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Craig Brown - Author

About the Author

Craig Brown is the author of The Marsh Marlowe Letters, The Little Book of Chaos and The Hounding of John Thomas. His writings for Private Eye, the Mail on Sunday and the Daily Telegraph have won numerous awards.

Featured books by Craig Brown

One on One

One on One

Author: Craig Brown Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/07/2012

Life is made up of humans meeting one another. They speak, or don't speak. They get on, or fall out. They laugh, they cry, are excited, are indifferent. One on One is a chain of 101 extraordinary but true encounters, from Tolstoy rumbling Tchaikovsky in 1876 to George Galloway baiting Michael Barrymore in 2006. The Royal Family giggle at T.S. Eliot, Walter Sickert draws the curtains on the carol-singing Edward Heath, Youssoupoff assassinates Rasputin, Marilyn Monroe commissions Frank Lloyd Wright. Circular in its construction, panoramic in its breadth, One on One is a book like no other.

Other books by Craig Brown

Ma'am Darling 99 Glimpses of Princess Margaret

Ma'am Darling 99 Glimpses of Princess Margaret

Author: Craig Brown Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/06/2018

WINNER OF THE SOUTH BANK SKY ARTS LITERATURE AWARD 2018 A GUARDIAN BOOK OF THE YEAR * A TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR * A SUNDAY TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR * A DAILY MAIL BOOK OF THE YEAR `A masterpiece' Mail on Sunday `I honked so loudly the man sitting next to me dropped his sandwich' Observer She made John Lennon blush and Marlon Brando clam up. She cold-shouldered Princess Diana and humiliated Elizabeth Taylor. Jack Nicholson offered her cocaine and Pablo Picasso lusted over her. To her friends Princess Margaret was witty and regal, to her enemies, she was rude and demanding. Ma'am Darling looks at her from many angles, creating a kaleidoscopic biography, and a witty meditation on fame and art, snobbery and deference, bohemia and high society.

Optimum Healing A Life-Changing New Approach To Achieving Good Health

Optimum Healing A Life-Changing New Approach To Achieving Good Health

Author: Craig Brown Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/03/2018

OPTIMUM HEALING is an essential guide to everyone interested in what good health really means - and how to encourage it. Through case histories which mirror the lives of ordinary people everywhere, Dr Craig Brown shows that physical illness is often the expression of a deeper emotional and spiritual problem. He explains that five negative attributes underly all illness: anger, depression, guilt, attachment and worry, and that unless these are released, as one physical symptom is cured, so another will inevitably occur. In this highly readable book, Dr Brown offers practical suggestions, excercises and ideas to help you: *Confront and release your own negative attributes *Find a balance between your body, mind and spirit *Establish harmony with your environment *Discover your own path to optimum healing and inner peace

Ma'am Darling

Ma'am Darling

Author: Craig Brown Format: eBook Release Date: 21/09/2017

She made John Lennon blush and Marlon Brando clam up. She cold-shouldered Princess Diana and humiliated Elizabeth Taylor. Andy Warhol photographed her. Jack Nicholson offered her cocaine. Gore Vidal revered her. John Fowles hoped to keep her as his sex-slave. Dudley Moore propositioned her. Francis Bacon heckled her. Peter Sellers was in love with her.For Pablo Picasso, she was the object of sexual fantasy. "e;If they knew what I had done in my dreams with your royal ladies"e; he confided to a friend, "e;they would take me to the Tower of London and chop off my head!"e;Princess Margaret aroused passion and indignation in equal measures. To her friends, she was witty and regal. To her enemies, she was rude and demanding.In her 1950's heyday, she was seen as one of the most glamorous and desirable women in the world. By the time of her death, she had come to personify disappointment. One friend said he had never known an unhappier woman.The tale of Princess Margaret is pantomime as tragedy, and tragedy as pantomime. It is Cinderella in reverse: hope dashed, happiness mislaid, life mishandled. Combining interviews, parodies, dreams, parallel lives, diaries, announcements, lists, catalogues and essays, Ma'am Darling is a kaleidoscopic experiment in biography, and a witty meditation on fame and art, snobbery and deference, bohemia and high society.

