The Torch Singer, Book Two: An Almost Perfect Ending

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Download or read book The Torch Singer, Book Two: An Almost Perfect Ending written by Robert Westbrook and published by Swan's Nest Canada. This book was released on 2014-09-14 with total page 298 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Book Two in Robert Westbrook's epic "Hollywood Noir" Torch Singer Thriller series. “An Almost Perfect Ending ranks alongside the best Hollywood noir. It takes the reader on a journey which leads relentlessly towards a final, fatal conclusion.” Daily Mail Book Two, An Almost Perfect Ending opens with sultry heroine Sonya Saint-Amant at the height of her career—a glittering, triumphant appearance at Ciro’s, the clubhouse for the stars in 1950s Hollywood where everyone wants to claim her as their friend. But in 1954, popular music is undergoing a revolution in which all but the biggest stars will be cast aside. With her looks and popularity fading, Sonya believes she has come up with the perfect plan to save her career . . . if only she can maneuver a tricky path through the many dangers that beset her, a vortex of politics, sex, blackmail, and murder . . . “Pacy and unstoppable, the second book in the The Torch Singer series takes over where the first left off, grabbing your wrist, tugging you along, refusing to let go.” Evening Standard “The Torch Singer exposes the fragility of fame. The higher the edifice the greater the risk that some element of deep-set animal emotion or human baseness will bring everything crashing down . . . and watching it happen is not just compulsive—it’s addictive and unmissable.” Event Magazine “Robert Westbrook is a born storyteller and a bit of a magician.” Ally Sheedy Ambition, blackmail, murder . . . THE TORCH SINGER is an unforgettable journey through the shadowlands of fame.

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Download or read book The Torch Singer, Book Two written by Robert Westbrook and published by Swan's Nest Canada. This book was released on 2014-09-15 with total page 298 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "An Almost Perfect Ending" is book two in "The Torch Singer" trilogy, Robert Westbrook's epic Hollywood Thriller series. ""'An Almost Perfect Ending' ranks alongside the best Hollywood noir. It takes the reader on a journey which leads relentlessly towards a final, fatal conclusion."" "Daily Mail" "Book Two, An Almost Perfect Ending" opens with sultry heroine Sonya Saint-Amant at the height of her career-a glittering, triumphant appearance at Ciro's, the clubhouse for the stars in 1950s Hollywood where everyone wants to claim her as their friend. But in 1954, popular music is undergoing a revolution in which all but the biggest stars will be cast aside. With her looks and popularity fading, Sonya believes she has come up with the perfect plan to save her career...if only she can maneuver a tricky path through the many dangers that beset her, a vortex of politics, sex, blackmail, and murder... ""Pacy and unstoppable, the second book in the "The Torch Singer" series takes over where the first left off, grabbing your wrist, tugging you along, refusing to let go."" "Evening Standard" ""'The Torch Singer' exposes the fragility of fame. The higher the edifice the greater the risk that some element of deep-set animal emotion or human baseness will bring everything crashing down...and watching it happen is not just compulsive-it's addictive and unmissable."" "Event Magazine" ""Robert Westbrook is a born storyteller and a bit of a magician."" Ally Sheedy Ambition, blackmail, murder..."THE TORCH SINGER" is an unforgettable journey through the shadowlands of fame.

An Overnight Sensation

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Download or read book An Overnight Sensation written by Robert Westbrook and published by Speaking Volumes. This book was released on with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Author of the Howard Moon Deer Mysteries “A brilliant, engaging and wholly unpredictable story of courage, survival and self-reinvention . . . I was completely taken by it . . .Interesting, complicated and wholly engaging characters. [Westbrook] is obviously a born storyteller and a bit of a magician.”–Ally Sheedy TORCH SINGER is an epic drama of Hollywood in its Golden Age: the rise and fall of Sonya Saint-Amant, a singer who schemes her way to fame and riches, breaking all the rules. An Overnight Sensation, Book One, starts in 1956 with a scandalous love nest murder, then rewinds to Sonya at the age of 17 in 1940, a dreamy girl in the Royal Box of the Krakow Opera. When Sonya’s mother is hanged by the Nazis, she must grow up quickly. Using her wits and beauty, Sonya escapes Poland with the help of partisan fighters and makes her way to London during the Blitz. In 1943, she finagles a passage to America on the Mauretania, a dangerous North Atlantic crossing on a troop ship full of men. As the ship steams north into Arctic waters evading enemy submarines, Sonya almost wins at a high-stakes game of love . . . only to arrive in New York alone and desperate, determined to outwit fortune and become a star. An Overnight Sensation is a dark comedy of manners: a tale of murder, blackmail, fortune-hunters and dreamers, and the price paid for living large.

