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Ed Sheeran

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What to expect

‘Compelling new biography’ Daily Express

‘Fascinating stories’
Daily Mirror

‘A well-researched, entertaining look at Ed Sheeran … Sheeran fans will relish this well-told biography.’ Publishers Weekly

Ed Sheeran is a true inspiration. His moving and uplifting songs forge a lasting connection with the millions of people around the world who love him and his music.

He was the thirteen-year-old guitarist in a school rock band when he decided to become a singer-songwriter, even though he could barely hold a tune and had never written a song. Within a year, he had recorded an album in his bedroom.

Bestselling biographer Sean Smith traces the astonishing journey of the shy little boy with a stammer who, avoiding flashy showmanship, grew up to be a global phenomenon.

Through compelling new research and interviews, he tells the story of Ed’s remarkable mum and dad who gave their son the courage to pursue his dream, the friends and mentors who encouraged him and the lovers who inspired his most famous songs.

Smith describes the setbacks Ed faced before his fortunes were transformed by Elton John’s management company, a record deal and a song that changed everything – with a little help from Taylor Swift.

Ed found it difficult to cope with the world at his feet, but a new relationship with a girl from his home town has brought him happiness and a fresh purpose in life.

Now he is the most successful solo star on the planet, earning £83 million last year. Yet in the middle of his record-breaking 2018 UK tour, he played for just 400 people at a charity night to raise money for the homeless.

As this captivating book reveals, there’s no one quite like Ed.

Critics Review

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    ‘A celebration of his life, as well as his music. Brill.’ Closer

    ‘Incredibly moving insight into a man who is without doubt part of the soundtrack to my childhood’ – Shelley Fallows at Lovereading

    Praise for Adele:

    ‘Fans will be engrossed’ OK Magazine

    Praise for Kim:

    “A kind but astute biography. Four stars.” Mail on Sunday

    “An honest account offering a unique insight on the Krazy world of the Kardashians.” The Sun

    Praise for Tom Jones:

    “Jaunty and well-researched … the most complete and entertaining portrait of the Welsh superstar to date” – The Mail on Sunday (Event Magazine)

    “A lavishly appointed, no-holds-barred biography.” – MailOnline

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