Wheelers Books
Refine By
Publication Date
Fiction / Non-Fiction
    Age
      Format
        Extended Format
        Show Large Print:
        Publication Country
          Latest Additions
          Language
            Price
            -

            Biography & Autobiography: Film, Television, Music, Theatre

            Stock Availability: Sort by: View:

            Total 21.1K jump to: go ‹ previous12345...next ›
            The Mirror Steamed Over: Love and Pop in London, 1962
              

            The Mirror Steamed Over: Love and Pop in London, 1962 (Paperback)

            By Byrt, Anthony

            • RRP: $45.00
            • $42.75
            • Save $2.25
            • Pub Date
              18 Jun 20

            In 1962 at the Royal College of Art in London, three extraordinary personalities collided to reshape contemporary art and literature: artist David Hockney, author Ann Quin and designer Billy Apple.

            ISBN 9781869409104
            Published NZ 18 Jun 2020
            Publisher Auckland University Press
            Interest Age General Audience
            Availability
            Available for pre-order, ships once released
            View details for this title
            Fourteen: My year of darkness, and the light that followed
             

            Fourteen: My year of darkness, and the light that followed (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Molloy, Shannon

            • RRP: $35.00
            • $27.30
            • Save $7.70
            • In Stock At Publisher

            Fourteen is this generation's Holding the Man - a moving coming-of-age memoir about a young man's search for identity and acceptance in the most unforgiving and hostile of places: high school. This is a story about my fourteenth year of life as a gay kid at an all-boys rugby-mad ...Catholic school in regional Queensland. It was a year in which I started to discover who I was, and deeply hated what was revealed. It was a year in which I had my first crush and first devastating heartbreak. It was a year of torment, bullying and betrayal - not just at the hands of my peers, but by adults who were meant to protect me. And it was a year that almost ended tragically. I found solace in writing and my budding journalism; in a close-knit group of friends, all growing up too quickly together; and in the fierce protection of family and a mother's unconditional love. These were moments of light and hilarity that kept me going. As much as Fourteen is a chronicle of the enormous struggle and adversity I endured, and the shocking consequences of it all, it's also a tale of survival. Because I did survive. 'Teenagers should read this book, parents should read this book. Human beings, above all, should read this book.' Rick Morton bestselling author of One Hundred Years of Dirt 'I love this book ... a beautifully written account of a young man struggling with his sexuality, overcoming shocking abuse and finding his way to pride.' Peter FitzSimons, bestselling author 'Shannon is unflinching in recounting the horror, but he is also funny, empathetic and, above all, full of courage.' Bridie Jabour, author of The Way Things Should Be 'A slice of life as experienced quite recently in the lucky country .' The Hon Michael Kirby, AC CMG
            Read more

            ISBN 9781760851088
            Published NZ 1 Apr 2020
            Publisher Simon & Schuster Australia
            Interest Age General Audience
            Availability
            In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
            View details for this title
            Top End Girl

            Top End Girl (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Digital original)

            By Tapsell, Miranda

            • RRP: $34.99
            • $26.24
            • Save $8.75
            • In Stock At Publisher

            From Kakadu to Cannes - an entertaining and thought-provoking memoir from actor, activist and Australia's sweetheart, Miranda Tapsell.

            ISBN 9780733642432
            Published NZ 28 Apr 2020
            Publisher Hachette
            Interest Age General Audience
            Availability
            In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
            View details for this title
            Dead People I Have Known
             

            Dead People I Have Known (Paperback)

            By Carter, Shayne

            • RRP: $40.00
            • $34.00
            • Save $6.00
            • In Stock At Publisher

            In Dead People I Have Known, the legendary New Zealand musician Shayne Carter tells the story of a life in music, taking us deep behind the scenes and songs of his riotous teenage bands Bored Games and the Doublehappys and his best-known bands Straitjacket Fits and Dimmer.

            ISBN 9781776562213
            Published NZ 9 May 2019
            Publisher Victoria University Press
            Interest Age General Audience
            Availability
            In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
            View details for this title
            The Life & Times of Malcolm McLaren: The Biography

            The Life & Times of Malcolm McLaren: The Biography (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Gorman, Paul

            • RRP: $37.99
            • $29.63
            • Save $8.36
            • In Stock At Publisher

            The authorised biography of Malcolm McLaren, cultural iconoclast and enduring figurehead of the punk movement.

