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Adele: The biography [Kindle Edition]

Chas Newkey-Burden
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Adele's soulful voice, catchy hits and vulnerable personality have won her critical acclaim and huge popularity. She shattered a chart record of 21 years standing when her second album, 21, remained at the number one spot in the UK charts for 15 consecutive weeks. A global success, Adele has topped the charts in 18 countries. But who is she? What is the truth of the tempestuous life that has so influenced her heartbreaking tracks? How did she overcome the challenges that threatened to derail her career? This compelling book traces her story from her childhood in London, where she began singing at the age of four. During her teenage years she wrote her own music and attended the BRIT school, alongside the likes of Leona Lewis. After posting demos on the MySpace website she earned a record deal and quickly captured our hearts. Adele remains an unlikely icon. Her looks are unusual in a formulaic world of celebrity image, she suffers badly with pre-stage nerves and once cancelled a cruicial promotional trip to America because she felt too down to travel. This is a full, unflinching portrait of a genuine talent and inspiring, uncompromising woman - the curvy girl-next-door who conquered the world.

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Chas Newkey-Burden is a leading celebrity biographer whose subjects include Amy Winehouse, Simon Cowell, Justin Bieber, Brangelina, The Wanted and Stephenie Meyer. His books have been translated into 12 languages. He is a regular guest on BBC Radio London, a columnist for the Jewish Chronicle and you can follow him on Twitter: @AllThatChas.

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24 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One And Only - Adele. 7 Nov. 2011
By Maxxx
Adele Laurie Blue Adkins, This book is a very detailed, deep and inspirational insight into the now world famous Singer, This book has such a personal connection with Adele herself, the way Chas has written it makes you feel as if you've grown up your whole life with Adele and you personally know her, you've experienced everything her..
You find out everything from how she Got her Middle names to how she got signed to her Record Label.. Not only do you get an insight into Adele's personallity from her, you get information from others in her life, like her mother Penny and fellow students at BRIT school like Jessie J.
If you've ever wondered what makes Adele who she is today, how she taught herself to sing by finding a CD in the bargain bin at HMV, then this Book is for you. From the first page, it just draws you in and takes you on an incredible journey threw Adeles life and will help you to appreciate everything so much more about this soulful singer.

You shall not regret buying this book!

Enjoy, Max. :)
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Page Turner.... 2 Jan. 2012
I've been a fan of Adele for as long as I can remember, even more so after I attended her one night concert at The Royal Albert Hall in 2011. So naturally, when I realised there was a book written about her, like any loyal fan would - I went out and bought a copy.
I found the best thing about the book is that it makes you feel right at home, like you're actually talking to her face to face. It's as if you're in her front room reading (asking) the questions, and she's answering, and if you've heard her speak, you can imagine what that's like!

It's a real page turner, and if you're a hardcore fan like I am, you will most certainly not be disappointed. Here's to you Chas!

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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Highly recommended 23 Sept. 2011
By jackrat
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I really enjoyed this book. The world is a better place because we have the very special in so many ways Adele sharing it and herself with us. Find out what drives , touches , motivates and moves her and why she has touched so many people worldwide. Excellent.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Adele Laurie Blue. 23 Jan. 2012
By Sue S
Format:Kindle Edition
For any fan of Adele's this book is a must! I thoroughly enjoyed her expressions of how she was to where she is now. It is funny in
places which is typical of her sense of humour. I found it sad as well but I have no doubt Adele wouldn't want you to feel that way.
All in all a great read!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A must read 4 Jan. 2012
By KirstyW
I really enjoyed this book!

From the very first page this book had me hooked. It is down to earth, thought provoking and personal, a real insight into her life.

It's a must read for any Adele fan out there,
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Adele-The Biography 8 May 2012
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Book was excellent. Gave me insight into this talented singer/songwriter. I love her voice and her spunk. Wish her well and hope she comes up with new songs soon. I for one can not get enough media coverage on her. But, she is being smart and not saturating the vicious media. Much 'success' to Adele! I will be patiently awaiting any and ALL songs forth coming. You have done your mum proud!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Interesting read. 15 Feb. 2013
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Purchased book for my wife. Having read aspects myself within the pages I found the book interesting. My wife's feedback is it was very interesting , and enjoyed which displayed the living in Tottenham where my wife lived. This shows an individual who finds her way in life and reaps the rewards. Not having an easy life, now ADELE through this book gives hope and encouragement to others to never give in, no meter what obstacles are in your way, if you keep focused ahead you will achieve your ambitions.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Adele the biography 5 Feb. 2013
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I really enjoyed this because it shows that she is a good and genuine person and her success has not gone to her head! Can't wait for the next book keep it up Adele well done.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
A great read
Published 3 months ago by Gavin
2.0 out of 5 stars Somewhat boring
Mainly only a list of events repeated throughout the book. VERY little about Adele. Would not have bought if I had known and would not recommend.
Published 4 months ago by Cee
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 4 months ago by maureen webster
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
good singer
Published 8 months ago by margaret buck
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Arrived promptly and exactly as described, thank you
Published 9 months ago by S P McDade
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
enjoyed this one
Published 10 months ago by Anthony Kennedy
4.0 out of 5 stars Biography of a great singer
This was an efficient down-to-earth biography of one of our greatest singers of the last decade and it was quite a good read
Published 20 months ago by Joyce Miller
2.0 out of 5 stars not great
I was disappointed with thr book i thought it woulf be better than that it was'nt that personal account than i thought it would be
Published 21 months ago by lisa
2.0 out of 5 stars Sorry
It must be hard to write a biography about someone so young. The fact that i do not think this book is worth reading, is because i do not like the way the author writes. Read more
Published 21 months ago by Henny
5.0 out of 5 stars a little chipped in the back
i was craving for the biography long time ago.supposed arrive yesterday, but considering where i live, it is still one agreeable deal after all. Read more
Published 23 months ago by xin tong sun
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