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A charmed life : the autobiography of David Essex

Author: David Essex
Publisher: London : Orion, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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""I was born on 23 July 1947, yellow with jaundice and delivered by forceps. Maybe my reluctance to enter the world was a premonition of the incredible adventure my life would be ... "" "Cut to 26 years later - "At the record shop signings I did to promote the single, 'Essex Mania' was taking hold, we stopped the traffic in Bond Street and lay besieged in Lewisham High Street."" "By 1973, David Essex was starring in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: David Essex; David Essex
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Essex
ISBN: 0752851608 9780752851600
OCLC Number: 50017751
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 248 pages, [24] pages of plates : portraits ; 24 cm
Responsibility: David Essex.

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David had a very successful visit to LBS on 8 August, signing over 2,000 pre-sold copies for Telesales and doing a staff signing. EVENTS: We kicked off the book signing tour with BORDERS OXFORD ST Read more...

 
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