Me, by Elton John

Nobody would have expected a shy young boy called Reginald Dwight from the London suburb of Pinner to become a famous rockstar. But he had a dream and, by the age of twenty-three, he was on his first tour in America, facing his first audience wearing silver hotpants and a “Rock and Roll” T-shirt. Elton John had arrived and the music world would never be the same.
Over the span of an extraordinary career, from early rejection to stratospheric success, his life was always full of drama. From friendships with John Lennon, George Michael and Giovanni Versace, to extravagant parties and ridiculous shopping sprees, and even disco dancing with the Queen. In this his only official autobiography, Elton John lays everything bare, including the drug addiction which threatened to end his career, and his life, and his journey to find happiness and fulfilment through marriage and fatherhood. Read More »

The Henna Artist, by Alka Joshi

Desperate to escape an abusive marriage, Lakshmi journeys to the colourful city of Jaipur with nothing but her courage, artistic talent and the healing skills learned from her mother-in-law. Through sheer determination and hard work, she slowly establishes her reputation as the best henna artist in the city. Her gifts allow her entry into some of the wealthiest homes in Jaipur, where she becomes the confidante of her glamourous clients. However, Lakshmi’s reputation and ambition face some considerable obstacles as her past comes to find her in Jaipur. Read More »