The Sunday Times/Peters Fraser & Dunlop Young Writer of the Year Prize 2016
Authors
camila batmanghelidjh will francis helen dring jean g goodhind katja ivar shaun usher june sarpong mbe dame fiona reynolds jack lowe amari koryang magdalena duke heidi perks peter jukes hannah witton stephen mcgann miriam gonzález durántez rob atkinson ceylan scott sian williams john sutherland anthony warner claire askew sara collins natasha bush tom rhys williams nicolas pelham shelby tucker torvill and dean colin taylor rupert shortt robert sellers robbie savage katy salter hattie rhodes ami rao punch tommy penton jo pavey david papineau chris paling declan murphy beezy marsh rhodri marsden kellie maloney hayley long rob jovanovic james hogg johnny herbert tony hannan jonathan gornall lizzie lane caroline fleming jon dunn bruce dessau kimberley chambers leland carlson whitney brown alex brown kevin brennan brian blessed tom blass iain ballantyne kenny macaskill eleonora blackwood lisa lueddecke jing-jing lee rachel sargeant carolyn t. hughes ruby wax marsha rowe sarah goodwin sue lloyd-roberts jessica fellowes onjali q. rauf emma mcquiston lisa thompson simon booker alan friedman cate haste mark thompson michael elias lee robinson eugen o. chirovici jacob rees-mogg, mp joeli brearly paul gambaccini vm strain charles eugster gabrielle fernie lindsay moakes neil woods peter higgins tamsin jolly tony wheeler juliana moura jonathan cranston lydia ripper victoria stevens josh martin max mosley mavis cheek rebecca welshman tracy kuhn samantha cleasby casey bourne tom wilkinson tony juniper david linley louise johncox jamie bartlett ed burstell sir sherard cowper-coles david blakeley jacqueline yallop janice hadlow martin dorey annie gray graham masterton jesse norman anthony storr alan clark tim hayward susan greenfield gus casely-hayford alex salmond helen lederer beth underdown alex scarlett helen donohoe david young james macmanus niki rein ross welford n.d. gomes sam norman deana puccio and allison havey abigail marsh ann hayton john samuel steve peters lisa eldridge deeyah khan lisa carey gabriel packard elizabeth peyton-jones catherine barter elizabeth day alun withey e r black barney campbell rebecca thornton clare penate j sheekey cook book steve heaney, mc caroline lea mark vanhoenacker emily elgar ayisha malik james bannon christopher bland elizabeth fullerton jason morgan s.e moorhead jeremy hackett kate sundara jem lester kathryn alton janet todd john bromley-davenport natasha garnett nikki owen sarah vincent kate bevan helen rappaport gill wyness barney norris richard maher vanessa manko adam white catherine chanter edward young jake and victor maymudes michael halperin spela strukelj daniel stevens selina mills gaylene gould beryl kingston maxine clark revd richard coles buffalo pictures (doc martin) david francis dr. elizabeth foyster xenobe purvis bryony gordon iman verjee j. kent messum robert elms poppy campbell cecilia ekbäck matthew specktor john gordon sinclair brian cathcart the gentle author peter hain professor simon schama georgie thompson paula weideger michael waterhouse daisy goodwin paul conroy michael winner neal street productions aoife walsh kishwar desai maria anderson phil hardy amanda prowse sheena byrom hanna jameson michael heppell harriet sergeant carnival films (downton abbey) peter sissons sir alistair horne silvena rowe richard foreman patricia leroy professor sir peter hall jonathan zittrain samantha scott-jeffries derry moore niall williams david loyn wade davis richard charlton kaushy patel glenn haybittle lorraine gamman mark pearson ebony mckenna mary quant karen dolby mike dowling sean ryan mark dawson lucy lord maria eitel harry benson phil campion jeanette winterson mark rice-oxley john lahutsky peter moore laura santtini silver river productions helen slavin william sitwell joan smith norman stone john sweeney geoffrey robertson robert sackville-west roger scruton jill shaw ruddock james shepherd-barron james palumbo allison pearson k.a.s quinn sarah raven john rendall sandy nairne deborah mattinson simon kelner shireen jilla karl miller patrick tilley lieutenant general sir barney white-spunner russell miller nicholas mosley philip norman chris patten christine webber sir tim rice professor lord skidelsky simon king professor david mclellan sunny jacobs and peter pringle hammer films professor henry kamen harriet harvey-wood angela huth tony lewis fiona maccarthy christopher martin-jenkins douglas hurd tony fitzjohn max hastings denis healey michael heseltine peter florence lynda gratton philip hook sandra howard william hague ilana fox general sir david fraser david gentleman ffion hague louise bagshawe professor christopher bellamy alex chance terry coleman dr christopher duffy david faber professor m.r.d. foot roland vernon e b peirse mark diacono charlie ellingworth neal ascherson paddy ashdown david davies leander deeny maureen lindley xanthe clay matthew d’ancona francis cottam marianne curley hugh cornwell pauline prescott glyn prysor alec russell nick weston paul burke jonathan franklin jackie clune brian moynahan george obama evgenia citkowitz lord (sebastian) coe adrian fort pattie boyd rosie boycott emma calder caroline charles kay burley peter bowles jimmy burns patrick bishop bear grylls alan philps marius brill sarah winman
Speakers
Broadcasters
will francis shaun usher jack lowe amari koryang caroline fleming iain ballantyne ruby wax jessica fellowes emma mcquiston matthew lorenzo hannah critchlow simone bienne david linley steven lamb lorraine candy tom wilkinson tony juniper ed burstell jamie bartlett sir sherard cowper-coles martin dorey twiggy lawson ronnie murray dr ayan panja myriam francois valentine warner carla buzasi susie orbach janet reibstein stuart tootal tim hayward susan greenfield harry cliff tim atkin gus casely-hayford oliver cox deana puccio and allison havey lisa eldridge steve peters alun withey helen rappaport revd richard coles jeanette winterson phil campion peter moore william sitwell allison pearson john rendall max hastings sandra howard philip hook paddy ashdown mark diacono nick weston jackie clune kay burley
Journalists
