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Malcolm Croft - Author

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Books by Malcolm Croft

Life in Technicolor: A Celebration of Coldplay

Life in Technicolor: A Celebration of Coldplay

Author: Malcolm Croft, Debs Wild Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/10/2018

In September 1998, a completely unknown band from London performed in the corner of a cafe in Manchester to an audience of fewer than ten people. One of these people was Debs Wild, a record company talent scout who immediately knew she'd seen the future. To celebrate the band's twentieth anniversary, Debs Wild - the discoverer of Coldplay - and Malcolm Croft look back on the band's phenomenal rise to glory. Life In Technicolor: A Celebration of Coldplay charts the band's extraordinary history from the very first rehearsal right through to the conclusion of their record-breaking A Head Full of Dreams Tour. With a unique insider's perspective and never-before-seen photos, this book will delight Coldplay's legions of fans across the globe.

Harry Styles: Evolution of a Modern Superstar

Harry Styles: Evolution of a Modern Superstar

Author: Malcolm Croft Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/03/2018

Harry Styles: Evolution of a Modern Superstar will be the first fully illustrated biography on the market about the star, and will be published midway through his 88-date global tour (during which he will be playing to huge arenas in over 20 different countries). The book is written in an enthusiastic tone and fan-focused style, richly illustrated with photographs of the heartthrob and charts the evolution of Styles's career - from his discovery on the X Factor to his rise to a global super star and the next step: conquering the world as a solo artist and actor in 2017's Dunkirk. Despite only coming into existence in 2010, One Direction have cast an enormous shadow over the music scene; their list of records and achievements is almost unparalleled. However, embarking on his solo career, Harry Styles has not only managed to escape that shadow, but he looks set to thrive and become equally successful on his own. Harry Styles debuted at Number One all over the world, and his legions of fans were ecstatic with the first solo offering from the pop phenomenon.

Emoji Puzzles

Emoji Puzzles

Author: Malcolm Croft Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/01/2018

How fluent are you in emoji? Test out your skills in Emoji Puzzles, full of tips and trivia, facts, puzzles and games to satisfy any emoji expert. Can you recognise the film Forrest Gump when it is written in emoji? How about the lyrics to Adele's Hello? Covering categories such as film, music, celebrities, superheroes, video games, famous events and many more. Emoji Puzzles is the perfect gift for any Emoji-mad member in your family, which, last time we looked, was everyone!

The Emoji Puzzle Challenge

The Emoji Puzzle Challenge

Author: Malcolm Croft Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/10/2017

Are you fluent in emoji? Test out your emoji-translating skills with The Emoji Puzzle Challenge. With over 200 emoji-based puzzles on films, music, geography, sports, and history to name a few, work your way through these funny and colourful enigmas. Think you can work out what the plot of Forrest Gump is when it's told in emoji form? What about the lyrics to Lady Gaga's Papparazzi? The Emoji Puzzle Challenge is the perfect gift for any emoji-mad member of your family, which last time we looked up from our smartphone, was everyone.

The Wit & Wisdom of Sherlock Holmes

The Wit & Wisdom of Sherlock Holmes

Author: Malcolm Croft Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/10/2017

The Wit & Wisdom of Sherlock Holmes is a glorious collection of more than 300 quotes from Sherlock Holmes, Dr. John Watson, Professor Moriarty, Irene Adler, Mycroft Holmes, Inspector Lestrade and more. The world's favourite detective is renowned for his incredible mind, wry observations and subtle humour. This unique anthology features quotes ranging from the deeply philosophical to the wonderfully humorous, and is the perfect present for any Sherlock Holmes fan. With witty and wonderful quotes from the characters in Arthur Conan Doyle's stories, The Wit & Wisdom of Sherlock Holmes makes for a delightful book and thoughtful gift.

Shawn Mendes: The Ultimate Fan Book

Shawn Mendes: The Ultimate Fan Book

Author: Malcolm Croft Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/04/2017

Shawn Mendes: The Ultimate Fanbook is a must-have for any fan of this new rising star in the pop world. Charting his rise from Vine star and creator of six-second pop covers, all the way to heading a world tour that sold out in six minutes, this book is filled with fantastic photographs of the heart-throb, giving a behind-the-scenes look at this comparatively young artist. This ultimate fanbook delves into Mendes' pre-fame life as well as charting his journey to recent success, even looking at his budding friendships with celebrities such as Taylor Swift, Fifth Harmony, and The Vamps, musicians who saw his potential and took him under their collective wings as he rose to the top. Shawn Mendes is 2016's 'one to watch'. With Number One hits worldwide and two albums under his belt, and there is no sign of him stopping him from become the world's hottest star.

