MY TV TIE-IN BOOKS

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Deirdre: A Life on Coronation Street


ITV / Random House

A walk down the cobbles with one of Coronation Street’s best loved characters. From her first appearance in 1972, Deirdre Barlow (nee Hunt) went on to become one of the street’s most iconic stars and been at the centre of some of its most explosive storylines; including her affair with Mike Baldwin, her imprisonment for fraud which prompted the then Prime Minister, Tony Blair, to raise her case in the Commons and her relationship with daughter Tracy, a woman who has literally gotten away with murder.

Deirdre: A Life on the Street is a tribute to one of the most recognised and loved characters on television. Looking back at her three husbands, four weddings and countless pairs of specs, it features exclusive photographs as well as a look at Deirdre’s four decades on Britain’s most famous street. It’s packed full of quotes including many from Deirdre’s acid tongued mother Blanche, reminisces and a look at some of Deirdre’s most memorable moments.

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Coronation Street: The Official Colouring Book


ITV / Octopus Books

Lose yourself in the history of your favourite soap with this fun and fascinating colouring book, which is sure to delight Corrie fans old and new.

Not just a relaxing and creative activity book, this also serves as a potted history of the show with your favourite characters from over 55 years of storylines and drama. The book is made up of 45 scenes to colour in, from Elsie Tanner in the very first show, through classic scenes and iconic title shots, and ending up with the stars of the current episodes.

Coronation Street is Britain's longest-running and best-loved soap. Now you can pick up your colouring pencils and immerse yourself in the history of your favourite street.

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Coronation Street: The Complete Saga


ITV / Carlton Publishing

 

Chapters 59 to 62 by Glenda Young. 
 

From the time when Rovers Return landlady Annie Walker first cast a disapproving glance at Ena Sharples gossiping with Minnie Caldwell to the traumas caused by the tangled love lives of the Websters or the McDonalds, the nation has been gripped by the lives of those who live in one street in the northern town of Weatherfield.Just like any other street in the country, the locals living there have changed dramatically over the years since the rest of Britain first paid the area a visit in 1960. There have been many marriages, births and deaths, with characters such as Elsie Tanner, Hilda Ogden, Alf Roberts or Mike Baldwin fading into the past as new faces move into the street. The one man who has remained ever since we first saw him there all those years ago is, of course, Ken Barlow.

 

Despite the changing nature of its residents and the many disasters and tragedies that have befallen them, one thing in the street always remains the same. Defying all the dark intrigue and neighbourhood squabbles, the people who live there maintain a close-knit community, supporting each other through the tough times and celebrating the good times. This is the complete story of Coronation Street.

 

Coronation Street: The Novel


ITV / Carlton Publishing

 

Chapters 59 to 63 by Glenda Young. 
 

From the time when Rovers Return landlady Annie Walker first cast a disapproving glance at Ena Sharples gossiping with Minnie Caldwell to the traumas caused by the tangled love lives of the Websters or the McDonalds, the nation has been gripped by the lives of those who live in one street in the northern town of Weatherfield.Just like any other street in the country, the locals living there have changed dramatically over the years since the rest of Britain first paid the area a visit in 1960. There have been many marriages, births and deaths, with characters such as Elsie Tanner, Hilda Ogden, Alf Roberts or Mike Baldwin fading into the past as new faces move into the street. The one man who has remained ever since we first saw him there all those years ago is, of course, Ken Barlow.

 

Despite the changing nature of its residents and the many disasters and tragedies that have befallen them, one thing in the street always remains the same. Defying all the dark intrigue and neighbourhood squabbles, the people who live there maintain a close-knit community, supporting each other through the tough times and celebrating the good times. This is the complete story of Coronation Street.

 

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A Perfect Duet: The Diary of Roy and Hayley Cropper
 

FBS Publishing

 

From their first meeting, Hayley Patterson and Roy Cropper were destined to become one of television's most loved and enduring couples. From their declaration of love, two weddings, the trials of being 'different' and the heartbreak of illness, the story of Roy and Hayley is one that has touched the hearts of millions. Their story raised the awareness of transgender issues, sparked debates on the 'right to die' argument, and much more. 

 

This book presents the story of Roy and Hayley as one continuous account, giving you the chance to relive the ups, downs and major events in their lives. Written by a fan for the fans, this book will take you to the heart of the Croppers' relationship-it is told with love and admiration for the characters. If you love Coronation Street, you will enjoy The Diary of Roy and Hayley Cropper. It is The Perfect Duet.

 

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The Little Book of Carla Connor: A decade in the life of a soap queen

Carla Connor is one of the most iconic, contemporary female characters in Coronation Street. The Coronation Street Blog fan site calls her “Elsie Tanner for the Twitter generation.” Carla’s story spans one of the most thrilling decades in soap. It includes Carla being held hostage in a siege, surviving fires, bus crashes, alcoholism, gambling addiction, suicide attempts and almost having Gail Rodwell as her mother-in-law.

 

Written by a fan for fans, this book presents Carla Connor’s ten years in Coronation Street as one continuous account. You can relive all the thrilling drama in Carla’s life – along with the best hair and cheekbones in a TV soap. If you love Coronation Street, you will love The Little Book of Carla Connor.

Norman Bates with a Briefcase: The story of Richard Hillman - soap's best loved villain

From his first appearance at Alma’s funeral, Richard Hillman was destined to be one of the most enigmatic, loving family men ever to have walked on Coronation Street. But he was also one of the most dangerous.

 

Three people died in the short time Richard Hillman walked the cobbles. And four more would have perished in the canal when he tried to kill his family by driving them into the murky depths. Richard Hillman’s soap story is one of family, love, death, a canal and a crowbar.

 

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