tom blass iain ballantyne sue lloyd-roberts jessica fellowes lorraine candy newby hands rebecca howard antonia quirke lucy wadham emma wilson sebastian gibson stacey duguid zoe lewis tim atkin professor simon schama paula weideger mark diacono jackie clune
Estates
sue lloyd-roberts georgina howell george bellairs gabriel fielding josephine johnson anthony masters eric ambler michael innes john creasey h. m. tomlinson john b. sanford lettice cooper denis mackail mazo de la roche georges simenon r.c. hutchinson alistair mair raymond postgate jean saunders dennis wheatley leonard gribble kenneth allsop clement freud nora barlow w. bridges adams robin jenkins hammond innes v. s. pritchett jane aiken hodge clifford bax margery allingham phyllis bentley edmund crispin marcel boulestin nicolas freeling ann bridge martin armstrong marie vassiltchikov edith sitwell mervyn peake eric linklater monica dickens evelyn prentis rebecca west frank o’connor gavin lyall hilaire belloc ivy compton-burnett e. m. forster margaret irwin margery sharp colin clark catherine storr arthur koestler h. r. f. keating c. s. forester bernice rubens c. day lewis/nicholas blake
Books
cathar game of spies rogues’ gallery: a history of art and its dealers thenford: the creation of an english garden arnold’s extraordinary art museum three-and-a-half heartbeats miss potterton’s birthday tea dear charlie knife the diy cook food diy a taste to die for – a honey driver mystery #2 walking with ghosts – a honey driver mystery #3 death of a diva – a honey driver mystery #9 something in the blood – honey driver mystery #1 deadly lampshades – a honey driver mystery #5 the ghost of christmas past – a honey driver mystery #8 killing jane austen – honey driver mystery #4 blood and broomsticks honey driver mystery #10 war orphans home sweet home: (sweet sisters #3) war baby: (sweet sisters #2) a christmas wish the soldier’s valentine home for christmas wartime brides coronation wives a wartime wife a wartime family wartime sweethearts: (sweet sisters #1) more letters of note: correspondence deserving of a wider audience lists of note: inventories deserving of a wider audience letters of note: correspondence deserving of a wider audience this mum runs ariadnis the fight for beauty: our path to a better future nature watch what’s really happening to our planet? the lockerbie bombing: the search for justice caught in the revolution my husband’s wife (no greater courage) the goldfish boy good good food: recipes to help you look, feel and live well a teen’s guide to modern manners good cop, bad war the trials of the king of hampshire: madness, secrecy and betrayal in georgian england in the month of the midnight sun the people’s gardener the secret of orchard cottage the great village show the great christmas knit off ice creams at carrington’s me and mr carrington: a short story (carrington’s) christmas at carrington’s untold: the daniel morgan murder frankly kellie doctor turner’s casebook dairy-free delicious dull men of great britain: celebrating the ordinary philosophical devices: proofs, probabilities, possibilities, and sets thinking about consciousness tainted love the wronged payback the trap the schemer the victim eggs or anarchy: the remarkable story of the man tasked with the impossible: to feed a nation at war the traitor the feud the betrayer born evil billie jo the ring of truth: the wisdom of wagner’s ring of the nibelung the 100-year life: living and working in an age of longevity the life of a scilly sergeant cupcakes at carrington’s artrage!: the story of the britart revolution made in spain a year at otter farm moles (the british natural history collection) the new kitchen garden: how to grow some of what you eat no matter where you live in it together: the inside story of the coalition government the killing files sophie someone being a girl downside up what’s up with jody barton? lottie biggs is not mad lottie biggs is not desperate lottie biggs is not tragic vinyl demand the book of mirrors midnight in berlin lawyer for the cat rise scarlet widow the 5th witch buried the china governess cargo of eagles the going and the rise the terror trap thunder in europe the mark of the crescent death round the corner first came a murder redhead death in high provence the night they killed joss varran death in desolation intruder in the dark death of a shadow death in the wasteland death in the fearful night toll the bell for murder bones in the wilderness murder makes mistakes death sends for the doctor the case of the demented spiv corpses in enderby the case of the famished parson holy lands: reviving pluralism in the middle east the beckoning lady the tiger in the smoke more work for the undertaker the case of the late pig traitor’s purse black plumes the fashion in shrouds dancers in mourning flowers for the judge death of a ghost look to the lady here lies judgment on deltchev the schirmer inheritance the night-comers the intercom conspiracy the levanter doctor frigo send no more roses the care of time mad frank and sons dreamstreets: a journey through britain’s village utopias marlford obedience magpies, squirrels and thieves: how the victorians collected the world kissing alice microwave man: a new superhero for the rogue male slouching towards blubberhouses: (a right grand) tour de yorkshireness being eddie waring: the life and times of a sporting icon on behalf of the committee: a history of northern comedy client service burma: the curse of independence the last banana among insurgents: walking through burma benedict xvi god’s advocates rowan williams: an introduction rowan’s rule christianophobia god is no thing our life on ice james robertson justice: what’s the bleeding-time? hello, darlings! little ern i’ll tell you what… absolute pandemonium: my louder than life story britain’s mammals britain’s sea mammals the bluffer’s guide to stand-up comedy beyond a joke the camper van cookbook: life on 4 wheels, cooking on 2 rings the camper van coast: cooking, eating, living the life the camper van bible: live, eat, sleep (repeat) maigret sets a trap: tv tie-in (inspector maigret) naked shore the deadly trade strike from the sea killing the bismarck: destroying the pride of hitler’s fleet hunter killers: the dramatic untold story of the royal navy’s most secret