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Is This What Really Happened?

Is This What Really Happened? [Kindle Edition]

Vernon Coleman
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

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Is This What Really Happened? is a novel. But could it be true? It's the story of what might have happened if Elvis Presley hadn't died but had faked his own death and moved to Paris. Meticulously researched, the book describes how Elvis, exhausted and aware that superstardom was killing him, agrees to quit showbusiness and America to start a new life abroad. Colonel Tom Parker approves the scheme because he knows it will boost record sales. The whole affair is carefully planned by a friend Presley met in Paris when he was serving in the army. Read the first chapter and you'll be hooked - you will want to know what happens next.
Vernon Coleman, the bestselling author of Is This What Happened? has written over 100 books which have sold more than two million hardback and paperback copies in the UK and been translated into 24 languages. His books include Mrs Caldicot's Cabbage War (which has been turned into an award winning movie), Mrs Caldicot's Knickerbocker Glory, Mr Henry Mulligan and the Bilbury series. Vernon Coleman is also a qualified doctor and has written many highly successful medical books (including Bodypower and How To Stop Your Doctor Killing You).
What the papers say about Vernon Coleman and his books:
Coleman is a very funny writer - This England
Vernon Coleman writes brilliant books - The Good Book Guide
He writes lucidly and wittily - Good Housekeeping
Superstar - Independent on Sunday
Compulsive reading - The Guardian
Brilliant - The People
A godsend - Daily Telegraph
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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2243 KB
  • Print Length: 273 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00K6L38W0
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #150,253 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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Mr Coleman is my favourite writer although with some of his works, particularly at the moment with Diary of a Disgruntled Man, my wife is not happy! After reading a few pages with my early morning cups of tea I spend the rest of the day as a disgruntled man!
His fictitious tale of Elvis's life after death(?) is brilliant as are the whole series of Bilbury books. Keep up the good work please, Mr Coleman!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Thought provoking 8 Jun 2014
By Judy
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This was a good book, and very easy to read. It was quite funny in places, and also a little bit sad. I enjoyed reading about Paris. It certainly gave me food for thought
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5.0 out of 5 stars loved it 1 Jun 2014
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This story of Elvis being alive and living in Paris was quite believeable, even though I knew it was fiction. I love Elvis and maybe really wanted it to be true!!! I like the author's style of writing , it keeps you interested and wanting to know what happens next, I was disappointed when the book ended as I was eager to see continue the journey.
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By susi
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This is a really good fun read
I enjoyed every page, Its comical, romantic and wholly believable.
Its an easy, feel good read
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3.0 out of 5 stars Amusing 'what if' fantasy 18 Jun 2014
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Quite a fun read, especially for anyone old enough to remember the Elvis era. Of course it's far-fetched, but it does make you wonder "what if...." and whether you could have thought of any improvements on the plan. Vernon Coleman, as always, takes you confidently round Paris, and neatly carries on the joke of Elvis avoiding detection whilst impersonating (or almost impersonating) himself. An amusing idea, and one which could be copied for any celebrities whose fans refuse to accept the death of their idol. Think Princess Diana, Jim Morrison - both with the Paris touch - Michael Jackson, Kurt cobain, Jimi Hendrix, even Marilyn Monroe. [ Thinks, maybe it's already been done? ]
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