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Leonardo DiCaprio: The Biography
Douglas Wight

John Blake, 2014

While looking at the story of DiCaprio's meteoric rise to fame, this updated edition delves beneath his polished Hollywood image to examine just what makes him tick It was only the beginning when Leonardo DiCaprio stood astride the bow in Titanic. Leo has rocketed to become one of the highest paid actors in the world, and his position looks set to be secure for some time to come as the release of a new 3D version of Titanic heralds ...
  
  











  



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

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 ...
  
  











  



  
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 ...
  
  











  



  
Summer Wine and Other Stories: My Autobiography
Peter Sallis

John Blake, 2014

Peter Sallis is known to millions of viewers as Clegg in Last of the Summer Wine , which has been on TV for more than three decades, and to a new generation of fans a the voice of Wallace in the Oscar-winning Wallace and Gromit . Now he reflects on a rich and varied career, from his early acting experiences in the RAF during the war, and the scholarship to RADA after he was demobbed, to his performances with most of the greats, including John ...
  
  











  



  
Federer
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 ...
  
  











  



  
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 ...
  
  











  



  
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 ...
  
  











  



  
It's Not Only Rock 'n' Roll: Iconic Musicians Reveal the Source of Their Creativity
Dr. Jenny Boyd, Holly George-Warren

John Blake, 2014

B. B. King, Joni Mitchell, Keith Richards, Queen Latifah, and more than 70 other iconic musicians discuss the creative process in exclusive interviews "I was amazed at how many people have shared an experience I thought was so rare."  —Eric Clapton In this exciting, original, and inspiring book, 75 of the world's most iconic musicians reveal, many for the first time, their thoughts on creating music. Psychologist Jenny Boyd has probed ...
  
  











  



  
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 ...
  
  











  



  
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 ...
  
  











  



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

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 ...
  
  











  



  
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 ...
  
  











  



  
Diamonds at Dinner: My Life as a Lady's Maid in a 1930s Stately Home
Hilda Newman, Tim Tate

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 ...
  
  











  



  
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 ...
  
  











  



  
Insanity: My Mad Life
Charlie Bronson, Stephen Richards

John Blake, 2004

Charles Bronson is the most feared and the most notorious convict in the prison system. Renowned for serial hostage taking and his rooftop sieges, he is a legend in his own lifetime. Yet behind the crime and the craziness, there is a great deal more to Charlie. He is a man of great warmth and humor; a man of great artistic talent who exhibits his drawings around the country; and a man with an overpowering urge not to let the system get him down. ...
  
  











  



  
Magical Memories: The Greatest Royal Photographs of All Time
Arthur Edwards

John Blake, 2014

A fully updated collection of the very best of Arthur's delightful color pictures and unique stories, including the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, the 2012 Olympics, and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's new baby In terms of royal photography, Arthur Edwards is a legend. For 30 years, he has captured the most poignant and memorable moments in the recent history of the monarchy. His images range from candid shots to intimate portraits to rare ...
  
  











  



  
Greatest Ever Boxing Workouts
Gary Todd

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 ...
  
  











  



  
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 ...
  
  











  



  
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 ...
  
  











  








   



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