            ISBN 9781472121097
            Released NZ 12 May 2020
            Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
            Interest Age General Audience
            Availability
            In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
            View details for this title
            She's a Rainbow: The Extraordinary Life of Anita Pallenberg

            She's a Rainbow: The Extraordinary Life of Anita Pallenberg (Hardback)

            By Wells, Simon

            • RRP: $48.99
            • $46.54
            • Save $2.45
            • In Stock At Publisher

            Based on exclusive interviews with friends and family, and full of her extraordinary adventures with the rich and famous, as well as her personal triumphs and tragedies, She's a Rainbow delves deep into her fascinating and moving story - for the first time ever.

            ISBN 9781785588457
            Released NZ 13 Mar 2020
            Publisher Omnibus Press
            Interest Age General Audience
            Availability
            In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
            View details for this title
            Miss World 1970: How I entered a Pageant and wound up making history

            Miss World 1970: How I entered a Pageant and wound up making history (Hardback)

            By Hosten, Jennifer; Foreword by Mbatha-Raw, Gugu

            • RRP: $47.99
            • $43.19
            • Save $4.80
            • In Stock At Publisher

            SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE. Jennifer Hosten went to the 1970 Miss World pageant on a lark, representing the tiny Caribbean island of Grenada, and came home with the crown and a place in history. What was supposed to be a light-hearted affair, with a parade of the world's m...ost beautiful women vying for the attention of the judges and comedian/host Bob Hope, turned out to be the most controversial, politically-charged, and consequential pageant ever. Women's liberation activists blew up a BBC broadcast truck and stormed London's Royal Albert Hall in an attempt to sabotage the show, which they deemed a cattle market. They threw rotten vegetables in the auditorium and hit Bob Hope with a flour bomb. When order was restored, Jennifer Hosten made history as the first women of colour to win the title. The broadcast introduced its massive audience to both a militant new brand of feminism and a new ideal of beauty, one in which the whole world could share. Ms. Hosten followed her triumph with a successful career as a diplomat and public servant in Grenada and Canada. Her book tells the stories of the epochal 1970 contest and her life with grace and an amused modesty. Her story has been purchased by the makers of The Crown and is the basis for Misbehavior, a 2020 film starring Keira Knightley. Rising British actress Gugu Mbatha-Raw, who plays Jennifer Hosten, is contributing a foreword to the book.
            Read more

            ISBN 9781989555231
            Released NZ 1 May 2020
            Publisher Misc - Alliance Distribution
            Interest Age General Audience
            Availability
            In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
            View details for this title
            Square Haunting: Five Women, Freedom and London Between the Wars
             

            Square Haunting: Five Women, Freedom and London Between the Wars (Hardback, Main)

            By Wade, Francesca

            • RRP: $64.99
            • $51.99
            • Save $13.00
            • Internationally sourced

            Roving across a time of historical upheaval, Wade takes us beyond the famed bohemian parties and political salons into the emotional texture and gender politics of daily life itself - and an era that gave birth to a new modes of working, loving, and being.

            ISBN 9780571330652
            Released NZ 3 Mar 2020
            Publisher Faber and Faber
            Interest Age General Audience
            Availability
            Internationally sourced (OOS locally); ships 6-12 working days
            View details for this title
            More Myself: A Journey

            More Myself: A Journey (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Keys, Alicia

            • RRP: $39.99
            • $31.99
            • Save $8.00
            • In Stock At Publisher

            An intimate, revealing look at one artist's journey from self-censorship to full expression

            ISBN 9781529046045
            Released NZ 31 Mar 2020
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age 18+ years
            Availability
            In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
            View details for this title
            Resistance: A Songwriter's Story of Hope, Change and Courage

            Resistance: A Songwriter's Story of Hope, Change and Courage (Hardback)

            By Amos, Tori

            • RRP: $39.99
            • $31.19
            • Save $8.80
            • To Order/ Indent titles

            Structured chronologically around her most famous songs, Amos opens up the lyrics to broader discussions of issues from climate change to women's rights to fascism encroaching on the world's most powerful countries. She draws on her wide experience and travels to make sense of wh...at divides us and shows us how music can bring people together.
            Read more

            ISBN 9781529325607
            Released NZ 12 May 2020
            Publisher Hodder & Stoughton
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Availability
            Indent title (sourced internationally), usually ships 4-6 weeks post release/order
            View details for this title
            Total 21.1K jump to: go ‹ previous12345...next ›