The End of Paradise

The End of Paradise

Author: Craig Brown Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/01/2017

Ordinary people. An ordinary street in southern England. Curiosity drives us to peer through seven windows to glimpse the often dysfunctional lives of the people inside, revealing a shifting kaleidoscope of emotions: introversion, self-doubt, remorse, delusion, suppressed bitterness - and sometimes even time for smiling. In Paradise Park the old order is set to change. Time for quiet complacency is running out. Stephen has had enough of his past and does not recognise the future. Billy lives with animals. Aisling lives with her doubts and frailties. Joan lives with the looming spectre of her other self and yields her pride. And there's Minnie. Minnie is soon to be 100. Minnie is afraid of nothing and no-one, but there are those who have cause, if they did but know it, to be afraid of Minnie. Come to the birthday party. Do not take these ordinary people for granted. They can be extraordinary.

Freddy

Freddy

Author: Craig Brown Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/09/2015

Freddy

Freddy

Author: Craig Brown Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/09/2015

Die Party des Jahrhunderts

Die Party des Jahrhunderts

Author: Craig Brown Format: eBook Release Date: 02/10/2013

... Madonna trifft Michael Jackson trifft Nancy Reagan trifft Andy Warhol trifft Jackie Kennedy trifft Queen Elizabeth ... Eine amsante, charmante, nostalgische Zeitreise durch die Welt der Stars, ein Karussell der Eitelkeiten, voller komischer oder auch wehmtiger Anekdoten und haarstrubender gesellschaftlicher Katastrophen.101 Begegnungen zwischen den Groen ihrer Zeit: Dichter, Politiker, Popstars, Schauspieler, Komponisten; gekrnte Hupter, die sich wie auf einer glanzvollen Dinnerparty sozusagen die Klinke in die Hand geben, denn nach einem ersten Zusammentreffen zweier Giganten wird einer von ihnen in einer zweiten Begegnung gezeigt, dessen Gegenber dann wieder den nchsten Prominenten trifft, und so fort, dabei wild zwischen den Zeiten springend, bis zurck ins 19. Jahrhundert. Alles, was hier so groartig erzhlt wird von dem genialen britischen Satiriker Craig Brown, ist wahr und basiert auf Memoiren, Tagebchern und anderen Zeugnissen. Eine Auswahl der Partygste: Rudyard Kipling, Mark Twain, Martha Graham, Elizabeth Taylor, James Dean, Alec Guinness, Evelyn Waugh, Igor Strawinsky, Walt Disney, Frank Lloyd Wright, Marilyn Monroe, Nikita Chruschtschow, Frank Sinatra, Leonard Cohen, Janis Joplin, Patti Smith, Allen Ginsburg, Truman Capote, Richard Nixon, Elvis Presley, Paul McCartney, Grigori Rasputin, Zar Nikolaus II, Harry Houdini, Theodore Roosevelt, Leo Tolstoi, Harpo Marx, J.D. Salinger, Ernest Hemingway, Marcel Proust, James Joyce, Mick Jagger, Gustav Mahler ... "e;Das Buch, ber das ich am meisten lachen musste."e; Julian Barnes

Arts and Science at Toronto A History, 1827-1990

Arts and Science at Toronto A History, 1827-1990

Author: Craig Brown Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/02/2013

The University of Toronto's Faculty of Arts and Science is older than the university itself. Chartered in 1827 as King's College, it officially opened in 1843 with four professors and twenty-seven students. In this lively and engaging book, Robert Craig Brown vividly recounts the 150-year history of the faculty's staff, students, and achievements. Brown takes readers on a sweeping journey though the development and growth of the faculty through wartime and peace, depression and prosperity. He covers teaching and research in the vast array of subjects offered, administrative and financial concerns, and the Faculty's significant contributions to higher education in Canada. Throughout, Brown traces how the faculty evolved past its early defining traits of elitism and exclusivity to its current form - a remarkably diverse body with students of all ages, backgrounds, and academic interests.