Emoji Puzzles

Emoji Puzzles

Author: Malcolm Croft Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/10/2016

Emojis have captured our hearts, just as we have acquired theirs at the end of many of our texts and emails. These little colourful characters and icons of the small screen have - like it or not - become part of the very fabric of our modern society. We have embraced them in our schools, homes and places of work. They have become integral to the way we communicate, live and behave these days. We use them as accessories to enhance our style, and they reflect our moods and personality. Emoji Puzzles helps you learn all you need to know about the world's fastest growing language, and people's growing reliance on speed for injecting emotion and mood into a short email or text message. With tips and trivia, facts, puzzles, games and entertaining Emoji-related emoji-neering for your smartphone, Emoji Puzzles is the perfect gift for any Emoji-mad member in your family which, last time we looked, was everyone.

The Best of British

The Best of British

Author: Malcolm Croft Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/10/2016

More than 300 great quotes about the British Isles, its people, places and culture. An uplifting and inspiring book that manages to distil what makes this island so special in a series of carefully curated quotations, including classics from Winston Churchill to Julie Burchill and from John Lennon to Keith Lemon!

The Best Husband in the World Humorous and Inspirational Quotes Celebrating the Perfect Partner

The Best Husband in the World Humorous and Inspirational Quotes Celebrating the Perfect Partner

Author: Malcolm Croft Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/10/2016

The Best Husband in the World! is a glorious collection of more than 300 quotes dedicated to the joys of being married to your soul mate. This special collection of quotes features contributions ranging from the deeply philosophical to the wonderfully humorous. It is the perfect present for saying thank you to your husband for his love, support and strength. With witty and wise quotes from the stars of stage, screen and literature, the worlds of music, comedy and politics, The Best Husband in the World! makes for a delightful book and a thoughtful gift.

The Best Wife in the World Humorous and Inspirational Quotes Celebrating the Perfect Partner

The Best Wife in the World Humorous and Inspirational Quotes Celebrating the Perfect Partner

Author: Malcolm Croft Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/10/2016

The Best Wife in the World is a special collection of more than 300 quotes honouring the joys of being married to your soul mate. This wonderful collection of quotes features contributions ranging from the deeply philosophical to the brilliantly humorous. It is the perfect present for saying thank you to your wife - for her love, support and strength. With witty and wise quotes from the stars of stage, screen and literature, the worlds of music, comedy and politics, The Best Wife in the World makes for a delightful book and a thoughtful gift.

Little Book of Office Bollocks

Little Book of Office Bollocks

Author: Malcolm Croft Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/10/2016

Like your office's fed-up printer, The Little Book of Office Bollocks is filled with enough fun and lively banter to boost your Monday-thru-Friday fun for the next few years. This super pocket-sized collection of fun and activities is designed to banish open-plan office boredom and is crammed with hilarious pranks and jokes. Includes advice on how to pull a sickie, ways to annoy your boss (without getting fired) and how to create works of art using office stationery.

Pharrell Williams Ultimate Fan Book

Pharrell Williams Ultimate Fan Book

Author: Malcolm Croft, Chris Roberts Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/09/2016

In 2003, Pharrell Williams was responsible for (by performing or producing) 43 per cent of all the music played on radio across the USA, and 20 per cent in the UK. His prolific and varied collaborations with scores of the best-known musicians of the twenty-first century have earned Pharrell millions of radio plays, as well as album sales, songwriter credits and dollars. In 2013-14 alone, Pharrell has enjoyed two million-selling singles (in the same month, unbelievably), for the tracks 'Get Lucky' and 'Happy' - the latter earning an Oscar nomination for Best Song. Since 2001, Pharrell has established himself as a respected, and ambitious, musician, composer, fashion designer, businessman, charity-owner and 'universalist', whose star is showing no signs of falling back down to earth.

