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A Whole Lot of History - Signed Edition [Hardcover]

Kimberley Walsh
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Book Description

26 Sep 2013
In 2002 - along with Cheryl Cole, Nadine Coyle, Sarah Harding and Nicola Roberts - Kimberley Walsh won a place in the Popstars The Rivals band Girls Aloud, and her life changed forever.

Ten years later, after six platinum albums, twenty top-ten singles, a Brit Award, an entry in the Guinness Book of Records and a triumphant sell-out reunion tour, the girls have decided to go their separate ways. What better time for Kimberley - a professional, hardworking businesswoman as well as a multi-talented actress and songstress - to tell her story. What was it like behind the scenes of a such a hugely successful band? Was there any truth in the rumours of endless feuds within Girls Aloud? How did she manage to maintain such a strong loving relationship with her partner Justin during the 10 years she was in the band? And how does it feel when your best friend becomes the most famous person in the land?

Full of the warmth and laughter that makes Kimberley such a national treasure, with lots of insider secrets revealed too, this book is like curling up on the sofa for a gossip with a friend. There is lots still to come from the UK's favourite Northern lass. Just watch this space.

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Headline (26 Sep 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0755365941
  • ISBN-13: 978-0755365944
  • Product Dimensions: 23.6 x 15.6 x 3.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (85 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 234,760 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Book Description

The official bestselling autobiography from the Girls Aloud and Strictly Come Dancing star. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

About the Author

Since she shot to fame in 2002 after appearing on Popstars: The Rivals, Kimberley Walsh has been best known as one-fifth of Girls Aloud, the most successful British girl-band ever. Her career has gone from strength to strength, and after twenty top-ten singles with the band, she's now striking out on her own. A starring role in West End smash Shrek The Musical was followed by a glittering turn on Strictly Come Dancing, where she made it all the way to the final - a true test of her popularity. Now embarking on a solo career, Kimberley has finally decided to tell her story.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Pleasantly surprised. 23 Nov 2013
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I do like to read a variety of genres and do like the occasional showbiz biography to have a nosey into the lives of the rich and famous and see if they're so different to the average person. I read Cheryl Cole's autobiography a few months ago-this wasn't really a book I would have rushed out to buy but I saw her on the Allen Carr Chatty Man show and she came over really well and I downloaded a sample of her book and it was really so much better than I thought it would be. Kimberley Walsh's autobiography came up in my recommendations and was on offer for an amazing .49p! What a fantastic read. I didn't know much about this member of Girl's Aloud but, on reading this book, I have learned what an amazing personality she is and I do admire her. She didn't just decide to audition for a reality TV programme-her and her brother and sister have all paid their dues in the showbiz world. They all showed promise in acting and performing and, from an early age went to a local theatre school. They have all been in children's TV programmes from an early age and Kimberley's sister used to be in 'Emmerdale'. Kimberley's mum is a piano teacher and her mum's mum and dad 'were both quite musical too' and, in Kimberley's words they 'eventually turned into a sort of Yorkshire version of the Von Trapps'. Things haven't always been easy for the family, her mum and dad split when Kimberley was just six, their house was nearly repossessed and her mum would always be thinking of ways to earn extra cash. One thing that comes across throughout the book is how grateful Kimberley is for her success, she is always marvelling at how far she has come, always thanking so much for how things have turned out, never taking it for granted, always keeping momentoes of her performances in scrapbooks. Read more ›
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5.0 out of 5 stars fozzie_bear36 21 Feb 2014
By Miss M.
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Brilliant book, couldn't but it down, a good read from start to finish, for any Girls Aloud fan, or anyone who likes auto biographies, buy this one.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book! A real eye opener! 16 Feb 2014
By ldn
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I always thought of Kimberley as the quiet one of the band but when you read this book you really see how much influence she had had in the band over the years. Without her I don't think girls aloud would even have carried on! It shows that she is a fantastic type model to young girls out there during them how to follow their dreams and never give up no matter what! A fabulous read I couldn't put it down!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very enjoyable easy read 9 Jan 2014
By Tina
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I had previously read the Cheryl Cole autobiography and loved it, so was interesting in reading Kimberley's also.

It is a nice, easy read and very well written.

I liked Kimberley on both Popstars the rivals and Strictly come dancing, however I found the entire book very interesting, not just the chapters relating to these areas of her life.

She comes across as a warm, lovely person and I enjoyed reading about her life so far.
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By Reb W
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After reading Cheryl's book, I read Kimberley's too. And was not disappointed. It was nice to read a different perspective of the goings on of Girl Aloud days, and was really interesting to learn more about the roles each of the girls played in the group.

Kimberley's account of the goings on, were very honest, and seemed to match up with Cheryl's recollections pretty well too. I would say that Kimberley is slightly less guarded in her account than Cheryl, and is perhaps a little more blunt about things. Which is not necessarily a bad thing.
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5.0 out of 5 stars More than just recommend to read.. its a must 2 July 2014
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An amazing book i laughed and cried at the same time really interesting funny there are things that i didn't knew as a fan and now more than ever im more than respect kimberley Walsh i really admire her and understand her and got to feel like Im there .. really love the book
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4.0 out of 5 stars You never know 1 July 2014
By Simsj
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Enjoyed this, Kimberley is very honest about herself and all around her,particularly those in the music business. Would recommend it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A whole lot of history 8 Jun 2014
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I have to say I could not put this book down . I watched pop stars th rivals and loved girls aloud from then on and to read such an informative and honest book as this about Kimberly s life and the ten years of girls aloud has been s brilliant read
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