Buy new:
£16.49
RRP: £22.00

The RRP is the suggested or recommended retail price of a product set by the manufacturer and provided by a manufacturer, supplier, or seller.
Learn more
Save: £5.51 (25%)
& FREE Returns
Return this item for free
  • Free returns are available for the shipping address you chose. For a full refund with no deduction for return shipping, you can return the item for any reason in new and unused condition.
  • Learn more about free returns.
FREE delivery Sunday, August 14. Details
Or fastest delivery Tomorrow, August 12. Order within 15 hrs 1 min. Details
In stock.
As an alternative, the Kindle eBook is available now and can be read on any device with the free Kindle app. Want to listen? Try Audible.
[{"displayPrice":"£16.49","priceAmount":16.49,"currencySymbol":"£","integerValue":"16","decimalSeparator":".","fractionalValue":"49","symbolPosition":"left","hasSpace":false,"showFractionalPartIfEmpty":true,"offerListingId":"UI0nfFpbGIBFFNwjPrx3irgxp0lFnVkqv2pxRWzTDdwynwzBI78ZUKdJTuU6%2BPdY%2BJhqBqvuLnooB32WwdhfSJzAFIe99t0L8bq%2F3dDdIYKN48Oh7Xh8UEAJq7hJ%2BRwr","locale":"en-GB","buyingOptionType":"NEW"}]
££16.49 () Includes selected options. Includes initial monthly payment and selected options. Details
Price
Subtotal
££16.49
Subtotal
Initial payment breakdown
Delivery cost, delivery date and order total (including tax) shown at checkout.
Your transaction is secure
We work hard to protect your security and privacy. Our payment security system encrypts your information during transmission. We don’t share your credit card details with third-party sellers, and we don’t sell your information to others. Learn more
Dispatches from
Amazon
Sold by
Amazon
Dispatches from
Amazon
Sold by
Amazon
Return policy: Returnable within 30 days of receipt
Item can be returned in its original condition for a full refund or replacement within 30 days of receipt
The Islander: My Life in ... has been added to your Basket
Share <Embed>
Have one to sell?
Kindle app logo image

Download the free Kindle app and start reading Kindle books instantly on your smartphone, tablet or computer - no Kindle device required. Learn more.

Read instantly on your browser with Kindle Cloud Reader.

Using your mobile phone camera - scan the code below and download the Kindle app.

QR code to download the Kindle App

Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more

Follow the author

Something went wrong. Please try your request again later.

The Islander: My Life in Music and Beyond Hardcover – 9 Jun. 2022

4.4 out of 5 stars 149 ratings

Amazon Price
New from Used from
Kindle Edition
Hardcover
£16.49
£15.57 £17.19
Note: This item is eligible for FREE Click and Collect without a minimum order subject to availability. Details
Pick up your parcel at a time and place that suits you subject to availability.
  • Choose from over 20,000 locations across the UK
  • FREE unlimited deliveries at no additional cost for all customers
How to order to an Amazon Pickup Location?
  1. Find your preferred location and add it to your address book
  2. Dispatch to this address when you check out
Learn more

Enhance your purchase

The Booker Prize 2022

Discover this year's longlisted books
Learn more

Frequently bought together

  • The Islander: My Life in Music and Beyond
  • +
  • Access All Areas: A Backstage Pass Through 50 Years of Music And Culture
  • +
  • I Don't Take Requests: THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER 'If you want to change your life...read this book.' TRACEY EMIN
Total price:
To see our price, add these items to your basket.
Choose items to buy together.

From the Publisher

Chris Blackwell Music Autobiography Island Records

Product description

Review

'As you're about to find out through the pages in this book, Chris Blackwell - who looms large in U2's life and was in fact our lifeline into the music world - is an adventurer, an entrepreneur, a buccaneer, a visionary and a gentleman. I'm proud to know him.' -- BONO

'C.B. had this way of throwing me in the deep end knowing that I would thrive on being challenged. As you'll read in
The Islander, he knows how to get the very best out of people - he's a mover and a shaker and a mischief-maker.' -- GRACE JONES

'I read Chris Blackwell's autobiography in one sitting, unable to tear myself away. From "My Boy Lollipop" and Bob Marley, via Swinging London and punk, all the way to Talking Heads and U2, I felt like I was reading the inside story of the music of my life.' -- SALMAN RUSHDIE

'A thoroughly quotable autobiography, a book that's hard to put down. ****' ―
MOJO

'Fascinating. 8/10' ―
UNCUT

'A rip-roaring yarn, the ultimate behind-the-scenes insider look at the coolest label ever on the planet.' ―
THE QUIETUS

'Fascinating autobiography of the Island Records founder.
The Islander is a treasure.' ― PROG

'Highly recommended.' ―
KIRKUS

'There are amazing insights. If you want to know how it was...read
The Islander.' -- BOB LEFSETZ

'Highly readable' ―
The Guardian

'Highly entertaining, rapid fire, hard to put down memoir' ―
Air Mail

'If you're even a minor fan of music books....buy this autobiography. Fascinating' ―
Variety

'A compelling autobiography' ―
The Observer

'A compelling juicy book' ―
The Irish Times

'An absorbing read' ―
Echoes

'An extraordinary story and a wonderful book. It couldn't be more enthusiastically recommended' -- Mark Ellen ―
Word in Your Ear

Book Description

The definitive autobiography by renowned Island Records founder Chris Blackwell, looking back across his phenomenal life and career.

Product details

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Nine Eight Books (9 Jun. 2022)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 416 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1788705750
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1788705752
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 16.2 x 3.8 x 24 cm
  • Customer reviews:
    4.4 out of 5 stars 149 ratings

About the author

Follow authors to get new release updates, plus improved recommendations.
Brief content visible, double tap to read full content.
Full content visible, double tap to read brief content.

Discover more of the author’s books, see similar authors, read author blogs and more


Customer reviews

4.4 out of 5 stars
4.4 out of 5
149 global ratings

Top reviews from United Kingdom

Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 9 June 2022
5 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 6 July 2022
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 29 July 2022
TOP 1000 REVIEWER
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 14 July 2022
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 11 July 2022
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 23 June 2022
6 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 8 August 2022
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 5 August 2022