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Peter Turner Books In Order

Publication Order of Standalone Books

American Images: Photography 1945-1980 (1985) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool (1986) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Issues (1987) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
History of Photography (1987) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lonely Planet South East Asia (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Issues and Skills for 'A' Level English (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lonely Planet Indonesia's Eastern Islands (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lonely Planet New Zealand (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Java (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lonely Planet Indonesia (2000) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
National Geographic Traveler (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
10 Secrets of a Happy and Successful Life (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wilberforce & Grace (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Blair Witch Project (Devil's Advocates) (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Equity and Administration (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
We Are Stardust (2018) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Peter Turner was an English author of biographies and non-fictions famously known for his memoir on Gloria Grahame, a talented actress who spent the last days of her life with the author and his family. The memoir titles Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool was later adapted to a movie. Turner has also written a few guides for travellers to New Zealand, among other works.

Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool

Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool is a memoir centred on Gloria Grahame, a talented Hollywood actress who lived a colorful life. Peter received a life-changing phone call on the 29th of September 1981. The caller confirmed that his former lover, Gloria Grahame, had collapsed in a hotel. Her life was obviously in danger, and the, strangely enough, is that she refused medical attention. Grahame left Turner with no choice but to accommodate her in his Liverpool family’s home.

Turner first set his eyes on Grahame at the start of his acting career in London. While Turner was new in the industry, Grahame was already a star in Hollywood and had experienced her fair share of the showbiz craze. Grahame was best known for bringing heroines to life in films like The Bad and the Beautiful, Oklahoma, and The Big Heat. She was already an Oscar winner when she and Turner met. Even though the love affair did not last, Turner and Grahame remained friends. In the end, it is Turner who saved her from herself and stepped up in her time of need.

Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool is a fascinating yet affectionate story of love, friendship, and stardom. Towards the end, the story gets sad as the writer highlights the last days of this talented star that enjoyed a fascinating career but lived a chaotic life. In the beginning, Turner did not understand why Grahame pushed his away. It is only much later when Grahame reenters her life that he knows that was suffering from cancer, but he wanted to keep this information to herself.

While many people know about Grahame’s controversial marriages and drastic attempts to change how she looked, very little is known about her later days. Turner sheds some light on the actress’s final days and the differences between the quiet and lonely life she led towards the end as opposed to the activity-packed and chaotic life in her heydays. This book is a fascinating homage to Grahame’s life that her fans will, without a doubt, fall in love with. The story is told by someone who cared about Grahame deeply and also identified with the challenges that most stars face in their personal lives.

The author highlights how hard it is to care for a terminally ill patient who insists she is okay. Turner loved Grahame deeply even though the two had broken up a long time ago. The story also shows how Turner’s family was willing to help and care for a Grahame, even if they did not know her well. We see how Turner struggles to go and perform when someone he loves is facing death in his home. From the story, it is clear that theater is very unforgiving, and those who get into the acting career have to sacrifice a lot to stay relevant in this industry. A great read. It is refreshing that a talented star found a caring friend to walk with her in her last days on earth.

National Geographic Traveler

National Geographic traveler is written with people visiting New Zealand in mind. Novice and seasoned travelers agree that people want to understand their destination before they go and have a meaningful experience once they travel. For travel experts to ensure that travels get what they want, they are working to do extensive research on each destination and packaging it more excitingly. The National Geographical Traveler is written with this trend in mind. Each of the guides highlighted here comes with extensive research that goes beyond what visitors can see. The author explains the history, attractions, and culture of each destination, so it is easy for travelers to form a connection with it way before they travel.

National Geographic traveler guide comprises of both renowned destinations, and off the beaten path attractions, you will not find anywhere else. Aside from the information on New Zealand, the highlights of the book include Maori cuisine cooking tips and an exotic trip to a town in South Africa. There are also helpful tips from National Geographic experts on how to plan a holiday to ensure that your experience is nothing but memorable. The guides in this book are divided into regions, so it is easy for travelers to read the details about each area just before visiting it.

Aside from offering simple description to the entire destination, the guide also comes with beautiful colored photos, detailed maps, and different tinted section, so it is easy to pick all the important points at a glance. It helps that the guide offers travel tips that are in line with the needs of the modern traveler. It is easy to view New Zealand in a new light and understand all the features that travelers can enjoy in this beautiful country. From the sulfur springs to the fjords, there is no doubt that New Zealand has a lot to offer for both local and international tourists. It is also refreshing to know about the culture, cuisine, and attraction in different parts of this beautiful country.

Are you looking for a detailed yet simple to understand guide that will ensure that you experience the best New Zealand has to offer? The National Geographic Traveller is ideal. It is both a book and a guide that goes beyond explaining what you can do in each destination and delves further into the history and culture of each region. Some of the tips highlighted here are great, even for those who are going to a different destination. You can read it to get some helpful tips on how to have a more memorable experience on your next holiday. You can either choose to read the book in one sitting just before you go on holiday, or take it with you and read about each region as you experience it.

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