One on One

One on One

Author: Craig Brown Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/07/2012

Life is made up of humans meeting one another. They speak, or don't speak. They get on, or fall out. They laugh, they cry, are excited, are indifferent. One on One is a chain of 101 extraordinary but true encounters, from Tolstoy rumbling Tchaikovsky in 1876 to George Galloway baiting Michael Barrymore in 2006. The Royal Family giggle at T.S. Eliot, Walter Sickert draws the curtains on the carol-singing Edward Heath, Youssoupoff assassinates Rasputin, Marilyn Monroe commissions Frank Lloyd Wright. Circular in its construction, panoramic in its breadth, One on One is a book like no other.

Mule Train Mail

Mule Train Mail

Author: Craig Brown Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/07/2009

Debrief A Complete History of U.S. Aerial Engagements - 1981 to the Present

Debrief A Complete History of U.S. Aerial Engagements - 1981 to the Present

Author: Craig Brown Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/10/2007

Every engagement that has resulted in an official 'kill' by all U.S. forces since the end of the Vietnam conflict is chronicled in this book. Not only is this the only complete work on the subject, but almost every one of the fifty-six accounts are told by the pilots involved. These engagements involve F-14s, F-15Cs, F-15Es, F-16s, F/A-18s, and A-10s. Many of these stories have never been told outside of classified reports, and many of the photos have never been previously published. Debrief is the first book from author and former USAF fighter pilot Craig Quizmo Brown. The foreword is by USAF Ace and legend BGen Robin Olds.

A Generation of Excellence A History of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research

A Generation of Excellence A History of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research

Author: Craig Brown Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/05/2007

The Canadian Institute for Advanced Research originated at the University of Toronto in the early 1980s. Since that time, it has gone from a small, independent centre to an important and revered institution with a significant role in the study of sciences, social sciences, and humanities in Canada. A Generation of Excellence is a detailed history of the CIAR from its humble beginnings to its ascension as one of the most important research organizations in the country. Beginning in the summer of 1982, with the CIAR merely a conception in the minds of senior scholars at the University of Toronto, Craig Brown takes us through the process of realization, detailing the early years of the Institute under the presidency of Dr. Fraser Mustard. From early struggles to eventual triumphs, Brown examines the CIAR's pursuit of an ethos - to explore fundamental issues in the social sciences and humanities by funding teams of researchers - showing how success was painstakingly achieved. The rise of the CIAR is deftly illustrated by pairing its earliest projects with the twentieth anniversary Congress held in 2002 in honour of the Institute and two decades of research. A Generation of Excellence tells the story of one of the country's most remarkable institutions.

The Tony Years

The Tony Years

Author: Craig Brown Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/05/2007

An awful lot has happened since that bright, fateful May morning in 1997 when New Labour swept to power. Things, we were told, Could Only Get Better. Instead, things took a turn for the worse... To console Tony Blair as he embarks on his long, grinning journey into oblivion, Craig Brown has packed a special time-capsule of Britain during the Tony Years: from Cool Britannia to ASBOs and from Posh and Becks to Charles and Camilla, the nation's funniest satirist makes sense - and nonsense - of it all.

Working In Voluntary Sector 4th Edition How to Find Rewarding and Fulfilling Work in Charities and Voluntary Organisations

Working In Voluntary Sector 4th Edition How to Find Rewarding and Fulfilling Work in Charities and Voluntary Organisations

Author: Craig Brown Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/08/2005

This book is an eye-opener and for some could be a life-changing influence...What impressed me most was not just the information but the guidance...I recommend this book to all age groups. It could really help make some good career decisions. - Career Scope . Whether you want to devote your life to a cause, do paid or unpaid work in the UK or abroad, the opportunities are enormous. There are over 400,000 voluntary sector organisations in the UK alone. Contents: 1. Understanding the voluntary sector 2. Working in the voluntary sector 3. Finding the right work for you 4. Looking at opportunities for young people 5. Giving your free time 6. Making a career in the voluntary sector 7. Moving up, moving on 8. Working overseas 9. Working with people 10. Working for animals and the environment

