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In Search Of Elvis
Charlie Connelly
Charlie Connelly
Classification : Travel & Adventure
Pub Date : Jul 02, 2008
Imprint : Abacus
Page Extent : 272
Binding : PB
ISBN : 9780349119007
Price : 499

About the book
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.

Hilarious yet informative, and written with Charlie Connelly's customary wit and charm, this book will appeal to Elvis fans of all ages, plus the many travel-book aficionados who delighted in ATTENTION ALL SHIPPING.

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Charlie Connelly
As well as writing the bestselling travel books such as Attention All Shipping, Charlie Connelly is also a presenter for BBC1's The Holiday Programme.>
Charlie Connelly
As well as writing the bestselling travel books such as Attention All Shipping, Charlie Connelly is also a presenter for BBC1's The Holiday Programme.>