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Product Description: • A New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice •The third volume of Simon Callow’s acclaimed Orson Welles biography, covering the period of his exile from America (1947–1964), when he produced some of his greatest works, including Touch of EvilIn One-Man Band, the third volume in his epic and all-inclusive four-volume survey of Orson Welles’s life and work, the celebrated British actor Simon Callow again probes in comprehensive and penetrating detail into one of the most complex, contradictory artists of the twentieth century, whose glorious triumphs (and occasional spectacular failures) in film, radio, theater, and television introduced a radical and original approach that opened up new directions in the arts...read more

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9780670024919 | Viking Pr, April 5, 2016, cover price $40.00 | About this edition: • A New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice •The third volume of Simon Callow’s acclaimed Orson Welles biography, covering the period of his exile from America (1947–1964), when he produced some of his greatest works, including Touch of EvilIn One-Man Band, the third volume in his epic and all-inclusive four-volume survey of Orson Welles’s life and work, the celebrated British actor Simon Callow again probes in comprehensive and penetrating detail into one of the most complex, contradictory artists of the twentieth century, whose glorious triumphs (and occasional spectacular failures) in film, radio, theater, and television introduced a radical and original approach that opened up new directions in the arts.

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Product Description: Chase has had a number of obstacles he has faced over his young life. Writing these poems has helped him cope. Perhaps they may help you.

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9781530309795 | Createspace Independent Pub, February 29, 2016, cover price $6.00 | About this edition: Chase has had a number of obstacles he has faced over his young life.

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9780008105693 | Harpercollins Pub Ltd, January 28, 2016, cover price $23.15

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Product Description: In The Man Jesus, a one-man play, the life of Jesus seen through the eyes of the tyrants, traitors, madmen, men and women around him. Believe, a one-woman play, is a contemporary re-imagining of the stories of four female characters from the Old Testament: the prostitute Rahab, the army wife Bathsheba, the seductress Judith and the martyr Hannah...read more
By Simon Callow (introduced by) and Matthew Hurt

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9781783192021 | Oberon Books Ltd, September 8, 2015, cover price $19.95 | About this edition: In The Man Jesus, a one-man play, the life of Jesus seen through the eyes of the tyrants, traitors, madmen, men and women around him.

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Product Description: “A jewel of a book.” —Daily MailIt is the 1960s, in London’s West End, and Freddie is the formidable proprietress of the Temple Stage School, which supplies child actors for everything from Shakespeare to musicals to the Christmas pantomime...read more
By Simon Callow (introduced by)

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9780544359482 | Reprint edition (Mariner Books, October 14, 2014), cover price $14.95 | About this edition: “A jewel of a book.

By Simon Callow (narrator)

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9781491579343 | Mp3 abr edition (Brilliance Audio, September 9, 2014), cover price $9.99

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Product Description: "A glorious compendium of John’s scintillating irreverences and fabulous faux pas... He was one of the greatest of all theatrical personalities, and these utterly characteristic throwaway squibs bring him vividly back to life." Simon Callow"What a lovely idea, and such fun to dip into...read more
By Simon Callow (foreword by) and Jonathan Croall (compiler)

Paperback:

9781783190072 | Oberon Books Ltd, December 17, 2013, cover price $16.95 | About this edition: "A glorious compendium of John’s scintillating irreverences and fabulous faux pas.

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Product Description: "If then, there is to be a festival, why should it not be the festival of Christmas?" asked Arnold Bennett. For as long as Christmas has been celebrated, poets and writers have sought to explore every aspect of it, whether the story of the nativity, or the festive traditions that have grown up over the centuries...read more
By Simon Callow (narrator) and Juliet Stevenson (narrator)

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9780712351300, titled "A Literary Christmas: An Anthology" | British Library Board, December 15, 2013, cover price $25.00 | About this edition: "If then, there is to be a festival, why should it not be the festival of Christmas?

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Product Description: One of literature's most witty personalities, Oscar Wilde captivated London society. In this perceptive appraisal of Wilde and those around him--including Aubrey Beardsley, Sir Max Beerbohm and Wilde's lover, Lord Alfred Douglas ("Bosie")--acclaimed actor and author Simon Callow captures the spirit of one of Britain's most feted, but ultimately tragic literary figures...read more

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9781855143128 | Natl Portrait Gallery Pubns, June 1, 2001, cover price $13.95 | About this edition: One of literature's most flamboyant and witty personalities, the much-quoted Oscar Wilde captivated London society with his works of drama, poetry and fiction.

