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Ed Sheeran (Paperback): Sean Smith Ed Sheeran (Paperback)
Sean Smith 1
R258 R191 Discovery Miles 1 910 Save R67 (26%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

'Compelling new biography' Daily Express 'Fascinating stories' Daily Mirror 'A well-researched, entertaining look at Ed Sheeran ... Sheeran fans will relish this well-told biography.' Publishers Weekly Ed Sheeran is a true inspiration. His moving and uplifting songs forge a lasting connection with the millions of people around the world who love him and his music. He was the thirteen-year-old guitarist in a school rock band when he decided to become a singer-songwriter, even though he could barely hold a tune and had never written a song. Within a year, he had recorded an album in his bedroom. Bestselling biographer Sean Smith traces the astonishing journey of the shy little boy with a stammer who, avoiding flashy showmanship, grew up to be a global phenomenon. Through compelling new research and interviews, he tells the story of Ed's remarkable mum and dad who gave their son the courage to pursue his dream, the friends and mentors who encouraged him and the lovers who inspired his most famous songs. Smith describes the setbacks Ed faced before his fortunes were transformed by Elton John's management company, a record deal and a song that changed everything - with a little help from Taylor Swift. Ed found it difficult to cope with the world at his feet, but a new relationship with a girl from his home town has brought him happiness and a fresh purpose in life. Now he is the most successful solo star on the planet, earning GBP83 million last year. Yet in the middle of his record-breaking 2018 UK tour, he played for just 400 people at a charity night to raise money for the homeless. As this captivating book reveals, there's no one quite like Ed.

Tales of Wow "Brave Sir Dave and the Gorgaron" (Paperback): Sean Smith Tales of Wow "Brave Sir Dave and the Gorgaron" (Paperback)
Sean Smith
R260 Discovery Miles 2 600 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Once upon a time both then and now Exists a place of wonder, the Land of Wow There are kingdoms and forests, mountains and rivers Monsters and creatures that will give you the shivers Heroes and magic, a Knight and a Queen With stories to tell and songs to sing... The Gorgaron is hungry and has invited himself to the royal palace for his tea, the trouble is that the people of Wow are on the menu! With all the folk and even the good Queen Alice in peril, can one pizza loving knight face his fears and cook something special to save the day?

George - A Memory of George Michael (Paperback, Edition): Sean Smith George - A Memory of George Michael (Paperback, Edition)
Sean Smith 1
R283 R189 Discovery Miles 1 890 Save R94 (33%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

George is the story of two extraordinary lives - the private man and the public legend. Georgios Panayiotou was just eighteen when he decided to adopt the stage name of George Michael. Sometimes his two worlds would collide with shattering consequences. Bestselling biographer Sean Smith has gone back to the neighbourhoods of North London to trace the astonishing journey of a sensitive but determined boy who grew up to be one of the biggest British pop stars of all time. Along the way, he talks to those close to George, revealing the real man - funny, articulate, intelligent and generous spirited - who hid behind the powerful image he created. He reveals the complex relationship with his high-achieving Greek-Cypriot father; the unconditional love of his mother; his teenage relationships with girls; and his first tragic love affair with another man. George's career began falteringly with a schoolboy band, exploded with Wham! before he became a solo phenomenon. But at the height of his fame, the world seemed to turn against him. Smith describes his despair at losing the two people who mattered most, how he sought consolation in drugs, his notorious 'coming out' and how he ended up in jail. His health failed him and he died heartbreakingly alone on Christmas Day, 2016. Affectionate yet honest and moving, George is both a celebration of George Michael's music and a lasting tribute to a decent and much-loved man.

Adele (Paperback): Sean Smith Adele (Paperback)
Sean Smith 1
R255 R188 Discovery Miles 1 880 Save R67 (26%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Adele touches the hearts of millions of people who love her for her music and share the real and honest emotion she brings to each and every song. In a cynical age, she is a phenomenon. In Adele, bestselling biographer Sean Smith talks to those close to her as he follows her astonishing journey to fame that began on the gritty streets of Tottenham. Through compelling new research and interviews, he reveals that there is far more to Adele than the superstar we all think we know. He uncovers the story of her complex family relationships; the ill-starred love affair between her mother and father; her devastation at the untimely death of her grandfather; and her seemingly unpromising future in a gang-ravaged area of South London. She found salvation at the BRIT School before a series of unhappy love affairs provided the inspiration for her record-breaking albums. He describes how she conquered America and how it all could have been ended by a dramatic vocal injury. Instead, she has made an amazing comeback and found personal happiness in a new relationship and becoming a mum. Intimate and revealing, Adele is the uplifting story of the woman with the most glorious voice in the world.

