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Jeremy Clarkson

Hettie Bingham
Authors:
Hettie Bingham

Each title in the Real-life Stories series looks at a celebrity who is at the top of their game and the height of their career. We take a look at how they got to where they are today, what their daily life is like and where they are going next. Jeremy Clarkson is the original petrolhead! With a love of supercars and motoring, Clarkson made his name with the popular TV programme, Top Gear. Driving the latest, fastest cars, taking on incredible challenges, and travelling all over the world is all in a day's work. Known to be funny, honest and outspoken, Clarkson leaves people in no doubt as to what he thinks. Find out about the man behind the wheel; what inspires Jeremy Clarkson, where he went to school, how he has climbed from local journalist to famous personality, his height and even what he has for breakfast. Readers get a great close up view of Jeremy Clarkson and his career; with interesting facts, fun trivia, and quotes. Have a go at the Clarkson quiz, find out about his celebrity mates, and what he likes to do - apart from driving cars!

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Richard Hammond

Hettie Bingham
Authors:
Hettie Bingham

Did you know that car-mad Richard Hammond worked in radio before that all-important audition for Top Gear? And there is more to him than just cars... he has presented science shows, a challenge game show and nature documentaries.Find out all about the man nicknamed The Hamster by his co-presenters: what inspires him, who his celebrity mates are, just how many cars he owns, what his favourite food is, and much more. A fantastic resource for biography based project work!

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Kate, Duchess of Cambridge

Hettie Bingham
Authors:
Hettie Bingham

Kate Middleton, now Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, is today's princess. She is a role model, wife and mother of a future king, and she's a style icon. You can read about her early life - her family, education, and univesity years; and her life as part of today's monarchy - the wedding, public appearances, travels and the work she does today. Find out about the girl under all those fancy hats; the young Kate Middleton, where she went to school, how she met Prince William and how she has coped with being in the public eye. Learn about her life today, as the Duchess of Cambridge, and a new mother. Readers get a great close-up view of Kate Middleton - from her school days to her wedding to the future king - with interesting facts, fun trivia and quotes. Have a go at the Catherine quiz, find out about her famous friends and family, and what she likes to do in her spare time. A fantastic resource for biography based project work; full glossary and index included. Each title in the Real-Life Stories series looks at a celebrity who is at the top of their game and the height of their career. We take a look at how they got to where they are today, what their daily life is like and where they are going next.

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will.i.am

Hettie Bingham
Authors:
Hettie Bingham

will.i.am is a music and style sensation! Founder of the pop group Black Eyed Peas, solo artist and collaborator, will.i.am is one of the biggest names on the music scene today. Known for his awesome outfits and amazing musical talent, his appearance on The Voice, and much more. Find out about the man behind the microphone; what inspires will.i.am, where he grew up, his interests in entrepreneurship, technology, fashion and entertainment, and his work in activism and philanthropy. Readers get a great close-up view of will.i.am - from his early days with the Black Eyed Peas - with interesting facts, fun trivia and quotes. Have a go at the will.i.am quiz, find out about his famous friends, and what he likes to do in his spare time. A fantastic respources for biography based project work; full glossary and index included. Each title in the Real-life Stories series looks at a celebrity who is at the top of their game and the height of their career. We take a look at how they got to where they are today, what their daily life is like and where they are going next.

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Brian Cox

Hettie Bingham
Authors:
Hettie Bingham

Brian Cox, star scientist! The professor of particle physics is probably best known for his hugely popular BBC programmes about our solar system and the universe. But did you know that he is also a member of the chart-topping pop group D:Ream and that he got a D in his maths A level?Find out about the TV professor and pop star: what inspires Brian, where he grew up, his interests and his work in broadcasting and the world of science. A fantastic resource for biography based project work!

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Gary Barlow

Hettie Bingham
Authors:
Hettie Bingham

Gary Barlow is a national treasure! A member of the group Take That, as well as a solo artist, Gary is one of the biggest names on the music scene today. He is known for his amazing musical talent, his appearance on The X Factor, and much more. Find out about the man behind the microphone; what inspires Gary, where he grew up, his interests, and his work in activism and philanthropy. Readers get a great close-up view of Gary - from his early days with Take That - with interesting facts, fun trivia and quotes. Have a go at the Gary Barlow quiz, find out about his famous friends, and what he likes to do in his spare time. A fantastic resources for biography based project work; full glossary and index included. Each title in the Real-life Stories series looks at a celebrity who is at the top of their game and the height of their career. We take a look at how they got to where they are today, what their daily life is like and where they are going next.

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Banksy

Hettie Bingham
Authors:
Hettie Bingham

Who is Banksy? One of the most famous street artists, he has managed to keep his identity a secret ever since his work first got noticed in the 1990s. He is known for his subversive stencil art that is often political and has a dark sense of humour. Today, he is world-famous, not only for his art, but also for his exhibitions, film work and books. Find out all there is to know about the man behind the pseudonym: what we know about Banksy's childhood, what inspires him and how he went from local graffiti artist to global fame. Have a go at the Banksy quiz and find out about his most famous artworks and stunts. Each title in the Real-life Stories series looks at a celebrity who is at the top of their game and the height of their career. We take a look at how they got to where they are today, what their daily life is like and where they are going next. All of the titles make fantastic resources for biography based project work; full glossary and index included.

