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Dorothy Squires Tortured Diva

Author : David Bret
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This is the first ever biography of Dorothy Squires, for a half a decade one of Britain's most feted singers, by her friend and confidant, David Bret. They met at the height of the BBC Payola scandal, and remained close for 26 years. In this book, much of which is told in Dorothy's own words and confidences, we learn of her triumphs and tragedies, her love affairs-the tempestuous ones with bandleader-composer Billy Reid and the actor Roger Moore, whom she married-and those she kept secret from all but her most intimate circle. Bret and Dorothy Squires never hold back when discussing the ups and downs of her life. Her refusal to grant Moore his freedom after their marriage failed. Her ferocious spats with "the establishment" which saw her banned on television and radio, and resulted in impresarios turning their backs on her until she affected one of the most spectacular comebacks in show business history. The fight to clear her name when she was arrested and accused of corruption. Her name being included on entertainment blacklists in France and America. Her sad and untimely fall from grace, brought about by the many frivolous lawsuits which left her virtually penniless and resulted in her being declared a vexatious litigant, and which saw her evicted from her home and taken in by friends. And finally, her lonely demise, and the fights over her estate. Dorothy Squires' life was a veritable rollercoaster ride of intense, frequently almost unbearable emotion, but as Bret reveals in this fascinating and alternatively moving and sardonically humorous book, it was a wonderful life. Dorothy Squires: Troubled Diva contains over forty photographs and a complete UK and international discography. David Bret is one of Britain's leading show business biographers. He has also published novels, two factual books about The Wars of the Roses, appeared in around thirty films and television documentaries, and made over 700 radio broadcasts. Quotes from the book: Dorothy Squires: "What drives me is the applause. Once it's there in the bloodstream, you can't get it out. It's not the pay-cheque, it's the feeling that an audience loves you." Roger Moore, former husband: "I don't think you can develop a charisma. Either you have it or you don't have it, and she had it."

My Heart is Bleeding

Author : Johnny Tudor
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As a young girl toiling in a South Wales tin works, Dorothy Squires dreamt of being a singing star, but was ridiculed by all around her. At the tender age of sixteen she escaped the valleys and boarded a train for London. It was here that she met and fell in love with songwriter and band leader Billy Reid, the older man who was to make her a star. The pair became an international success, but the relationship foundered, and Dorothy found herself falling in love with the much younger Roger Moore, a struggling actor who she would spend all her time establishing as a star. Written by Dorothy’s good friend JOHNNY TUDOR, this fascinating first biography of a Welsh singing phenomenon is an unprecedented insight into the glitz and glamour of 1940s and ’50s Hollywood and Dorothy’s triumphant comeback in the 1960s and ’70s.

Rock Obituaries Knocking On Heaven s Door

Author : Nick Talevski
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The fascination with tragedy and the subsequent theatre of voyeurism are part of human nature, especially when it involves our icons, celebrities and musicians. Knocking On Heaven's Door is the definitive book of rock 'n' roll, pop, R&B and blues deaths. Often, only the biggest selling artists are written about and sometimes it is the death of a personality that cements their iconic status. Knocking On Heaven's Door not only covers the rock legends who lived hard and died young, this detailed reference contains over 1,000 obituaries of music industry personalities, famous and obscure from mid-fifties to the present day. Alphabetical entries of all the important individuals, including: noteworthy producers, managers, songwriters, record company founders A&R men and even critics, puts all the information at your finger tips. Nick Talevski has spent a decade researching this comprehensive and authoritative reference book and it will be an indispensable and practical addition to every music library, full of irresistible and intriguing information.

Liar s Landscape

Author : Malcolm Bradbury
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'What is written lives far longer than we do -- or so we would like to think.' From unfinished novel to unsent letters, from prose to play, from Macclesfield to the New Year's Honours List, Liar's Landscape is evidence of the late great author's versatility, wit and passion for the written word. When Sir Malcolm Bradbury died in 2000, he left behind a lifetime's work; some of it published and some of it not; fiction and non-fiction; short stories and novels; completed work, work in progress, work barely begun; plans, sketches, notes, titles. Given shape and coherence by his son, Dominic, that work has now become Liar's Landscape, a book about books, about writing and writers, about being a writer and, of course, about being Malcolm Bradbury. 'Liar's Landscape is essential reading for all admirers of Malcolm Bradbury and, for those who don't know his work, an invaluable sampler of his worldly-wise humour and satirical wit' Tom Rosenthal, Independent

St Louis

Author : John A. Wright Sr.
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Since the founding of St. Louis, African Americans have lived in communities throughout the area. Although St. Louis' 1916 "Segregation of the Negro Ordinance" was ruled unconstitutional, African Americans were restricted to certain areas through real estate practices such as steering and red lining. Through legal efforts in the court cases of Shelley v. Kraemer in 1948, Jones v. Mayer in 1978, and others, more housing options became available and the population dispersed. Many of the communities began to decline, disappear, or experience urban renewal.

