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1. Gangsters, Guns and Me Now I'm in Eastenders ... But Once I Was on the Run. This Is My True Story. (Large Print 16pt) - Jamie Foreman

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Jamie Foreman is one of Britain's most iconic actors. He is also the son of Britain's most notorious gangster, Freddie Foreman. Jamie's life has been anything but ordinary. Right from the start, his world was one of contrast and contradiction: he grew up surrounded by London's criminal elite, living by their code of honor and respect, yet he himself was brought up to be a ''straight goer.'' The backdrop of his home life was to differ greatly from his time at school as, at seven years old, Jamie found himself in the unlikely surroundings of a boarding school. The happiness of his family and school life was snatched from Jamie when his father was sentenced to ten years in prison for his involvement in the killing of Jack ''The Hat'' McVitie. The subsequent years saw Jamie without the father he adored and the whole family was put under enormous strain. At 14, Jamie decided that his passion was for acting and, having been encouraged by Barbara Windsor, he discovered yet another new environment at the Italia Conti Stage School. Jamie thrived in the acting world and was soon enjoying success on both stage and screen. By the time of his dad's release from prison, Jamie had carved a ''straight'' career for himself - but after years apart, there was plenty of lost time to make up for. Soon, he was dividing his time between acting and assisting with Freddie's ''business.'' Whether on the streets or on the stage, there was never a dull moment; Jamie was living life at 100 miles an hour and loving it. Before long, though, life took a surprising turn when a drug deal his father was heavily involved in went tragically wrong and he was forced to go on the run to America with his dad, which marked the start of a whole new adventure.

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2. Go Big or Go Home - Scotty McCreery, Travis Thrasher

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American Idol winner Scotty McCreery shares his journey from his North Carolina roots to winning America's most popular singing competition and launching a musical career he had always dreamt about.

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3. Go To Bath! A Kid's Guide To Bath, England - Penelope Dyan

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The city of Bath was first established by the Romans in 43 AD as a spa resort and was given the Latin name, Aquae Sulis, “the waters of Sulis.” However, many believe Bath was known about before that. The Romans built baths and a temple on the surrounding hills of Bath in the valley of the River Avon around hot springs, the only natural hot springs in the United Kingdom. Edgar was crowned King of England at Bath Abbey in 973. Bath became very popular as a spa resort during the Georgian era. This led to major expansion of the city and left Bath with a rich heritage of Georgian architecture. Today, there is even more to Bath than the great Roman baths. There’s ice-cream to eat, stores where you can shop and all sorts of musicians and things to see and hear. Use this book as a learning tool when you go to Bath, and see what you can add to this book. Take time to insert your own pictures of what you find inside and outside the Roman baths. You can get to Bath by train from London, rent a car to get there, or go on a sight seeing tour. Here is a secret. (Don?t tell anyone we told you.) You can even see Windsor Castle and Stonehenge on the way to bath (or from Bath) if you like. No professional photographs are allowed inside the baths, so this surprise also awaits your visit. This book was photographed by John D. Weigand, and written by award winning author, attorney and former teacher, Penelope Dyan in a way the youngest of kids can learn and understand. It is also a perfect complement to your mom?s coffee table!

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4. God Save the Kinks A Biography (Large Print 16pt) - Rob Jovanovic

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In August 1964 The Kinks released their third single. After a little noticed debut and a follow - up that had failed to chart at all, Pye Records were threatening to annul the group's contract. But with its unforgettable distorted guitar riff, 'You Really Got Me' went on to reach No.1, entering the US Top Ten later the same year. Followed by a string of hits, it marked the breakthrough of one of Britain's most innovative and influential bands, and a turning point in the fortunes of two brothers whose troubled story is as tumultuous and characterful as the music they produced: Ray and Dave Davies. Born into a deeply musical working - class family in London's Muswell Hill, Ray and Dave grew up in a city recovering from the bombs and privations of the Second World War. More than any other musicians of the Sixties, they crafted the soundtrack that made it swing again. In songs such as 'Dedicated Follower of Fashion', 'Sunny Afternoon' - which toppled The Beatles to become the hit of Summer 1966 - 'Waterloo Sunset', 'Days' and 'Lola', they drew on music hall, folk and rhythm and blues to craft a peculiarly English pop idiom, inspiring generations of songwriters from David Bowie to Jarvis Cocker and Damon Albarn. Pocked by sibling rivalry, furious on - stage violence, walkouts, overdoses, a career - throttling ban from the US, gross self - indulgence, and the band's curious rebirth as eighties stadium rockers, the story laid bare in God Save The Kinks is one of the greatest in British pop history.