service dark resurrection – a colony novel the death miser the colony the terror trap judgement on deltchev ability to kill the tiger in the smoke the light of day burning angels – ghost flight 2 your life – train for it fools, frauds and firebrands the christmas cafe at home with umami mad girl boom: the life of viscount trenchard, father of the royal air force who will catch us as we call imogen’s baby: a short story (no greater love) another love the painted ocean five rivers met on a wooded plain the glittering art of falling apart paul mccartney fuel for life: achieve maximum health with amazing dairy, wheat and sugar-free recipes and my ultimate 8-week eating plan juiceman a mindfulness guide for the frazzled what goes around: a london cycle courier’s story the war on women without trace (the morgan vine investigations) build a business from your kitchen table shape up your business the wit and wisdom of downton abbey downton abbey – a celebration motown: the sound of young america time travelling with a hamster the united states of us the exclusives this is dali this is pollock this is matisse this is warhol the perfect girl what she knew (us burnt paper sky) when the sky fell apart wolf winter paperback cook yourself young prashad at home: everyday indian cooking from our vegetarian kitchen x platoon the wit and wisdom of downton abbey downton abbey: a celebration the angel blood and roses blood moon rising in cold blood blood sisters the liberty colouring book my way: berlusconi in his own words enough said the last conquistador the face of britain – the nation through its portraits a woman in arabia: the writings of the queen of the desert lawyer for the dog the well (paperback) sofia khan is not obliged fight for a throne. the jacoobite ’45 reconsidered hubris: the tragedy of war in the twentieth century elizabeth ii love the gap of time mind change: how digital technologies are leaving their mark on our brains shtum 438 days stasi child what i tell you in the dark the tiger in the smoke peking picnic four sisters: the lost lives of the romanov grand duchesses black sea: coasts and conquests: from pericles to putin holy disorders love lies bleeding the moving toyshop amenable women yesterday’s houses patrick parker’s progress the secret war the sex life of my aunt mrs fytton’s country life three men on a plane getting back brahms sleeping beauties janice gentle gets sexy dog days parlour games pause between acts at liberty: from rehab to the front row max mosley: the autobiography subject 375 the lovers of pound hill truth to tell they used dark forces the cruel victory the winding stair watch the wall, my darling the dream shall never die: 100 days that changed scotland forever mission survival 8: lair of the leopard facepaint no greater love – box set a christmas wish: a short story something quite beautiful: a short story the game: a short story ten pound ticket: a short story perfect daughter christmas for one fathomless riches: or how i went from pop to pulpit the happy hoofer not quite nice too close to home a year of marvellous ways the disinherited the dark net losing it a mother’s story mission survival 7: rage of the rhino husk the news from waterloo rain the pope of good promise the cooler king the governess what nature does for britain what has nature ever done for us? the essential keynes of living valour to bodies gone: the theatre of peter gill bricks and mortals the weather experiment a girl called summer big phil campion’s real world sas survival guide the reckoning: how the killing of one man changed the fate of the promised land downton abbey: series 3 scripts the downton abbey rules for household staff a year in the life of downton abbey history of the rain the old vic: the story of a great theatre from kean to olivier to spacey burnt paper sky the well paradise city the strangest family a life shaped by cakes: the memoir of the baker’s daughter the baker’s daughter in the country the lazarus prophecy under a canvas sky: living outside gormenghast will you remember me? a little love operation mayhem tell the girl blood whispers ashes in the wind running with the firm the great cat massacre: the history of britain in 100 mistakes the amtrak wars: iron master first family cloud warrior fade out the story of the jews: when words fail the wrong knickers another side of bob dylan the diary of samuel pepys: volume ii: 1663 – 1666 the diary of samuel pepys: volume i: 1660-1663 girl least likely to look after me the good news about booze beauty the mask of dimitrios uncommon danger cause for alarm journey into fear epitaph for a spy the invention of exile the grand banks cafe taken for dead arctic summer a room with a view where angels fear to tread howards end the longest journey maurice a passage to india the summoning the colony the fire fighter slapton sands a shadow on the sun hamer’s war the resident brodmaw bay memory of trees the satanist to the devil a daughter the forbidden territory the devil rides out space has no frontier breakfast at sotheby’s clover’s child what have i done? doc martin: mistletoe and whine behind the scenes at downton abbey broken hidden good cities, better lives in between dreams sunshine state lost boys dead ahead girl seven gormenghast the weather experiment risen people – still the lion, the unicorn and me bats fly up for inspector ghote the saint-fiacre affaire moon on a rainbow shawl four sisters wild flowers edmund burke sarah raven’s complete christmas 2121: a tale from the next century the story of the jews: finding the words something you are the chronicles of downton abbey uncle bill the ripening time yesterday was summer the devil’s minister the illustrated gormenghast trilogy grimm’s household tales an only child and my father’s son my oedipus complex and other stories greenery street the story of j.m.b. another part of the wood uncle target the manner of men: 9 para’s heroic d-day mission venus with pistol the conduct of major maxim shooting script leningrad: siege and symphony the crocus list judas country the most dangerous game all honourable men blame the dead the secret servant churchill’s black dog feet of clay music and the mind doc martin: practice makes perfect maverick one: the true story