The Torch Singer, Book One: An Overnight Sensation

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Download or read book The Torch Singer, Book One: An Overnight Sensation written by Robert Westbrook and published by Swan's Nest Canada. This book was released on with total page 266 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: “Robert Westbrook’s novel strips the gilt off the Hollywood Golden Age to reveal the seamier underside. The Torch Singer begins with an ending, a scene of murder and mayhem on St. Valentine’s Night in 1956 Beverly Hills and unravels the many and various threads of the lives and careers that took them there.” Time Out The Torch Singer is a sweeping historical saga that takes the reader from the horrors of Nazi-occupied Poland to the glittery excesses of Hollywood in the 1940’s and 50’s: the rise and fall of Sonya Saint-Amant, a singer who schemes her way to fame and glory breaking all the rules. Book One, An Overnight Sensation, charts the rise of Sonya from the age of 17 in 1940, a girl dreaming of being an understudy at the Krakow Opera when Nazis raid the theater. After witnessing the summary execution of her mother by German soldiers she escapes Poland and makes her way to London. Using guile and beauty, she finds passage to America in 1943 on the Mauretania, a dangerous North Atlantic crossing on a troop ship full of men. As the ship steams north into Arctic waters evading enemy submarines, Sonya almost wins at a high-stakes game of love . . . only to arrive in New York alone and desperate but determined to become a star. “A masterpiece of storytelling. A book of constant intrigue which from the outset creates that delicious paradox of it being immediately clear that nothing is ever quite as it seems.” Daily Mail “Robert Westbrook is a born storyteller and a bit of a magician.” Ally Sheedy The Torch Singer is an unforgettable journey through the shadowlands of fame.

The Torch Singer, Book One

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Download or read book The Torch Singer, Book One written by Robert Westbrook and published by Swan's Nest Canada. This book was released on 2014-08-30 with total page 362 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Robert Westbrook's novel strips the gilt off the Hollywood Golden Age to reveal the seamier underside. "'The Torch Singer'" begins with an ending, a scene of murder and mayhem on St. Valentine's Night in 1956 Beverly Hills and unravels the many and various threads of the lives and careers that took them there." "Time Out" ""The Torch Singer"" is a sweeping historical saga that takes the reader from the horrors of Nazi-occupied Poland to the glittery excesses of Hollywood in the 1940s and 50s: the rise and fall of Sonya Saint-Amant, a singer who schemes her way to fame and glory breaking all the rules. Book One, ""An Overnight Sensation"," charts the rise of Sonya from the age of 17 in 1940, a girl dreaming of being an understudy at the Krakow Opera when Nazis raid the theater. After witnessing the summary execution of her mother by German soldiers she escapes Poland and makes her way to London. Using guile and beauty, she finds passage to America in 1943 on the ""Mauretania"," a dangerous North Atlantic crossing on a troop ship full of men. As the ship steams north into Arctic waters evading enemy submarines, Sonya almost wins at a high-stakes game of love...only to arrive in New York alone and desperate but determined to become a star. "A masterpiece of storytelling. A book of constant intrigue which from the outset creates that delicious paradox of it being immediately clear that nothing is ever quite as it seems." "Daily Mail" "Robert Westbrook is a born storyteller and a bit of a magician." Ally Sheedy ""The Torch Singer"" is an unforgettable journey through the shadowlands of fame.

Back to Black

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ISBN 10 : 9781617136795
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Download or read book Back to Black written by Donald Brackett and published by Hal Leonard Corporation. This book was released on 2016-11-01 with total page 246 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: (Book). Be a fly on the wall of sound: get the inside history and behind-the-scenes events in the making of a masterpiece. In this refreshing book which focuses solely on Amy Winehouse's musical artistry, stylistic influences, and creative collaborations with great producers and musicians, instead of her personal problems Donald Brackett explores pertinent questions about the importance of pop music in contemporary culture. In this incisive and fascinating study of Amy Winehouse's second, and last, album (released in 2006), Back to Black , he opens the door not only to the full experience of this great record but also explores the seductive sonic hook that pop artists always strive for and unearths what makes the record unique, influential, and unforgettable. He reveals the creative steps in its inception and production, the technical virtuosity that makes it special, and why it deserves to be considered a pop classic. In an album that continually strips down the branches of popular music to draw from its muscular trunk, Amy Winehouse (with significant help from producers Mark Ronson and Salaam Remi) used the deep longing of '60s girl-group pop, such as the Ronettes, to fuel the torch sound she perfected in her debut. Brackett fully considers Winehouse's legacy ten years after her multi-Grammy winning album exploring the origins of a global cultural phenomenon by examining her roots as a storyteller; studying her swift arrival as a demonic pop diva; the crucially important creative role played by her gifted producers in the studio; the historical musical influences on her style; the soul magic of her superb backup band, the Dap-Kings; her live performance style onstage; and her magnetic public image as a video star. Back to Black is also explored song by song in an appreciation of its status as a true pop-art artifact. In the end, it's the songs that make up Back to Black which go far beyond our potentially prurient fascination with the unique singer's early demise five years ago and instead bring vibrantly to life the surprising pop majesty she personified.

