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Have you ever wanted to know if a particular book is in print? Listened to the radio and want to know more about the book they were talking about? Or just want to read the latest book reviews. This fantastic resource gives details about this together with books in the media and books that have been adapted for films.

Who Else Writes Like...?

This site for adults can help anyone who enjoys reading fiction to expand the number of writers they read. It is designed to answer the perennial question "I've read all the books by my favourite authors, who shall I read next?

 

Who Next...?

When children ask: "Who can I read next?" or "Who writes like my favourite author?" - the answers are here in Who Next…

 

Oxford Art Online

This encyclopedia of the visual arts features articles, thumbnail art images together with search and navigation tools.

Oxford Music Online

Oxford Music Online includes The Oxford Encyclopaedia of Popular Music and Grove Music Online. Includes track listings, instrument information and explanation of different musical genres and is updated frequently to include new artists.

Naxos Music Library

Listen to over 70,000 discs and close to 1 million tracks. A wide variety of music including Classical, Jazz, World and Children's. It also includes playlists from the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music and Trinity/Guildhall graded music exams. You will need your library card details to access this resource and please don't forget to log out.

 

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0283071877
Hardback:Confessions of a Chelsea boy:2013
Author: Matthews, Spencer
Year 2013
Language: English
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Sidgwick & Jackson
Resource type: Physical
Note: One of the original 'Made in Chelsea' cast members, Spencer Matthews has always been at the heart of the show and behind the most controversial storylines. Now he tells all, describing what it was like to grow up the privileged heir to glamorous Eden Rock and the impact his brother's tragic death had on him. This book offers a rare glimpse into the real Chelsea lifestyle, he also gives witty advice on love - from how to deal with cads to what men are really thinking.
251 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates, illustrations (colour) ; 25 cm (hbk)
0283072067
Hardback:Sinatra, behind the legend:2015:[New edition]
Author: Taraborrelli, J. Randy
Year 2015
Language: English
Media class: Hardback
Edition: [New edition]
Content type: Bibliography
Publisher: Sidgwick & Jackson
Resource type: Physical
Note: Previous edition: Edinburgh: Mainstream, 1997 This definitive and explosive biography of one of the world's most controversial entertainers explains Frank Sinatra's often tortured but always rewarding life and career in a balanced, informed and honest manner.
xx, 588 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates, illustrations (black and white) ; 24 cm (hbk)
0283072180
Hardback:Laughter lines, comic verse for life's little moments:2014
Author: O'Connor, Des
Year 2014
Language: English
Media class: Hardback
Content type: Poetry
Publisher: Sidgwick & Jackson
Resource type: Physical
Note: Much-loved entertainment legend Des O'Connor has broadcast to millions and performed to packed theatres around the world, but he has never lost touch with the simple joys and woes of everyday life. In this book of comic verse, Des brings his irrepressible humour and mischievous delight to subjects ranging from satnav nightmares to the perils of sor. Much-loved entertainment legend Des O'Connor has broadcast to millions and performed to packed theatres around the world, but he has never lost touch with the simple joys and woes of everyday life. In this book of comic verse, Des brings his irrepressible humour and mischievous delight to subjects ranging from satnav nightmares to the perils of sorting the recycling; from the recipe for a happy love life to surviving children's parties.
163 pages, illustrations (black and white) ; 23 cm (hbk)
0283072393
Paperback:Killing time, surviving Dubai's most notorious prisons:2016
Author: Williams, Karl
Author: Penrose, Justin
Year 2016
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Sidgwick & Jackson
Resource type: Physical
Note: Karl Williams was on holiday in Dubai with two English friends, when they were accused of drug dealing, arrested and tortured by police. They were innocent, but the authorities didn't care. And so began their year-long nightmare as they were locked up in Port Rashid where prisoners of all nationalities were crammed into stinking cells, violence cou. Karl Williams was on holiday in Dubai with two English friends, when they were accused of drug dealing, arrested and tortured by police. They were innocent, but the authorities didn't care. And so began their year-long nightmare as they were locked up in Port Rashid where prisoners of all nationalities were crammed into stinking cells, violence could erupt in seconds, and control of the jail was in the hands of a few powerful inmates. Karl was a survivor and managed to rise up the prison pecking order, making friends with local gangsters, Russian mafia and other assorted murderers, drug dealers, fraudsters and hapless innocents he encountered behind bars. Then he was moved to the notorious Central prison. When Karl had lost all hope of finding justice, Reprieve, an organization of committed human rights defenders, took up his case.