of a para, pathfinder, renegade a five year sentence nine lives i, dreyfus madame sousatzka killing range: left for dead, back for revenge my week with marilyn aces high: the war in the air over the western front 1914-18 bloodstock and other stories the bride royal flush knock four times still she wished for company the present and the past two worlds and their ways dolores a heritage and its history elders and betters a family and a fortune parents and children men and wives the mighty and their fall judas flowering strangers in company wide is the water a terrible freedom juan in china a man over forty the goose girl and other stories the impregnable woman the dark of summer the pirates in the deep green sea a spell for old bones the dog it was that died the soft detective horror stories to tell in the dark ghost blades dead man at the door nightmare in new york cries of terror vampire stories to tell in the dark ghost stories to tell in the dark confessional murder is a long time coming scary tales to tell in the dark the happy prisoner the fancy the horses of follyfoot dora at follyfoot follyfoot one pair of feet love and money the adventures of tom leigh a modern tragedy crescendo noble in reason take courage ring in the new a man of his time the rise of henry morcar inheritance the if game polly and the wolf again return to the baltic the haunted house the romantic adventures of mr. darby and of sarah his wife the stepson the sleeping fury sir pompey and madame juno adrian glynde hard travellin’ in the country black bethlehem gunpowder, treason and plot snow and roses national provincial the new house with this ring a different kind of love the bannister girls constable colgan’s connectoscope evil machines news from gardenia how to have an almost perfect marriage a box of birds fourpenny flyer off the rails octavia’s war octavia gates of paradise burial rook: snowman rook & tooth and claw community forest ghost garden of evil the red hotel the house at world’s end singing waters the episode at toledo a place to stand a lighthearted quest illyrian spring deathline first night polonaise a death in two parts leading lady rebel heiress war dog: a heartwarming story about an abandoned puppy and the world war ii pilot who saved him the fortune hunter extreme food a survival guide for life the weather experiment under the wire world war two: a short history wolf winter the sea of innocence francis: pope of good promise subject 375 catastrophe: europe goes to war 1914 the pursued payment deferred plain murder double-barrel a long silence the king of the rainy country criminal conversation beware of the trains frequent hearses the glimpses of the moon fen country swan song buried for pleasure holy disorders love lies bleeding the case of the gilded fly the white cottage mystery mystery mile traitor’s purse the fashion in shrouds coroner’s pidgin the mind readers police at the funeral sweet danger the tiger in the smoke disraeli: or, the two lives poet’s pub the wind on the moon one pair of hands girl least likely to: 30 years of fashion, fasting & fleet street thou shell of death sane new world: taming the mind there’s trouble brewing the beast must die a question of proof wreckers must breathe the lonely skier campbell’s kingdom the wreck of the mary deare red light broken angels white bones bait american dream machine a girl like you edwardian requiem vanity the fabulous baker brothers: glorious british grub zero six bravo downtown abbey: series 2 scripts downton abbey: series 1 scripts ambition sweet alternative pomegranates and roses: my persian family recipes download running my life poppy day mullahs without mercy pies glorious pies j sheekey cook book the life and times of call the midwife: the official companion to series one and two prashad cookbook: indian vegetarian cooking everybody’s hacked off: why we don’t have the press we deserve and what to do about it wings: one hundred years of british aerial warfare war memorial the chronicles of downton abbey a brilliant little operation: the cockleshell heroes and the most courageous raid of ww2 the chimp paradox seventy times seven blood and feathers nancy: the story of lady astor the edge: how the best get better among the hoods: my years with a teenage gang desert fire the daylight gate the aurum film encyclopedia: horror the aurum film encyclopaedia: science fiction gangsters utopian pessimist: the life and thought of simone weil karl marx: the legacy marxism: essential writings engels marx marx before marxism marxism and religion karl marx: a biography my last duchess bunny: the real story of playboy nothing less than victory: the oral history of d-day the house of getty the soviet air force at war bare-faced messiah: the true story of l. ron hubbard ve day: the people’s story soe: an outline history of the special operations executive the partridge kite a state of war exists: reporters in the line of fire slip on a fat lady plumridge tilt the hourglass and begin again symphony for the devil: the rolling stones story the road goes on forever: portraits from a journey through contemporary music rave on: the biography of buddy holly elton everyone’s gone to the moon the road from serfdom: the economic and political consequences of the end of communism interests and obsessions: historical essays politicians and the slump: the labour government of 1929-31 oswald mosley skidelsky on the economic crisis 2008-2011 keynes: a very short introduction mission healey’s world: travels with my camera the time of my life serpent assassination of trotsky catastrophe practice inventing god natalie natalia assassins children of darkness and light imago bird the hesperides tree meeting place look at the dark judith experience and religion: a lay essay in theology julian grenfell: his life and the times of his death, 1888-1915 the uses of slime mould: essays of four decades impossible object accident hopeful monsters rules of the game: sir oswald and lady cynthia mosley, 1896-1933 beyond the pale: sir oswald mosley, 1933-80 a garden of trees a concise history of spain philip v of spain: the king who reigned twice the phoenix and the flame: catalonia and the counter reformation the duke of alba spain in the later seventeenth