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Pigs Might Fly

Mark Blake

Pigs Might Fly by Mark BlakeMark Blake's history of Pink Floyd – the first for fifteen years – has already been acknowledged as the final word on this remarkable band's life. Lucidly written, incorporating over a hundred new and exclusive interviews, it covers Pink Floyd from their Cambridge beginnings in the early sixties to their triumphant re-formation at Live 8 in 2005 24 years after their last live performance together and the death of their troubled founder-member Syd Barrett a year later. Pink Floyd's albums like Dark Side of the Moon remain some of rock's biggest sellers of all every year on CD; Both David Gilmour...
2011 / 9 / 29
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Sunrise on the Southbound Sleeper: The New Telegraph Book of Great Railway Journeys

Michael Kerr

Sunrise on the Southbound Sleeper: The New Telegraph Book of Great Railway Journeys by Michael KerrA second collection of enthralling accounts of the most spectacular train trips from around the world. The Desert Express from Windhoek in Namibia. The stupendous Chinese feat of civil engineering that pushed a railway across the permafrost to Lhasa in Tibet. The scenic Coast Starlight train from Seattle to LA, and a stupendous 2,000-mile trip across India, from Gujarat's parched salt flats to the lush semi-tropics of Assam. Following the success of Aurum's Last Call for the Dining Car, the Telegraph's deputy travel editor Michael Kerr has compiled a hugely engrossing second volume of armchair...
2012 / 7 / 1
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The Last Human Cannonball: And Other Small Journeys in Search of Great Men

Byron Rogers

The Last Human Cannonball: And Other Small Journeys in Search of Great Men by Byron RogersByron Rogers' latest collection of travel pieces follows the winning formula of his first book for Aurum, An Audience with an Elephant: in search of – and finding - a remarkable array of quirky, whimsical and singular individuals. But as well as such characters as the pensioner on a Saga holiday who decided to swim across the Amazon, this book sees for the first time Rogers meeting a number of undeniably famous people: Hollywood stars, legends of children's radio serials he had idolised in childhood – even rock stars like Mick Jagger. But, as one might expect, Rogers' encounters with celebrity...
2013 / 8 / 4
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Fighting for Football: From Woolwich Arsenal to the Western Front

George Myerson

Fighting for Football: From Woolwich Arsenal to the Western Front by George MyersonLong before Rodney Marsh, or Derek Dougan, Tim Coleman invented football's awkward squad. At the beginning of the twentieth century footballers were poorly paid wage slaves to the stern club owners. But Coleman led the first players' strike. He was a joker, a card - perhaps also the first ever media-literate footballer who knew the importance of a sparky quote in the right place - but he would not be taken advantage of. He stood up for himself, and for others. Then, in 1914, playing for Nottingham Forest after successful spells with Arsenal and Everton, he joined up with the Footballers' Battalion,...
2014 / 11 / 22
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Wine, Women & Westminster: Behind the Scenes Stories of MPs at Play Over 50 Years

Chris Moncrieff

Wine, Women & Westminster: Behind the Scenes Stories of MPs at Play Over 50 Years by Chris MoncrieffChris Moncrieff has been covering events in Westminster for the Press Association since the days when Churchill still came into the Chamber, and as its political editor for 14 years he was often the man who broke the big stories. He certainly knows where most of the bodies are buried and his eye-opening account of the shenanigans and goings-on in the House of Commons and beyond is not only highly entertaining but often revealing. It also gives a fascinating insight into the ways the House has changed over the years and the strange manner in which MPs and journalists ply their trade. Moncrieff's...
2014 / 8 / 31
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Getting a Grip: On My Game, My Body, My Mind... My Self

Monica Seles

Getting a Grip: On My Game, My Body, My Mind... My Self by Monica SelesAt the age of sixteen, Monica Seles crashed on to the world tennis scene by becoming the youngest winner in French Open History. For three years, she dominated the tennis circuit, racking up eight Grand Slam titles, winning three back-to-back French Open titles. At post-match conferences she charmed the media with her trademark giggle. In January 1993, Seles defeated Steffi Graf in the Australian Women's Open and in April of that year, while playing a quarter-final in Hamburg, a boning knife was plunged between her shoulder blades by a Graff fan. Everything changed. The incident shocked the...
2013 / 10 / 6
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Last Call for the Dining Car

