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David Hartnell

Memoirs of a Gossip Columnist

By David Hartnell | Paperback | 1 Review(s)

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David is well-known by all New Zealanders. His gossip columns and much awaited annual 'Best and Worst Dressed' lists are legendary, and we read with bated breath his behind-the-scenes Hollywood tattletale reports in the weekly magazines! David Hartnell is David's life story in his own words. It... read more

Format
Paperback
Release Date
02 May 2011
Author(s)
David Hartnell
Publisher
Penguin Group (NZ)
ISBN-13
9780143206477
Pages
192
Format
Paperback
Release Date
02 May 2011
Author(s)
David Hartnell
Publisher
Penguin Group (NZ)
ISBN-13
9780143206477
Pages
192

Currently out of stock online, please contact your nearest store for availability

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Reviews

It can’t have been easy growing up in 50s New Zealand, gay and with a mum who‘d been abandoned by her husband. But from these unprepossessing beginnings David Hartnell has fashioned an extraordinary life for himself. A talent for roller skating unleashed the performer within and propelled him into a world of sequins, glitter and spotlights. He became the first male makeup artist in Australia, went on to design looks for the most prominent and secretive cross-dressers in the upper echelons of British society and eventually returned home to carve out a career in the media. This is the story of a wonderful life, gossipy, naughty and full of extraordinary snippets of information. The book is beautifully produced - other local authors will be grinding their teeth in envy at the quality of the paper and the number of photographs so yet again David Hartnell has found a way to break the rules and achieve the best possible result.

Review comments:


I am a great fan of autobiographies and David Hartnell has certainly had an interesting life! Thanks to your review, Kerre, I will definitely be reading this one soon!
24 May 2011 18:00:34 | Frances Anderson

This looks like an interesting story, David Hartnell is such an upbeat colourful character I'm sure the book will be a must read, next on my list. Kath Emmerson
18 Aug 2011 10:44:19 | Kathleen Emmerson

I really enjoy autobiographies and this man sounds like he has had an interesting life for sure. has just been added to my list of must-reads, thanks for the review.
22 Sep 2011 07:49:17 | Annette Hynes

Thanks Kerre really enjoyed your review. Will be ordering the book on line. It is a book I will not be able to put down, filled with a lot of laugh's. Angie Smith.
12 Feb 2012 02:20:59 | Angie Smith

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