Ronnie

Author: Ronnie Drew

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141930039

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

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The late great Dubliner, Ronnie Drew, was six months into writing his biography when he was diagnosed with cancer. He had produced warm, witty and insightful material that made it clear that he was a wonderful writer as well as a great singer and storyteller. With the encouragement of his wife Deirdre and his family, he continued to think about the book and conducted a number of interviews to keep things ticking over until he was well enough to resume work on it. But sadly, much as he wanted to, Ronnie did not get to finish his story. However, with the whole-hearted co-operation of his daughter and son, Cliodhna and Phelim, it has been possible to put together Ronnie's work on his memoir along with his other writings, interviews with Cliodhna and Phelim, a wealth of photographs and other material from the family archive, and contributions from close friends, to create a book that is a wonderful portrait of, and a fitting and loving tribute to, the man Bono called 'the king of Ireland'.

Ronnie

Author: P.D. Workman

Publisher: pd workman

ISBN: 1988390966

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 397

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Ronnie was the one child in the Simpson family to escape from the abuse and grow up in a normal home without being bounced from place to place or ending up on the street. That was what the others all thought. That was what Ronnie told herself. When Ronnie could remember.

Ronnie

Author: Ronnie O'Sullivan

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1841883921

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

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Ronnie is snooker's most written and talked about player, and its greatest showman. His supreme talent and style have made him the People's Champion and, as one commentator put it, 'the question is not how much does Ronnie O'Sullivan need snooker, but how much does snooker need Ronnie O'Sullivan?' A honest and candid account of his extraordinary life, Ronnie tells of the infant who was introduced to legendary snooker clubs at an impossibly early age; of the boy who frightened off the bookies aged just 12; of the teenager whose life was decimated when his father and mentor was sent to prison for life; and of the man dubbed the 'genius' of the modern game who regularly threatened to quit the sport to pursue other interests at the grand old age of 28. 'A fine autobiography ... compelling' - Independent 'O'Sullivan is as frank about his spell in the Priory clinic as he is about his father's murder conviction. His accounts of snooker tournaments and sketches of the sport's personalities will fascinate fans, but even snooker haters will be rooting for Ronnie in the game of life' - OK!

I Love You, Ronnie

Author: Nancy Reagan

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 037550639X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 208

View: 9095


No matter what else was going on in his life or where he was—travelling to make movies for G.E., in the California governor's office, at the White House, or on Air Force One, and sometimes even from across the room—Ronald Reagan wrote letters to Nancy Reagan, to express his love, thoughts, and feelings, and to stay in touch. Through letters and reflections, the characters, personalities, and private lives of a president and his first lady are revealed. Nancy Reagan comments on the letters and writes with love and insight about her husband and the many phases of their life together.

Ronnie Gilbert

Author: Ronnie Gilbert,Holly Near

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520253086

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 312

View: 4412


"Ronnie Gilbert has had a long and colorful career as a singer, actor, activist, therapist, and independent woman of her times. She is best known for her time with the Weavers in the 1940s and '50s, but she went on to collaborate with many other musicians--notably Holly Near and Arlo Guthrie--as well as to write and appear on stage in numerous productions, including her own play, Mother Jones. Ronnie Gilbert traverses sixty years of the twentieth century, sharing her take on the folk-music revival, the Cold War blacklist, the 1960s music scene, and primal therapy. Ronnie Gilbert is a unique historical document for readers interested in music, American politics, and the history of the women's movement and the Left."--Provided by publisher.

