The Last Human Cannonball: And Other Small Journeys in Search of Great Men by Byron Rogers

The Last Human Cannonball: And Other Small Journeys in Search of Great Men

byByron Rogers

Kobo ebook | March 14, 2013

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Byron Rogers' latest collection of travel pieces follows the winning formula of his first book for Aurum, "An Audience with an Elephant": in search of - and finding - a remarkable array of quirky, whimsical and singular individuals. But as well as such characters as the pensioner on a Saga holiday who decided to swim across the Amazon, this book sees for the first time Rogers meeting a number of undeniably famous people: Hollywood stars, legends of children's radio serials he had idolised in childhood - even rock stars like Mick Jagger. But, as one might expect, Rogers' encounters with a celebrity have their own unexpected outcomes. Burt Lancaster rants to him about trans sexuality. Rita Hayworth is most worried about her neighbour's TV aerial. A retired star of the silent screen turns out to live in Henley-on-Thames. Rogers' last book for Aurum, "The Bank Manager and the Holy Grail" (1 85410 949 9) received excellent coverage and was reprinted twice; and his biography of J.L. Carr, "The Last Englishman" reprinted four times and was hailed by Simon Jenkins as "a miniature masterpiece".

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Title:The Last Human Cannonball: And Other Small Journeys in Search of Great MenFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:March 14, 2013Publisher:Aurum PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:184513849X

ISBN - 13:9781845138493

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