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1. Stories Behind the Greatest Hits of Christmas (Large Print 16pt) - Ace Collins

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You know these songs by heart. They're the ''greatest hits'' of Christmas. But do you know the fascinating, inspirational stories behind them - who wrote them and how they came to be? In his latest book, Ace Collins reveals the stories behind the greatest hits of Christmas - all the songs you have enjoyed for generations. For example, as the story goes, jazz great Mel Torme wrote ''The Christmas Song'' after visiting a friend in California, who, longing to escape California's heat for the cold winters of his New England, doodled these now-famous phrases on his spiral pad: ''Chestnuts roasting Jack Frost nipping Yuletide carols '' Torme saw those words and one of the most famous Christmas songs of all time, first recorded by Nat King Cole, was born. Within these pages, you'll discover the origins of such famous Christmas songs as ''Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,'' ''Winter Wonderland,'' ''White Christmas,'' ''Little Drummer Boy,'' ''Feliz Navidad,'' ''O Holy Night,'' and two dozen others. Although not yet as famous as the Christmas songs of which he writes (he's working on that), Collins's many books have sold tens of thousands of copies and have become treasured family classics, read and enjoyed by young and old alike. His new book is a treasure-trove of the kind of magic that makes Christmas the beloved holiday it is. This is Ace Collins at his storytelling best which means it's sure to become a ''greatest hit'' with your family, too.

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2. 700 Sundays - Billy Crystal

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3. Deborah Harry Platinum Blonde - Cathay Che

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Written with Deborah Harry's co - operation Platinum Blonde was the first portrait of the original Rock Goddess. With her unapologetic sexuality and perfectly aggressive pop, Ms Harry has remained a lasting icon of cool, synonymous with New York City attitude and the intersecting worlds of punk, rock, rap, art, film and fashion. Though a mainstream pop star, Deborah was never predictable. Her punk sensibilities, her roots in bohemian, alternative culture and her friendships with controversial artists such as William Burroughs and Andy Warhol set her apart from the archetypal sex symbol and pin - up girl. As bold and uncensored as the women herself, this quirky, broad sweeping biography, filled with new insights from Deborah, her friends, family and peers, is seeped in the vitality of down town New York and spiked with anecdotes of a maverick musician at large in a world of fame.

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4. Print/Out: 20 Years in Print - Christophe Cherix

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5. The Doctors Who's Who The Story Behind Every Face of the Iconic Time Lord (Large Print 16pt) - Craig Cabell

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Doctor Who is the world's longest - running science fiction television series, and has had children hiding behind sofas since it was first broadcast in 1963. Eleven actors have played the famous Time Lord, starting with William Hartnell, and it has been a career landmark for all of them. Indeed, no other role in television history is as iconic, demanding, or as anticipated by its legion of fans as that of the famous time traveller with two hearts. Find out: • Who had a fondness for woolly hats and a grandson who would become Harry Potter's nemesis. • Who played a barmaid before becoming a Doctor Who heart - throb. • Who was a bouncer for The Rolling Stones before taking control of the Tardis. All these bizarre facts are explained, and many more, as the lives and careers of each Doctor (including the latest - and youngest - incarnation, Matt Smith) are put under the spotlight and given the credit they so richly deserve. Including interviews with many of the stars, this is a must - have for any fan.

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6. Love You to Death The Unofficial Companion to the Vampire Diaries (Large Print 16pt) - Crissy Calhoun

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Go deep into the heart of Mystic Falls with this episode - by - episode look at the second season of The Vampire Diaries. This next volume in a series School Library Journal called ''well written and thoroughly detailed,'' Love You to Death: The Unofficial Companion to The Vampire Diaries - Season 2 is the essential guide to the show, featuring insightful explorations of each episode with information on the rich history, supernatural mythology, film references, character development, and much more; chapters on the vampire, werewolf, and doppelg nger lore that inspired the series; and details on the making of the show, the people who put it together, and the fandom that keeps it alive. With photos of the irresistible cast and of the show's filming locations, this second installment captures the fun, fangs, and fear that make this bloodcurdling show so epic.

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7. Days That I'll Remember: Spending Time with John Lennon and Yoko Ono - Editor Jonathan Cott

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8. Student Piano Classics Made Easy - Big Note/Large Print Edition - Joseph Castle

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9. The Secret Life of Glenn Gould A Genius in Love (Large Print 16pt) - Michael Clarkson