Vic Flick Guitarman

Author : Vic Flick
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Vic Flick's connection with the films in theJames Bond series is legend. His guitar sound on the “James Bond Theme” stirredthe hearts and imaginations of a generation. He knew the music business fromthe inside, including the good and the bad business practices, the money, theagents, and the managers. From The Beatles to Nancy Sinatra, from Tom Jones to DustySpringfield, they're all within the pages of Vic Flick's autobiography. In the late 1950s, Flick joined The John Barry Seven, and his firstcomposition for the group was “Zapata.” With them, he played the guitar rifffor the theme of the popular TV show, Juke Box Jury, and appeared onevery episode of BBC TV's Drumbeat. When Hollywood beckoned him to work on soundtrack for Dr. No(1962), he played lead guitarist on the "James Bond Theme.” He continuedto contribute to the James Bond soundtracks from the 1960s through the late1980s. He also contributed to the soundtrack of The Beatles musical, A HardDay's Night, playing his Olympic white 1961 Fender Stratocaster on"Ringo's Theme (This Boy)" instrumental. He has worked with many notable artists, including Herman's Hermits,Nancy Sinatra, Engelbert Humperdinck, Tom Jones, Cliff Richard, Eric Clapton,and Jimmy Page. He played the 12-string guitar part on Peter and Gordon's 1964# 1 record, "A World Without Love.” In 2005, he provided his guitar talents to the soundtrack of the FromRussia With Love video game. On October 5, 2012, Vic Flick was honored at the Academy of MotionPictures Arts and Sciences for "The Music of Bond: The First 50Years." "Vic's book is an amazing read, full of his entertaining senseof humor and a reservoir of miscellaneous facts and tales of the studios andthe musicians who made London such a fabulous place to be in the '60s. Miss itat your peril." – Pipeline (UK)

Meetings with Morrissey

Author : Len Brown
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Morrissey is one of the most provocative, individual and controversial performers in popular music. From the formation of his Manchester band The Smiths in 1982, through to the imminent release of his 2008 solo album Years Of Refusal, his career has spanned 50 UK Top 40 singles and 20 UK Top 10 albums. Including previously unpublished encounters, Meetings with Morrissey gets behind the public image to tell Morrissey’s story in his own words and explore in fine detail the extraordinary subject matter of his songs. The book offers in-depth insight into the diverse artists Morrissey has celebrated, via lyrics or Smiths’ covers, including Patti Smith, Pat Phoenix, Billy Fury, Marc Bolan, James Dean and The New York Dolls. Above all, it focuses on Morrissey’s lifelong commitment to promoting the genius of Oscar Wilde. Len Brown, a former NME writer and television producer, has interviewed Morrissey more times than any journalist. He first saw The Smiths back in 1983 and became the first writer to interview the artist about the death of his band and the birth of his solo career in 1988.

Who s Going to Look at You

Author : Mark Eden
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As the evil Alan Bradley in ITV’s long-running soap Coronation Street, Mark Eden was the most hated man in Britain. Almost 27 million viewers switched on to watch him get his just deserts under the wheels of a Blackpool tram; making it the third highest viewing figure ever recorded in the UK.Now, as our senior soap opera celebrates its remarkable 50th anniversary, three-times married actor Mark Eden is publishing his enthralling autobiography. And although Alan Bradley was voted ‘Britain’s Biggest Rat’ by The Sun newspaper, Mark’s book is about much more than just his memorable time in Coronation Street.Born in 1928 – the same year as Mickey Mouse! – Mark’s extraordinary life tells of the trauma of evacuation from London at the beginning of the war, the terror of the Blitz, and his early career as a seaside fairground photographer (complete with a monkey!) before becoming an actor. He reveals how he lost his virginity at the age of 19 with an amorous night nurse while recovering from TB in hospital; and how his good looks brought success with women and early stardom on stage and screen.He worked at the Royal Court with the English Stage Company, and with the Royal Shakespeare Company and appeared in many fine films including: Seance on a wet Afternoon, Heavens Above, Attack on the Iron Coast and The L-shaped Room; and in classic TV series such as Dr Who, The Prisoner and The Saint. Mark is frank and funny about every detail of his fascinating life: his tempestuous affair with Dorothy Squires, his failed attempts to seduce Judi Dench, and being carried upstairs, dead drunk, by Peter O’Toole.Still on good terms with his two ex wives, Mark is now very happily married to the popular Coronation Street star Sue Nicholls. “She is the best thing that ever happened to me,” says Mark. “I’m a very fortunate man. At the age of 56, with two failed marriages behind me, I meet the love of my life. How lucky is that?”‘Who’s Going To Look At You?’ was Mark’s mother’s reaction when he told her he was going to become an actor. She lived to be 100 years old; long enough to learn that the answer to her question was perhaps, world wide, a billion people! Enjoy.

The Law Reports Queen s Bench Division

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The Law Reports

Author : Great Britain. High Court of Justice. King's Bench Division
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The Blue in the Air

Author : Marcello Carlin
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A retrieved man tells how music, from Patrick Cargill to Jay-Z, retained the power to change the world in 2008.


