Chapter 1 Caught in or Courting The Spotlight? Chapter 2 The View from Thayer Street Chapter 3 Life Chances and the Nearly Man Chapter 4 Getting Started Chapter 5 Origin of Stories Chapter 6 Pivotal Role Of Media In Creating Celebrity Chapter 7 George Best & Stanley Matthews as Superstars Chapter 8 Three Working Class Lads Chapter 9 Motivationally Speaking... Chapter 10 It's A lottery Chapter 11 Cultural Differences Chapter 12 Entertaining Our Troops Chapter 13 Working In the Corporate Market: Some elementary facts Chapter 14 Still Nervous After All These Years Chapter 15 Calculating Market Values Chapter 16 FOIBLES Chapter 17 The World's Nicest Man Chapter 18 All Change Chapter 19 Celebrities At Work Chapter 20 More Examples of Celebrities at Work Chapter 21 Whither the cult of Celebrity? Chapter 22 Tale End Index About the Author
Stanley Jackson was born in Epsom Surrey. His early years were spent in a council prefab but he joined the middle classes in 1966 when he married Iris and acquired the first in a series of unaffordable mortgages. He set up Performing Artistes in 1992 after a successful career in financial services. His maternal grandfather, Stanley Howard Stubbs, was involved in shipping horses to France in the Great War; an heroic activity given brilliant theatrical expression in the award winning stage play "Warhorse", adapted from Michael Morpurgo's book and now a major Hollywood film by Steven Spielberg. Stanley Jackson and Michael Morpurgo were both guests of Libby Purves on BBC Radio 4's "Midweek" programme on 19 October 2010.
I knew I would like Stanley from the moment we fi rst met. He reminded me of two of my all time heroes rolled into one ... Charles Darwin ... and ... Captain Birdseye! -- Jo Brand, comedienne, speaking the launch of the hardback version in September 2011 A brief note to say how much I enjoyed your stories, forthright opinions and lovely touches, dare I say, of whimsy, which together made up a wonderful holiday read in Florida -- Barry Davies, BBC Sports Commentator Thanks for all your excellent advice over the years and, as for your book, wow, what a wonderful read - a real page-turner! -- Digby, Lord Jones of Birmingham