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Greg Jenner is a public historian, broadcaster, and author, and an Honorary Research Associate at Royal Holloway, University of London, where he does some occasional teaching. He is the Historical Consultant to BBC's Emmy & multiple BAFTA award-winning HORRIBLE HISTORIES, and was a key member of the team on HORRIBLE HISTORIES: THE MOVIE - ROTTEN ROMANS. He is the host of the number one BBC comedy podcast YOU'RE DEAD TO ME and the children's version, HOMESCHOOL HISTORY, and is a regular voice on BBC Radio 4. His TV appearances include BBC2's THE GREAT HISTORY QUIZ and INSIDE VERSAILLES. He has written two previous books - A MILLION YEARS IN A DAY and DEAD FAMOUS: AN UNEXPECTED HISTORY OF CELEBRITY.


Fizzes with clever vignettes and juicy tidbits... [a] joyous romp of a book. - GUARDIANA fascinating, rollicking book in search of why, where and how fame strikes. Sit back and enjoy the ride. - Peter Frankopan, author of The Silk RoadsWith characteristic wit and curiosity, Jenner reveals the glamour and graft of celebrity lives in this rich, entertaining and original history. - Dr Hannah Greig, historical adviser to The Favourite and PoldarkA magical mystery tour through the history of celebrity - eye opening, provocative, triumphant. Greg Jenner is a suave and generous guide to the glittering, glamorous, often deadly world of celebrity. Dead Famous takes you deep into fabulous lives, tells all about price you pay for fame and explores why the world in which we live needs to make a few shining people into icons who thrill us, obsess us and then, finally, we want to tear apart. - Kate Williams, author and historian[An] engaging and well-researched book... Jenner brings his material to vivid life - OBSERVERThis is a lively look at history's great and gawped at - and how they reshaped the world around them. - HISTORY REVEALEDDelivers a bounty of colourful anecdotes. - TLSA fiendishly enjoyable and thoroughly engaging look at other people's lives. - Irish Times

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