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Victoria Beckham: The Biography Hardcover – 15 Sep 2008

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  • Hardcover: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd (15 Sept. 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1847372767
  • ISBN-13: 978-1847372765
  • Product Dimensions: 16.3 x 2.7 x 24.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
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'Charts her life from school to the Spice Girls to the States . . . The attention to detail is fascinating'
-- Look Magazine, 15 September 2008

About the Author

Sean Smith is the UK's leading celebrity biographer whose bestselling books have been translated throughout the world. His subjects include J.K. Rowling, Robbie Williams, Kylie Minogue, Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears, Jennifer Aniston and Victoria Beckham. Described by the Independent as a 'fearless chronicler', he specializes in meticulous research leaving his West London home to go 'on the road' to find the real person behind the star image.

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It's very difficult not to feel that we already know everything there is to know about Mrs Beckham. I think I see her image somehow, somewhere every single day. I was intrigued then to discover a book which on the outside cover promises to reassess her life and career. It does not disappoint. This is a superbly balanced account of a famous life which performs the subtle service of making you like the subject without in any way resorting to sensationalism or heavy-handed bias.

The book is divided into two parts - the first, Victoria Adams, dealing with her family's surprisingly working class roots and guiding us through her early life up to the Spice Girls. I was intrigued to discover that she was much more talented as a singer and dancer than I had imagined. She also had a natural flair for image and came top of special image classes at her stage school. I also had no idea she was chosen for the Spice Girls because of her appeal to the `older man'.

The second part, Victoria Beckham, chronicles her relationship with David Beckham and how she has developed their partnership as a brand. Even her supposed failure as a solo artist was, in fact, accompanied by million pound fashion contracts which were clearly part of a long term plan. The book feels very up to date even managing to squeeze in her new lines for New York fashion week.

I have read two books by Sean Smith, one on Kylie and one on Britney, and he seems to have a talent for portraying modern day `heroines'. There's so much detail and I particularly like the Life and Times section which details all the highlights of Victoria's life in twelve packed pages. A word also about the pictures which are beautifully laid out over 24 pages and contained many I had not seen before.
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The trouble with most biographies is that the writer doesnt offer the reader enough new information or an accurate timeline. That's not the case with this author and that's why I am a fan of Sean Smith's books. It is clear that he has been on the road, seen the places he writes about, made connections and pieced together a book that will interest his readers.

Victoria the Biography contains a great picture section with photos I have never seen before, interesting anecdotes from people who knew Victoria, such as her first manager and dance teacher, and details her early life in depth. I also particularly like the way Smith examines the phenomenon that is Brand Beckham.

I highly recommend this book to any Victoria Beckham fan and any biography fan.
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What a fab read! So nice to find an insightful and interesting approach to a celebrity bio. Highly recommended!
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