Meluki's Celtic Catalog

Celtic Culture in Words and Music


Arise Sir Anthony Hopkins
Publisher: John Blake

Author: Michael Feeney Callan

This intimate biography of Hopkins is a penetrating study of obsession and ambition that is destined to rank as the definitive work on an important cultural icon. (pb)
Keep Smiling
Publisher: Orion Books

Author: Charlotte Church

Candid to the last, in her autobiography Charlotte reveals herself as never before. She talks of her life, career, family and loves and motherhood with surprising intimacy and, being true to her outspoken reputation, complete honesty. (pb)
The Man Who Went into the West: The Life of R.S. Thomas
Author: Byron Rogers

Publisher: Aurum

A lively and affectionate biography of this great Welsh man.
Miss Shirley Bassey
Publisher: Quercus

Author: John L. Williams

From "Hot from Harlem" to Goldfinger, the story of how a two-bit jazz singer from Cardiff, Wales became an immortal icon In 1954. Shirley Bassey was 17 years old and had just returned from a cheesy revue tour called "Hot from Harlem." Depressed, disillusioned, and four months pregnant, she decided that her dream of being a professional singer was over but a mere 10 years later, she was one of the biggest stars in the world. This book explores this remarkable transformation, both of an individual and of the British society and British psyche that made it possible. (pb)
Richard Burton
Publisher: JR Books

Author: Michael Munn

A very personal biography in which the author has drawn on his friendship with Burton and interviews with stars who knew him. (pb)