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Kind is the New Classy - The Power of Living Graciously (Paperback): Candace Cameron Bure Kind is the New Classy - The Power of Living Graciously (Paperback)
Candace Cameron Bure
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"The world has a way of defining you if you don't know who you are before you get out there." -Candace Cameron Bure

As a woman in today's world, you know what it's like to feel pressure on all sides from clashing cultural expectations. How can you stay true to who God has uniquely created you to be in the face of the script you've been given? What's more, how can you stand your ground with grace? The classy confidence you know and love-whether it's on set at Full House or Fuller House, Dancing with the Stars, The View, or Candace's Hallmark films-is no act. But it hasn't come easy. In fact, learning to stay true to herself with grace has been one of the biggest fights of Candace's life. The secret, she has learned, is kindness: it's classy, unexpected, even counter-cultural, and ultimately wins the day.

In Kind Is the New Classy, Candace reveals the thought patterns and practices that have empowered her to stay centered in who she is while practicing radical graciousness toward others. Whether you're navigating major life choices, questions of calling and career, relationships, or personal goals, this book will show you how to: Keep your cool under pressure Respond to criticism with grace Stay grounded yet go places in life Stay true to who you are despite the expectations of others Stay centered in what ultimately matters the most Kind Is the New Classy is your permission to go off-script, to say goodbye to society's "should's", and to step into a new way to flourish as a woman today.

Family Guy Official 2018 Calendar - Square Wall Format (Calendar): Family Guy Official 2018 Calendar - Square Wall Format (Calendar)
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Steven Universe: Art & Origins (Hardcover): Chris McDonnell Steven Universe: Art & Origins (Hardcover)
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The Art of Steven Universe is the first book to take fans behind the scenes of the groundbreaking and boundlessly creative Cartoon Network animated series Steven Universe. The eponymous Steven is a boy who-alongside his mentors, the Crystal Gems (Garnet, Amethyst, and Pearl)-must learn to use his inherited powers to protect his home, Beach City, from the forces of evil. Bursting with concept art, production samples, early sketches, storyboards and exclusive commentary, this lavishly illustrated companion book offers a meticulous oral and visual history of the show, as well as an all-access tour of the creative team's process. Beginning with creator Rebecca Sugar's early influences and work, then delving into the making of the series, The Art of Steven Universe reveals how Sugar, the writers, the animators and the voice actors work in tandem to bring this adventure-packed television series to life.

God Bless Hooky Street: A Celebration of Only Fools and Horses (Paperback): Grant Bull, Richard Colleran God Bless Hooky Street: A Celebration of Only Fools and Horses (Paperback)
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Not That Kind of Girl - A Young Woman Tells You What She's "Learned" (Hardcover): Lena Dunham Not That Kind of Girl - A Young Woman Tells You What She's "Learned" (Hardcover)
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Lena Dunham, acclaimed writer-director-star of HBO and Sky Atlantic's `Girls' and the award-winning movie `Tiny Furniture', displays her unique powers of observation, wisdom and humour in this exceptional collection of essays. "If I could take what I've learned and make one menial job easier for you, or prevent you from having the kind of sex where you feel you must keep your sneakers on in case you want to run away during the act, then every misstep of mine was worthwhile. I'm already predicting my future shame at thinking I had anything to offer you, but also my future glory in having stopped you from trying an expensive juice cleanse or thinking that it was your fault when the person you are dating suddenly backs away, intimidated by the clarity of your personal mission here on earth. No, I am not a sexpert, a psychologist, or a dietician. I am not a mother of three or the owner of a successful hosiery franchise. But I am a girl with a keen interest in having it all, and what follows are hopeful dispatches from the frontlines of that struggle."

The Chronicles of Downton Abbey - A New Era (Season 3) (Hardcover, Tv Tie-In Ed): Jessica Fellowes, Matthew Sturgis The Chronicles of Downton Abbey - A New Era (Season 3) (Hardcover, Tv Tie-In Ed)
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The official companion to all three seasons. The Great War has ended, but Downton Abbey is far from peaceful... A changing world has brought new challenges and new guests. Inside the walls of the Great House there is more intrigue, rivalry and romance than ever. The Chronicles of Downton Abbey take you deep into the lives of the Crawleys, their servants, lovers, friends and guests. So wander the crowded servants' quarters and peek into luxurious bed chambers. Go beneath the surface, and experience every aspect of their lives - from daily routines, dressing tables and treasure chests to their most secret hopes and fears. This lavish book explores the lives of every important member of the Downton estate. Focusing on each character individually, it examines their motivations, their actions and the inspirations behind them. An evocative source of story and background, it will take you even deeper into the secret, beating heart of the house.

