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August Releases from John Blake Publishing

Diana: Closely Guarded Secret

By Inspector Ken Wharfe and Robert Jobson

The long awaited republication of this Sunday Times best-seller is finally here! Inspector Ken Wharfe was a crucial figure in Princess Diana's life, acting as her royal protection officer for almost seven years, becoming her close friend and confidant in the process. This fully updated edition contains brand new material from Ken, as well as never before published photographs of the Princess and her children from the authors private collection, and the transcript from the inquest into her death.


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Up Front: My Autobiography

By Kerry Dixon

 After struggling with drug dependancy, alcoholism, and a gambling addition, Kerry Dixon's fall from grace has been spectacular. At the peak of his career, he was one of the nations best strikers, playing for Chelsea and being called up by Sir Bobby Charlton for England, and now he works long hours as a labourer in Luton. How did this all happen? Dixon pens this book as a form of therapy, explaining it all in grisly detail.


All Time Low: Don't Panic, Let's Party

By Joe Shooman

What began as four friends bonding over a love of Blink-182 has quickly become one of the world's best loved bands. Having been signed up just before graduating, All Time Low have been on the path to global domination ever since. 
Picking up where Blink, Sum 41 and Offspring left off, ATL have garnered an enormous fan base. With their unbelievably catchy melodies, raucous gigs which get the world jumping and lyrics that resonate with a generation, it is not hard to see why the boys are so well loved. 


Bruce Dickinson: Maiden Voyage

By Joe Shooman

 Author, fencer, airline pilot, broadcaster, film-maker and acclaimed rock vocalist, is there anything Bruce Dickinson can’t do?
After twelve years with Iron Maiden, he left in 1993 to concentrate on a solo career. Having found success with his Accident of Birth and The Chemical Wedding albums, he made his grand return to the band in 1999, returning them to their former glory. Their most recent album, The Book of Souls, debuted at number one in twenty-four countries. They currently find themselves travelling across thirty-five countries in a special Iron Maiden jet named Ed Force Once on a sell-out tour. 

My Lucky Life in and Out of Showbusiness: A Memoir

By Dick Van Dyke

Dick Van Dyke has been a fixture on our screens since the golden age of television and film, and is a true Hollywood legend. This is the story of his extraordinary life in his own words.Despite his incredible fame, Dick remains modest about his time in show business and this is an illuminating account, from his Midwest beginnings to the bright lights of Broadway and Hollywood. While he looks back with great fondness, he equally isn’t afraid to be self-critical, and allows us a real insight into the man behind the beaming song-and-dance man persona.

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