century, 1665-1700 iron century: social change in europe, 1550-1660 golden age spain who’s who in europe 1450-1750 the spanish inquisition: an historical revision spain’s road to empire: the making of a world power early modern european society philip of spain spain, 1469-1714: a society of conflict the smile on the face of the tiger the shape of ice the palace of enchantments vote to kill ten minutes to turn the devil truth game the search for peace: a century of peace diplomacy h jones vc: the life and death of an unusual hero playing days a summer of cricket cricket in many lands double century: story of mcc and cricket the complete who’s who of test cricketers testing time: mcc in the west indies 1974 the jubilee tests: england v australia 1977 and the packer revolution sketches of a season the spirit of cricket: a personal anthology grand slam: england in australia 1986/87 bedside cricket cricket’s lighter side: a cricketer collection cricket – a way of life: the cricketer illustrated history of cricket cricket contest 1979-80: the post-packer tests world cricketers: a biographical dictionary all things bright & beautiful: design in britain 1830 to today a history of british design, 1830-1970 stanley spencer: an english vision the simple life: c. r. ashbee in the cotswolds byron eric gill william morris: a life for our time the bfi companion to crime samuel fuller the faber companion to 20th century popular music the killing times the nelson touch: the life and legend of horatio nelson all that glitters witness the night origins of love expert witness: defence correspondent’s gulf war, 1990-91 the evolution of modern land warfare: theory and practice red god of war: soviet artillery and rocket forces the future of land warfare cousins and strangers: america, britain, and europe in a new century the book of lech wałęsa betrayal the twitter diaries rough crossings: britain, the slaves and the american revolution hang-ups rembrandt’s eyes landscape and memory dead certainties: unwarranted speculations two rothschilds and the land of israel the embarrassment of riches: an interpretation of dutch culture in the golden age patriots & liberators: revolution in the netherlands 1780-1813 battle of britain mary quant: my autobiography outside in the lost kingdoms of africa green philosophy gardening at longmeadow how to forget the good wife’s castle underneath the lemon tree: a memoir of depression and recovery damn his blood: being a true and detailed history of the most barbarous and inhumane murder at oddingley and the quick and awful retribution revelry sergeant rex: the unbreakable bond between a marine and his military working dog la roja: a journey through spanish football target tirpitz: x-craft, agents and dambusters – the epic quest to destroy hitler’s mightiest warship scram: the gripping first hand account of the helicopter war in the falklands mick jagger london, you’re beautiful: an artist’s year ex-wives cmj: a cricketing life confessions of a eurosceptic pathfinder: a special forces mission behind enemy lines zal and zara and the champions’ race zal and zara and the great race of azamed on kissing: travels in an intimate landscape held up how much is enough?: the love of money, and the case for the good life the food hospital the fabulous baker brothers hitler’s angel murder club catching babies i don’t know how she does it – film tie-in flash cooking a history of food in 100 recipes the world of downton abbey death of a generation: neuve chapelle to verdun and the somme introducing mozart a bundle from britain to lose a battle: france 1940 the fall of paris: the siege and the commune 1870-71 the price of glory: verdun 1916 the land is bright: a portrait of america return to power: a report on the new germany when one door closes the drowning pool the oxford book of military anecdotes outside days: some adventures with rod and gun going to the wars editor: an inside story of newspapers the battle for the falklands bomber command scattered shots the korean war armageddon: the battle for germany 1944-1945 warriors: extraordinary tales from the battlefield country fair: tales of the countryside, shooting and fishing nemesis: the battle for japan, 1944-45 cities in civilization cities of tomorrow: an intellectual history of urban planning and design in the twentieth century urban and regional planning ask the fellows who cut the hay design in minature shakespeare and his theatre david gentleman’s britain westminster abbey david gentleman’s coastline wicked words – a honey driver mystery #7 murder by mudpack – honey driver mystery #6 the illustrated poems of john betjeman david gentleman’s italy david gentleman’s london david gentleman’s india adam hardrow knight’s cross: a life of field marshall erwin rommel will: a portrait of william douglas home and we shall shock them: the british army in the second world war wars and shadows: memoirs of general sir david fraser alanbrooke mi9: escape and evasion, 1939-1945 resistant: an analysis of european resistance to nazism, 1940-1945 holland at war against hitler: anglo-dutch relations, 1940-45 soe in the low countries six faces of courage the army of frederick the great austerlitz, 1805 the army of maria theresa: the armed forces of imperial austria, 1740-1780 russia’s military way to the west: origins and nature of russian military power, 1700-1800 siege warfare: the fortress in the age of vauban and frederick the great, 1660-1789 (volume ii) siege warfare: the fortress in the early modern world, 1494-1660 (volume i) frederick the great: a military life fire and stone: the science of fortress warfare, 1660-1860 the military experience in the age of reason eagles over the alps red storm on the reich: the soviet march on germany, 1945 southern cross thanksgiving thatcher’s britain: a journey through the promised land movers and shakers fantasy general: the official strategy guide (secrets of the games series) the liners: a history of the north atlantic crossing the railway navvies passage to america empire career girls tall poppies venus envy a kept woman when she was bad the devil you know the nazi legacy: klaus barbie and the international 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Philip Norman