Arlott, Swanton and the Soul of English Cricket (Paperback): Stephen Fay, David Kynaston Arlott, Swanton and the Soul of English Cricket (Paperback)
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'Beautifully written, meticulously researched and stuffed with rich sporting and social history ... Unputdownable' Mail on Sunday

After the Second World War, as the BBC tightened its grip on the national consciousness, two of the most famous English voices were commentators on games of cricket. John Arlott and E.W. ('Jim') Swanton transformed the broadcasting of the nation's summer game into a national institution.

Arlott and Swanton typified the contrasting aspects of post-war Britain. Because of their strong personalities and distinctive voices - Swanton's crisp and upper-class, Arlott's with its Hampshire burr - each had a loyal following. As England moved from a class-based to a more egalitarian society, nothing stayed the same - including professional cricket. Wise, lively and filled with rich social and sporting history, Arlott, Swanton and the Soul of English Cricket shows how, as the game entered a new era, these two very different men battled to save the soul of the game.

Mentors - How to Help and be Helped (Hardcover): Russell Brand Mentors - How to Help and be Helped (Hardcover)
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Could happiness lie in helping others and being open to accepting help yourself? Mentors - the follow up to Sunday Times number one bestseller, Recovery - describes the benefits of seeking and offering help. `I have mentors in every area of my life, as a comic, a dad, a recovering drug addict, a spiritual being and as a man who believes that we, as individuals and the great globe itself, are works in progress and that through a chain of mentorship we can improve individually and globally, together . . . One of the unexpected advantages my drug addiction granted is that the process of recovery that I practise includes a mentorship tradition. I will encourage you to find mentors of your own and explain how you may better use the ones you already have. Furthermore, I will tell you about my experiences mentoring others and how invaluable that has been on my ongoing journey to self-acceptance and how it has helped me to transform from a bewildered and volatile vagabond to a (mostly) present and (usually) focussed husband and father.' - Russell Brand Mentors: How to Help and Be Helped describes the impact that a series of significant people have had on the author - from the wayward youths he tried to emulate growing up in Essex, through the first ex-junkie sage, to the people he turns to today to help him be a better father. It explores how we all - consciously and unconsciously - choose guides, mentors and heroes throughout our lives and examines the new perspectives they can bring.

ME ME ME (Hardcover): Charlotte Crosby ME ME ME (Hardcover)
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The Sunday Times number 1 bestseller. Charlotte Crosby has been one of the UK's best-loved TV stars since she burst onto the celeb scene in 2011 with Geordie Shore. Laugh-out-loud hilarious, genuine, and a proper Geordie, Charlotte's popularity has even seen her crowned winner of 2013's Celebrity Big Brother. With her trademark humour and warmth, in ME ME ME Charlotte takes us on a very unique journey through her eventful teenage years (where literally nothing is off limits!), her attempts at holding down jobs (and booze), the life-changing experience of Geordie Shore, the truth about Gaz and his parsnip, and her inspiring weight-loss triumph. Full of drawings, doodles, and Charlotte's personal photos, this will be unlike any other celebrity autobiography on the market. Extremely personal, insanely honest and pant-wettingly funny.