Alesha (Hardcover): Sean Smith Alesha (Hardcover)
Sean Smith 1
R433 R176 Discovery Miles 1 760 Save R257 (59%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Alesha Dixon has one of the most incredible stories of any star, yet she remains an enigma. Behind the fabulous smile and signature laugh is a private woman whose childhood was blighted by domestic violence, poverty and a lack of confidence. As a beautiful young woman, she has struggled to overcome professional failure and the devastating effect of her husband's infidelity. The UK's leading celebrity biographer Sean Smith has travelled to her home town to uncover the truth about her upbringing, her unconditional love for her mother, her loyalty to her extended family, her feud with her elder brother and her unsettled relationship with her Jamaican father, who left home for good when she was four. He discovers a sensitive and secretive woman, who managed to keep her long-term relationship with a member of one of the country's best-known boy bands hidden from public scrutiny. For the first time that love affair can now be revealed. He examines the circumstances that led to the break-up of her marriage to rapper MC Harvey and the effect that unhappy time has had on her life. Aleshadescribes a roller-coaster career that began when she was 'discovered' at a dance class in Central London. She achieved huge early success with Mis-Teeq, who had seven consecutive top ten hits before their record label went bust. Her subsequent solo career stalled when she was dropped by Polydor before her debut album was even released, but she turned things around with a spectacular victory on Strictly Come Dancing. Sean Smith lays bare her subsequent TV career, including the row over her appointment as a judge on the programme, as well as her triumphant switch to Britain's Got Talentin 2012. Aleshais the dramatic and uplifting account of her journey from a humble start in life and how she overcame all obstacles in her way to become an inspiration to women everywhere.

Spice Girls - The Extraordinary Lives of Five Ordinary Women (Paperback): Sean Smith Spice Girls - The Extraordinary Lives of Five Ordinary Women (Paperback)
Sean Smith
R282 R230 Discovery Miles 2 300 Save R52 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

'Get the inside scoop on all things Spice!' OK! Magazine 'A compelling new book' Daily Express From the moment they burst into our lives, the Spice Girls have inspired millions around the world. Emma, Geri, Melanie C, Mel B and Victoria were adored and admired in equal measure. Their determination, fierce independence and Girl Power philosophy have motivated generation after generation of young women. Sunday Times bestselling biographer Sean Smith reveals what life was really like for the fab five, before and after they found fame - the ups and downs, personal conflicts, break-ups and controversies, health issues and trials of parenthood. Baby, Ginger, Sporty, Scary and Posh have always been so much more than their iconic image. They conquered a male dominated music industry, raised twelve children between them while, over the years, their reunion tours have led to renewed outpourings of affection and excitement: the story of five ordinary women achieving extraordinary things is as wonderfully resonant and powerful as ever.

Spice Girls (Paperback): Sean Smith Spice Girls (Paperback)
Sean Smith 1
R370 R296 Discovery Miles 2 960 Save R74 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

'Get the inside scoop on all things Spice!' OK! Magazine 'A compelling new book' Daily Express From the moment they burst into our lives, the Spice Girls have inspired millions around the world. Emma, Geri, Melanie C, Mel B and Victoria were adored and admired in equal measure. Their determination, fierce independence and Girl Power philosophy have motivated generation after generation of young women. Sunday Times bestselling biographer Sean Smith reveals what life was really like for the fab five, before and after they found fame - the ups and downs, personal conflicts, break-ups and controversies, health issues and trials of parenthood. Baby, Ginger, Sporty, Scary and Posh have always been so much more than their iconic image. They conquered a male dominated music industry, raised twelve children between them while, over the years, their reunion tours have led to renewed outpourings of affection and excitement: the story of five ordinary women achieving extraordinary things is as wonderfully resonant and powerful as ever.