Remembering Ronnie Barker

Author: Richard Webber

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1407089358

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 6880


Ronnie Barker was one of our most respected and best-loved comedy actors and here, in this fascinating biography, Richard Webber delves deep in to the heart of Barker's life and career, peppering his narrative with original and incisive memories from some of Barker's closest contemporaries, including Ronnie Corbett, Michael Palin and Barry Cryer. Star of the much-adored comedy classics Porridge, The Two Ronnies - one of the most successful and long-running television comedy shows ever on British television - and Open All Hours, Ronnie Barker was universally admired by the public and industry insiders alike. From his early days writing for and performing skits on The Frost Report right up to his retirement in 1988, he lit up television screens across the country with his wonderful gift for comedy and his remarkable skill for character acting. Beyond his performances on the stage and screen, Barker was also an accomplished comedy writer, providing many of the sketches and songs for The Two Ronnies and contributing material to a number of other television and radio shows. And despite his retirement he retained pole position in the public's affection, returning to the screen in 1999 to team up with his erstwhile comedy partner and great friend Ronnie Corbett for a Two Ronnies night on BBC1, followed by a BAFTA tribute in 2004 and a final appearance on television in 2005 on The Two Ronnies Christmas Sketchbook. Effortlessly funny, universally adored and an actor and writer responsible for some of Britain's best-loved and most-respected comedy, Ronnie Barker was a true comedy legend. Here he's brought to the page in winning style as he's remembered by those who best loved and knew him.

Ronnie the Rabbit's Adventure

Author: Angela Preston

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1546281401

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 50

View: 9864


In the earthly Vale of Llangollen, North Wales, a place of natural historical beauty, there lies a field of overgrown green blossoming flowers and buzzing bees, all at the bottom of Mount Mole Hill. In this field lives a herd of rusting rabbits. There are small ones, happy ones, large ones, and very grumpy ones, who have all lived there for generations. They have all come together to make one big flourishing community and are very, very close.

Ronnie Wood's Smile

Author: Wendy Ellison Mullen

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781420812800

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 356

View: 2275


While countless pages have been written about the Rolling Stones and its members, little attention has been given to the motivations and machinations of the fan base that makes this band the top grossing act in musical history. Author Wendy Mullen describes her descent from regular fan to near stalker as her interest in guitarist Ronnie Wood is propelled almost to obsession by the rise of the internet and a few interactions with Ronnie on stage. You neednt be a Stones fan to be amused by the array of comical characters and adventures that ensue; resist though you may, this funny, self-effacing tale will suck you into caring about her pursuit as much as the author does and will reveal your own fascinations and obsessions. www.slideonron.com

A Family for Ronnie

Author: Julie Caille

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1459288122

Category: Fiction

Page: 248

View: 9131


A Family for Ronnie Suddenly orphaned, little Ronnie faced two startled guardians. His aunt, Alicia Brant, wanted to mother the boy. And his rugged bachelor uncle, Luke Garrick, was proving a natural-born dad. Unfortunately, Alicia and Luke had something else in common. A past…. One long-ago summer, lone-wolf Luke had nearly made shy, virginal Alicia his mate. But she'd been afraid to trust his unspoken love, his secretive intensity. Ten years apart hadn't eased Luke's silent yearning—or Alicia's aching emptiness. But could two broken hearts resurrect their shattered dreams…and build a family for Ronnie?

Ronnie Biggs - The Inside Story

Author: Tel / Mike Currie / Gray

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 1907792562

Category: True Crime

Page: 154

View: 9275


Ronnie Biggs: The Inside Story, written by two of Ronnie Biggs’s closest friends and most ardent supporters, delivers exactly what it says on the label, giving a very personal, unique and yet disturbing insight into the mind and subsequent treatment by the judicial and penal systems of the man that became a legendary household name for his role in one of Britain’s most notorious crimes, the Great Train Robbery of 1963, and his subsequent life on the run upon his escape from prison in 1965. Raising pointed questions and dispelling many myths, the story makes one wonder who is the greater criminal: the carpenter that played a bit part in an unarmed robbery 45 years ago, who has remained incarcerated since his return to the UK in 2001 despite the fact that he is now a frail, wheelchair-bound 79-year-old grandfather who is no threat to society, is fed via a tube to his stomach and can only communicate by pointing to letters on a laminated sheet; or the justice and prison systems that have allowed him to rot in jail for so long. One thing’s for sure, although Ronnie Biggs’s body is letting him down after a series of strokes and other illnesses, his legal team, campaign supporters, underworld friends and devoted family certainly aren’t, and neither is his own fighting spirit or his humanity in the face of inhumanity. All he wants now is to be able to die a free man rather than suffer “a slow crucifixion on the Home Office cross”, and once all the facts have been digested one can only be moved to ask: “How could anyone deny him that?”