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9781855144781 | Reprint edition (Natl Portrait Gallery Pubns, July 31, 2014), cover price $19.95 | About this edition: One of literature's most witty personalities, Oscar Wilde captivated London society.

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Product Description: Another stunning reissue by "one of our major novelists" (Los Angeles Times): a beguiling novel of old Hollywood that calls to mind the time time-traveling magic of Midnight in Paris and The Purple Rose of Cairo. Alys is a wealthy young dilettante, as out of place in 1980s Los Angeles as he would be in the film sets of the 1920s...read more

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9781903385210 | Gardners Books, June 20, 2013, cover price $16.10 | About this edition: Another stunning reissue by "one of our major novelists" (Los Angeles Times): a beguiling novel of old Hollywood that calls to mind the time time-traveling magic of Midnight in Paris and The Purple Rose of Cairo.

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Product Description: Onassis portrays the last years of the life of the wealthy shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis, who, after a notorious affair with Maria Callas, married Jacqueline Kennedy, widow of US President John F. Kennedy, in 1968.Passing By, first performed in New York in 1975, is both a brave and a charming romantic comedy about a love between two men whose hearts pull them together as their lives pull them apart...read more
By Simon Callow (foreword by) and Martin Sherman

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9781472522269 | Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, June 6, 2013, cover price $27.95 | About this edition: Onassis portrays the last years of the life of the wealthy shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis, who, after a notorious affair with Maria Callas, married Jacqueline Kennedy, widow of US President John F.

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Product Description: ‘A glorious compendium of John’s scintillating irreverences and fabulous faux pas... He was one of the greatest of all theatrical personalities, and these utterly characteristic throwaway squibs bring him vividly back to life.’ Simon CallowThis delicious feast of "Gielgoodies", compiled by Gielgud’s biographer, reveals a less well-known side to this celebrated man of the theatre: his lightning wit, his love of scandal and gossip, his wicked delight in putting down his fellow-artists, his relish of bawdy humour...read more
By Simon Callow (foreword by) and Jonathan Croall (compiler)

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9781849434485 | Oberon Books Ltd, February 26, 2013, cover price $23.95 | About this edition: ‘A glorious compendium of John’s scintillating irreverences and fabulous faux pas.

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Product Description: Charles Dickens was a prolific writer of letters throughout his life. There are extant more than 13,000 letters that he wrote to friends, family, fellow authors and actors as well as many letters written to people involved in good causes he espoused...read more
By Simon Callow (narrator) and Charles Dickens

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9781843796886 | Unabridged edition (Naxos Audio Books, October 2, 2012), cover price $28.98 | About this edition: Charles Dickens was a prolific writer of letters throughout his life.

Paperback:

9780345803238 | Reprint edition (Vintage Books, August 7, 2012), cover price $16.00

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Product Description: A classic, hilarious coming out novel about growing up in the 1960s—can Benson be both gay and Catholic? Gay and happy? What do you do when you're fat, 14, and your obsessions include the Catholic Church, doing the right thing, scones and sweets, and other boys and their private parts? Well, if you're Benson, you panic and flee, hiding from the flesh as a novice in a monastery...read more
By Simon Callow (foreword by)

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9780907633266 | Cutting Edge Pr, May 1, 2012, cover price $14.95 | About this edition: A classic, hilarious coming out novel about growing up in the 1960s—can Benson be both gay and Catholic?

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Product Description: Now in paperback! Winner of the Sheridan Morley Prize for Theatre Biography. An alternative autobiography of the well-loved actor and man of the theater. In My Life in Pieces Simon Callow retraces his life through the multifarious performers, writers, productions, and events that have left their indelible mark on him...read more

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9781848420540 | Reprint edition (Nick Hern Books, May 17, 2011), cover price $40.00

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9781848421714 | Reprint edition (Nick Hern Books, February 28, 2012), cover price $20.95 | About this edition: Now in paperback!

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Product Description: Ideal for students preparing an audition piece, as well as being perfect reading for all fans the movie icons.

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9781840027693 | Oberon Books Ltd, May 17, 2011, cover price $26.95 | About this edition: Ideal for students preparing an audition piece, as well as being perfect reading for all fans the movie icons.