Philip Norman

Philip Norman was born in London and brought up on the Isle of Wight. He joined the Sunday Times at the age of twenty-two, soon gaining a reputation as Atticus columnist and for his profiles of figures as diverse as Elizabeth Taylor, P. G. Wodehouse, Little Richard and Colonel Gaddafi. In 1981 he published SHOUT! A ground-breaking biography of the Beatles that was a bestseller in both Britain and the US. He has also written the definitive lives of Sir Elton John, Buddy Holly, John Lennon and Mick Jagger. His new biography of Paul McCartney was published by Orion in May 2016.

 

Although he resists classification as a “rock biographer”, a musical theme pervades almost all of Philip Norman’s work. In 1983 he was named one of the twenty Best of Young British Novelists for his autobiographical novel THE SKATER’S WALTZ. His shorter fiction includes SPRING SONATA, a novella set in an Edwardian music hall, and WORDS OF LOVE, about Buddy Holly’s last hours, which later became a successful television play. His journalism has been published in three collections, THE ROAD GOES ON FOREVER, TILT THE HOURGLASS AND BEGIN AGAIN, and THE AGE OF PARODY. He has also written BABYCHAM NIGHT, a memoir of his childhood on the Isle of Wight.

 

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Paul McCartney
 

PAUL MCCARTNEY – Buy it here

Philip Norman is one of our greatest biographers and Paul McCartney is one of the greatest of modern subjects: co-founder of the world’s most celebrated band and composer of unforgettable songs. This is the story of a man who was public property by the age of 21, the trajectory of the Beatles from beginning to break-up, and of Swinging London in the 1960s.

Philip Norman’s masterly biography reveals the complex character beneath the cheeky-chappie façade, and sheds new light on his childhood, blighted by the death of his mother but redeemed by the extraordinary father who first turned him on to music. The book gives a definitive account of his often troubled creative partnership with John Lennon, reveals the huge trauma he suffered with the break-up of the Beatles, and his struggle to get back to the top with Wings, an endeavour that nearly got him murdered in Africa and brought him a nine-day confinement in a Tokyo jail. Paul McCartney: The Biography provides the first inside story of his marriage to Linda and their much-criticised musical partnership, and a moving account of her death.

