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    DescriptionSince 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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    Title
    In Search of Elvis
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Charlie Connelly
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 272
    Width: 126 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 19 mm
    Weight: 218 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780349119007
    ISBN 10: 0349119007
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: TRV
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.5
    BIC subject category V2: WTL, AVGP
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25970
    BISAC V2.8: TRV010000
    DC22: 910.4092
    Publisher
    Little, Brown Book Group
    Imprint name
    Abacus
    Publication date
    07 February 2008
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Freelance writer and Charlton FC supporter, Charlie Connelly has already proved his quirky credentials by writing the very funny books about Liechtenstein and the shipping forecast, and this book will delight his growing readership.
    Review quote
    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