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  • Published: 1 July 2010
  • ISBN: 9781409051008
  • Imprint: Preface Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 448
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An A-Z of Hellraisers

A Comprehensive Compendium of Outrageous Insobriety




This quirky and anecdote-driven A–Z compendium celebrates the most outrageous, depraved, tortured and eccentric hellraisers the world has ever seen.

An A-Z of Hellraisers is the last word on inebriated misbehaviour, and the miscreant mob in this whopper of a book constitute the most amazing grouping to see print, from Alexander the Great, whose drunken revelries once ended with the destruction of an entire city, to W. C. Fields, who passed critical judgement on a brass band by urinating over them from a hotel balcony, Dylan Thomas, who drove a sports car onto Charlie Chaplin's private tennis court, to Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham, suffocating on his own vomit after consuming forty measures of vodka - what a night out that was!

This hilarious volume makes for an ideal bedsife companion, or pub reading fodder, as it scrutinises and salutes these glorious individuals from Winston Churchill to Keith Moon, George Best to Ernest Hemingway, Wild Bill Hickok to Sam Peckinpah, Ozzy Osbourne to Errol Flynn. Just thank God we didn't have to live next door to any of them.

  • Pub date: 1 July 2010
  • ISBN: 9781409051008
  • Imprint: Preface Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 448

About the Author

Robert Sellers

Robert Sellers is a former stand-up comedian and the author of the bestselling Hellraisers. He has also written biographies of Sting, Tom Cruise, two appreciations of the work of Sean Connery and the definitive book on The Pythons, Always Look on the Bright Side of Life. Robert was a regular contributor to Empire, Total Film, Independent, SFX and Cinema Retro and has contributed to a number of television documentaries, including Channel 4's The 100 Best Family Films.

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Praise for An A-Z of Hellraisers

“Contains some hair-raising anecdotes and some priceless one-liners”

Daily Mail Book of the Week


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