to make the most of their stay in England. In more than 220 pages Tom Jones demonstrates the diversity of England as a country; presenting interesting, unusual and thought-provoking things to do which also enlighten the reader, and convey the message that England is a great place to live and explore all year round.

Poetic Language Theory and Practice from the Renaissance to the Present

Poetic Language Theory and Practice from the Renaissance to the Present

Author: Tom Jones Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/12/2012

This is the first study of poetic language from a historical and philosophical perspective. In a series of 12 chapters, exemplary poems - by Walter Ralegh, William Cowper, William Wordsworth, Gerard Manley Hopkins, Wallace Stevens, Frank O'Hara, Robert Creeley, W. S. Graham, Tom Raworth, Denise Riley and Thomas A. Clark - are read alongside theoretical discussions of poetic language. The discussions provide a jargon-free account of a wide range of historical and contemporary schools of thought about poetic language, and an organised, coherent critique of those schools. It surveys a variety of linguistic and philosophical approaches to poetic language: analytical, cognitive, post-structuralist, and pragmatic. It provides readings of complete poems and places those readings within the wider context of each poet's work. It combines theory and practicelncludes a Glossary of Terms, Biographical Notes on Poets and Suggested Further Reading and Further Reading (by Theoretical School).

Jobs That Could Kill You True Stories of People Risking Their Lives to Make a Buck

Jobs That Could Kill You True Stories of People Risking Their Lives to Make a Buck

Author: Tom Jones Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/07/2012

42 Jobs That Could Kill You is a fascinating collection of candid and intimate conversations with 42 men and women who describe in gripping detail how physical risk is a familiar companion in their working lives, and how they deal with it. Following in the oral history tradition of Studs Terkel , 42 Jobs That Could Kill You , you will meet: Antron Brown as he launches his top fuel drag racer from zero to over 300 miles an hour in less than four seconds; Justin McBride talking about the guts it takes to stay atop a raging 1,600-pound beast; Jeff Gammons as he painfully remembers the terrifying screams of Hurricane Katrina drowning victims; Cameron Begbie as he recalls fighting hand to hand against insurgents in Fallujah, Iraq; Crab fisherman Matt Corriere who describes the harrowing night when he was the sole survivor after the sinking of the fishing vessel Massacre Bay in icy Alaskan waters; and dozens more. 42 Jobs That Could Kill You reveals who these daring people are, what they will endure for a paycheck, and how they feel about their jobs. They speak for themselves, in their own words.

Poetic Language Theory and Practice from the Renaissance to the Present

Poetic Language Theory and Practice from the Renaissance to the Present

Author: Tom Jones Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/07/2012

In a series of 12 chapters, exemplary poems - by Walter Ralegh, William Cowper, William Wordsworth, Gerard Manley Hopkins, Wallace Stevens, Frank O'Hara, Robert Creeley, W. S. Graham, Tom Raworth, Denise Riley and Thomas A. Clark - are read alongside theoretical discussions of poetic language. The discussions provide a jargon-free account of a wide range of historical and contemporary schools of thought about poetic language, and an organised, coherent critique of those schools.

Tired of London, Tired of Life One Thing A Day To Do in London

Tired of London, Tired of Life One Thing A Day To Do in London

Author: Tom Jones Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/01/2012

As the late great Samuel Johnson sagely observed, 'When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life.' When author Tom Jones found himself doing the same things week in, week out while living in England's treasured capital, he decided to heed Johnson's words and seek out a thing to do each day in London to make him fall back in love with the city. Here, in Tired of London, Tired of Life, Tom shares the fun, diverting and imaginative things that you can do to keep yourself amused in London. With seasonally appropriate suggestions for each day of the year, you can explore East London by canoe, search for Fagin's lair in Clerkenwell, play petanque in Southwark, seek out Aphrodite in the British Museum on Valentine's Day and enjoy a host of unusual ways to enjoy the capital. So grab your A-Z and start discovering a whole other side to this majestic city.

