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Loose Canon: The Extraordinary Songs of Clive James and Pete Atkin
Loose Canon: The Extraordinary Songs of Clive James and Pete Atkin
by Ian Shircore with foreword by Stephen Fry
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £12.51

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What a lovely surprise, 4 Dec. 2016
Brilliant book, and the perfect Christmas present for anyone who's a Clive James fan. I had no idea he'd written some 200 songs over the last 50 years, but of course he can do almost anything he puts his mind to.


Conspiracy! 49 Reasons to Doubt, 50 Reasons to Believe.
Conspiracy! 49 Reasons to Doubt, 50 Reasons to Believe.
by Ian Shircore
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.99

49 of 54 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars All those dirty little secrets, 7 Feb. 2012
I love this book. I'm no conspiracy theorist, but the 50 stories here are really eye-opening. I had no idea there was any reason to think (see Wikileaks) that there was a fifth 9/11 hijack team - and that they were on a BA plane heading into London's Heathrow Airport. I'd heard people talk about the Second Yorkshire Ripper, but I didn't know the police had covered up the evidence for that, or even that Hitler had tried to blame Poland for starting WWII. Ian Shircore has a knack for picking out the one detail that will stop you in your tracks - Alexander Litvinenko's non-radioactive bus ticket from Muswell Hill, David Kelly's knife with no trace of fingerprints, or the comparison of the last two emails sent from Bob Woolmer's laptop. He sheds new light on old stories, from Marilyn Monroe's grisly death to the sudden passing of Pope John Paul I, and draws our attention in unexpected directions, to Google's links with the CIA and Lech Walesa's surprise confession that he spied for the Polish Communist regime. This is modern history rewritten and disguised as gossip - light, readable, but deep down very serious indeed.
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