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    • ISBN:9781409191629
    • Publication date:04 Apr 2019

The Little Book of Sass

The Wit and Wisdom of Jonathan Van Ness

By Various

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The most iconic quotes from Jonathan Van Ness, the sassiest of queens

'You're strong, you're a Kelly Clarkson song, you got this.'

Everything that comes out of Jonathan Van Ness's mouth is a gift from god. He's the man who taught us about hair, self-care and CON-FI-DONCE. The Little Book of Sass is a collection of the most iconic quotes from the sassiest man around on love, men, self-care and friendship.

From the power of the heel to how to be the most supportive friend, The Little Book of Sass is the most shamazing gift for any JVN fans in your life.

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  • ISBN: 9781409191636
  • Publication date: 04 Apr 2019
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  • Imprint: Trapeze
W&N

Hit Factories

Karl Whitney
Authors:
Karl Whitney

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Trapeze

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Various
Authors:
Various
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Various
Authors:
Various

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Seven Dials

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Various
Authors:
Various

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W&N

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Johnny Green, Garry Barker, Ray Lowry
Contributors:
Johnny Green, Garry Barker, Ray Lowry

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Trapeze

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Authors:
Candice Carty-Williams

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Trapeze

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Authors:
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Authors:
Various

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W&N

Slowhand

Philip Norman
Authors:
Philip Norman

Eric Clapton is acknowledged to be rock's greatest virtuoso, the unrivalled master of its most essential tool, the solid-body electric guitar. Clapton transfigured three of the 1960s' most iconic bands, the Yardbirds, Cream and Blind Faith, walking away from each when it failed to measure up to his exacting standards. He was the only outsider be an honorary member of the Beatles and the Rolling Stones, and the studio musician of choice for solo superstars from Bob Dylan to Aretha Franklin.Yet even as a rock god in excelsis, his true passion was always the blues. Even his own blues heroes, the likes of Muddy Waters, B. B. King and Buddy Guy, would recognise the supremacy of this wispy white boy from the English county of Surrey.No life has been more rock 'n' roll than Clapton's in his epic consumption of drugs and alcohol, his insatiable appetite for expensive cars, clothes, and women - most famously revealed when he fell in love with Pattie Boyd, the wife of his best friend, George Harrison, and the inspiration for 'Layla'.With the benefit of unrestricted access to family members, close friends and fellow musicians, and his encyclopedic knowledge of sixties music and culture, Philip Norman has written the definitive portrait of the insecure, often pain-racked man.

W&N

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Authors:
Ray Connolly

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Trapeze

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Authors:
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Trapeze

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Authors:
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Trapeze

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Authors:
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Trapeze

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Authors:
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W&N

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Authors:
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Seven Dials

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Authors:
Various
W&N

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Trapeze

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Authors:
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W&N

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Authors:
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Trapeze

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Authors:
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