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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)
0283071893
Paperback:Confessions of a sociopath, a life spent hiding in plain sight:2013
Author: Thomas, M. E.
Year 2013
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Sidgwick & Jackson
Resource type: Physical
Note: Originally published: New York: Crown M. E. Thomas is a high-functioning non-criminal sociopath. She is charismatic, ambitious, and successful. You would be charmed by her if you met her, might even be seduced by her. You would not realise that she is studying you to find your flaws, that she is ruthlessly manipulative, has no empathy and does not feel guilt or remorse. But she does like people - she likes to touch them, mould them, and ruin them. Now she writes with breathtaking honesty about her life, from the confusion of trying to fit in as a child to her growing need for power over others.
xii, 302 pages ; 24 cm (pbk)
0283071915
Hardback:Absolute beginner:2013
Author: Kensit, Patsy
Year 2013
Language: English
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Sidgwick & Jackson
Resource type: Physical
Note: Patsy Kensit is one of our most-loved actresses, a child star who grew up in the public eye and has remained there ever since. Her life has been a roller-coaster mix of adventure, drama and heartache, and it is only now that she finally feels ready to share her journey so far. In this book Patsy describes her extraordinary childhood, moving between. Patsy Kensit is one of our most-loved actresses, a child star who grew up in the public eye and has remained there ever since. Her life has been a roller-coaster mix of adventure, drama and heartache, and it is only now that she finally feels ready to share her journey so far. In this book Patsy describes her extraordinary childhood, moving between the glamour of filming movies with Elizabeth Taylor and Mia Farrow and the tiny London council flat she shared with her parents and brother.
343 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates, illustrations (black and white, and colour) ; 24 cm (hbk)
0283071966
Hardback:The Yorkshire shepherdess, how I left city life behind to raise a family - and a flock:2014
Author: Owen, Amanda
Year 2014
Language: English
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Sidgwick & Jackson
Resource type: Physical
Note: Amanda Owen has been seen by millions on ITV's The Dales, living a life that has almost gone in today's modern world, a life ruled by the seasons and her animals. She is a farmer's wife and shepherdess, living alongside her husband Clive and seven children at Ravenseat, a 2000 acre sheep hill farm at the head of Swaledale in North Yorkshire. In 'Th. Amanda Owen has been seen by millions on ITV's The Dales, living a life that has almost gone in today's modern world, a life ruled by the seasons and her animals. She is a farmer's wife and shepherdess, living alongside her husband Clive and seven children at Ravenseat, a 2000 acre sheep hill farm at the head of Swaledale in North Yorkshire. In 'The Yorkshire Shepherdess' she describes how the rebellious girl from Huddersfield, who always wanted to be a shepherdess, achieved her dreams.
308 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates, illustrations (black and white, and colour) ; 24 cm (hbk)
0283071990
Hardback:Close up, the autobiography:2014
Author: Brook, Kelly
Year 2014
Language: English
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Sidgwick & Jackson
Resource type: Physical
Note: An honest, revealing and beguiling autobiography of Kelly Brook, the popular star who's proved she's more than just a pretty face.
286 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates, illustrations (black and white, and 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)
0283072075
eBook:Sinatra, behind the legend:2015:New edition
Author: Taraborrelli, J. Randy
Year 2015
Language: English
Media class: eBook
Edition: New edition
Content type: Bibliography
Publisher: Sidgwick & Jackson
Resource type: Electronic
Note: Previous edition: Edinburgh: Mainstream, 1997 Description based on CIP data; item not viewed. This is the definitive and explosive biography of one of the world's most controversial entertainers. The author explains Frank Sinatra's often tortured but always rewarding life and career in a balanced, informed and honest manner.
1 online resource (608 pages) (ePub ebook)
0283072083
Paperback:Naming Jack the Ripper, new crime scene evidence, a stunning forensic breakthrough, the killer revealed:2014
Author: Edwards, Russell
Year 2014
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Sidgwick & Jackson
Resource type: Physical
Note: Bringing together ground-breaking forensic discoveries - including vital DNA evidence - and gripping historical detective work, 'Naming Jack the Ripper' constructs the first truly convincing case for identifying the world's most notorious serial killer.
320 pages ; 24 cm (hbk)
0283072156
Hardback:Peter O'Toole, the definitive biography:2015
Author: Sellers, Robert
Year 2015
Language: English
Media class: Hardback
Content type: Bibliography
Publisher: Sidgwick & Jackson
Resource type: Physical
Note: Peter O'Toole was supremely talented, a unique leading man and one of the most charismatic and unpredictable actors of his generation. Described by Richard Burton as 'the most original actor to come out of Britain since the war', O'Toole regularly seemed to veer towards self-destruction. With the help of exclusive interviews with colleagues and clo. Peter O'Toole was supremely talented, a unique leading man and one of the most charismatic and unpredictable actors of his generation. Described by Richard Burton as 'the most original actor to come out of Britain since the war', O'Toole regularly seemed to veer towards self-destruction. With the help of exclusive interviews with colleagues and close friends, this book paints a complete picture of this much loved man and reveals what drove him to extremes, why he drank to excess and hated authority.
xv, 416 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates, illustrations (black and white, and colour) ; 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)
 

 
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