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Chronicles, Volume One

The Chronicles Bob Dylan

  “Creativity has much to do with experience, observation and imagination, and if any one of those elements is missing, it doesn’t work.”   You could say that I was challenged to read Bob Dylan’s autobiography. Sure I have listened … Read More

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Terry O’Neill: The Storyteller

Romy Schneider Terry O

The face. Romy Schneider   What do you do when you find Terry O’Neill’s photography book, Terry O’Neill: The A-Z of Fame, on huge sale at a street book fair? Grab it looking over your shoulder, pay for it in … Read More

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Du cinématographe by Jean Cocteau

The art of cinema Jean Cocteau

    “I am rather surprised whenever I hear people chatter on about poetry in cinematography, the fantastic in cinematography and, particularly, ‘escapism’, a fashionable term which implies that the audience is trying to get out of itself, while in … Read More

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Born to Run

Born to Run Bruce Springsteen

  “Who were all those strangers buying my music?”   I like my favourite musicians’ gods old, grizzled and here, as Bruce Springsteen himself says about himself in his autobiography Born to Run. Not just because I love their music … Read More

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In His Own Words, Morrissey

Morrissey Autobiography

  “I didn’t want to live unseen, camouflaged within the crowd. I knew then that life could only ever be changed for the better because somebody somewhere had taken a risk – often with their own life.”   Just read … Read More

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