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Talking with Serial Killers: The Most Evil People in the World Tell Their Own Stories
Christopher Berry-Dee

John Blake, 2003

An investigative criminologist, Christopher Berry-Dee is a man who talks to serial killers. In this book, their pursuit of horror and violence is described in their own words, transcribed from audio and videotape interviews conducted deep inside some of the toughest prisons in the world. Berry-Dee describes the circumstances of his meetings with some of the world's most evil men, and reproduces their very words as they describe their crimes and ...


Robin Williams: When the Laughter Stops 1951–2014
Emily Herbert

John Blake, 2014

A thoughtful look at the brilliant life and tragic death of a comedy icon   At midday on August 11, 2014, much-loved comedian Robin Williams was pronounced dead at his California home. From Mrs. Doubtfire , Jumanji , and Aladdin to Good Will Hunting and Dead Poets Society , Robin Williams brought laughter—and deep joy—to a generation. He was sparklingly funny, a lightning-fast improviser, and a wonderful comic. But what ...


The New Royal Family: Prince George, William and Kate, the Next Generation
Robert Jobson

John Blake, 2014

A fully updated insider's account of the royal romance from trusted journalist Robert Jobson, NBC's royal correspondent   It is the love story which captivated the world and, after 8 years together, William and Kate married in spectacular style at Westminster Abbey on April 29th, 2011. This is a true insider account of Prince William's amazing love affair with Kate Middleton; from their initial meeting at university in Scotland to ...


Do the Birds Still Sing in Hell?
Horace Greasley

John Blake, 2013

An incredible true tale of one man's courage and defiance of the German nation in the name of love Horace "Jim" Greasley was 20 years old in the spring of 1939 when Adolf Hitler invaded Czechoslovakia and Poland. There had been whispers and murmurs of discontent from certain quarters and the British government began to prepare for the inevitable war. After seven weeks training with the 2nd/5th Battalion Leicester, he found himself facing the ...


Chris Bowers

John Blake, 2013

Updated to include the full 2012 season, a biography of the man many consider the greatest-ever tennis player Roger Federer's astounding all-around ability has led to him being referred to as one of the most complete players the game has ever seen, and with 17 Grand Slam wins and an Olympic Gold Medal under his belt, the Swiss star has already achieved legendary status in the game. This authoritative and affectionate biography traces ...


Queen Unseen: My Life with the Greatest Rock Band of the 20th Century
Peter Hince

John Blake, 2011

An intimate and affectionate insider's story of his years spent alongside Queen, with exclusive personal photos   For more than a decade, Peter Hince worked alongside one of the greatest bands in the history of rock, touring the world and heading up their road crew as they performed at some of the best and biggest music venues in the world. Here he recalls the highlights of those years with the band. He was with Freddie Mercury when ...


The Noble Art of Seducing Women: My Foolproof Guide to Pulling Any Woman You Want
Kezia Noble

John Blake, 2012

Everything a man needs to know to become an infallible seducer of women, courtesy of a female pick-up artist   Kezia Noble is one of the first women to offer the aspiring pick-up artist advice on how to attract women from a woman's point of view. She runs many classes and a workshop, and even produces corporate videos on the chemistry of attracting women. Now, in answer to requests from her students, Kezia has written a book on the 15 ...


Benedict Cumberbatch: The Biography
Justin Lewis

John Blake, 2014

An intimate portrait of a heartthrob and rising star, best known for his portrayal as Sherlock Holmes Benedict Cumberbatch has played detective and monster, barrister and scientist, politician and painter, comic and spy. Still only in his thirties, and with a string of starring and supporting roles, he has portrayed contemporary icons, historical figures, and fictional favorites, from Stephen Hawking, to William Pitt the Younger, to ...


Solitary Fitness
Charlie Bronson, Stephen Richards

John Blake, 2007

Buy my book and I’ll show you how to burn off ugly love handles, firm up your abs, make your arms huge and powerful, build up stamina and help change your life forever! All of this without fancy gym equipment,steroids, steaks, pills or powders. Hey . . . don't forget the ladies! Not just for the men, this is ideal for anyone of an adult age. Did Samson do drugs, did Hercules need fancy trainers . . . You're never going to run any faster with ...


Ed Sheeran A+: The Unauthorised Biography
David Nolan

John Blake, 2014

The story behind the Grammy-nominated singer who has toured as Taylor Swift's opening act, performed with Elton John at the Grammys, and is just getting started He's the Suffolk school drop-out who has become Britain's hottest musical property. Ed Sheeran is the award-winning singer-songwriter with a tiny guitar and a huge talent. But how did a young musician who described himself as a "spotty, chubby, ginger teenager" go from selling CDs from ...


