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Richard Anthony Baker

Many A True Word

The joy of English

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Written by the author of the stylebook for BBC Radio News, this former BBC producer brings his prodigious wit and learning to the way we use the English language. Should we worry about apostrophes? What are the 100 most used words? Which words are most commonly misspelt; or derived from French, German and Spanish; or are banned at the Daily Telegraph? What are the secrets of becoming a cryptic crossword genius or a master Scrabble player? Richard Baker presents these and many other weighty linguistic matters with the lightness of a fine soufflé.


Amanda Barrie

with Hilary Bonner

It’s Not A Rehearsal

The Autobiography

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Barrie It's Not A RehearsalThe warm, funny and honest autobiography by the much-loved star, best known as Cleopatra in Carry On Cleo, Alma in Coronation Street, and for many leading roles on the West End stage. From leaving home at 13 to live in Soho as a chorus girl, her life has never been conventional. She has shared relationships with both men and women, including rock legend, Billy Fury.


Laurie O’Leary

Ronnie Kray

A man among men

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Foreword by Barbara Windsor

Laurie O’Leary knew the Krays since childhood, and remained Ronnie’s closest friend throughout his life.  Recollecting his wild times with the Kray gang, he describes the colourful characters who made up the Krays’ ever-changing circle of friends and enemies, and reveals the private side of the complex and troubled Ron Kray: how he reacted to being certified insane after a nervous breakdown in 1958, and how he coped with being a homosexual in a hard man’s world.