Perhaps most rewarding of all are the stories behind the music forged by the Lennon & McCartney partnership, which would fashion the songs that will be sung for all time. Yet there is life after the Beatles, and some of the greatest McCartney songs were written and performed with Wings. Packed with the new information and keen critical insights that are the hallmark of Philip Norman’s work, this biography is a magnificent chronicle of the life of a modern immortal.

Paul McCartney is loaded with wonderful passages, fascinating stories and cracking humor. In all, it is a largely masterful account, the kind of biography fitting McCartney’s continued prowess and genius. Or, as McCartney said at the end of one Beatles take, “Keep that one. Mark it ‘FAB.'” Chicago Tribune

PUBLISHER: Orion

PUBLICATION DATE: 5th May 2016

 

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EVERYONE’S GONE TO THE MOON
 

EVERYONE’S GONE TO THE MOON


A panoramic comedy set in and around the trendiest Sunday newspaper in the London of the Swinging Sixties. Under its new editor, Jack Shildrick, the news section becomes famous for its campaigning journalism, but one thing Jack cannot control is the paper’s extravagant, pacesetting colour magazine.


PUBLISHER: Hutchinson

PUBLICATION DATE: 1 June 1995

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Elton
 

ELTON


Charts the career of Elton John – from suburban pub entertainer to international keyboard king. This is a portrait of a dynamic rock legend, but also of a complex, multifaceted man, whose triumphs and traumas have earned him the name Captain Fantastic.


PUBLISHER: Hutchinson

PUBLICATION DATE: 16 September 1991

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Rave On: The Biography of Buddy Holly
 

RAVE ON: THE BIOGRAPHY OF BUDDY HOLLY – Buy it here

 

Buddy Holly is the best-known yet most elusive and enigmatic of all Rock ‘n’ Roll legends. Now Philip Norman, who has won international praise for his biographies of the Beatles, the Rolling Stones and Elton John, has written the definitive story of a short but extraordinary life. Buddy’s records are played, and his memory is cherished, the world over. Yet the full story of his meteoric rise and tragic fall has never been told. Philip Norman uses his unique skills to give a revealing, sometimes shocking but always warmly affectionate portrait of America’s mythical Rock ‘n’ Roll era and its brightest and most enduring star.

 

PUBLISHER: Simon & Schuster

PUBLICATION DATE: September 1996

 

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The Road Goes on Forever: Portraits from a Journey Through Contemporary Music
 

THE ROAD GOES ON FOREVER: PORTRAITS FROM A JOURNEY THROUGH CONTEMPORARY MUSIC  — Buy it here

 

PUBLISHER: Simon & Schuster

PUBLICATION DATE: November 1982

 

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Symphony for the Devil: The Rolling Stones Story
 

SYMPHONY FOR THE DEVIL: THE ROLLING STONES STORY

 

PUBLISHER: Simon & Schuster

PUBLICATION DATE: July 1984

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Tilt the Hourglass and Begin Again
 

TILT THE HOURGLASS AND BEGIN AGAIN

 

PUBLISHER: Elm Tree

PUBLICATION DATE: 27 August 1985

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Plumridge
 

PLUMRIDGE – Buy it here

Everyone has met Plumridge. He is the pert, bald youth who insulted you at a cocktail party five minutes after being introduced. He is in the sports car that screams the most. But fate has unkindly misplaced him: he works, not smoothly in London, but on the East Anglia Fens as a paper salesman. This is the story of his efforts to move into more pink-shirted surroundings. In Plumridge Philip Norman has fulfilled the high promise of his first novel Slip on a Fat Lady – described by P.G.Wodehouse as “extremely original and very funny”.

PUBLISHER: William Heinemann

PUBLICATION DATE: 1st May 1971

 

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SLIP ON A FAT LADY
 

SLIP ON A FAT LADY – Buy it here.

 

PUBLISHER: William Heinemann

PUBLICATION DATE: 18th May 1970

 

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Mick Jagger
 

MICK JAGGER – Buy it here

A miracle of still-plentiful hair, raw sex-appeal, and strutting talent . The frontman of one of the most influential and controversial groups of all time. A musical genius with a career spanning over four decades. He is a testament to British glamour, the ultimate architect and demi-god of rock.

Bestselling biographer Philip Norman offers an unparalleled account of the life of a living legend, Mick Jagger. From Home Counties schoolboy, to rebel without a cause to Sixties rock sensation and global idol, Norman unravels with astonishing intimacy the myth of the inimitable frontman of The Rolling Stones. MICK JAGGER charts his extraordinary journey through scandal-ridden conspiracy, infamous prison spell, hordes of female admirers and a knighthood while stripping away the colossal fame, wealth and idolatry to reveal a story of talent and promise unfulfilled.

Understated yet ostentatious; the ultimate incarnation of modern man’s favourite fantasy: ‘sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll’, yet blessed with taste and intelligence; a social chameleon who couldn’t blend in if he tried; always moving with the Jagger swagger yet modest enough to be self-deprecating, Mick was a paradoxical energy that reconfigured the musical landscape.