Michael Kerr

Last Call for the Dining Car by Michael KerrEver since Paul Theroux first embarked in London on the first train of his Great Railway Bazaar, railways have been a rich source for the best travel writing. These days, with our awareness of the global warming implications of endless air travel and the opportunity to jump on a train at magnificent St Pancras and be whisked straight to the continent, train travel has assumed a new importance and romance – which is why so many more tour companies are offering a great train ride as part of their holiday itineraries. Now, Michael Kerr, the Telegraph's deputy Travel Editor, has burrowed deep in...
2011 / 9 / 29
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Shadowplayers

James Nice

Shadowplayers by James NiceIn 1978, a 'Factory for Sale' sign gave Alan Erasmus and Tony Wilson a name for their fledgling Manchester club night. Though they couldn't have known it at the time this was the launch of one of the most significant musical and cultural legacies of the late twentieth century. The club's electrifying live scene soon translated to vinyl, and Factory Records went on to become the most innovative and celebrated record labels of the next thrity years. Always breaking new ground, Factory introduced the listening public to bands such as Joy Division, whose Unknown Pleasures was the label's first album...
2011 / 12 / 9
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From Last to First

Charlie Spedding

From Last to First by Charlie SpeddingCharlie Spedding describes himself as 'not particularly talented' – at least compared to the group of people he had chosen to find himself among. These were the athletes in the Olympic marathon. So how did he end up with a bronze medal? How did he win the London marathon? And why does he still hold the English record for the distance? In this remarkable autobiography, he explains how – how someone who was almost the bottom of the class when he first went to school, and even worse at sport, eventually turned himself into a world-class athlete, competing in top marathons all over the world, and...
2011 / 12 / 9
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The Man Who Invented the Daleks

Alwyn Turner

The Man Who Invented the Daleks by Alwyn TurnerTerry Nation was one of the most successful writers for television to come out of Britain. Survivors, the show that was his vision of a post-apocalyptic England, so haunted audiences in the 1970s that the BBC revived it over thirty years on. Blake's 7 endures as a cult sci-fi classic and his most fearsome creations, the Daleks, ensured - and at times, eclipsed - the success of Doctor Who. Almost half a century after their first appearance, new additions to Dalek mythology continue to top the Saturday-night TV ratings. But while his genocidal pepper pots brought him notoriety and riches, Nation...
2011 / 12 / 9
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Outpost of Occupation

Barry Turner

Outpost of Occupation by Barry TurnerThe Channel Islands were what could have happened to all of us: a test-run of German occupation. That was certainly Hitler's plan. Once Britain had demilitarised the idyllic, unspoilt holiday islands of Jersey, Guernsey, Alderney and Sark in 1940 their fate was sealed: in July the Germans invaded. The following five years in their history offer an intriguing, and often uncomfortable, virtual history of how Britain might have looked under Nazi rule - and how British people, more to the point, might have responded to it, whether through submission, courageous resistance or even collaboration....
2011 / 12 / 9
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Beacon for Change

Barry Turner

Beacon for Change by Barry TurnerAs the 2012 Olympics sets about re-making a whole swathe of east London, Barry Turner's book marks the 60th anniversary of the Festival of Britain, which did the same for London's South Bank after the war. Where the stupendous, Pharaonic construction site of the 2012 Olympics and its £9 bn budget is all in aid of a few weeks of running and cycle races, 60 years ago there was a far more ambitious cultural event. Centred on London's South Bank, which was cleared of its industry and victorian architecture, the Festival of Britain sought not only to celebrate the best of Britishness but also to...
2011 / 12 / 9
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Not in My Day Sir

Martin Smith

Not in My Day Sir by Martin SmithThe Telegraph has always been sports fans' paper of choice, and its wonderful Letters page a forum for trenchant debate and robust wit. This first collection of the finest letters written to the paper over the years ranges from Bodyline to helmets, swing bowling to sunglasses. SIR-I don't see why batsmen today accept being confronted by bowlers wearing gold necklaces and particularly sunglasses. When I played cricket no jewellery was worn. As batsmen, we liked to see the colour of the bowlers' eyes. Would an umpire uphold my complaint today if I refused to face a bowler so adorned? D.J.W., Evesham....
2011 / 12 / 12
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Squeaky Bum Time