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Long after his death, Glenn Gould still lures new listeners to his piano, connecting with them on a haunting, personal level. ''He feels and you feel,'' says young New York writer Nicole Spectre. ''I can feel his pain and joy - it touches me. He speaks directly to me.'' But when he was known as the world's greatest pianist in the 1950s and 1960s, just who was Gould playing for? His audience? Himself? His demanding mother? All are likely true, but he was also richly inspired by - and bared his soul at the keyboard to - a secret society of women, the girlfriends who stirred his hard - to - fetch emotions: Franny Batchen, Verna Sandercock, Cornelia Foss, Roxolana Roslak, and Monica Gaylord. Of the eighteen books and nineteen documentaries by or about the most compelling virtuoso of the twentieth century, none have contained details about Gould's many love affairs and how they affected his life, his music, and his filmmaking. Until now, biographers have tried to explain what came out of the music box, not the engine that drove it. The vault to his private life has remained locked since his untimely death in 1982 because of his obsessions with privacy and controlling his image, the loyalty of his carefully chosen friends and lovers, and the choice that biographers made to focus safely on his music and eccentricities. The Secret Life of Glenn Gould will be the first true expos of Gould, who until now has been assumed to be asexual, lonely, and egocentric, by examining his love and soul - mate relationships. His music was twelve - tonal and his documentaries ''contrapuntal'' - both were filled with overlapping voices - and so was his private life.

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10. You Can't Always Get What You Want My Life with the Rolling Stones, the Grateful Dead (Large Print 16pt) - Sam Cutler

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Sam Cutler was tour manager for the Rolling Stones at some of their major gigs in the late sixties, including the infamous concert at Altamont where a man was murdered by a Hells Angel in front of the stage while the Stones played on. After the show, Sam was left behind to make peace with the Hells Angels, the various mobsters and organizations who had taken an overt interest in the event, and the people of America. There has never been an official investigation into events at Altamont and those involved have never before spoken on record. Sam Cutler has decided that it is time to put to rest the myths and legends that have grown up around this infamous event in rock history and for the first time reveal the truth. Sam survived Altamont and went on to live the ultimate rock and roll dream. This is also his own account of the high ol' times he had managing tours for San Francisco band the Grateful Dead - who went on to become the world's most successful live act. Along the way Sam draws intimate portraits of other stars of the psychedelic circus that was the music industry in the sixties and seventies, including Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, The Band, the Allman Brothers, Pink Floyd, and Eric Clapton. This is an exhilarating, all - areas - access rock memoir from someone who has seen - and done - it all.

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11. This Sweater Is for You! Celebrating the Creative Process in Film and Art with the Animator and Illustrator of the Hockey Sweater (Large Prin - Sheldon Cohen, Roch Carrier

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A rare glimpse into an artist's mind, his toolbox, and the world of film animation The Sweater is one of the most beloved animated films of all time. Based on Roch Carrier's short story, also known as ''The Hockey Sweater,'' the film recounts the most horrifying moment of the author's childhood. Sheldon Cohen adapted the story into animation and created a film that is as much about childhood emotions and the desire to fit in, as it is about hockey, the clash of cultures, and a harkening to bygone times. Now 30 years later, Sheldon delves into his notebooks, photographs, and memories to recreate the process he undertook to make The Sweater. He takes the reader on a journey back to Ste. - Justine, showing all of the places and people that inspired him. He also delves into his other films, book illustrations, and paintings over his 40 - year career, and along the way he gives us rich insights into the creative process.

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12. The Clash (Large Print 16pt) - The Clash

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The Clash: trendsetters, icons, revolutionaries. They were the pioneers of British punk rock and their story is steeped in mythology. Many people have an opinion about what made them who they were - this book gives the chance to read the full story, from the band themselves. This is the first official book to be created by the band. With unprecedented access to the Clash archive, this landmark publication brings together previously unseen material - including tour posters, artwork, and photos of the band at home, on stage, in the studio and on the road - with each member telling it like it was, in their own words.

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13. A Brief Guide to Jeeves and Wooster (Large Print 16pt) - Nigel Cawthorne

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This title is a comprehensive guide to P. G. Wodehouse's two best - loved comic characters, Bertram Wilbeforce Wooster and his valet ('Reggie') Jeeves, Bertie's friends and relatives and their world of sunshine, country houses and champagne. Although the stories may seem quintessentially English, they were for the most part written in the United States by a man who spent more than half his adult life there, eventually becoming a citizen in 1955. The first stories involving the two characters are even set in New York, while those that aren't are set in an England that has never existed, contrived to appeal to an American audience. Cawthorne offers fascinating insights into Wodehouse's world, his life - on Long Island and elsewhere - the wonderful short stories and novels and the many adaptations for stage and screen.

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14. Kate Style Princess The Fashion and Beauty Secrets of Britain's Most Glamorous Royal (Large Print 16pt) - Sara Cywinski

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Crammed full of beautiful, glossy pictures it reveals how you too can adapt Kate's classic, modern style for yourself. Complete with beauty tips - including the secret to achieving those lustrous locks - fashion advice and the hippest places to hang out if you want to bag yourself a prince, this book is perfect for Kate fans and fashionistas.

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