Based on a True Story by Anthony Holden PDF

By Anthony Holden

From poker to poetry, poisoners to princes, opera to the Oscars, Shakespeare to Olivier, Mozart to Murdoch, Anthony Holden turns out to have rolled many writers’ lives into one. writer of 35 books on a ‘crazy’ variety of subjects, this cocky Lancashire lad-turned-bohemian citizen of the area has led an it sounds as if charmed existence from Merseyside to Buckingham Palace, the White condo and past. As he turns 70, the award-winning journalist and biographer – grandson of an England footballer, son of a beach shopkeeper, buddy of the recognized from Princess Diana to Peter O'Toole, Mick Jagger to Salman Rushdie – spills the beans on showbiz names to literary sophisticates, rock stars to royals as he seems again whimsically and wittily on a richly diverse, anecdote- and action-packed occupation – concluding, within the phrases of Robert Louis Stevenson, that ‘Life isn't a question of maintaining stable playing cards, yet of enjoying a negative hand well’.

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