Daniel Taylor

Squeaky Bum Time by Daniel TaylorHe is simultaneously the most admired and feared manager in British football. During almost forty years in the dugout, and over half a century in the professional game, he's torn up the record books, amassed a treasure trove of silverware, and unleashed the hairdryer – as well as the odd football boot – on countless players, rival managers, referees and journalists. But amid the sound, the fury and the mind-games lurks one of sport's greatest wits. So here we present Sir Alex Ferguson: uncompromising, unrivalled and uncut. On Arsène Wenger: 'They say he's an intelligent man, right? Speaks five...
2011 / 12 / 12
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Flying Scotsman

Andrew Roden

Flying Scotsman by Andrew RodenThink of the Golden Age of Steam and one train leaps to mind above all others: the Flying Scotsman, Nigel Gresley's elegant masterpiece of a locomotive, which broke the world speed record in 1934 and has enthralled millions with her beauty and power. And, uniquely, her postwar career has been even more varied and exciting than her early triumphs. Now Andrew Roden tells the Scotsman's remarkable story, from her construction and the glory days between the wars through the decline of steam and her rollercoaster fortunes in the subsequent years: nearly abandoned on a tour of the United States after...
2011 / 12 / 12
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Scorched Earth, Black Snow

Andrew Salmon

Scorched Earth, Black Snow by Andrew SalmonThe first year of the Korean War was a tumultuous series of epic battles, ending in a legendary and harrowing retreat. In the summer of 1950, British and Australian troops were dispatched to fight with UN forces in the savage struggle against communism in Korea. After both triumph and tragedy while breaking out of the "Pusan Perimeter," 27th Brigade – the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders and the Middlesex battalions, soon joined by the Royal Australians – spearheaded the UN drive north. After a spectacular series of battles, victory beckoned. 27th Brigade was halted to allow the Americans the...
2011 / 12 / 12
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Margaret Rutherford

Andy Merriman

Margaret Rutherford by Andy MerrimanMargaret Rutherford was without a doubt one of Britain's best-loved comic actresses. But behind the kindly, serene front Rutherford presented to the world lay a life of trauma and repeated nervous breakdown – the legacy of the legacy of family tragedy that saw her father murder her grandfather during a bout of mental illness and her depressive mother later kill herself. Andy Merriman's acclaimed biography intrigued and shocked readers with these revelations when it was published in hardback. Now out in paperback, is also a portrait of one of our most individual actresses. Rutherford appeared...
2011 / 12 / 12
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Banksy: The Man Behind the Wall

Will Ellsworth-Jones

Banksy: The Man Behind the Wall by Will Ellsworth-JonesFor someone who shuns the limelight by concealing his real name, never showing his face and never giving interviews except by email, Banksy is remarkably famous. In his home city of Bristol, in Los Angeles, in London, in New York, wherever there is a Banksy exhibition there is always a huge queue. His book of his art, Wall and Piece, has sold over a quarter of a million copies. Such is the commercial value of his work that people have hacked an entire wall off a building because it bears some of his graffiti. But who is this man; how did he become what he is now; what makes him tick? How far...
2012 / 6 / 29
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Chris Brasher: The Authorised Biography

John Bryant

Chris Brasher: The Authorised Biography by John BryantOne of the most remarkable – and controversial – figures sporting figures in British history, Chris Brasher piled unique achievement on unique achievement. It was Chris Brasher who, along with Chris Chataway, paced Roger Bannister to break the 4-minute mile. Then he won his own Olympic Gold Medal in the steeplechase at the 1956 Olympics. Probably best known now for founding the London Marathon, Chris went on to become one of the founders of the modern sports of fell-running and orienteering.. At the Observer, he also effectively invented modern sports feature writing. Plus, he invented the...
2012 / 6 / 29
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Prince: Inside the Music and the Masks

Ronin Ro

Prince: Inside the Music and the Masks by Ronin RoIn over thirty years as one of the most original and charismatic figures in modern music, Prince Rogers Nelson has enjoyed huge success – and courted considerable controversy. Now, acclaimed rock journalist Ronin Ro chronicles both the man and his music. During the course of his journey from teenage obscurity to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Prince has provoked moral outrage, starred in a hit movie, adopted an unpronounceable symbol for a stage name, confronted record labels and fostered young talent, making a profound mark on the entertainment industry and pop culture at large. Moreover,...
2012 / 6 / 29
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