Risky Living Interviews with the Brave Men and Women who Work the World's Most Dangerous Jobs

Risky Living Interviews with the Brave Men and Women who Work the World's Most Dangerous Jobs

Author: Tom Jones Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/11/2009

Risky Living is a fascinating collection of candid and intimate conversations with forty-five men and women who describe, in gripping detail, how physical risk is a familiar companion in their working lives, and how they deal with it. This is the first work of oral history to focus solely on people who work dangerous jobs. In the great tradition of books revealing the real lives of working men and women pioneered by Studs Terkel, Risky Living takes readers: Inside Antron Brown's car as he launches his top fuel drag racer from zero to over 300 miles per hour Alongside world champion bull rider Justin McBride as he attempts to stay atop a 1,600-pound beast Next to storm chasing videographer Jeff Gammons as he painfully remembers the screams of Hurricane Katrina drowning victims Right behind Cameron Begbie as he recalls fighting hand-to-hand against insurgents in Iraq Inside the huddle with two-time Pro Bowl NFL player Kassim Osgood In the back of the jeep with National Geographic wildlife photographer Andy Casagrande Down the shaft with coal miner Jeff Shiner Into the swamp with alligator trapper Tredale Boudreaux 100 stories up with high-rise window washer Walter Diaz Risky Living reveals who these daring people are, what they endure for a paycheck, and how they feel about their jobs. They speak for themselves, in their words, and what they have to say reveals much about who they are, what they do, and why they do it.

Working at the Ballpark The Fascinating Lives of Baseball People from Peanut Vendors and Broadcasters to Players and Managers

Working at the Ballpark The Fascinating Lives of Baseball People from Peanut Vendors and Broadcasters to Players and Managers

Author: Tom Jones Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/04/2008

What if Studs Terkel wrote a book with Bill James? You'd have a book on what it's really like to make a living in the world of baseball. For everyone who ever dreamed of making their love of baseball into their vocation, Working at the Ballpark will provide a view at their lives that might have been, with interviews with more than 50 people who make a living in major league baseball. Each is asked the same questions: What is your job? How did you get into this line of work? What does this job mean to you? From peanut vendors and equipment managers to general managers and star players, from John Guilfoy, who sells sausages at Fenway, to Chris Hanson, who plays Bernie Brewer in Milwaukee, to Omar Vizquel, who anchors the infield at AT&T Park, this is an insider's perspective on the enormous scope of the game. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Sports Publishing imprint, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in sports--books about baseball, pro football, college football, pro and college basketball, hockey, or soccer, we have a book about your sport or your team. Whether you are a New York Yankees fan or hail from Red Sox nation; whether you are a die-hard Green Bay Packers or Dallas Cowboys fan; whether you root for the Kentucky Wildcats, Louisville Cardinals, UCLA Bruins, or Kansas Jayhawks; whether you route for the Boston Bruins, Toronto Maple Leafs, Montreal Canadiens, or Los Angeles Kings; we have a book for you. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to publishing books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked by other publishers and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

Pope and Berkeley The Language of Poetry and Philosophy

Pope and Berkeley The Language of Poetry and Philosophy

Author: Tom Jones Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/09/2005

The first study dedicated to the relationship between Alexander Pope and George Berkeley, this book undertakes a comparative reading of their work on the visual environment, economics and providence, challenging current ideas of the relationship between poetry and philosophy in early eighteenth-century Britain. It shows how Berkeley's idea that the phenomenal world is the language of God, learnt through custom and experience, can help to explain some of Pope's conservative sceptical arguments, and also his virtuoso poetic techniques.

Pope and Berkeley The Language of Poetry and Philosophy

Pope and Berkeley The Language of Poetry and Philosophy

Author: Tom Jones Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2005

The first study dedicated to the relationship between Alexander Pope and George Berkeley, this book undertakes a comparative reading of their work on the visual environment, economics and providence, challenging current ideas of the relationship between poetry and philosophy in early eighteenth-century Britain. It shows how Berkeley's idea that the phenomenal world is the language of God, learnt through custom and experience, can help to explain some of Pope's conservative sceptical arguments, and also his virtuoso poetic techniques.

Making Musicals An Informal Introduction to the World of Musical Theatre

Making Musicals An Informal Introduction to the World of Musical Theatre

Author: Tom Jones Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/1998

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