The Maddie Diaries - My Story (Hardcover): Maddie Ziegler The Maddie Diaries - My Story (Hardcover)
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EIGHTEEN WEEKS ON THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER LIST Teen dance prodigy, breakout Dance Moms star, and judge on So You Think you Can Dance: The Next Generation, Maddie Ziegler presents her uplifting coming-of-age memoir about following her dreams and working hard to achieve success in both the dance world and in life. Maddie Ziegler had hoped to become a star - she just didn't know how soon that day would come. At just eight years old, she was cast on the hit reality TV show Dance Moms and quickly won the hearts of fans everywhere with her natural talent and determination. Soon, she was catching eyes all over - including those of pop superstar Sia, who handpicked her to star in the incredibly popular music video 'Chandelier'. The rest, as they say, is history. In this inspirational memoir, Maddie explains the hard work she put in to her rise to stardom and how she keeps her balance along the way - starring in music videos, going on tour and becoming an actress in The Book of Henry, with Naomi Watts and Jacob Tremblay. She also answers her fans' burning questions with wise advice she's learned on her journey. With honesty, charm and humour, Maddie offers her unique perspective on making her way in the world as a young teenager, reflecting on the lessons she's learned - and preparing for the exciting road ahead.

Bernard Who? - 75 Years of Doing Just About Everything (Hardcover): Bernard Cribbins, James Hogg Bernard Who? - 75 Years of Doing Just About Everything (Hardcover)
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'Essential' DAILY MAIL CELEBRITY BIOGRAPHIES OF THE YEAR 'The book reads like it's Bernard sitting down and telling a story' Steve Wright, BBC Radio 2 'A fitting celebration of one of our most versatile and enduring acting talents' Sunday Express 'A rollicking good read - charming, unassuming and full of amiable, homespun wit' The Oldie The long-awaited autobiography of national treasure Bernard Cribbins. Bernard Cribbins's life has been an eventful one. In 1943, he left school aged fourteen and joined Oldham Repertory Company where he earned fifteen bob for a seventy-hour week. After being called up for National Service in 1946 he became a paratrooper and spent several months in Palestine being shot at. On returning home, and to the theatre, Bernard was eventually approached by George Martin, then an A&R man for Parlophone Records, who suggested he made a record. Just months away from producing The Beatles, Martin asked Bernard to come to Abbey Road Studios in north London and, after teaching him how to sing into a microphone, they eventually recorded two hit singles - 'The Hole in the Ground' and 'Right Said Fred'. These, together with appearances in now classic films such as Two Way Stretch and The Wrong Arm of the Law (not to mention a certain television programme called Jackanory), catapulted Bernard to stardom and, by the time he started filming The Railway Children in 1970, he was already a national treasure. Since then, Bernard's CV has been an A-Z of the best entertainment that Britain has to offer, and, thanks to programmes such as the aforementioned Jackanory, The Wombles, and, more recently, Old Jack's Boat, he has become the voice of many millions of childhoods. Seventy-five years in the making and packed with entertaining anecdotes, Bernard Who? tells the wonderful story of one of the longest and most celebrated careers in show business.

Not That Kind of Girl - A Young Woman Tells You What She's "Learned" (Paperback): Lena Dunham Not That Kind of Girl - A Young Woman Tells You What She's "Learned" (Paperback)
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For readers of Nora Ephron, Tina Fey, and David Sedaris, this hilarious, poignant, and extremely frank collection of personal essays confirms Lena Dunham--the acclaimed creator, producer, and star of HBO's "Girls"--as one of the brightest and most original writers working today.
"If I can take what I've learned in this life and make one treacherous relationship or degrading job easier for you, perhaps even prevent you from becoming temporarily vegan, then every misstep of mine will have been worthwhile. This book contains stories about wonderful nights with terrible boys and terrible days with wonderful friends, about ambition and the two existential crises I had before the age of twenty. About fashion and its many discontents. About publicly sharing your body, having to prove yourself in a meeting full of fifty-year-old men, and the health fears (tinnitus, lamp dust, infertility) that keep me up at night. I'm already predicting my future shame at thinking I had anything to offer you with this book, but also my future glory in having stopped you from trying an expensive juice cleanse or having the kind of sexual encounter where you keep your sneakers on. No, I am not a sexpert, a psychologist, or a registered dietician. I am not a married mother of three or the owner of a successful hosiery franchise. But I am a girl with a keen interest in self-actualization, sending hopeful dispatches from the front lines of that struggle."

