My Life With the Stars

My Life with the Stars - Best, Ali and the Panties by [Flood, Tony]

THE BOOK: My Life With The Stars


THE AUTHOR:  Tony Flood

THE EDITOR: Rex Sumner

THE PUBLISHER: My Voice Publishing.

SUMMARY: Packed with revelations and amusing anecdotes about a galaxy of show business and sports stars author Tony Flood has interviewed and written about during his career as a journalist. Flood reveals the secrets of Elvis Presley, George Best, Frank Sinatra, The Beatles, Britt Ekland, Muhammad Ali, Joan Collins, Peter Sellers and a host of others.

THE BACK STORY: Tony says: “During my time as Controller of Information at Sky TV, I was rubbing shoulders with a load of big name sports stars. I also interviewed many showbiz and sports personalities as a journalist. So I felt it was time to write a ‘tell all’ book.”

WHY THIS TITLE?: Tony explains: “The full title of the book is ‘My Life With The Stars – Best, Ali and the Panties’. The reason for the supplementary title is that I tell how I was asked by a gorgeous blonde to pass on to George Best her room key wrapped in her pink G-string. I was present when a similar approach was made by an attractive brunette to Muhammad Ali.”

WHY WOULD SOMEONE WANT TO READ IT? “There’s so many great stories about the stars of showbiz and sport.I tell how Sinatra switched from Mr Charming to Mr Nasty, how Elvis became an embarrassment, how Dudley Moore was humiliated by Barbra Streisand and what it was like to be Bobby Moore’s boss.”


“Sports fans and show business followers will enjoy reading about big names ranging from Muhammad Ali, Bobby Moore and George Best to Frank Sinatra, The Beatles and Bruce Forsyth – and how my TV partner Terry Scott was so demanding. Happy page turning! – — June Whitfield, actress.

“Sizzling stories include Bill Clinton’s none-too-subtle chat-up lines, Carly Simon’s inadvertent public spanking and George Best’s horde of female followers. Tales, too, of theatrical Knights Richardson, Geilgud and my own hero, Olivier. My ‘Murder on the Nile’ co-star Kate 0’Mara also made a revealing appearance! — DENIS LILL, actor, Only Fools and Horses.”

“Tony Flood’s dealings with Muhammad Ali, George Best, Bobby Moore and Kenny Dalglish, plus a host of showbiz celebrities, make fascinating reading. WOW! So many of the stars’ secrets now come out! The most gripping interview was Tony’s exclusive with former Liverpool goalkeeper Bruce Grobelaar the day after the Hillsborough disaster, the deadliest stadium-related tragedy in British history. Revealing how Grobelaar tried to help dying fans while the match was still being played was a remarkable story.” —  SAMI MOKBEL, Daily Mail writer.

AUTHOR PROFILE: Former journalist Flood did not switch to writing books until 2009 when he wrote fantasy adventure The Secret Potion. My Life With The Stars followed and soared to No. 1 in it’s category for the top 100 Amazon books. Now Flood has switched genres again with his latest book, spicy crime thriller Triple Tease, recommended by best selling crime writer Peter James.

AUTHOR COMMENTS: “My wife Heather came up with the idea for my first book, The Secret Potion, which top author Jessica Duchen has hailed as ideal for readers pining for more magic post-Harry Potter. I returned the favour by editing Heather’s books, including Mousey Mousey and the Witches’ Spells, which also went to No. 1 in it’s Amazon top 100 category, and Giant Sticker Monster and Other Children’s Stories.”

SAMPLE CHAPTER: “Frank Sinatra was expecting more than Shirley Anne Field was prepared to give after phoning the then 19-year-old British starlet and asked her to be his date when he came to London. He introduced her to a host of celebrities, including Mrs Peter Lawford, sister of John F. Kennedy, and Shirley Anne nervously dropped champagne over her twice!

“Frank’s charm was replaced by anger when photographers burst into a nightclub to picture them because he incorrectly thought the young actress had tipped off the Press.”

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LOCAL OUTLETS: Snowflakes in a Blizzard readers can obtain a signed copy of My Life With the Stars and The Secret Potion (or Heather’s children’s books) for just £5.50 each, including postage, by sending cheques made payable to Sportsworld Communications at Special Offer, 24 Brisbane Quay, Eastbourne, BN23 5PD. Donations from each sale will go to charity Children with Cancer UK.

WHERE ELSE TO BUY IT: and as well as signed copies from
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CONTACT THE AUTHOR: Email address:   Facebook page

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Recently retired after 35 years with the News & Advance newspaper in Lynchburg, VA, now re-inventing myself as a novelist/nonfiction writer and writing coach in Lake George, NY.

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