Description : HAVING taken on the role of Roger Moore's executive assistant in 2002, Gareth Owen became the right-hand man to an icon, as well as his co-author, onstage co-star and confidant. Gareth was faithfully at Roger's side for fifteen years until his passing in 2017. In this affectionate and amusing book, the author recounts his times with Roger Moore and gives a unique and rare insight into life with one of the world's most beloved actors. Roger always said, 'Gareth knows me better than I know myself.'For all his celebrity, Roger Moore was quite reserved. In interviews he rarely spoke about himself, much preferring to tell fun tales about others. But his trusted sidekick was with him throughout his worldwide travels, his UK stage shows, his writing process and his book tours, as he received his Knighthood, and as he rubbed shoulders with the rich and famous. There were genuinely hilarious, heartfelt and extraordinary moments to be captured and Gareth Owen was there to share them all.
Description : Most famous as suave sleuth Simon Templar in the 1960s, Roger Moore hung up his halo and in 1973 stepped into the shoes of James Bond 007 for a blockbusting seven adventures—making him one of the most recognizable faces in the world. His wicked sense of humor and raised eyebrow have endeared him to both peers and fans alike. Authors Gareth Owen and Oliver Bayan offer the full story of his films and career, punctuated with memories and anecdotes from the man himself. With almost 100 rare photographs, including many from Moore's own collection, Roger Moore: His Films and Career offers an insight into the world of the intensely private actor and tireless charity worker.
Description : This is a wonderfully evocative narrative book about the joy of flavour by one of Britain's rising culinary stars. Olly spends his life creating recipes or finding foods to match the wild cauldron of flavours that are bursting to get out of his bulging drinks cabinet. Matching food to drink is a way of harnessing memories of times past, and Olly's recollections of many happy hours spent in the kitchen and at the table bring this book to life. Olly will show you how to achieve taste heaven by partnering the right food and wine. Divided into chapters by flavour - citrus, spicy, sweet, creamy, smokey - EAT AND DRINK will explore the food and drink that can be combined to create unforgettable flavour moments to savour and treasure. Olly accompanies his recommendations with some of his own favourite recipes as well as lots of ideas and references to the kind of food and recipes that readers will find in their own fridges, cookery books (and takeaway boxes). Written in the distinctive, fun style that has made him such a hit on our screens, it will be impossible not to be caught up by Olly's enthusiasm for eating and drinking.
Description : John Boyne has been heralded as "one of the most imaginative and adventurous of the young Irish novelists working today" by the Irish Independent. He achieved bestseller status and won numerous awards worldwide for The Boy in the Striped Pajamas. Now in Next of Kin, he steps into the drawing rooms and private clubs of the prewar English aristocracy to offer an unobstructed view of a social elite driven by the conflicting desires to uphold tradition and to acquire vast wealth. It is 1936, and London is abuzz with gossip about the affair between Edward VIII and Mrs. Simpson. But the king is not the only member of the aristocracy with a hard decision to make. Owen Montignac, the handsome and charismatic scion of a wealthy family, is anxiously awaiting the reading of his late uncle's will, for Owen has run up huge gambling debts and casino boss Nicholas Delfy has given him a choice: Find 50,000 pounds by Christmas or find yourself six feet under. So when Owen discovers that he has been cut out of the will in favor of his cousin Stella, he finds that even a royal crisis can provide the means for profit, and for murder. Next of Kin vividly captures the spirit of 1930s London, revealing the secrets of the upperclass, complete with gambling, murder, an art heist, and a conspiracy to unseat the new king that could change the future of the country.
Description : Offering a unique and intriguing insight into the workings of Hollywood and its personalities, this book literally takes the reader on an A-Z journey of Tinseltown.
Description : The extraordinary and bestselling journeys of one woman throughout time ... the narrow stairway inside the mountain led to a door that opened into a huge marble plateau. Upon this stood a stone circle of nine of the largest hunks of polished crystal tory had ever seen. A turbulent cloud erupted overhead, its core alive with electromagnetic activity. For twenty years the kingdoms of Prydyn, Dumnonia and Dalriada have prospered in peace under the guidance of their High King, Maelgwn of Gwynedd, and his good Queen, tory. But when the High King is stricken with madness and a mysterious plague, Britain is set to be thrown into the chaos of yesteryear. tory seeks the advice of an advanced civilisation that thrived long before recorded history, where men of great learning and miracles were abundant. the women of the Otherworld agree to aid tory to make her passage back through time. But once in Atlantis, tory must use her own devices t find the cure she seeks and a way to return to her loved ones in the Dark Ages.
Description : A collection of autobiographical essays written by prominent authors and illustrators of books for children and young adults.