This Is My Song: A Biography of Petula Clark by Andrea Kon hits the £1 shelf in my shop.
Book Club Associates, 1983, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs;
From the cover: Petula Clark must surely be the most enigmatic British pop star.
Since hitting the spotlight at the age often when she first captured the hearts of the wartime public across the world with a magical performance on the Its All Yours programme of the BBCs British Empire Service, she has appeared in more than thirty British and American films, cut millions of discs in a variety of languages and risen from being the pure English Our Pet to becoming Frances own Petulante Petula and finally Americas Queen of Downtown and an internationally-acclaimed star.
Yet, until now, little has been known of the real person behind the headlines. Never before has she spoken of her true relationship with her father and of her battle to lose the little girl image he so painstakingly manufactured around her. Nor of the two, true loves of her life which preceded her marriage to her French husband and manager, Claude Wolrf. Or of the mystery illness which has led to enormous speculation about her present health.
In this book and for the first time she tells, with her friends, the real and often sad story behind the public smile. How she saved Harry Belafonte from humiliation; why she has always loathed comparison with Julie Andrews; what she thinks of Fred Astaire, Peter OToole, John Lennon and Roddy Llewellyn and why she never did get to sing Charlie Chaplins final song.
So many unanswered questions have always, surrounded this tiny lady whose name has become a household word. This book, complete with many unique photographs, attempts to answer them all.
Introduction by: Ross Clark
Good+ in Good+ Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper with light fading to the spine. Pages lightly age-tanned, more heavily so at the margins.
Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine.
256 pages. Index. 9½” x 6¼”.
This book will be listed, sooner or later, for £6.50 on my delightful website… (added to my Biography category.) but get 50% off buying from my blog… below…