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Scattershot

Hardcover / ISBN-13: 9781800962033

Price: £325

ON SALE: 11th November 2023

Genre: The Arts / Music

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About this Special Edition
· Limited to 400 hand signed copies
· 416-page special edition book (with a trim page-size of 234 x 153mm) cloth-bound in an exclusive, original artwork designed by Bernie Taupin, with bespoke endpapers and bright custom sprayed edges
· 2 limited-edition postcards – of Bernie Taupin’s original artwork ‘Love Me Again’ and of the original cover art for the trade edition of Scattershot
· A beautiful, bespoke wallet to hold the postcards
· A special reproduced print of the epilogue handwritten by Bernie Taupin
· All encased in a vibrant, printed yellow Perspex slipcase and accompanied by a certificate of authenticity, signed by the publisher

Reviews

Orgasmic. Every page of Scattershot is a delight, a joy, a name-dropper fan's delight. Divine. I couldn't put it down
Pete Townshend
In Bernie Taupin's miraculous memoir Scattershot you'll meet legends, cowboys, geniuses, unforgettable faces in the night, shady purveyors of outrageous fortune, warriors of the heart, and most of all, Taupin himself. Hilarious and so emotionally true, Scattershot is like a letter from a cherished friend. You'll want to keep it close, so you can read it again and again
Cameron Crowe
Touching. Charming. Humble. Witty. And exquisitely written. Taupin's words need no musical accompaniment. They sing with a poets voice.
Gary Oldman
Eloquent and inspiring, Scattershot is a freewheeling memoir that is as warm and evocative as Bernie Taupin's most memorable lyrics. A born storyteller, Taupin gives us the life of an artist whose outlook was shaped by a rare but fascinating blend of lifelong innocence and endless intellectual curiosity
Robert Hilburn, author of Johnny Cash: The Life
I simply wouldn't write songs without Bernie Taupin. I've read every word he's ever written and there could never be enough of them to satiate my need for Bernie's way of seeing the world. Scattershot, though, is a lifting of the veil, as beautifully written as it is honest and rugged. Reading this book brought me face to face with who he truly is: an empathic genius who speaks to the everyman.
Brandi Carlile
This is the most glorious of books. I am besotted by the life I never knew he had.
Elton John
Written in a highly entertaining, articulate style with a wickedly acidic sense of humor, this book sets a new standard for rock biographies.
LIBRARY JOURNAL
Scattershot takes a non-linear approach and is all the better for it. It's funny too (one cokey chapter is titled Days Of Wine And Noses), and encounters with Salvador Dali and Princess Margaret colour the zippy narrative. There's a sense Taupin can't quite believe it all happened...
MOJO
An entertaining ride that doesn't spare the horses
RTE Guide
Sharply Written
The Independent
Evocative
The Guardian
Engaging and poetic
The Times
Compellingly written - Scattershot is a thoroughly enjoyable read
Record Collector Magazine
Bernie is well-read, highly literate and, on the evidence of his memoir, a man of wise, sensitive intelligence.
Roger Lewis, Daily Mail
A wildly entertaining roller-coaster of a life story
Daily Mail
Brilliant memoir
Daily Express