Denis Compton, Evel Knievel, Oasis, Liam Gallagher, Noel Gallagher, Brian Johnston, George Sanders, Robert Shaw
Biography & Memoir
‘Take off your coat,’ said the doctor. I took it off. ‘And your dress,’ he said. ‘It’s too dangerous – the folds may catch in the debris and bring the whole thing down.’ I took off the dress. ‘Fine,’ he said shortly. ‘It’ll have to be head first. We’ll hold your thighs. Go down and see if it’s possible to give an injection. Can you grip the torch with your teeth?’
‘Compton was not the last of the double internationals, but he was the greatest’ Michael Parkinson
‘a masterpiece which will humanise the legend’ Daily Mail
Alan McGee and The Story of Creation Records
The oral history of Britain's greatest independent record label
‘Revealing… sympathetic… long overdue.’
Definitive biography of the legendary American daredevil
“I never used any other drug but the clear cocaine and I believe that I am the only living person in the world to-day who ever took two hundred grains in twenty-four hours and survived.”
I have an uneasy feeling that history is catching up with old Persia all too fast. While Persia’s past still lies in plain sight, where an American family could live in it, I’m eager to tell our story. If for no other reason than for myself, to keep the memory of it as fresh as those new roses, as real as those tan mud walls.
‘She had all the charm of an electric carving knife’ Dirk Bogarde
‘She was a darling girl’ Sybil Thorndike
‘Cheer up,’ said Mother. ‘Don’t make your unhappy life miserable.’
‘You have to laugh with Dolly Scannell. Somehow that Cockney flow of funny tales shakes you up into laughter’ Evening Standard
He espied a lady who possessed an unusual knocker. He offered her £3 for this collector’s item and she was thrilled to be able to unscrew it on the spot for him. He said he happily left a knockerless lady holding in her hand his three £1 notes.