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All Cheeses Great and Small : A Life Less Blurry by Alex James
  

All Cheeses Great and Small : A Life Less Blurry

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This is the story of Alex James's transition from a leading light of the Britpop movement in the 1990s, to gentleman farmer, artisan cheese-maker and father of five.

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All Cheeses Great and Small : A Life Less Blurry by Alex James

This is the story of Alex James's transition from a leading light of the Britpop movement in the 1990s, to gentleman farmer, artisan cheese-maker and father of five. All Cheeses Great and Small is the follow-up memoir to Alex James's first book, Bit of a Blur, the story of his excessive pop star lifestyle during the nineties. But now Alex has grown up, fallen in love and got married. He has also fallen passionately for his new home, an enormous rambling farmhouse in the Cotswolds, set in two hundred acres of beautiful British countryside. The farm represents not just a new house for Alex, but also a new career. As he breathes new life into the old farm he chances across an unexpected calling: making cheese. His cheeses, Blue Monday, Farleigh Wallop and Little Wallop have received widespread media interest and are now sold through many outlets. The story culminates with an account of the triumphant reformation of Blur for Glastonbury 2009.

Reviews

'James's prose is clean and poetic. His childlike wonder at the simple things -- from herons to heaps of rubble -- can be infectious'. Daily Telegraph

'A joy to read. Prose flows and weaves and curls itself into pleasing rhythms!(Alex James) can write like a god.'
Spectator

About the Author

Alex James

Alex James was the bass guitarist in the nineties band Blur, a life he chronicled with great success in his first book, Bit of a Blur. He now lives on a farm in the Cotswolds with his wife and five children, makes cheese, writes for both the Sun and the Spectator and has his own show on Classic FM. In September 2011 he hosted the ‘Harvest’ festival at his farm, combining the best in British music and food.

Author photo © Adam Gasson

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Book Info

Publication date

1st March 2012

Author

Alex James

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Publisher

Fourth Estate Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers

Format

Hardback
300 pages

Categories

Biography / Autobiography
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ISBN

9780007453122

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