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About Paul McCartney
Since writing his first song at the age of 14, Paul McCartney’s career has been impossibly prolific and singularly influential. In the 1960s, Paul changed the world forever with The Beatles. He didn’t stop there, and has continued to push boundaries, as a solo artist, with Wings, and collaborating with numerous world-renowned artists. He has received 18 Grammys, and in 1996 was knighted by H.M. The Queen for his services to music.
Paul is a dedicated philanthropist, passionately advocating for many causes including animal rights and environmental issues. He's also a very proud grandfather.
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'More often than I can count, I've been asked if I would write an autobiography, but the time has never been right. The one thing I've always managed to do, whether at home or on the road, is to write new songs. I know that some people, when they get to a certain age, like to go to a diary to recall day-to-day events from the past, but I have no such notebooks. What I do have are my songs, hundreds of them, which I've learned serve much the same purpose. And these songs span my entire life.'
In this extraordinary book, with unparalleled candour, Paul McCartney recounts his life and art through the prism of 154 songs from all stages of his career - from his earliest boyhood compositions through the legendary decade of The Beatles, to Wings and his solo albums to the present. Arranged alphabetically to provide a kaleidoscopic rather than chronological account, it establishes definitive texts of the songs' lyrics for the first time and describes the circumstances in which they were written, the people and places that inspired them, and what he thinks of them now. Presented with this is a treasure trove of material from McCartney's personal archive - drafts, letters, photographs - never seen before, which make this also a unique visual record of one of the greatest songwriters of all time.
We learn intimately about the man, the creative process, the working out of melodies, the moments of inspiration. The voice and personality of Paul McCartney sings off every page. There has never been a book about a great musician like it.
As the Chillers explored, Lucy spotted a picture of Nandude, their adventurous grandmother.
"When will we see her again?" asked Bob.
"Perhaps we could go on an adventure to find her!" said Em . . .
Grandude and the Chillers are back!
Jump aboard Grandude's magical green submarine and join the quest to find Nandude, following her musical trail around the world and deep beneath the sea.
From the legendary Paul McCartney's unique imagination comes this action-packed, rip-roaring adventure. Packed full of strange surprises, playful Beatles references, and heart-warming family fun.
Celebrate the fun grandparents and their grandchildren can have together, even if there is a bit of distance keeping them apart.
Praise for New York Times Number 1 Bestseller Hey Grandude!
A charming tale from the music legend - with the most glorious illustrations that will be enjoyed by old and young - THE SUN
Inspired by his own experience of being a 'Grandude' of eight, the picture book sees four youngsters and their grandfather travel the world on a host of magical adventures. Accompanied by Kathryn Durst's colourful illustrations, it is sure to take pride of place on any little one's bookshelf - OK MAGAZINE
From the legendary Paul McCartney - an action-packed picture-book adventure celebrating the fun grandparents and grandchildren can have when their imaginations run wild.
See the compass needle spin - let the magic fun begin!
Grandude is a one-of-a-kind adventurer - a Mary Poppins for the modern day! With his magic compass he whisks his four grandkids off on whirlwind adventures, taking them all around the globe . . .
Join them as they ride flying fish, dodge stampedes in the Wild West, and escape snowy avalanches!
Brought to life in a riot of colour by talented children's illustrator Kathryn Durst, it's the perfect story for little explorers.