Beatles biographer Philip Norman: 'Yoko was waiting for me – with two lawyers'

He has charmed Elton John, angered Paul McCartney – and horrified Yoko Ono. What will he uncover about the ‘murky’ death of Jimi Hendrix? The great rock writer reveals the pain – and pleasure – of chasing starsSlowhand: The Life and Music of Eric Clapton is my eighth rock biography since Shout! The True Story of the Beatles in 1981. It left me feeling more than ever that writing books about such people is no job for a grownup and determined never to be talked into another one.I had intended Shout! to stand alone, but it started a chain reaction that has kept me chained ever since, with only temporary breaks for novels, short stories, plays, TV documentaries, musicals and journalism.Yoko asked me: 'How can you say that John masturbated?' Related: Slowhand by Philip Norman review – Eric Clapton and the years of excess Slowhand: The Life and Music of Eric Clapton is published by Weidenfeld & Nicolson. Continue reading... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2018-11-11 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Indie Publishers, Booksellers Waiting for CARES Act Relief

As small businesses around the country await funds from the landmark “Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act,” indie publishers and booksellers are having mixed experiences trying to secure this financial lifeline. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-04-20 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Philip Roth’s epidemic and ours

His polio novel, ‘Nemesis,’ is a psychic map to our current struggle with coronavirus. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-04-04 22:32:38 UTC ]
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Human rights lawyer's Parting Words sweeps through Europe

Sphere has done a string of "major" international rights deals for a memoir by human rights lawer Benjamin Ferencz, Parting Words, including a pre-empt in Germany. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-03-10 23:17:05 UTC ]
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For China's Book Biz Right Now, There's Nothing to Do But Work and Wait

An editor at a Beijing-based publisher describes the Chinese book business in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-03-06 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Princess Margaret's lady-in-waiting Glenconner strikes two-book crime deal

Princess Margaret's former lady-in-waiting Anne Glenconner has struck a two-book deal for two crime novels with Hodder & Stoughton.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-03-04 02:45:30 UTC ]
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30 Small Press Books from 2020 We Can’t Wait To Read

Book Riot picks 30 exciting small press books published in 2020, from 25 different publishers, that we can't wait for you to read. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2020-02-27 11:36:43 UTC ]
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Philip Gwyn Jones appointed Picador publisher after Baggaley departure

Pan Mac has appointed Philip Gwyn Jones as Picador’s new publisher following Paul Baggaley’s move to Bloomsbury. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-02-26 04:34:01 UTC ]
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Book of Lists: A prevailing wage law will have to wait until next year

In the Dec. 23 print edition of the Book of Lists, you’ll find hundreds of CEOs, presidents and other top executives listed alongside the organizations they run. Even more business leaders are... To view the full story, click the title link. Continue reading at Crains New York

[ Crains New York | 2019-12-23 16:50:13 UTC ]
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S&S UK lands 'major' Prince Philip biography by Ingrid Seward

Simon & Schuster UK has acquired a "major" new biography of Prince Philip by Majesty magazine's editor-in-chief Ingrid Seward, to be published in 2020. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-12-09 05:08:38 UTC ]
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An ambitious lawyer, a stepfather with mob ties and the death of Jimmy Hoffa

Jack Goldsmith digs into the union leader’s disappearance, in which his stepfather was a leading suspect. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2019-11-14 21:32:46 UTC ]
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Philip Pullman receives J M Barrie Award

Sir Philip Pullman CBE has accepted the 2019 Action for Children’s Arts J M Barrie Award, a lifetime accolade bestowed on the author for his "outstanding talent as a storyteller who appeals to all ages, especially to the young". Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-11-08 11:12:06 UTC ]
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The UK’s Tom Fickling, a ‘Sudden’ Publisher of Philip Pullman

Tom Fickling finds himself the publisher of one of the UK’s most successul authors and a partner of the world’s largest trade book publisher. The post The UK’s Tom Fickling, a ‘Sudden’ Publisher of Philip Pullman appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2019-11-07 06:30:54 UTC ]
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Relatives of Canadians killed in Ethiopian Airlines crash arrive home with remains after 7-month wait

Members of several Canadian families who lost loved ones in the Ethiopian Airlines crash last March landed at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport Tuesday morning along with seven caskets carrying the remains of their relatives. Continue reading at CBC

[ CBC | 2019-10-22 17:42:52 UTC ]
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Philip Pullman returns to the world of ‘His Dark Materials’ with ‘The Secret Commonwealth’

The second in the Book of Dust Trilogy is lengthy but worth the time investment. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2019-10-21 23:55:57 UTC ]
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Philip Jones to interview Libro.fm's Mark Pearson at FBF

Editor of The Bookseller Philip Jones will interview former indie publisher turned audiobook pioneer Mark Pearson at the Frankfurt Book Fair, ahead of the announcement of the shortlists for this year’s FutureBook Awards. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-10-16 14:44:34 UTC ]
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Philip Pullman reveals inspiration behind Secret Commonwealth at sold-out launch

Philip Pullman officially launched The Secret Commonwealth to huge cheers at a sold-out Alexandra Palace last night, where the author appeared in conversation with journalist Zing Tsjeng on stage after readings from actors including Anne-Marie Duff and Niamh Cusack. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-10-02 18:20:42 UTC ]
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In New Filing, Audible Lawyers Insist ‘Captions’ Copyright Case Should Be Tossed

Lawyers for Audible are doubling down on their claim that a lawsuit filed by seven publishers over Audible’s forthcoming Captions program is fundamentally a contract dispute. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-09-24 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Philip Morris in talks to reunite With Altria

Philip Morris International, the maker of Marlboro cigarettes in overseas markets, is in talks to reunite with Altria Group more than 10 years after the tobacco giants split their operations. The deal would be the biggest since AT&T Inc. bid for Time Warner in 2016. Philip Morris had a... Continue reading at Advertising Age

[ Advertising Age | 2019-08-27 18:36:32 UTC ]
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Sheen returns to narrate new Philip Pullman audiobook

Michael Sheen, who narrated the first volume of Philip Pullman’s The Book of Dust series, will return to the studio to narrate volume two, The Secret Commonwealth. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-07-29 23:25:29 UTC ]
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