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*FREE* Romany and Tom : A Memoir download ebook
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Ben Watt,: Romany and Tom : A Memoir

Romany and Tom : A Memoir


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Ben Watt's father, Tommy, was a working-class Glaswegian jazz musician, a politicised left-wing bandleader and a composer. His heyday in the late fifties took him into the glittering heart of London's West End, where he broadcast live with his own orchestra from the Paris Theatre and played nightly with his quintet at the the glamorous Quaglino's. Ben's mother, Romany, the daughter of a Methodist parson, schooled at Cheltenham Ladies' College, was a RADA-trained Shakespearian actress, who had triplets in her first marriage before becoming a leading showbiz columnist in the.sixties and seventies. They were both divorcees from very different backgrounds who came together like colliding trains in 1957. Both a personal journey and a portrait of his parents, Romany and Tom is a vivid story of the post-war years, ambition and stardom, family roots and secrets, life in clubs and in care homes. It is also about who we are, where we come from, and how we love and live with each other for a long time.

With a new epilogue by author R.A. Dickey, winner of the 2012 Cy Young award "An astounding memoir haunting and touching, courageous and wise." Jeremy Schaap, bestselling author, Emmy award-winning journalist, ESPN In 1996, R.A. Dickey was the Texas Rangers much-heralded No. 1 draft choice. Then, a routine physical revealed that his right elbow was missing its ulnar collateral ligament, and his lifelong dream along with his $810,000 signing bonus was ripped away. Yet, despite twice being consigned to baseball s scrap heap, Dickey battled back. Sustained by his Christian faith, the love of his wife and children, and a relentless quest for self-awareness, Dickey is now the starting pitcher for the Toronoto Blue Jays (he was previously a star pitcher for the New York Mets) and one of the National League s premier players, as well as the winner of the 2012 Cy Young award. In Wherever I Wind Up, Dickey eloquently shares his quintessentially American tale of overcoming extraordinary odds to Romany and Tom : A Memoir download ebook achieve a game, a career, and a life unlike any other."


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Author: Ben Watt,
Number of Pages: 368 pages
Published Date: 15 Dec 2015
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publication Country: London, United Kingdom
Language: English
ISBN: 9781408845103
Download Link: Click Here
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