Billboard

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Download or read book Billboard written by and published by . This book was released on 1958-01-13 with total page 108 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In its 114th year, Billboard remains the world's premier weekly music publication and a diverse digital, events, brand, content and data licensing platform. Billboard publishes the most trusted charts and offers unrivaled reporting about the latest music, video, gaming, media, digital and mobile entertainment issues and trends.

No Regrets

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Download or read book No Regrets written by Rob Young and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2012-05-17 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A colourful collection of pieces on the enigmatic genius of Scott Walker from THE WIRE. Scott Walker has travelled from teen idol to the outer limits of music. From 'The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Any More' reaching No.1, through to recordings of meat being punched on his last album, THE DRIFT, he somehow seems to have reached a passionate and committed fan base. Throughout his career, his impeccable critical reputation as a serious and uncompromising musician has never been questioned. The recent film, 30TH CENTURY MAN, had a litany of stars queuing up to praise Walker: the likes of David Bowie, Damon Albarn, Jarvis Cocker, Radiohead, Johnny Marr and Sting. But despite this, in 40 years of music, there has yet to be a serious book on Scott Walker. This collection, put together by Rob Young of THE WIRE magazine, features a handful of previously published articles and newly commissioned pieces, largely drawn from the orbit of THE WIRE's writers including Ian Penman, Chris Bohn and Rob Young.

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Download or read book Billboard written by and published by . This book was released on 1943-03-27 with total page 76 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In its 114th year, Billboard remains the world's premier weekly music publication and a diverse digital, events, brand, content and data licensing platform. Billboard publishes the most trusted charts and offers unrivaled reporting about the latest music, video, gaming, media, digital and mobile entertainment issues and trends.

The Billboard

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Download or read book The Billboard written by and published by . This book was released on 1950 with total page 526 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

George Michael

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Download or read book George Michael written by Rob Jovanovic and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2015-12-03 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: George Michael is an enigma. While he is one of the most open and vocal pop superstars on the planet, he also fiercely protective of his privacy. From the formation of Wham! In 1981 he immediately found fame and fortune beyond his wildest dreams. His music formed the soundtrack to the 1980s and he achieved all of this despite growing up in a dysfunctional family where his father openly proclaimed that George had no talent. Wham! split in 1986 but Michael went on to greater things as a solo artist. Along the way he has been embroiled in several controversies, but in refreshing contrast to other superstars, he has been happy to address his issues head-on in the media. Rob Jovanovic's biography tackles all the issues that formed George Michael and his place as a cultural icon. It also, for the first time, analyses Michael's musical output and groundbreaking videos.

Compact First Teacher's Book

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Download or read book Compact First Teacher's Book written by Peter May and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2012-09-06 with total page 97 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A highly focused Cambridge English: First (FCE) course providing efficient exam preparation in 50-60 core hours. The syllabus for this exam has changed and this book has now been replaced by 9781107428577 Compact First Second edition Teacher's Book.

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Download or read book Ebony written by and published by . This book was released on 2001-06 with total page 176 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: EBONY is the flagship magazine of Johnson Publishing. Founded in 1945 by John H. Johnson, it still maintains the highest global circulation of any African American-focused magazine.

The Critic

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Download or read book The Critic written by and published by . This book was released on 1885 with total page 332 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

The Best Novels of the Nineties

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Download or read book The Best Novels of the Nineties written by Linda Parent Lesher and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2015-11-17 with total page 489 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This reader’s guide provides uniquely organized and up-to-date information on the most important and enjoyable contemporary English-language novels. Offering critically substantiated reading recommendations, careful cross-referencing, and extensive indexing, this book is appropriate for both the weekend reader looking for the best new mystery and the full-time graduate student hoping to survey the latest in magical realism. More than 1,000 titles are included, each entry citing major reviews and giving a brief description for each book.

Shout, Sister, Shout!

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ISBN 10 : 9780689819919
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Download or read book Shout, Sister, Shout! written by Roxane Orgill and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2001 with total page 170 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Profiles ten celebrated singers from the past ten decades, including Ma Rainey, Judy Garland, Joan Baez, and Madonna.

Billboard

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Download or read book Billboard written by and published by . This book was released on 1981-10-10 with total page 108 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In its 114th year, Billboard remains the world's premier weekly music publication and a diverse digital, events, brand, content and data licensing platform. Billboard publishes the most trusted charts and offers unrivaled reporting about the latest music, video, gaming, media, digital and mobile entertainment issues and trends.