Our Journey - Rak Su's Official Autobiography. The X Factor Winners (Hardcover): Rak-Su Our Journey - Rak Su's Official Autobiography. The X Factor Winners (Hardcover)
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A shout-out to all fans of Rak-Su - this is their story, from where it all began to where they are now, full of exclusive stories and pictures. __________ Rak-Pack! Are you ready for our official story? As long as we've been friends, we've been creating our unique sound of soul, R'n'B, Hip-Hop, Latin and Caribbean music. Keeping the momentum going from our X-Factor journey, we are now performing at sold-out arenas, making more music and having fun! So why not join us on the adventure? Unrivalled access to never-before-seen photos, intimate stories, and behind-the-scenes info - in our first and only memoir! _________ Ashley, Jamaal, Myles and Mustafa shot to stardom in 2017 as the first ever male group to win the X-Factor. Since then, the soulful boys have been topping the charts with their eclectic sound, performing at sold-out arenas, touring with global sensation Little Mix, recording their first album and most recently dropping their brand new hit single, Pyro Ting. Join Rak-Su on their journey from ordinary North-West London lads, to victors of one of the world's biggest talent shows in their one and ONLY! OFFICIAL memoir, Our Journey.

The World According to Mister Rogers (Reissue) - Important Things to Remember (Hardcover): Fred Rogers The World According to Mister Rogers (Reissue) - Important Things to Remember (Hardcover)
Fred Rogers
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There are few personalities who evoke such universal feelings of warmth as Fred Rogers. An enduring presence in American homes for over 30 years, his plainspoken wisdom continues to guide and comfort many. The World According to Mister Rogers distills the legacy and singular worldview of this beloved American figure. An inspiring collection of stories, anecdotes, and insights--with sections titled Understanding Love, The Courage to Be Yourself, The Challenge of Inner Discipline, and We Are All Neighbors--The WOrld According to Mister Rogers is a testament to the legacy of a man who served and continues to serve as a role model to millions.

Antiques Roadshow - 40 Years of Great Finds (Hardcover, Epub Edition): Paul Atterbury Antiques Roadshow - 40 Years of Great Finds (Hardcover, Epub Edition)
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A collection of the timeless, the priceless and the unforgettable, this beautiful compendium accompanies the beloved BBC One TV series. Antiques Roadshow has graced our screens for forty years and has become one of the nation's most beloved television programmes and a national institution. It has featured thousands of unique stories over the years, and introduced many incredible characters and unforgettable moments. In this anniversary celebration, Paul Atterbury and Marc Allum look back at the quintessential moments from the show's illustrious history, providing a look at the history behind the very best and most intriguing objects that have appeared on the show. Antiques Roadshow: 40 Years of Great Finds reveals the astonishing stories behind findings such as the discovery of the Lalique vase which had been bought for a pound at a car boot sale and left in the loft, only to be valued and sold for GBP25,000; the twenty-three original Beatrix Potter drawings; a brooch designed by the great Victorian architect William Burges; a poignant letter written by a doomed passenger on the Titanic, and legendary 1970s glam rocker Marc Bolan's distinctive Gibson Flying V guitar. Beautifully illustrated, and featuring a wealth of artifacts from the show, this is a truly revealing book, unearthing moments from history through each of the extraordinary objects discovered on the programme.

Downward Dog, My Dreams & Fears - Haiku & Illustrations by Martin (Paperback): Samm Hodges, Phinheas Hodges Downward Dog, My Dreams & Fears - Haiku & Illustrations by Martin (Paperback)
Samm Hodges, Phinheas Hodges; Illustrated by IDIL Gozde
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A book of haiku and illustrations from the mind of Martin, the talking, angst-ridden, introspective dog from the ABC TV series, Downward Dog. Sam Hodges is part of the writing and creative team of the ABC TV sitcom Downward Dog and he provides the distinct voice for Martin on the show. Hodges is also an accomplished director, having won numerous awards for his commercial work for Animal Inc. Phinheas Hodges is part of the writing staff on the ABC TV sitcom Downward Dog. He is also a freelance writer, director, and editor. Idil Gozde is an award-winning animator and graphic designer at Animal Inc. Her book trailer for the company's Nobody's Girl book won two awards at the 2015 Addy Awards in Pittsburgh.