This Is Craig Brown

This Is Craig Brown

Author: Craig Brown Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/02/2004

Craig Brown (no not the Scottish football manager) is the funniest, the most revered and the most prolific humorist we have. This book collects together for the first time the best of his wit from the vast archive of his work spanning the last twenty years, teaming it with brand new material. This collection of parody, satire, whimsy and wit, includes extracts and articles from Private Eye, The Daily Telegraph, The Guardian, The Independent, Vanity Fair, The Mail on Sunday, The Spectator and many more. They capture the essence of British life - he is as funny on soaps, Posh Spice and Tony Blackburn as he is on Art and Politics.

The Game of My Life

The Game of My Life

Author: Craig Brown Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/02/2003

Craig Brown was the first Scotland manager to take his side to the European Championship and World Cup Finals in succession. He began his career as a professional footballer and was a member of Dundee's championship winning side in 1962, the only time the club has ever won the title. However, a knee injury brought a promising career to a premature end, and it was to be as a manager that Craig's talents really shone through. In this autobiography, he talks about the thrills and spills of this relentlessly demanding job and takes us behind the scenes, into the dressing room with its tensions, decisions and celebrations.

Craig Brown The Game of My Life

Craig Brown The Game of My Life

Author: Craig Brown, Bernard Bale Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/10/2001

Craig Brown, the first Scotland Manager to take his side to the European Championship and World Cup Finals in succession, started his career as a professional footballer and was a member of Dundee's championship winning side in 1962, the only time the club has ever won the title. However, a knee injury brought a promising career to a premature end, and it was to be as a manager that Craig's talents really shone through. In this work, he talks about the thrills and spills of his relentlessly demanding job and takes the reader behind the scenes, into the dressing room with its tensions, decisions and celebrations.

Optimum Healing A Practical Guide to Finding Holistic Health/Inner Peace

Optimum Healing A Practical Guide to Finding Holistic Health/Inner Peace

Author: Craig Brown Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/05/1998

OPTIMUM HEALING is an essential guide to everyone interested in what good health really means - and how to encourage it. Through case histories which mirror the lives of ordinary people everywhere, Dr Craig Brown shows that physical illness is often the expression of a deeper emotional and spiritual problem. He explains that five negative attributes underly all illness: anger, depression, guilt, attachment and worry, and that unless these are released, as one physical symptom is cured, so another will inevitably occur. In this highly readable book, Dr Brown offers practical suggestions, excercises and ideas to help you: *Confront and release your own negative attributes *Find a balance between your body, mind and spirit *Establish harmony with your environment *Discover your own path to optimum healing and inner peace

Animals at Home

Animals at Home

Author: Craig Brown Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/1996

Welcome To My Worlds! The Dread Decades of Wallace Arnold

Welcome To My Worlds! The Dread Decades of Wallace Arnold

Author: Craig Brown Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/01/1993

Listeners to Radio Four have long reserved a very special place in the hearts for Wallace Arnold. For over four decades, he has delighted his ever-increasing band of followers with his sparkling mixture of wit and wisdom. A regular panellist on Any Questions, Stop the Week and Just a Minute, the occassional host of You and Yours, Wallace Arnold has also long been the Housewives' Favourite on Woman's Hour. In Welcome to my Worlds! Wallace Arnold takes us behind the scenes of the worlds of politics, high society, the literary life and the wireless, in all of which he continues to play a crucial role. Why was Sir Robin Day seen in the bar of the Garrick Club dressed as Widow Twankey? In what year did John Bratby paint Lord Goodman naked on an ironing board? How did Major Ronald Ferguson gain his role as the headmistress in the remake of the classic St Trinian's comedy series? In a series of marvellously erudite and entertaining vignetters, Wallace Arnold answers all these questions and many more.

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