336 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates, illustrations (black and white, and colour) ; 24 cm (pbk)
0283072407
eBook:A year in the life of the Yorkshire shepherdess:2016
Author: Owen, Amanda, (Shepherd)
Year 2016
Language: English
Media class: eBook
Publisher: Sidgwick & Jackson
Resource type: Electronic
Note: Description based on CIP data; item not viewed. In this work, Amanda Owen describes the age-old cycles of a farming year and the constant challenges the family faces, from being cut off in winter to tending their flock on some of Yorkshire's highest, bleakest moors - land so inaccessible that in places it can only be reached on foot. Writing with her trademark warmth and humour, Amanda takes us into her life as nine-year-old Miles gets his first flock, Reuben takes up the flugelhorn and she gives birth to a new baby girl.
1 online resource (320 pages) (ePub ebook)
0283072431
eBook:Our story:New edition
Author: Kray, Reginald, 1933-2000,
Author: Kray, Ronald, 1933-1995
Author: Dinenage, Fred
Language: English
Media class: eBook
Edition: New edition
Resource type: Electronic
Note: Previous edition: 1988 Description based on CIP data; item not viewed. Compiled from a series of interviews behind prison walls, 'Our Story' is the book that finally explodes the myths that have surrounded the Kray twins.
1 online resource (224 pages) (ePub ebook)
0283072520
Hardback:Leonard, my fifty-year friendship with a remarkable man:2016
Author: Shatner, William
Author: Fisher, David
Year 2016
Language: English
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Sidgwick & Jackson
Resource type: Physical
Note: William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy first mey as journeymen actors on the set of 'The Man from U.N.C.L.E.'. Little did they know that their next roles, in a new science-fiction television series, would shape their lives in ways no one could have anticipated. In seventy-nine television episodes and six feature films, they grew to know each other more. William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy first mey as journeymen actors on the set of 'The Man from U.N.C.L.E.'. Little did they know that their next roles, in a new science-fiction television series, would shape their lives in ways no one could have anticipated. In seventy-nine television episodes and six feature films, they grew to know each other more than most friends could ever imagine. As much a biography of Nimoy as an autobiography of their friendship, this is a uniquely heartfelt book written by one legendary actor in celebration of another.
278 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates, illustrations (black and white, and colour) ; 24 cm (hbk)
0283072555
Hardback:The people's gardener, a marvellous life from the royal parks and RHS to Britain in Bloom:2016
Author: Buttress, Jim
Year 2016
Language: English
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Sidgwick & Jackson
Resource type: Physical
Note: Jim Buttress regales tales from his long career and the curious characters he has met along the way: from the fierce rivalry that's rife in the Britain in Bloom competition he judges, to his relationships with fellow celebrity gardeners Alan Titchmarsh and Monty Don, and why he truly believes his own garden would never win anything higher than a 'c. Jim Buttress regales tales from his long career and the curious characters he has met along the way: from the fierce rivalry that's rife in the Britain in Bloom competition he judges, to his relationships with fellow celebrity gardeners Alan Titchmarsh and Monty Don, and why he truly believes his own garden would never win anything higher than a 'commended'.
x, 306 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates, illustrations (black and white, and colour) ; 24 cm (hbk)
028307258X
eBook:No cunning plan:2016
Author: Robinson, Tony, 1946-
Year 2016
Language: English
Media class: eBook
Publisher: Sidgwick & Jackson
Resource type: Electronic
Note: Description based on CIP data; item not viewed. Sir Tony Robinson is a much-loved actor, presenter and author with a stellar career lasting over fifty years. Now, in his long-awaited autobiography, he reveals how the boy from South Woodford went from child stardom in the first stage production of Oliver!, a pint-sized pickpocket desperately bleaching his incipient moustache, to comedy icon Baldrick, the loyal servant and turnip aficionado in Blackadder. It wasn't all plain sailing though. Along the way he was bullied by Steve Marriott, failed to impress Liza Minnelli and was pushed into a stinking London dock by John Wayne.
1 online resource (320 pages) (ePub ebook)
0283072628
Paperback:Up till now:2015
Author: Shatner, William
Author: Fisher, David, 1946-
Year 2015
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Sidgwick & Jackson
Resource type: Physical
Note: Originally published: 2008 William Shatner has been a working actor for more than half a century. Humorous and self-deprecating, 'Up Till Now' reveals the highs and lows of that life, from training as a Shakespearean actor to his time on Broadway, his movie career and his TV series.
368 pages ; 24 cm (pbk)
 

 
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