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Dolce Vita Confidential

Shawn Levy
Authors:
Shawn Levy

The Sunday Times Stage & Screen Book of the Year'A beautifully written walk on the wild side ... It oozes nostalgic glamour' The Times 'Uproariously readable ... Levy is a master of the group biography' Sunday Times From the ashes of the Second World War, Rome in the 1950s was reborn as the epicentre of film, fashion, tabloid media and bold-faced libertinism that made 'Italian' a global synonym for style and flair. A confluence of cultural contributions created a bright, burning moment in history: it was the heyday of fashion icons such as Pucci, whose superb craftsmanship set the standard for women's clothing for decades. Rome's huge movie studio, Cinecittà, also known as 'Hollywood on the Tiber', attracted a dizzying array of stars from Charlton Heston, Audrey Hepburn, Gregory Peck, Ava Gardner and Frank Sinatra to that stunning and combustible couple, Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, who began their extramarital affair during the making of Cleopatra. And behind these stars trailed street photographers - Tazio Secchiaroli, Pierluigi Praturlon and Marcello Geppetti - who searched, waited and pounced on their subjects in pursuit of the most unflattering and dramatic portraits of fame. Fashionistas, exiles, moguls and martyrs flocked to Rome hoping for a chance to indulge in the glow of old money, new stars, fast cars, wanton libidos and brazen news photographers. The scene was captured nowhere better than in Federico Fellini's masterpiece, starring Marcello Mastroianni and the Swedish bombshell Anita Ekberg. La Dolce Vita was condemned for its licentiousness, when in fact Fellini was satirizing the decadence of Rome's bohemian scene. Colourful and richly informed, Dolce Vita Confidential recreates Rome's stunning ascent with vivid and compelling tales of its glitterati and artists, down to every last outrageous detail of the city's magnificent transformation.

Orion

Trump Cats

Hugh Janus
Authors:
Hugh Janus

"You all know it really doesn't matter what the media write as long as you've got a young and beautiful piece of ass.""The beauty of me is that I'm very rich.""My IQ is one of the highest - and you all know it! Please don't feel so stupid or insecure; it's not your fault." Donald J. Trump tells it straight. You can rely on him to wheel out the kind of polarising, xenophobic, offensive rhetoric that is guaranteed to rile millions of people. Nay, even the Pope has expressed concern. This book is a superb collection of Trump's most outrageous public utterances. From the ridiculous and bizarre to shocking and hate-fuelled, these are the most quotable sound bites from one of the world's most unavoidable political billionaire juggernauts. Buy it, moron!

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The Beatles Lyrics

Hunter Davies, Beatles
Authors:
Hunter Davies, Beatles

The first-ever collection of the original handwritten Beatles' lyrics.Never before has anyone attempted to track down and publish the original versions of the classic songs, many of which have never yet been published. These documents have ended up in the hands of collectors and friends of the Beatles, scattered across the world at museums and universities. Hunter Davies knew and worked with the Beatles during their heyday, and wrote their first and only authorized biography. In this collection, he has tracked down and reproduced over 100 original handwritten manuscripts of their songs, reproduced here - and, in almost every case, for the very first time.For the Beatles, writing songs was a process that could happen anytime and anywhere - songs might begin as a scribble on the back of an envelope, a napkin or on hotel stationery. From them we gain a unique insight into the remarkable creative process of the greatest songwriters of all time; what they were thinking, how they changed their minds, and then came up with the words which are now known the world over - complete with all the scribbles and crossings out.Each song is given its context: what the Beatles were doing at the time, how and when they came to write and record it, how the original version differs from the final one. Almost every Beatles song has a great story behind it, whether it is 'Yesterday', 'Eleanor Rigby' or 'Yellow Submarine'.Many books have appeared about the Beatles, but in the end what really matters - and will always matter most - is their music. Their music comes out of their lives, just as their lives and emotions are reflected in their music. The Beatles Lyrics is the definitive story of their lives, as uniquely told through their music.

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Dangerous Women

Clare Conville, Liz Hoggard, Sarah-Jane Lovett
Authors:
Clare Conville, Liz Hoggard, Sarah-Jane Lovett
Gateway

Cosmic Kaleidoscope

Bob Shaw
Authors:
Bob Shaw

The second collection of short stories from the prize-winning author of Orbitsville.Nine stories demonstrate Shaw's superb imaginative range and cynically humorous approach to the world of the future.Skirmish on a Summer MorningUnreasonable Facsimile A Full Member of the Club The Silent Partners The Giaconda Caper An Uncomic Book Horror Story The Brink Waltz of the BodysnatchersA Little Night Flying

Orion

Eagle Annual

Daniel Tatarsky
Authors:
Daniel Tatarsky
Orion

My Secret

Frank Warren
Authors:
Frank Warren
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Don't Go There!