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5. Graham Norton Laid Bare (Large Print 16pt) - Alison Bowyer

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Since being spotted on Channel 5, Graham Norton's career has gone from strength to strength. His unique blend of camp comedy, cosy chattiness, and brilliant bitchiness has earned Graham a place in the nation's hearts. Warm and witty with a wicked sense of humour, Graham Norton can attract just about any of the big names onto his show for a natter and a laugh. Yet not too much is known about his private life, and so biographer and journalist Alison Bowyer travelled to his native Ireland, where she talked to friends and relatives to discover more. Packed with revealing interviews with friends, lovers and associates and fully up - to - date, ''Graham Norton - Laid Bare'' is a fascinating picture of this irrepressibly likeable man.

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6. Green Day - American Idiot - Green Day, Green Day

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7. Ghost Rider Travels on the Healing Road (Large Print 16pt) - Neil Peart

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Within a ten - month period, Neil Peart lost both his 19 - year - old daughter, Selena, and his wife, Jackie. Faced with overwhelming sadness and isolated from the world in his home on the lake, Peart was left without direction. This memoir tells of the sense of personal devastation that led him on a 55,000 - mile journey by motorcycle across much of North America, down through Mexico to Belize, and back again. Peart's journey of self - exile and exploration chronicle his personal odyssey and include stories of reuniting with friends and family, grieving, and reminiscing. He recorded with dazzling artistry, the enormous range of his travel adventures, from the mountains to the seas, from the deserts to the Arctic ice, and the memorable people who contributed to his healing. Ghost Rider is a brilliantly written, and ultimately triumphant narrative memoir from a gifted writer and the drummer and lyricist of the legendary rock band Rush.

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8. Greasepaint and Cordite How Ensa Entertained the Troops During World War II (Large Print 16pt) - Andy Merriman

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Once the Second World War had broken out, it soon became clear that morale would be crucial in the military effectiveness of our armed forces. And so was born the Entertainment National Services Association, or ENSA - to send the nation's best singers, dancers, musicians and comedians, from Noel Coward to Gracie Fields, to entertain the troops, however far away they might be. Over the course of the war ENSA gave their first break to such postwar stars as Tommy Cooper and Frankie Howerd, as well as enshrining the young Vera Lynn forever as the forces' sweetheart. When Allied troops landed in Normandy in 1944, George Formby followed close behind, while a distinguished troupe under Laurence Olivier was performing Shakespeare to British soldiers in Hamburg within weeks of the German surrender. Now, Andrew Merriman has talked to surviving ENSA veterans from Vera Lynn to Dame Beryl Grey, to piece together the extraordinary adventures of the ordinary men and women sent out across the world - even to inhospitable, dangerous Burma - whose contribution to the war effort was song, dance and laughter.

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9. Golf's Finest Par Threes The Art & Science of the One-Shot Hole (Large Print 16pt) - Michael Bartlett, Tony Roberts

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Golfers wanting to know the colourful stories behind names like Alcatraz, Biarritz, Cleopatra, Dell, Eden, Postage Stamp, and Redan can now turn to the only book ever devoted exclusively to the par - three hole. In Golf's Finest Par Threes Tony Roberts and Michael Bartlett have assembled what they call a ''an exemplary collection of the most spectacular, historic, challenging, and unusual one - shot holes on the planet.'' The heart of the book is the authors' list of the 100 greatest par threes in the world, chosen from thousands they've seen during more than 30 years profiling and photographing golf courses. These are designated as gold and silver, and arranged by design and geographical categories such as links, island and peninsula, blind, drop shot, and more. Striking photography and fact - filled profiles combine to reveal the distinct character of each hole. Golf's Finest Par Threes also explains how the greatest course designers - notably, Macdonald, Colt, Tillinghast, MacKenzie, Ross, Thomas, Jones, Fazio, Nicklaus, Dye, and Doak - have created par threes. A closing section offers new perspectives on the one - shot hole: ''Best Sets'' and ''Out - of - the - Box'' threes, historic shots on par threes, and more. Golf's Finest Par Threes is a beautifully packaged tour of golf's great short holes, one guaranteed to inform, entertain, and provoke vigorous debate about what makes a par three superior and memorable.

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