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In Search Of Elvis: A Journey to Find the Man Beneath the Jumpsuit

Charlie Connelly

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Prose: non-fiction, Travel writing

* From the bestselling author of ATTENTION ALL SHIPPING comes the first travel audiobook to examine the global appeal of the King of Rock'n'Roll

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From the bestselling author of ATTENTION ALL SHIPPING comes the first travel audio book to examine the global appeal of the King of Rock'n'Roll

Since his death in 1977 Elvis Presley has become an even greater cultural icon than when he was making records and consuming deep-fried peanut-butter-and-banana sandwiches. IN SEARCH OF ELVIS sees Charlie Connelly set off on a journey to discover what makes Elvis so significant today and how his spirit is being kept alive more than half a century after he changed popular culture for ever. Charlie's odyssey takes him to Finland to meet an academic who performs Elvis songs in long-dead languages - while wearing a kilt; to Canada to find the orthodox Jewish Elvis tribute artist, Schmelvis; to Scotland to get fitted out with the Presley tartan; and culminates in Memphis, where Charlie stays at the Heartbreak Hotel (which is at the end of Lonely Street) and records a song in Sun Studio, the very room where Elvis arguably invented rock'n'roll.

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Praise for In Search Of Elvis: A Journey to Find the Man Beneath the Jumpsuit

  • There is something about the way he reacts to fellow devotees around the globe that warms the heart - SUNDAY TMES

  • A thoroughly enjoyable exploration of an icon and his legacy. Ladie and gentlemen, Elvis may have left the building, but his soul lives on. Thank you and goodnight! - EXPRESS

  • Once again, Connelly is as eminently affable, agreeable guide - DAILY MAIL

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Charlie Connelly

Charlie Connelly is a bestselling writer and award-winning broadcaster. His books include Attention All Shipping: A Journey round the Shipping Forecast, And Did Those Feet: Walking through 2000 Years of British and Irish History and Our Man In Hibernia: Ireland, the Irish and Me. He has presented the BBC Holiday programme and co-hosted the first three series of BBC Radio 4's Traveller's Tree with Fi Glover.

He has written for a number of publications including the Guardian, TheTimes, the NewStatesman, Arena, the IrishTimes, the SundayTimes, the GlasgowHerald and the FinancialTimes. He lives in Deal, by the English Channel.

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