A successful British actor briefly recounts his career, describes the experiences every actor goes through, and reveals his own feelings about what acting should be

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9780312072766 | St Martins Pr, March 1, 1986, cover price $13.95 | About this edition: A successful British actor briefly recounts his career, describes the experiences every actor goes through, and reveals his own feelings about what acting should be

Paperback:

9780312422431 | Rep sub edition (Picador USA, July 1, 2003), cover price $23.00 | About this edition: A successful British actor briefly recounts his career, describes the experiences every actor goes through, and reveals his own feelings about what acting should be.
9780312134334 | Reprint edition (St Martins Pr, September 1, 1995), cover price $12.95 | also contains Paleo on a Budget: Saving Money, Eating Healthy | About this edition: Since its first publication, Being an Actor has been a small classic of its kind--an essential book on the craft, commitment, and life of an actor.
9780802131232 | Reprint edition (Grove Pr, September 1, 1988), cover price $9.95 | About this edition: A successful British actor briefly recounts his career, describes the experiences every actor goes through, and reveals his own feelings about what acting should be

Miscellaneous:

9781429971485 | Revised edition (Picador USA, April 1, 2010), cover price $9.99

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Product Description: "It is the history of a revolution that went wrong—and of the excellent excuses that were forthcoming at every step for the perversion of the original doctrine." So wrote George Orwell in the original blurb for the first edition of Animal Farm in 1945...read more
By Simon Callow (narrator)

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9781906147464 | Unabridged edition (Canongate Books Ltd, October 22, 2009), cover price $27.95 | About this edition: "It is the history of a revolution that went wrong—and of the excellent excuses that were forthcoming at every step for the perversion of the original doctrine.

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Product Description: Christmas fascinated the great Victorian novelist Charles Dickens, and to Victorian England, Dickens was Christmas. Following the enormous success in 1843 of A Christmas Carol, Dickens wrote several other Christmas books, sketches, and short stories, and the holiday plays a part in many of his novels...read more

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9780810945340 | Harry N Abrams Inc, September 1, 2003, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: An anthology of Christmas writings by Charles Dickens features the complete text of 'A Christmas Carol,' complemented by period illustrations and excerpts from other writings.

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9780711230316 | Frances Lincoln Ltd, September 1, 2009, cover price $19.95 | About this edition: Christmas fascinated the great Victorian novelist Charles Dickens, and to Victorian England, Dickens was Christmas.

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Product Description: Over the decades, gay cinema has reflected the community's journey from persecution to emancipation to acceptance. Politicized dramas like Victim in the 1960s, The Naked Civil Servant in the 1970s, and the AIDS cinema of the 1980s have given way in recent years to films which celebrate a vast array of gay lifestyles...read more
By Simon Callow (foreword by) and Steven Paul Davies

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9781842432914 | Old Castle, December 1, 2008, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: Over the decades, gay cinema has reflected the community's journey from persecution to emancipation to acceptance.

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A memoir of Peggy Ramsay.

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9781854599766 | Nick Hern Books, November 29, 2007, cover price $26.95 | About this edition: A memoir of Peggy Ramsay.

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Product Description: Oscar Wilde’s own grandson, with the help of actor and author Simon Callow—who has performed Wilde’s work on stage—capture the essence of this wittiest of all playwrights. Set in Paris, where he fled after the scandalous trial that revealed his homosexuality, Wilde chats about language, his mother (an esteemed Irish folklorist), transforming his life into a work of art (“My great tragedy is that I put my genius into my life—and only my talent into my work”), his time in prison, his concept of morality, and why he thinks “in life, style, not sincerity, is the essential...read more
By Simon Callow (foreword by) and Merlin Holland

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9781844835126 | Duncan Baird Pub, September 1, 2007, cover price $9.95 | About this edition: Oscar Wilde’s own grandson, with the help of actor and author Simon Callow—who has performed Wilde’s work on stage—capture the essence of this wittiest of all playwrights.

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Product Description: (Amadeus). With more than 200 stunning color photographs by noted photographer Wendy McDougall, Classical Destinations takes readers on a tour of the history and geography of classical music, examining the lives of the great composers as related to their places of birth, education, triumphs, and failures...read more
By Simon Callow (foreword by) and Wendy Mcdougall (photographer)

Hardcover:

9781574671582 | Amadeus Pr, February 1, 2007, cover price $30.00 | About this edition: (Amadeus).

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