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Anger is an Energy: My Life Uncensored - John Lydon

John Lydon has secured prime position as one of the most recognizable icons in the annals of music history. As Johnny Rotten, he was the lead singer of the Sex Pistols - the world's most notorious band, who shot to fame in the mid-1970s with singles such

So, Anyway… by John Cleese - book review: Always look on the bright side of life? You must be joking

John Cleese really didn't like his mother. That much is obvious. She's clearly to blame for the apparently miserable life he's had to endure. Cleese's memoir, presumably volume one, only takes us up to the start of Monty Python's Flying Circus, so there's

Roy Keane: The Second Half; Kevin Pietersen: KP The Autobiography reviews twin tragedies

Were two men ever more cruelly wronged? Not according to these tales of self-pity from Roy Keane and Kevin PietersenReading, in the past couple of days, back to back, the trials and torments of Kevin Pietersen and Roy Keane, the slights suffered and the p

Behind the Mask: The Life of Vita Sackville-West review a catalogue of sexual conquests

No salacious detail of her love affairs is spared in an infuriating new life of Vita Sackville-West, the first new biography in 30 yearsVita Sackville-West, the writer and gardener extraordinaire, grew up at Knole in Kent, a house that resembled a medieva

Behind the Mask: The Life of Vita Sackville-West - Matthew Dennison

Aristocrat, literary celebrity, ‘Rose Queen’, devoted wife, lesbian, recluse, iconoclast – Vita Sackville-West was many things, but she was never straightforward. Her life is re-told here in a dazzling new biography. Vita Sackville-West is perhap

The Mad Boy, Lord Berners, My Grandmother And Me - Sofka Zinovieff

Faringdon House in Oxfordshire was the home of Lord Berners, composer, writer, painter, friend of Stravinsky and Gertrude Stein, a man renowned for his eccentricity – masks, practical jokes, a flock of multi-coloured doves – and his homosexuality. Bef

KP: The Autobiography - Kevin Pietersen

The fascinating life story of professional cricketer Kevin Pietersen, MBE, from his childhood in South Africa to his recent experiences as one of the leading lights in the world of international cricket. Kevin was dropped from the England squad in Febr

Ezra Pound: Poet, the Epic Years by A David Moody, review: 'masterly'

In the second volume of the definitive Life of Pound, the prolific poet edits The Waste Land and pays court to Mussolini

The Mad Boy, Lord Berners, My Grandmother and Me review eccentric, hedonistic glamour

Sofka Zinovieff tells the story of Berners as he composes and carouses with her grandfather, Robert Heber-Percy, in fashionable society between the warsStravinsky once described Lord Berners as the best British composer of his generation. That has never b