Cool Mythology Filled with fantastic facts for kids of all ages

Cool Mythology Filled with fantastic facts for kids of all ages

Author: Malcolm Croft Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/08/2016

This fun book, part of the popular Cool series, is a fascinating introduction to world mythology, broken up into handy bite-sized chunks. It covers all the main world mythologies, including Sumerian, Incan, African, Native American, African, Egyptian, Persian, Hindu, Norse and, of course, Greek and Roman, including the famous Olympians (Zeus, Hera, Poseidon and others). It begins with a selection of creation myths from different cultures (for example the Dreamtime of Aboriginal Australian mythology) and delves into individual stories from mythology, such as Perseus meeting Medusa and Pandora's box. It covers fantastical mythological creatures from the fearsome Manticore from Persian legend to the modern-day Yeti, plus giants, dragons and the Phoenix. It explores mythological places like Atlantis and various versions of the afterlife, from the idyllic Arthurian Avalon to the rather less pleasant Yomi, the dark and gloomy underworld of Japanese mythology. Ancient myths are still relevant to today's society, explaining traditions and giving lasting moral lessons. But most of all, they're entertaining adventures that connect us to the past - and this book is the perfect introduction to how cool mythology really is. Word count: 20,000

The Best Dad in the World Humorous Quotes Celebrating Fantastic Fathers

The Best Dad in the World Humorous Quotes Celebrating Fantastic Fathers

Author: Malcolm Croft Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/05/2016

The Best Dad in the World is a charming collection of more than 300 quotes celebrating fathers and fatherhood. Dads have deservedly attracted thousands of amazing quotes, thoughts and observations and this unique anthology features contributions from the deeply philosophical to the wonderfully humorous, and is the perfect present to say thank you for all their hard work on your behalf. With witty and wonderful quotes from the stars of stage, screen and literature, the worlds of music, comedy and politics, The Best Dad in the World makes for a delightful book and gift.

Rockin' Into Yours 50s! Humorous Quotes for those Celebrating their Fifth Decade

Rockin' Into Yours 50s! Humorous Quotes for those Celebrating their Fifth Decade

Author: Malcolm Croft Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/04/2016

In Your Fifties and Still Got It! is a fantastic collection of more than 300 quotes celebrating the birthday milestone. Turning 50 has deservedly attracted thousands of amazing quotes, thoughts and observations and this unique anthology features contributions from the deeply philosophical to the wonderfully humorous, and is the perfect present to wish someone a happy 50th birthday. With witty and wonderful quotes from the stars of stage, screen and literature, the worlds of music, comedy and politics, In Your Fifties and Still Got It! makes for a delightful book and gift.

In Your 70s and still Having Fun! Humorous Quotes for those Celebrating their Seventh Decade

In Your 70s and still Having Fun! Humorous Quotes for those Celebrating their Seventh Decade

Author: Malcolm Croft Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/04/2016

In Your Seventies and Still Having Fun! is a fantastic collection of more than 300 quotes celebrating the birthday milestone. Turning 70 has deservedly attracted thousands of amazing quotes, thoughts and observations and this unique anthology features contributions from the deeply philosophical to the wonderfully humorous, and is the perfect present to wish someone a happy 70th birthday. With witty and wonderful quotes from the stars of stage, screen and literature, the worlds of music, comedy and politics, In Your Seventies and Still Having Fun! makes for a delightful book and gift.

Super Dogs Heart-Warming Stories of the World's Greatest Dogs

Super Dogs Heart-Warming Stories of the World's Greatest Dogs

Author: Malcolm Croft Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/08/2014

The dogs in this book won't be donning red cloaks and tight, blue costumes. But they do have extraordinary abilities and out-of-this-world stories that make them super in their own right. From fictional dogs to war-time dogs, faithful dogs to working dogs, life-saving dogs to dogs in space and science, the stories in this book tell the adventures of courageous, trustworthy and dutiful dogs, reminding us of the true worth of having a canine as a companion.

Cool Astronomy 50 fantastic facts for kids of all ages

Cool Astronomy 50 fantastic facts for kids of all ages

Author: Malcolm Croft Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/08/2014

Inside this mega-jam-packed book are fifty fact-tastic ways to advance and improve your astronomy skills so you'll never feel alone in the universe again! Learn amazing space-related tricks such as how to watch a solar eclipse safely and mapping stars from your own back garden, right down to expertly simplifying the supermassive numbers and distances involved in the space between space so you'll never forget them. With Cool Astronomy, you'll discover everything you need to know about the universe, from asteroids to the zenith point ... and almost everything in between!