Sheeran - A Biography (Paperback): Sean Smith Sheeran - A Biography (Paperback)
Sean Smith
R405 R331 Discovery Miles 3 310 Save R74 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The first comprehensive adult biography of the beloved, redheaded "Shape of You" songster, complete with exclusive interviews and all-new research! Grammy-award winner Ed Sheeran strikes chords in millions of listeners worldwide--a feat all the more staggering given that he couldn't even carry a tune until the age of fifteen. At thirteen, then just a guitarist in a school rock band, today's most successful solo star decided he would fly far higher than hometown fame. Within a year, he had recorded an album in his bedroom. Bestselling biographer Sean Smith traces the astonishing journey of the shy little English boy with a stammer who, avoiding flashy showmanship, grew up to become a global phenomenon. With compelling new research and interviews, Smith delivers the story of Sheeran's remarkable parents, who supported their son's dream long before it seemed achievable; the friends and mentors who encouraged his raw talent; and the lovers who inspired his most famous songs. Smith describes the setbacks Sheeran faced before his fortunes were transformed by Elton John's management company, a record deal, and a song that changed everything...with some help from Taylor Swift. Now Sheeran has sold 150 million records worldwide, earned $432 million touring in 2018 alone, and broke records with his 2018 UK tour--but still made time to play for just 400 people at a charity night to raise money for the homeless last year. As this captivating book reveals, there's no one quite like Ed.

Tales of Wow "Brave Sir Dave and the Gorgaron" (Hardcover): Sean Smith Tales of Wow "Brave Sir Dave and the Gorgaron" (Hardcover)
Sean Smith
R384 Discovery Miles 3 840 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Once upon a time both then and now Exists a place of wonder, the Land of Wow There are kingdoms and forests, mountains and rivers Monsters and creatures that will give you the shivers Heroes and magic, a Knight and a Queen With stories to tell and songs to sing... The Gorgaron is hungry and has invited himself to the royal palace for his tea, the trouble is that the people of Wow are on the menu! With all the folk and even the good Queen Alice in peril, can one pizza loving knight face his fears and cook something special to save the day?

F#ck, It's Hard To Be Professional Sometimes - A Glorified Rant About Being a Nurse (Paperback): Sean Smith-Wilson F#ck, It's Hard To Be Professional Sometimes - A Glorified Rant About Being a Nurse (Paperback)
Sean Smith-Wilson; Bsn Shelby Crosswell
R186 Discovery Miles 1 860 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Press Forward Saints (Paperback): James Wymore Press Forward Saints (Paperback)
James Wymore; Sean Smith, Nathan Shumate
R426 Discovery Miles 4 260 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Overclock O'Clock (Paperback): Sean Smith Overclock O'Clock (Paperback)
Sean Smith
R142 Discovery Miles 1 420 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Craft of System Security (Paperback): Sean Smith, John Marchesini The Craft of System Security (Paperback)
Sean Smith, John Marchesini
R1,582 Discovery Miles 15 820 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

""I believe" The Craft of System Security "is one of the best software security books on the market today. It has not only breadth, but depth, covering topics ranging from cryptography, networking, and operating systems--to the Web, computer-human interaction, and how to improve the security of software systems by improving hardware. Bottom line, this book should be required reading for all who plan to call themselves security practitioners, and an invaluable part of every university's computer science curriculum.""
--Edward Bonver, CISSP, Senior Software QA Engineer, Product Security, Symantec Corporation

""Here's to a fun, exciting read: a unique book chock-full of practical examples of the uses and the misuses of computer security. I expect that it will motivate a good number of college students to want to learn more about the field, at the same time that it will satisfy the more experienced professional.""
--L. Felipe Perrone, Department of Computer Science, Bucknell University

Whether you're a security practitioner, developer, manager, or administrator, this book will give you the deep understanding necessary to meet today's security challenges--and anticipate tomorrow's. Unlike most books, "The Craft of System Security" doesn't just review the modern security practitioner's toolkit: It explains why each tool exists, and discusses how to use it to solve real problems.

After quickly reviewing the history of computer security, the authors move on to discuss the modern landscape, showing how security challenges and responses have evolved, and offering a coherent framework for understanding today's systems and vulnerabilities. Next, they systematically introduce thebasic building blocks for securing contemporary systems, apply those building blocks to today's applications, and consider important emerging trends such as hardware-based security.

