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Autobiography: arts & entertainment

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Marc Davis: Walt Disney's Renaissance Man

Marc Davis: Walt Disney's Renaissance Man

Author: Marc Davis Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/11/2019

Lewis Milestone Life and Films

Lewis Milestone Life and Films

Author: Harlow Robinson Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/11/2019

This comprehensive biography is the first to present Lewis Milestone's remarkable life - a classic rags-to-riches American narrative - in full and explores his many acclaimed films from the silent to the sound era. Creator of All Quiet on the Western Front, Of Mice and Men, the original Ocean's Eleven and Mutiny on the Bounty, Lewis Milestone (1895-1980) was one of the most significant, prolific, and influential directors of our time. A serious artist who believed in film's power not only to entertain, but also to convey messages of social importance, Milestone was known as a man of principle in an industry not always known for an abundance of virtue. Born in Ukraine, Milestone came to America as a tough, resourceful Russian-speaking teenager and learned about film by editing footage from the front as a member of the Signal Corps of the US Army during World War I. During the course of his film career, which spanned more than 40 years, Milestone developed intense personal and professional relationships with such major Hollywood figures as Howard Hughes, Kirk Douglas, Marlene Dietrich, and Marlon Brando. Addressed are Milestone's successes - he garnered 28 Academy Award nominations - as well as his challenges. Using newly available archival material, this work also examines Milestone's experience during the Hollywood Blacklist period, when he was one of the first prominent Hollywood figures to fall under suspicion for his alleged Communist sympathies.

A Fate Worse than Hollywood

A Fate Worse than Hollywood

Author: David Ambrose Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/11/2019

David Ambrose has always been something of a protean figure; a person capable of sloughing off an identity in favour of cultivating a new one, befitting the set of circumstances in which he found himself. In this witty and insightful memoir, he reflects upon some of the variegated personae he has adopted throughout his life: from the Northern grammar school student attempting to conceal his working-class, Lancashire roots to a suave Englishman courting Hollywood as a screenwriter. Replete with vivid, insider anecdotes and populated by incredible figures such as Orson Welles and Bette Davis, this memoir details David Ambrose's extraordinary journey to and ultimately away from the bright lights of Hollywood.

The Man Of Jasmine

The Man Of Jasmine

Author: Unica Zurn Format: Hardback Release Date: 22/11/2019

A Song For You My Life with Whitney Houston

A Song For You My Life with Whitney Houston

Author: Robyn Crawford Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/11/2019

How to Grow Old

How to Grow Old

Author: John Bishop Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/11/2019

Whether he likes it or not, John is getting older. His hair is greying, it's getting that much harder to stay fit, and the potential to become something of an embarrassment is ever increasing. But hope is not lost. How to Grow Old is John's offering to the world. With sage advice on how to avoid the common pitfalls of age, intimate confessions and spit-your-dentures-out hilarious commentary on his own advancing years, this is his observational comic writing at its very best. If you were concerned about how not to be boring or how to get rid of your should-be-old-enough-to-manage kids, this the book has the answers.

Spice Girls

Spice Girls

Author: Sean Smith Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/11/2019

Intimate and revealing, Spice Girls is the definitive story of the world's most iconic girl group. Through compelling new research and interviews, Sunday Times best-selling biographer Sean Smith reveals what life was really like for five fiercely independent and ambitious young women who were propelled to international fame in the 90s with unstoppable momentum. Quickly establishing themselves as the biggest success in British pop music since The Beatles, they were adored and admired in equal measure: the Spice Girls made a connection with millions of young women across the globe who were inspired by their enthusiasm for life and their famous Girl Power philosophy. The fab five became one of the most successful music acts in history, with more than 85 million record sales world-wide and nine UK number one singles. Throughout the years, their lives have garnered unprecedented levels of media interest and fans have keenly followed their ups and downs - the personal conflicts, celebrity break-ups, controversies and parenthood. One thing's for sure: they are never boring. In 2019, the prospect of their reunion tour has led to an outpouring of adoration and excitement, proving that the Spice Girls truly are an enduring cultural phenomenon.

Spice Girls

Spice Girls

Author: Sean Smith Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/11/2019

Intimate and revealing, Spice Girls is the definitive story of the world's most iconic girl group. Through compelling new research and interviews, Sunday Times best-selling biographer Sean Smith reveals what life was really like for five fiercely independent and ambitious young women who were propelled to international fame in the 90s with unstoppable momentum. Quickly establishing themselves as the biggest success in British pop music since The Beatles, they were adored and admired in equal measure: the Spice Girls made a connection with millions of young women across the globe who were inspired by their enthusiasm for life and their famous Girl Power philosophy. The fab five became one of the most successful music acts in history, with more than 85 million record sales world-wide and nine UK number one singles. Throughout the years, their lives have garnered unprecedented levels of media interest and fans have keenly followed their ups and downs - the personal conflicts, celebrity break-ups, controversies and parenthood. One thing's for sure: they are never boring. In 2019, the prospect of their reunion tour has led to an outpouring of adoration and excitement, proving that the Spice Girls truly are an enduring cultural phenomenon.

How to Grow Old

How to Grow Old

Author: John Bishop Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/11/2019

Whether he likes it or not, John is getting older. His hair is greying, it's getting that much harder to stay fit, and the potential to become something of an embarrassment is ever increasing. But hope is not lost. How to Grow Old is John's offering to the world. With sage advice on how to avoid the common pitfalls of age, intimate confessions and spit-your-dentures-out hilarious commentary on his own advancing years, this is his observational comic writing at its very best. If you were concerned about how not to be boring or how to get rid of your should-be-old-enough-to-manage kids, this the book has the answers.

Life and Soul How to Live a Long and Healthy Life

Life and Soul How to Live a Long and Healthy Life

Author: William Roache Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/11/2019

A SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER 'Gives tips on staying calm and youthful, being happy... and pure love.' - Daily Mail 'An amazing man.' - Lorraine Kelly 'William Roache has always had my admiration for his deep beliefs in his faith, and his own strength in facing with tenacity his life challenges. A thoroughly good soul.' - Gloria Hunniford 'William has searched for the truth , which has involved meditation and an affirmation of love being the key to a happy life.' - OK! Magazine 'The veteran actor claims that through his own belief system, meditation and exercise, he is combing the ageing process... working into his eighties has kept his body healthy and his mind sharp.' - Daily Express William Roache is best known for his long-running role in the popular drama Coronation Street. Recent years have seen Bill live through the death of his wife and his friend Anne Kirkbride, as well as a harrowing court case. This book is a unique insight into how Bill lived through these challenges with strength, hope and dignity. He teaches readers about gratitude, forgiveness and positive thinking, and shares the lifestyle habits that keep him healthy at 86.

The Queen Speaks

The Queen Speaks

Author: Lady Leshurr Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/11/2019

Lady Leshurr - queen of the grime scene - is a voice that needs to be heard. Lady Leshurr is a rapper with a difference. A woman, from Birmingham, she reigns in a male-dominated scene thanks to the strength of her talent and grit. Everything she has achieved, she has done it herself, so she says and does what she wants. Now she brings the attitude and integrity, humour and honesty that underpin her lyrics to a book. Her story includes frank conversation about anxiety, the secrets behind her musical and business success, social media and haters, and, of course, hair. From her tough start on an estate in Birmingham to the top of the scene, Lady Leshurr has a unique vantage point and The Queen Speaks is as entertaining as it is relevant.