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New book lifts lid on court of Britain's Prince Charles
New book lifts lid on court of Britain's Prince Charles

A new biography of Britain's Prince Charles reveals how his inner circle is riven with backstabbing and infighting.

New book lifts lid on court of Britain's Prince Charles
George W. Bush writes bio of his US president dad
George W. Bush writes bio of his US president dad

Former US president George W. Bush has written a "personal biography" of his presidential father, said Crown publishers, which announced it will release the book in November.

George W. Bush writes bio of his US president dad
Actress Nicole Kidman (L) and actor Tim Roth. ©Reuters/Yves Herman
Biopic hits and flops: film-makers grapple with great lives

A great or glittering life is no guarantee of a gripping biopic, say film-makers, as the Cannes Film Festival prepares to open Wednesday with the first big screen adaptation of the life of Monaco's Princess Grace.

Biopic hits and flops: film-makers grapple with great lives
Alex Ferguson and David Beckham. Photo courtesy of sport-express.ua
Football: Ferguson lifts lid on Beckham, Rooney, England

Former Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson launched his new autobiography, lifting the lid on his relationships with stars including David Beckham, Cristiano Ronaldo, Roy Keane and Wayne Rooney.

Football: Ferguson lifts lid on Beckham, Rooney, England
Caetano Veloso. ©Reuters/Mario Anzuoni
Brazil singers fight for right to veto biographies

Famous Brazilian songwriters -- long activists for freedom of expression -- are themselves coming under fire as they fight an attempt to overturn a law allowing celebrities to veto unauthorized biographies.

Brazil singers fight for right to veto biographies
Death of letters spells tough time for biographers, says royal writer
Death of letters spells tough time for biographers, says royal writer

The slow death of handwriting might be a boon for email-reading intelligence agencies but not for biographers, says the man entrusted by Queen Elizabeth II to write the biography of her mother.

Death of letters spells tough time for biographers, says royal writer
New Fidel Castro biography planned
New Fidel Castro biography planned

Former president Fidel Castro will be the subject of a new volume of memoirs about his life as a Cuban revolutionary, the country's larger-than-life leader and a longtime nemesis of the United States.

New Fidel Castro biography planned
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New book sheds light on softer side of Iron Lady

The authorised biography of former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher hits bookshops on Tuesday, revealing an intimate side to the Iron Lady.

New book sheds light on softer side of Iron Lady

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