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Tom Jones - The Life by Sean Smith

Tom Jones - The Life

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“You couldn’t make up a life story as big as this” says author Sean Smith of his subject, Tom Jones. It was published ahead of the indomitable Tom Jones’ 75th birthday in June and provides an entertaining and informative look at a long and successful career. Sean Smith has gone back to the beginning – in South Wales, to talk to the people who knew Tom Jones, making this a very personal and revealing life story. ~ Sue Baker

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Tom Jones - The Life by Sean Smith

From bestselling biographer Sean Smith comes the fascinating and tumultuous true story behind Sir Tom Jones, the nation's treasure, sage of The Voice and living music legend. Now approaching his 75th birthday, Tom Jones' life has been an unforgettable rollercoaster ride. From starting out in a little Welsh mining town where he married his sweetheart at just 16, who could have known that seven years later he would go on to become a major musical hit that would propel him to Bel Air? Through intimate interviews, Smith uncovers all this and more, including the years Tom spent as little more than a Vegas lounge singer, before being rediscovered in the late '80s and becoming a maestro on the music scene once again. As revealing as it is entertaining, this is the definitive story of a great talent who is showing no signs of slowing down.


'Jaunty and well-researched ... the most complete and entertaining portrait of the Welsh superstar to date' - The Mail on Sunday (Event Magazine)

'This book is a must read for any Tom Jones fan.' -Entertainment Focus

'A lavishly appointed, no-holds-barred biography.' - MailOnline

About the Author

Sean Smith

Sean Smith is the UK's leading celebrity biographer and the author of the number one bestseller Cheryl, the definitive biography of Cheryl Cole, as well as bestselling books about Robbie Williams, Tulisa Contostavlos and Kate Middleton. His books about the most famous people of our times have been translated throughout the world. His subjects include Kylie Minogue, Alesha Dixon, Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears, Victoria Beckham, Jennifer Aniston and J. K. Rowling. The film Magic Beyond Words: The J. K. Rowling Story was based on his biography of the Harry Potter author. Described by the Independent as a 'fearless chronicler', he specializes in meticulous research, going 'on the road' to find the real person behind the star image.

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30th July 2015


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HarperCollins Publishers Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers


320 pages


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