After reading this book, you will be able toUnderstand the classic Orange Book approach to security, and its limitations Use operating system security tools and structures--with examples from Windows, Linux, BSD, and SolarisLearn how networking, the Web, and wireless technologies affect securityIdentify software security defects, from buffer overflows to development process flawsUnderstand cryptographic primitives and their use in secure systemsUse best practice techniques for authenticating people and computer systems in diverse settingsUse validation, standards, and testing to enhance confidence in a system's securityDiscover the security, privacy, and trust issues arising from desktop productivity toolsUnderstand digital rights management, watermarking, information hiding, and policy expressionLearn principles of human-computer interaction (HCI) design for improved securityUnderstand the potential of emerging work in hardware-based security and trusted computing

The Internet of Risky Things (Paperback): Sean Smith The Internet of Risky Things (Paperback)
Sean Smith
R765 R548 Discovery Miles 5 480 Save R217 (28%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

By 2020, the Internet of Things (IoT) will consist of millions of computational devices intimately connected to real-world aspects of human life. In this insightful book, Professor Sean Smith, who worked in information security long before the web appeared, explains that if we build the IoT the way we built the current internet and other information technology initiatives, we're headed for trouble. With a focus on concrete solutions, The Internet of Risky Things explains how we can avoid simple flaws that have plagued several dramatic IT advances in recent decades. Developers, engineers, industrial designers, makers, and researchers will explore "design patterns of insecurities" and learn what's required to route around or fix them in the nascent IoT. Examine bugs that plague large-scale systems, including integer overflow, race conditions, and memory corruption Look at successful and disastrous examples of previous quantum leaps in health IT, the smart grid, and autonomous vehicles Explore patterns in coding, authentication, and cryptography that led to insecurity Learn how blunders that led to spectacular IT disasters could have been avoided

I Am Your Sign - The Secret to Unleashing Revival and Igniting a National Awakening (Paperback): Sean Smith I Am Your Sign - The Secret to Unleashing Revival and Igniting a National Awakening (Paperback)
Sean Smith
R402 R327 Discovery Miles 3 270 Save R75 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Are you hungry for the power of the Holy Spirit?Are you fed up with tired religious traditions?Do you want revival? "I Am Your Sign" is an inspiring, invigorating look at some of history's most powerful moves of God. If you think that faith has been drying up for two millennia, get ready to read about numerous believers who have come upon seemingly dead regions and they were ignited by the most unlikely ministers--affecting incredible changes.You will be challenged to press forward in prayer, asking God to begin a new revival, today Personal, present-day testimonies as well as exciting examples from history and plenty of Scripture support makes "I Am Your Sign" one of the best revival books in years.It prepares a new breed of revivalist in the same way that the priest Hilkiah brought the truth to Josiah--and he became a Kingdom revolutionary. "I Am Your Sign" presents prophecies, history, and the Father's intention to inspire hearts, concluding in a summons to change the course of history

Destined To Break The Curse Devotional (Paperback): Sean Smith Destined To Break The Curse Devotional (Paperback)
Sean Smith
R418 Discovery Miles 4 180 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Three Little Squid (Hardcover): Phil Lehman, Kalae Lehman The Three Little Squid (Hardcover)
Phil Lehman, Kalae Lehman; Illustrated by Sean Smith
R579 R461 Discovery Miles 4 610 Save R118 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Justin - The Unauthorized Biography (Paperback, Original ed.): Sean Smith Justin - The Unauthorized Biography (Paperback, Original ed.)
Sean Smith
R404 R350 Discovery Miles 3 500 Save R54 (13%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

""My name is Justin. I guess I should go ahead and tell you I sing."

-- Justin Timberlake at age eleven"

The meteoric rise of Justin Timberlake from one-fifth of boy band *NSYNC to one of the world's top male solo artists has been nothing short of extraordinary. But how did this precocious curly-haired boy from the Tennessee Bible Belt and former Mickey Mouse Club member transform himself into "The New King of Pop" "(Rolling Stone)" and one of the most respected young R & B artists around?