Author : Sr., John A. Wright
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Kinsman Township is part of the Connecticut Western Reserve. It is more reflective of this connection than many communities because John Kinsman, one of 35 men who formed the Connecticut Land Company in 1795 to purchase the land and have it surveyed into five-mile-square townships, actually made this his home and encouraged his Connecticut neighbors to do likewise. Kinsman first saw his land in 1799, traveling via horseback with his brother-in-law Simon Perkins, an agent for the land company who would become the most prominent settler of nearby Warren. Their small entourage entered the area that would become Kinsman and built a cabin near the southeast corner of the current square. The Lakeshore and Southern Michigan Railway came through the area in 1873, leading to a flurry of entrepreneurial activity. A fire dramatically altered the face of the original square, but many new fashionable homes rose out of the ashes. The Kinsman Fair also became a major event in the area, drawing thousands to its commodious facilities. This book commemorates the rich history of Kinsman through vintage photographs.

Last Man Standing

Author : Roger Moore
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In a career that spans over seven decades, Roger Moore has been at the very heart of the show-business scene. We all know him as an actor who has starred in films that have made him famous the world over, but he's also a tremendous prankster, joker and raconteur - in fact, he's well known as one of the nicest guys in the business, and someone who has always been up for some fun. In this fabulous collection of true stories from his stellar career, Roger lifts the lid on the movie business, from Hollywood to Pinewood. It features outrageous tales from his own life and career as well as those told to him by a host of stars and filmmakers, including Tony Curtis, Sean Connery, Michael Caine, David Niven, Frank Sinatra, Gregory Peck, John Mills, Peter Sellers, Michael Winner, Cubby Broccoli and many more. Wonderfully entertaining and laugh-out-loud fu

Desert Island Discs Flotsam Jetsam

Author : Mitchell Symons
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Flotsam & Jetsam is the ultimate trivia book for fans of the popular BBC Radio 4 programme Desert Island Discs, and a fascinating introduction for all those who have yet to discover its delights. Taking the reader through seven decades of wonderful entertainment, here is an absorbing range of facts, figures and miscellany – including who chose what, and why. It also reveals much about the castaways' drives and motivations, their influences and, of course, their lives. Spanning the early years with the original presenter, Roy Plomley, and the present day, the Desert Island Discs programme has brought its own unique surprises to listeners, some very personal, some humorous, such as Eric Morecambe's choice of a deckchair as his luxury and Ernie Wise's of a deckchair ticket machine. From Beethoven to the Beatles, from chessboards and chocolate to Jane Austen and Zola, Flotsam & Jetsam is the perfect companion guide to the national treasure that is Desert Island Discs.

The Gardiner Squires Connection

Author : Tiger Gardiner
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The Accountant s Magazine

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Guitar Gods in Beds Bedfordshire A Heavenly County

Author : Mike Buchanan
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Mike Buchanan is a Bedford-based author who interviewed eight well-known local guitarists, and wrote accounts of their colourful lives: - Finger Pickin' Good Paul Bonas - Hollerin' Bob Foley - Amazin' Max Milligan - Blindin' Dave King - Lightnin' Hands Pete Rose - Mumblin' Cliff Hanson - Thunderin' Paul Carrington (star of the author's travelogue Two Men in a Car: a businessman, a chauffeur, and their holidays in France) - Laughin' John Verity

Publishing Law

Author : Hugh Jones
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A comprehensive handbook for all those who need a practical understanding of where and how the law may apply, including publishers, authors, and agents.

Magazine Law

Author : Peter Mason
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Magazine Law is a comprehensive guide to the law for magazine journalists, editors and managers. Written by a barrister experienced in publishing and copyright law and a former magazine journalist and law lecturer, the book addresses the special needs of the magazine industry and explains the laws that regulate and seek to determine what journalists can and cannot publish, and how these laws are applied in everyday situations. Written specifically for all those in the magazine industry, as well as students of magazine journalism, the authors address issues which directly affect day to day practice. The legal and regulatory framework is illustrated with case studies and up-to-date examples of precedent setting cases. Topics covered include: * the legal process and the distinction between criminal and civil law * the role of the courts and reporting court procedure * defamation, fair-comment and libel * product testing and criticism * copyright and passing off * law for photographers, picture researchers and the use of illustrations * privacy and trespass * competition, lotteries and magazine promotion * sub-editing errors and inaccurate copy * ethical and professional issues facing journalists Codes of Practice published by the Press Complaints Commission and National Union of Journalists are set out in appendices, as are requirements for the award of a National Vocational Qualification in Periodical Journalism in Press Law and Ethics. A glossary of legal terms is included.


Author : Maurice Tudor
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Fast moving true story of an 19 year old seaman struck down by Malaria and awaking from a 3 day coma in a French field hospital, unable to converse with anyone. Frightened and lonely he relies entirely on his nurse who is older than him and falls in love with her. Against the backdrop of a vicious war in which he had no part and a Government that disowned him, he fought another battle to have his love reciprocated. With the aid of flashbacks the Author has painted a grim picture endurance that will make the reader want to weep in places and laugh in others as they share his horrors and joys.