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The Definitive Biography of Freddie Mercury: Bohemian RhapsodyLesley-Ann Jones
The Life of Freddie Mercury...
This biography of Freddie Mercury was written by rock journalist Lesley-Ann Jones, who toured widely with Queen and formed lasting friendships with the band. Jones has written her biography with access to the remaining band members and those who were closest to Mercury from childhood to death. The book focuses on the period in the 1980s when Queen began to fragment, before their Live Aid performance put them back in the frame.
Identity CrisisBen Elton
From the back cover ...
Why are we all so hostile? So quick to take offence? Truly we are living in the age of outrage.
A series of apparently random murders draws amiable, old-school Detective Mick Matlock into a world of sex, politics, reality TV and a bewildering kaleidoscope of opposing identity groups. Lost in a blizzard of hashtags, his already complex investigation is further impeded by the fact that he simply doesn't 'get' a single thing about anything anymore.
Meanwhile, each day another public figure confesses to having 'misspoken' and prostrates themselves before the judgement of Twitter. Begging for forgiveness, assuring the public "that is not who I am".
But if nobody is who they are anymore - then who the f**k are we?
Thirty Thousand Bottles of Wine and a Pig Called HelgaTodd Alexander
About this book...
Todd and Jeff have had enough of the city. Sick of the daily grind and workaday corporate shenanigans, they throw caution to the wind and buy 100 acres in the renowned Hunter Valley wine region, intent on living a golden bucolic life and building a fabulous B&B, where they can offer the joys of country life to heart-weary souls.
Todd will cook, Jeff will renovate. They have a vineyard, they can make wine. They have space, they can grow their own food. They have everything they need to make their dreams come true.
How hard can it be?