You Can Run But You Can't Hide - Star of Dog the Bounty Hunter (Paperback): Duane Chapman You Can Run But You Can't Hide - Star of Dog the Bounty Hunter (Paperback)
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'In Dog We Trust'. The autobiography of cult hero Duane 'Dog' Chapman, the world's most successful bounty hunter. Duane 'Dog' Chapman entertains and inspires millions on DOG THE BOUNTY HUNTER, his top-rated TV show, but there is more to his story. From troubled beginnings and tragedy to triumph and transformation, he reveals all in this no-holds-barred memoir. Dog spent the early years of his life on the wrong side of the law. In YOU CAN RUN BUT YOU CAN'T HIDE, he offers an inside look at his days as a gang member, his dark years of addiction and abuse, and how serving eighteen months in prison for a murder he says he didn't commit helped him recommit to his faith. The proprietor of Da Kine Bail Bonds in Hawaii, he also shares stories of some of his most dangerous and exciting bounty hunts, and the reasons why he brings such passion and commitment to his chosen profession. An incredible story of a man who, against all odds, turned his life around and went from ex-con to American icon.

The Science Fiction Universe and Beyond - Syfy Channel Book of Sci-Fi (Hardcover): Michael Mallory The Science Fiction Universe and Beyond - Syfy Channel Book of Sci-Fi (Hardcover)
Michael Mallory
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Travel where no man has gone before with this decade-by-decade progression of science-fiction classics. From the classic, low-budget space exploration Flash Gordon tales of the Saturday matinee serials, to the slick CGI-realized world of The Matrix, science-fiction films have long been pushing the boundaries of the visually and dramatically fantastic--turning the known world on its head, playing with the laws of physics, and all the while holding their audience spellbound. The Science Fiction Universe . . . and Beyond offers a breadth of knowledge, insight, and passion to a century of close encounters, black holes, time travel, distant planets, impossible quests, nuclear war, futuristic technology, inexplicable forces, spaceships, extraordinary monsters, and subterranean societies.Arranged chronologically, showing the progression of sci-fi over the decades, and delving into interesting back stories and trivia, this volume includes a variety of classic films and television shows, such as The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951), Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956), The Twilight Zone (1959-1964), Doctor Who (1963-1989), 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), A Clockwork Orange (1971), Star Wars, Episode IV--A New Hope (1977), Alien (1979), E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (1982), Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987-1994), Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991), Stargate SG-1 (1997-2007), Battlestar Galactica (2004-2009), and many others.

Do You Think That's Wise...? - The Life of John Le Mesurier (Paperback): Graham McCann Do You Think That's Wise...? - The Life of John Le Mesurier (Paperback)
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Best known for starring in "Dad's Army," where his Sergeant Wilson was the languid, rakish, distracted foil to Arthur Lowe's pompous, chippy Captain Mainwaring, John Le Mesurier is a beloved character actor. "Do you think that's wise, sir?" and "Would you mind awfully . . . ?" are just two of Sergeant Wilson's expressions that sum up his unorthodox, unruffled approach to service life. But occasionally, life mirrors art and there was much of Sergeant Wilson in "Le Mez," as he was known to friends and family. Just as Wilson appeared to enjoy a close--but unmarried--acquaintance with Private Pike's mom, so Le Mesurier had three unconventional marriages, one with the comic actress Hattie Jacques. His third wife left him for an affair with Tony Hancock, and he tended to prioritize an early-morning scan of the "Racing Post" above rehearsals. A phone call from Le Mez was often to suggest, "Playtime?"--always delivered in his irresistible drawl. This biography is fully authorized by his family.

The Sopranos Sessions (Hardcover): Matt Zoller Seitz The Sopranos Sessions (Hardcover)
Matt Zoller Seitz
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On January 10, 1999, a mobster walked into a psychiatrist's office and changed TV history. By shattering preconceptions about the kinds of stories the medium should tell, The Sopranoslaunched our current age of prestige television, paving the way for such giants as Mad Men, The Wire, Breaking Bad, and Game of Thrones. As TV critics for Tony Soprano's hometown paper, New Jersey's The Star-Ledger, Alan Sepinwall and Matt Zoller Seitz were among the first to write about the series before it became a cultural phenomenon. To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the show's debut, Sepinwall and Seitz have reunited to produce The Sopranos Sessions, a collection of recaps, conversations, and critical essays covering every episode. Featuring a series of new long-form interviews with series creator David Chase, as well as selections from the authors' archival writing on the series, The Sopranos Sessions explores the show's artistry, themes, and legacy, examining its portrayal of Italian Americans, its graphic depictions of violence, and its deep connections to other cinematic and television classics.