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Adele

Hettie Bingham
Authors:
Hettie Bingham

Want to find out stacks of facts about Adele? How she went from posting a demo on Myspace to becoming an international singing mega-star? Then this behind-the-scenes biography is all you need! Step inside the world of the famous songstress and discover all you've ever wanted to know about the golden-voiced singer! From shooting to fame in 2007, at the age of 19, to becoming the chart-topping star she is today. Find out about the woman behind the microphone; what inspires Adele, where she grew up, her interests, and her contributions to charitable causes. A fantastic resource for biography based project work!

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Alex Ferguson

Sarah Eason
Authors:
Sarah Eason

Until his retirement in 2013, Sir Alex Ferguson was the most famous football manager in the world. During his time at Manchester United, the club won the Premier League 13 times and the FA Cup five times, as well as numerous other titles and trophies. No other football manager has come close to equalling Fergie's record. Real-life Stories: Alex Ferguson gives you the story behind this incredible man - from his upbringing in a tough part of Glasgow, through his career as a football player in Scotland, to his 26 years in charge of one of the most famous and successful football clubs in the world. It focuses on his management techniques and his star players, from David Beckham to Ryan Giggs, Eric Cantona, Cristiano Ronaldo and Wayne Rooney, and explains how he transformed Man Utd into a global phenomenon - the club every footballer wanted to play for. Biographical information, and Alex Ferguson quotes, support the narrative. Punchy, fact-filled text make this a fantastic resource for biography based project work for children aged seven and above; a full glossary and index are included. Each title in the Real-life Stories series looks at a celebrity who is at the top of their game and the height of their career. We take a look at how they got to where they are today, what their daily life is like and where they are going next. If you've enjoyed reading about Alex Ferguson, why not try finding out about Adele, Banksy, the Duchess of Cambridge, Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, Brian Cox, Gary Barlow, Will.i.am, Stella McCartney, David Walliams, Malorie Blackman, Kylie Minogue or Steve Backshall, in other titles in the series?

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Malorie Blackman

Sarah Eason
Authors:
Sarah Eason

Malorie Blackman is one of the most successful and prolific children's authors writing today. Made Children's Laureate for 2013-15, her books, such as Noughts and Crosses, Double Cross and Knife Edge, are loved by kids and adults alike. Malorie's influence extends far beyond the literary world, however. She has used her position to speak out against racism, and to campaign for greater ethnic diversity in children's books and children's publishing. Discover the story behind this incredible writer - from her struggles as a child facing racism in 1960s London, through her parents' divorce and her misdiagnosis of Sickle-Cell Anaemia, to the globally renowned author she is today. It focuses on Malorie's love of reading, and how she tries to foster that in children today. It also looks at how she pursued her dream of becoming a writer with determination and courage, in the face of people who told her she would never amount to anything. Biographical information, and Malorie Blackman quotes, support the narrative. A fantastic resource for biography based project work!

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Kylie Minogue

Sarah Levete
Authors:
Sarah Levete

Kylie Minogue has been in the spotlight since her role as Charlene in the hit Australian TV show, Neighbours. However, the star is best known for her amazing pop persona and sensational sell-out concerts. Find out who the princess of pop really is - discover how she rose to fame, why she and sister Dannii were once TV rivals, where Kylie finds her musical inspiration and how she won her devastating battle with cancer. A fantastic resource for biography based project work!

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Stella McCartney

Sarah Levete
Authors:
Sarah Levete

Stella McCartney is a fashion designer, entrepreneur and environmental activist. Daughter of Paul McCartney, of The Beatles, and his wife Linda, she has refused to let her parents' fame define her, and has forged an extremely successful career in fashion. Real-life Stories: Stella McCartney gives you the story behind this incredible designer - from her early life growing up on a farm in Sussex, through her days at Central St Martin's School of Art and as the creative director of Parisian fashion house Chloe, to launching her own fashion label. It focuses on Stella's talent as a designer and tailor and her commitment to ensuring that her business is as ethical and eco-friendly as possible, and that her clothes are made without the use of leather or fur. The importance of family to Stella, how she dealt with the death of her mother, and how she balances family life with running a global business, are also looked at. Biographical information, and Stella McCartney quotes, support the narrative. Punchy, fact-filled text make this a fantastic resource for biography based project work for children aged seven and above; a full glossary and index are included. Each title in the Real-life Stories series looks at a celebrity who is at the top of their game and the height of their career. We take a look at how they got to where they are today, what their daily life is like and where they are going next. If you've enjoyed reading about Stella McCartney, why not try finding out about Adele, Banksy, the Duchess of Cambridge, Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, Brian Cox, Gary Barlow, Will.i.am, Steve Backshall, David Walliams, Alex Ferguson, Malorie Blackman or Kylie Minogue, in other titles in the series?

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David Walliams

Sarah Levete
Authors:
Sarah Levete

Find out all about one of Britain's most popular and best-loved comedians. David Williams is a multi-talented star, a successful children's book author, a famous comedy actor, and star of the smash-hit TV show, Britain's Got Talent. Discover how David began his comic career, where he finds inspiration for his hilarious children's books, his important charity work and what the future could hold for this talented funny man. A fantastic resource for biography based project work!

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