Colin Plinth
Authors:
Colin Plinth

Get to know 'Not-so Great Britain' in this crackingly acerbic collection of insulting and downright offensive quotations about cities, towns and other locations in the British Isles.Towns, cities, counties and constituent countries all come in for a lambasting in this bad-tempered and thoroughly entertaining journey round the British Isles (or, as the Irish insist on calling them, the Hibernian Archipelago), from the nauseatingly Nordic Shetlands to the suspiciously Froggy Channel Islands, from 'the arse end of the world' (Wigan) to the 'heaving Sodom of the south coast' (Brighton).And it's not just the places that come in for a hammering - the people too are mocked and reviled, from the imbecilic, dimwitted folk of County Kerry to the inbred, turkey-fancying natives of Norfolk, from the tight-fistedness of the inhabitants of Aberdeen to the light-fingeredness and incessant whinings of the Scouser.And - unlike Boris Johnson of The Spectator - Mr Plinth will not be saying 'Oops. Sorry!'

Orion

Dan Dare: Voyage to Venus

Frank Hampson
Authors:
Frank Hampson

From the pages of the seminal British boys' adventure comic, The Eagle, comes the legendary Dan Dare - Pilot of the Future, created by Frank Hampson. For the first time on audio CD this thrilling debut volume comes to life with a talented cast and full sound effects.Dan Dare - Pilot of the Future was incarnated in the 1950s and was truly original in the world of comics. Nothing like it had ever been seen before. It was distinguished by its long complex story lines, snappy dialogue and outstanding artwork. Remember The Mekon, Digby, Sir Hubert, Prof. Peabody, Hank, Pierre, Sondar and Volstar? Here they all are jetting off on a thrilling journey that would be told for decades to come. This first story, Voyage to Venus, sets the scene; having arrived on Venus in the spaceship 'Ranger', Dan and Digby set out to find new resources to feed a starving Earth, but they are suddenly captured and taken to Mekonta, the capital of the Northern Hemisphere of Venus, and home of the Treens, the humourless scientific automations who rule the northern half of the mystery planet. Here we meet the evil Mekon, leader of the Treens, and Sondar who would become one of the 'good' Treens. A deadly battle commences with Dan Dare and his crew eventually escaping back to Earth, but he is determined to return to Venus... To be continued!(p) 2008 Orion Publishing Group

Belle de Jour

Belle de Jour is the nom de plume of a former London call girl. Find Belle online at belledejour-uk.blogspot.com.

Clare Conville

Clare Conville is a literary agent who likes to throw her fairy dust over new books, projects and writers' careers.Follow Clare Conville on Twitter at https://twitter.com/C_Conville.

Colin Murray

Born 1977 in Belfast, Colin Murray is a national radio and TV presenter. He is the host of Radio 5 Live's 'Fighting Talk' and hosts 5 Live Sport. In addition to this, Colin is taking over from Adrian Chiles on Match of the Day 2 and will be presenting a nightly highlights show on BBC2 during the World Cup.

Daniel Tatarsky

Daniel Tatarsky is a veteran of the Subbuteo World Cup and author of Flick to Click, an illustrated history of Subbuteo. He was also editor for the Eagle Annual of the 1950s.

Frank Warren

Frank Warren is the founder and curator of the PostSecret project, which he started in November 2004, and has now attracted over 100 million viewers. He has received hundreds of thousands of postcards, and has set up a travelling exhibition of the best cards. He lives in Maryland, USA

Hugh Janus

Hugh Janus is an avid follower of US politics and owns a Persian cat named Fluffy.

Liz Hoggard

Liz Hoggard is a journalist who writes for the EVENING STANDARD, DAILY MAIL and the INDEPENDENT.Follow Liz Hoggard on Twitter at https://twitter.com/lizhoggard.

Miss Read

Miss Read, or in real life Dora Saint, was a teacher by profession who started writing after the second world war, beginning with light essays written for Punch and other journals. She then wrote on educational and country matters and worked as a scriptwriter for the BBC. Miss Read was married to a schoolmaster for sixty-four years until his death in 2004, and they had one daughter. Miss Read was awarded an MBE in the 1998 New Year Honours list for her services to literature, She was the author of many immensely popular books, including two autobiographical works, but it was her novels of English rural life for which she was best known. The first of these Village School, was published in 1955, and Miss Read continued to write about the fictional villages of Fairacre and Thrush Green for many years. She lived near Newbury in Berkshire until her death in 2012.

Sarah-Jane Lovett

Sarah-Jane Lovett is a diarist for the EVENING STANDARD and THE TIMES.

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