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

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 ...
  
  











  



  
Parents Who Kill: Shocking True Stories of the World's Most Evil Parents

John Blake, 2014

From the author of Children Who Kill and Women Who Kill , an exploration of why parents do the unthinkable   Maria Colwell, Jasmine Beckford, "Baby P"—every time a child dies violently, the public reels at the suggestion that a parent may have been involved. Carol Anne Davis seeks to answer the question of how the protective instinct sometimes fails and why some parents fatally harm their own children. Examining the tragic phenomena ...
  
  











  



  
The Real Life Downton Abbey: How Life Was Really Lived in Stately Homes a Century Ago

John Blake, 2012

Fans of Julian Fellowes' hit show can step back 100 years to the world of the pampered, privileged upper classes and take a look at exactly what goes on behind the magisterial doors of their favorite stately home   Using the characters and setting of the popular television show as a point of reference for the reader, this is a closer look at the Edwardian period. They were the super rich of their times, pampered beyond belief—the ...
  
  











  



  
Greatest Ever Boxing Workouts

John Blake, 2013

The sequel to Workouts from Boxing's Greatest Champs will KO all boxing and combat sport enthusiasts Featuring a classic coterie of international boxing legends, this superb anthology is illustrated throughout with some of the best photos of them at work in the ring or training in the gym. Celebrated present-day fighters and former champions featured here range from the instantly recognizable Manny Pacquiao, Floyd Mayweather, Jr., Mike ...
  
  











  



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

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 ...
  
  











  



  
Diamonds at Dinner: My Life as a Lady's Maid in a 1930s Stately Home

John Blake, 2014

A fascinating memoir of life as a lady's maid in a big house in the 1930s, covering the beauty of the house, the housing of royals escaping the Nazis, the hard work of staff, and the experience of joining the army to serve a Countess Hilda Newman was a maid to Lady Coventry at the Worcestershire stately home of Croome Court in the 1930s. In her fascinating memoir of life below the stairs (as well as glimpses from inside the big house), she ...
  
  











  



  
Federer

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 ...
  
  











  



  
Behind Palace Doors: My True Adventures as the Queen Mother's Equerry

John Blake, 2008

The Queen Mother did not give one media interview in her 101 years. This is a brief glimpse into that wonderful world by a man who spent two years constantly at her side from 1994 to 1996 and then as a close friend until her death in 2002. In this sharp, funny, and evocative memoir, Major Colin Burgess draws on his years as her right-hand man to recount numerous stories of an extraordinarily long and eventful life. From dancing with Fred Astaire ...
  
  











  



  
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 ...
  
  











  



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

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 ...
  
  











  



  
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 ...
  
  











  



  
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 ...
  
  











  



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

John Blake, 2013

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 ...
  
  











  



  
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 ...
  
  











  



  
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 ...
  
  











  



  
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 ...
  
  











  



  
JFK: An American Coup D'etat: The Truth Behind the Kennedy Assassination

John Blake, 2013

In 1963, and the idea that the president of the United States could be gunned down in broad daylight was almost unbelievable. In America men and women wept openly in the streets for their dead leader. But events soon began to unpick the original version of what happened. It turned out that the official report was little more than a crude government whitewash designed to hide the real truth. Even American presidents admitted as much. It began to ...
  
  











  



  
Whitney Houston: 1963-2012: We Will Always Love You
James Robert Parish

John Blake, 2012

Following the tragic and sudden death of Whitney Houston, author James Robert Parish's updated biography takes a look at the amazing career of the superstar and her tumultuous life Whitney Houston burst onto the international music scene in 1985 with her début album, winning a Grammy Award for the single "Saving All My Love For You." After that, the acclaimed artist released only a limited amount of new material, yet her preeminence in the ...
  
  











  



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

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 with 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 he ...
  
  











  



  
Torn Apart: The Most Horrific True Murder Stories You'll Ever Read

John Blake, 2009

Torn Apart takes an in-depth look at 14 gruesome murder cases and examines how "victim impact statements" used in court finally give a voice to the suffering of those dealing with the death of a partner, child, or loved one. The cases discussed include lawyer Tom ap Rhys Pryce, who was murdered for £20, a cell phone, and his oyster card; Caroline Dickenson, who was assaulted and murdered in a French youth hostel; and Peter Falconio, a ...
  
  











  








   



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