World's End (CD): Toby Hadoke World's End (CD)
Toby Hadoke; Interview of Carole Ann Ford, David Graham
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Making a Noise - Getting It Right, Getting It Wrong in Life, Arts and Broadcasting (Paperback): John Tusa Making a Noise - Getting It Right, Getting It Wrong in Life, Arts and Broadcasting (Paperback)
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John Tusa is a distinguished journalist, broadcaster and leader of arts organisations, best remembered for his times at the BBC, including creating Newsnight. Tusa's memoir is etched with candour. His account of two years of internecine warfare at the top of the BBC under the Chairman, 'Dukey' Hussey will go down as a major contribution to BBC history. His recollections of a hilarious and petty-minded few months as head of a Cambridge college will be read as a case study of the absurdities of academic life; while running the rejected and maligned Barbican Centre, Tusa led its recovery into the major cultural centre that it is today.

Only Connect - A Cultural History of Broadcasting in the United States, International Edition (Paperback, 3rd edition): Michele... Only Connect - A Cultural History of Broadcasting in the United States, International Edition (Paperback, 3rd edition)
Michele Hilmes
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ONLY CONNECT, International Edition is a comprehensive history of American broadcasting from its earliest days in radio, through the rise of television, to the current era of digital media and the Internet. It presents broadcasting as a vital component of American cultural identity, placing the development of U.S. radio, television, and new media in the context of social and cultural change. Each chapter opens with a discussion of the historical period, thoroughly traces the development of media policy, the growth of media industries, and the history of U.S. broadcast programming, and closes with a look at the major ways that radio and television have been understood and discussed throughout American history.

Bounder! - The Biography of Terry-Thomas (Paperback): Graham McCann Bounder! - The Biography of Terry-Thomas (Paperback)
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With his sly little moustache, broad gap-toothed grin, garish waistcoats and ostentatious cigarette holder, Terry-Thomas was known as an absolute bounder, both onscreen and off. Graham McCann's hugely entertaining biography celebrates the life and career of a very English rascal. Born in 1911 into an ordinary suburban family, Thomas Terry Hoar-Stevens set about transforming himself at a very early age into a dandy and a gadabout. But he did not put the finishing touches to his persona until the mid-1950s with his groundbreaking TV comedy series How Do You View?, a forerunner of The Goon Show and Monty Python. Terry-Thomas went on to carve out a long and lucrative career in America, appearing on TV alongside Judy Garland, Bing Crosby and Lucille Ball, and in Hollywood movies with Jack Lemmon, Rock Hudson and Doris Day. He became every American's idea of a mischievous English gent. After a long battle with Parkinson's disease, he died in 1990 in comparative obscurity, but his influence lives on. Basil Brush was a polyester tribute to Terry-Thomas, and comedians including Vic Reeves and Paul Whitehouse hail T-T as a role model. 'Dandyism is the product of a bored society,' D'Aurevilly observed. Terry-Thomas cocked a snook at the dull sobriety of post-war Britain with his sly humour. As he would say himself: 'Good show!'

Why Are We Always On Last? - Running Match of the Day and Other Adventures in TV and Football (Hardcover): Paul Armstrong Why Are We Always On Last? - Running Match of the Day and Other Adventures in TV and Football (Hardcover)
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Why Are We Always On Last? Running Match of the Day and Other Adventures in TV and Football is a fly-on-the wall account of Paul Armstrong's career working on Britain's favourite TV sports show (including nearly 15 years as the editor, defending his running orders) and a lifetime spent around sport, and football in particular. From a virtual BBC monopoly of sports coverage and working at the Hillsborough disaster, to the era of Sky, social media and megaclubs, Paul takes us behind the scenes at MOTD and chronicles the joys and pressures of seven World Cups and live broadcasts of varying quality. He provides an honest and humorous account of the seismic changes he's seen, both in broadcasting and the football industry. With inside stories of working with everyone from David Coleman and Brian Clough to Thierry Henry and Alan Shearer.. All infused with the pessimism and jaundice acquired during almost five decades following Middlesbrough FC.

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