The Little Guide to Bob Dylan : How Does it Feel?

‘All I can do is be me, whoever that is.’ The many ides of Bob Dylan are revealed in this collection of the artist’s words and lyrics. Having celebrated his 80th birthday in May 2021, with plaudits given around the globe, this influential and enigmatic troubadour-poet has been a-changing with the times since the 1960s, when he was the ‘voice of a generation’. Nobel and Pulitzer prize-winner, musician, artist, author and actor, the living legend’s words have inspired, enthralled, provoked and puzzled generations of fans, literary buffs, musicians and songwriters – and have been mulled over by academics and artists alike. This collection of quotes – humorous, grave, desperate, passionate, fearless, surreal – includes a rich tapestry of confessions, admonitions, laments, prophecies and existential meanderings. Interspersed with fascinating facts, The Little Guide to Bob Dylan sheds light on the deep inner workings of this taciturn man and his music. SAMPLE FACT: Many of Dylan’s songs were hits for other artists, including the No.1s ‘Mr Tambourine Man’ for the Byrds, ‘All Along the Watchtower’ for Jimi Hendrix and ‘Blowin’ in the Wind’ for Peter Paul & Mary.

The Little Guide to Elton John : Wit, Wisdom and Wise Words from the Rocket Man

Sir Elton Hercules John has enjoyed a phenomenal career filled with success, excess and achievement. His farewell tour was announced as more than 300 dates across all corners of the glode for years. Illness, Covid-19 and other extenuating circumstances conspired to prolong it, but the Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour concerts have sold out everywhere as fans take their opportunity to see this unique artist for possibly the last time live on stage. The Little Guide to Elton John celebrates the career, music and character of one of the most interesting, colourful, engaging and interesting popular musicians ever. The book reviews his career and countless highs, and recognizes his many record-breaking achievements, in music, in his charity work and farther afield.

The Little Guide to Cher : If I Could Turn Back Time

There is simply no one like Cher. A mix of street smart, intelligence, talent and beauty, she’s the celebrities’ favourite celebrity and if you’re not a Dolly Parton person, there’s no doubt you’re Cher obsessed. With six decades of No.1 hits, from Sonny and Cher days to her latest album (number 26) the Gold Dancing Queen in 2018, she’s reinvented herself again and again. Turning her hand to serious acting in Silkwood, Mask, Moonstruck, The Witches of Eastwick and more, the multi-talented star had new award-winning film career in the 1980s, but yet again emerged as the ‘Goddess of Pop’ with dance-oriented pop-rock – and gaining a dedicated tribe of gay followers as a result. From LGBTQ rights to politics, from saving elephants to kitchen discos on TikTok, she’s as engaged, relevant and controversial as she ever was – and she has a LOT to say for herself. Here is a collection of the funniest, sharpest, most deadpan quotes you’d expect from this authentic one-of-a-kind star who Time magazine named as ‘Twitter’s most outspoken (and beloved) commentator’. SAMPLE QUOTE: ‘The trouble with some women is that they get all excited about nothing – and then marry him.’ – BCC Observer, February 2005

The Little Book of Kings & Queens : A Jewelled Collection of Royal Wit & Wisdom

Kings and Queens are monarchs and are still present in many countries around the world, thousands of years after the first rulers took over, and despite many of them holding no power. Most of the world has no monarchy, some of it a figurehead only, and even fewer an actual active head of state, but stories of Kings and Queens are often in the news as people are fascinated by rulers of their own and other countries. Amazing stories surround Kings and Queens throughout history, and The Little Guide to Kings and Queens is right royally resplendent with fascinating and fun facts, amusing and amazing anecdotes, witty and wise quotes, and plenty of lists. It adds up to a regal reserve of recreation for your mind. SAMPLE QUOTE: ‘I declare before you all that my whole life, whether it be long or short, shall be devoted to your service and the service of our great imperial family to which we all belong.’ – Queen Elizabeth II (as Princess Elizabeth), 1947. SAMPLE FACT: The longest reigning monarch was King Louis XIV of France, who held the throne for more than 72 years.