Martin Clunes: The Biography
Stafford Hildred, Tim Ewbank

John Blake, 2014

This in-depth and affectionate biography paints a complete picture of this respected actor, presenter, producer, director, dog lover, animal rights campaigner, patron of the Born Free Foundation, and devoted family man. Martin Clunes has been a familiar face on British television for almost two decades. During that period he has starred in some of the best-loved shows of modern times, including Doc Martin , William and Mary , and of course the ...


Rory McIlroy: The Biography
Frank Worrall

John Blake, 2014

Hard-hitting Rory McIlroy was always destined to become a professional golfer, from the moment he recorded a 40-yard drive aged just two. His first hole-in-one came when he was nine, and he played in his first professional European tour event as a 16-year old in 2005. Despite high expectations, Rory keeps a cool head on his young shoulders and lets his golf do the talking. His maiden victory came in the nail-biting 2009 Dubai Desert Classic, and ...


The Book of Royal Useless Information: A Funny and Irreverent Look at the British Royal Family Past and ...
Noel Botham, Bruce Montague

John Blake, 2012

From the bestselling author of The Big Book of Useless Information comes the essential compendium of everything you could ever possibly want to know about the royal family and a little bit more   Did you know that the Queen learned to drive in 1945 when she joined the wartime army but has never held a driving license? Or that Queen Mary refused to acknowledge the existence of the telephone? Bestselling authors Noel Botham and Bruce ...


Jake Bugg: The Biography
David Nolan

John Blake, 2014

Jake Bugg: is he the council estate Bob Dylan, the cockiest Lonnie Donegan wannabe in Nottingham, or the king of the Clifton Delta—or is he all three? In a world of boy bands and manufactured pop, Jake Bugg’s simply-strummed tales of life on the council estate where he grew up have connected with music fans around the world. Bugg has turned the music industry inside out with the unexpected success of his country folk songs with a ...


Up and Down with the Rolling Stones: My Rollercoaster Ride with Keith Richards
Tony Sanchez

John Blake, 2011

Legendary among fans since its 1979 release, originally titled I Was Keith Richards' Drug Dealer , this is the absolutely over-the-top, outrageous account of the Stones at their debauched peak   Tony Sanchez worked for Keith Richards for eight years buying drugs, running errands, and orchestrating cheap thrills. In this notorious chronicle of that time, he records unforgettable accounts of the Stones' perilous misadventures racing cars ...


Novak Djokovic and the Rise of Serbia: The Sporting Statesman
Chris Bowers

John Blake, 2014

A biography of one of the greatest living tennis players, and his relationship with his homeland of Serbia Novak Djokovic is not just one of the world's great tennis players, he is the de facto ambassador for his homeland, Serbia. Not an easy job, given the lingering resonance of Serbia's role in the 1990s Yugoslav wars in the world’s news bulletins. To this day, the words "Serbia" and "atrocities" are linked in the minds of many. This ...


Game of Thrones A-Z
Martin Howden

John Blake, 2013

A fan guide to one of television's most exciting shows, exploring its combination of political intrigue and family dysfunction against an epic fantasy backdrop Hailed by critics and dubbed The Sopranos meets The Lord of the Rings , HBO's lavish adaptation of George R.R. Martin's series of fantasy novels has cast its spell over audiences thanks to its memorable characters, surprise deaths, and violent action, and this exhaustive ...


Ginger Baker: Hellraiser: The Autobiography of the World's Greatest Drummer
Ginger Baker

John Blake, 2010

The music, the marriages, the polo, the drugs, the trans-Saharan trucking scheme—the drummer best-known for his work in Cream and his contributions to World Music tells his whole fascinating story   Peter "Ginger" Baker is a legend. A pioneering drummer who has transcended genres, he did much to popularize world music with his fierce passion for the rhythms of Africa. He is that rare thing, a critically-acclaimed musician who has ...


The Great Cholesterol Con: The Truth About What Really Causes Heart Disease and How to Avoid It
Malcolm Kendrick

John Blake, 2008

Statins are the so-called "wonder drugs" widely prescribed to lower blood cholesterol levels that claim to offer unparalleled protection against heart disease. Many experts claim that they are completely safe and that they are also capable of preventing a whole series of other conditions. This groundbreaking study exposes the truth behind the hype surrounding statins and reveals a number of crucial facts, including that high cholesterol levels ...


An Independent, Amazing, Unofficial A-Z of The Big Bang Theory
Amy Rickman

John Blake, 2012

The show has received the People's Choice Award for favorite comedy and, for Jim Parsons, an Emmy and a Golden Globe. Here's the full story on the sciencey sitcom.   A is for awards— The Big Bang Theory has been showered with awards for being the smartest and funniest TV sitcom around. B is for Barenaked Ladies—read all about the band that performed the show's famous theme song, "The History of Everything." C is for Caltech—find out ...



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