Bestselling author Sean Smith has traveled across the country to discover the real Justin. Through a series of exclusive interviews, he assembles a rich portrait of Justin's rural childhood outside Memphis, the talent show years, the Mickey Mouse Club era -- when he met Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera -- the rise of *NSYNC, and the breakthrough solo album, "Justified," that brought Timberlake critical acclaim and superstar status all his own.

"Justin: The Unauthorized Biography" also uncovers the truth about the women in Justin's life -- from first love all the way to Cameron Diaz -- and offers fascinating insights on why his first three serious relationships, including his most famous affair with Britney, ended with Justin crying "she cheated!"

With over twenty pages of full-color photographs, an exclusive birth chart, complete discography, and updates on his thrilling new film-acting career, "Justin: The Unauthorized Biography" is a must-have biography of the man the NME has dubbed "the coolest man in pop."

Exceptional Lives Special Education and Free Inclusive Classrooms - AND Student Study Guide (Paperback, Package ed): Ann P.... Exceptional Lives Special Education and Free Inclusive Classrooms - AND Student Study Guide (Paperback, Package ed)
Ann P. Turnbull, Rud Turnbull, Marilyn Shank, Sean Smith, Jody S. Britten
R2,813 Discovery Miles 28 130 Out of stock
Sean Smith Quartet Live (CD): Sean Smith Sean Smith Quartet Live (CD)
Sean Smith; Recorded by Sean Smith
R242 Discovery Miles 2 420 Out of stock
Sean Smith - Christmas (CD): Sean Smith Sean Smith - Christmas (CD)
Sean Smith
R353 Discovery Miles 3 530 Out of stock
Tom Jones - The Life (Paperback): Sean Smith Tom Jones - The Life (Paperback)
Sean Smith
R551 R445 Discovery Miles 4 450 Save R106 (19%) Out of stock

From bestselling biographer Sean Smith comes the fascinating and tumultuous true story behind Sir Tom Jones, the nation's treasure, sage of The Voice and living music legend. Celebrating his 75th birthday this year, Tom Jones' life has been an unforgettable rollercoaster ride. From starting out in a little Welsh mining town where he married his sweetheart at just 16, who could have known that seven years later he would go on to become a major musical hit that would propel him to Bel Air? Through intimate interviews, Smith uncovers all this and more, including the years Tom spent as little more than a Vegas lounge singer, before being rediscovered in the late '80s and becoming a maestro on the music scene once again. As revealing as it is entertaining, this is the definitive story of a great talent who is showing no signs of slowing down.

Britney - The Biography (Paperback): Sean Smith Britney - The Biography (Paperback)
Sean Smith
R385 R319 Discovery Miles 3 190 Save R66 (17%) Out of stock

Having amassed a fortune of over $100 million and record sales of 40 million, at the age of twenty-two Britney Spears is the world's biggest female star. This is the first biography to chronicle how the little girl with a crucifix in each ear, described by her teacher at Disney as 'the sweetest, most wholesome, most innocent person that you'd ever want to meet' has become the ultimate in tabloid fodder. Britney will follow her roller coaster life from her time on the Mickey Mouse Club where she first met Justin Timberlake to the moment she sashayed down the hallway dressed in school uniform and shot to fame becoming the all-American pop princess. Somehow it all fell apart - scarred by her break up with Timberlake, roundly booed at the London premiere of her first film, the downward spiral culminated with her infamous 55-hour Las Vegas marriage. The press went crazy over second marriage to dancer Kevin Federline, yet her fans remained loyal and she went on to win MTV Europe female of the year 2004 and the 2005 Grammy for best dance record. Speculating on what an uncertain future holds for Mrs Federline-Spears, Britney will be a gossipy and revealing biography of one of the most fascinating figures in pop.

Sean Smith - Real (CD): Sean Smith Sean Smith - Real (CD)
Sean Smith
R381 R319 Discovery Miles 3 190 Save R62 (16%) Out of stock
Various Artists - Distant Star (CD): Sean Smith, Max Bolleman, K. Hasselpflug, Gerry Teekens, Bill Stewart Various Artists - Distant Star (CD)
Sean Smith, Max Bolleman, K. Hasselpflug, Gerry Teekens, Bill Stewart; Performed by …
R419 Discovery Miles 4 190 Out of stock
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