This revelatory tour de force is ample tribute to a flawed genius, a Casanova, an Antichrist and a god who, with characteristic nonchalance realised the dreams of thousands of current contenders and rocker pretenders, longevity, while coasting on a sea of fur rugs.

PUBLISHER: HarperCollins

PUBLICATION DATE: 11th October 2012

 

 

 

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JOHN LENNON: THE LIFE: THE DEFINITIVE BIOGRAPHY
 

JOHN LENNON: THE LIFE: THE DEFINITIVE BIOGRAPHY – Buy it here

 

The final word on music’s greatest legend, in which Philip Norman reveals a John Lennon the world has never seen. With ground-breaking insight into the pain, beauty and frustration that shaped the genius of modern music, John Lennon: The Definitive Biography redefines a legend.

John Lennon – the iconic songwriter, composer and one quarter of The Beatles – was a giant of the twentieth century. As the founding member of the world’s most successful group ever, he changed lives. The popularity and significance of The Beatles is beyond comparison in our age – in the UK alone, they released more than 40 number one singles and albums.

But their impact extended well beyond their music. Their clothes, hairstyles, statements, and even their choice of instruments made them trend-setters from the 1960s to this day, while their growing social awareness – reflected in the development of their music – saw their influence extend into the social and cultural revolutions of the 1960s.

Following the painful collapse of The Beatles, John came out a wiser but angrier person. Together with his wife Yoko Ono, he attempted to transform the world through non-musical means. Their bed-in in Amsterdam and Montreal, their black bag appearances on stage, their innocent flirting with political activists and radicals, all received massive media attention. These events were in search of world peace.

John Lennon was shot dead by a mentally disturbed fan outside his New York apartment building on December 8, 1980.

Featuring previously unseen photographs, this truly is the definitive John Lennon.

 

“Reading this book brings the John Lennon I knew vividly back to life.’ Bill Harry, founder of Mersey Beat

“As beautiful and unsettling as any late Beatles record” – Daily Express

“Conscientiously researched! his command of his material is faultless” – George Melly, Observer

“This impressive and highly readable book” – Sunday Times. Music book of the year, Sunday Times.

Praise for Philip Norman: Shout!: ‘This stands as the first (and still the best) collision of Beatles history and literary depth! just about everything is rendered with beautiful prose and laser-like insight’

PUBLISHER: HarperCollins

PUBLICATION DATE: 28th May 2009

 

 

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SHOUT!: THE TRUE STORY OF THE BEATLES
 

SHOUT!: THE TRUE STORY OF THE BEATLES – Buy it here.

The first and best Beatles biography, fully updated and reissued to coincide with the 40th anniversary of Beatlemania. When it was first published Philip Norman’s SHOUT! was hailed as the definitive work on the Fab Four. He had a close personal relationship with each of the protagonists, having interviewed them many times since 1965 and observed at first hand the events that led to the split during 1969-70. The resulting book contained unique insights into the rise of the Beatles, their final years, the chaos of Apple and the collapse of hippy idealism. Now fully updated, and written with all of Norman’s trademark verve and skill, this is an essential book for anyone with an interest in pop music, the Sixties and the pleasures and perils of God-like fame.

PUBLISHER: Macmillan

PUBLICATION DATE: 5th September 2003

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BABYCHAM NIGHT: A BOYHOOD AT THE END OF THE PIER
 

BABYCHAM NIGHT: A BOYHOOD AT THE END OF THE PIER — Buy it here.

 

Philip Norman’s family considered themselves genteel yet somehow became involved in the opportunistic world of seaside trade on the Isle of Wight. Norman recreates his upbringing among this gallery of social misfits – his handsome but unstable father Clive, once a dashing RAF officer, now a reluctant showman at the end of Ryde Pier, his pub-owning Uncle Phil, who dresses as a woman every New Year’s Eve, and his irresistible Grandma Norman who presides over her rock kiosk and rules the troubled family like a Mafia don. The year is 1953. The coronation creates a mood of national optimism and euphoria, reflected in the bubbly new drink called Babycham. But while Britain celebrates, ten-year-old Philip watches disaster approach in his father’s growing obsession with Joan, the Bronze Medal roller skating champion. Finally, he concocts a stratagem to win his parent’s attention which explodes spectacularly in his face.

 

PUBLISHER: Macmillan

PUBLICATION DATE: May 2003

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STONES: THE DEFINITIVE BIOGRAPHY
 

STONES: THE DEFINITIVE BIOGRAPHY

 

This work provides a personal insight into the career of the Rolling Stones, now celebrating their 40th anniversary. It charts the band’s rise, the Marianne Faithfull, Brian Jones and Altamont scandals, their groundbreaking hits and their implications for popular culture.

 

Buy it here.

 

PUBLISHER: Macmillan

PUBLICATION DATE: September 2001

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