MR Pikes

The Story Behind the Ibiza Legend

Author: Tony Pike,Matt Trollope

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780992939779


Page: N.A

View: 5288

The playboy who built himself a playground reveals all in his hard-hitting memoir. The iconic hotelier reflects on a fast life of hedonism and the globe-trotting backstory that influenced his set-up of pioneering Balearic boho bolthole, Pikes. Tony looks back on the extreme highs and lows of an unparalleled life, goes exclusively behind the scenes of the Club Tropicana video shoot which put his unique hotel on the map and discusses his relationships with guests/friends including George Michael, Freddie Mercury, Julio Iglesias and lover Grace Jones.

Dope in the Age of Innocence

Author: Damien Enright

Publisher: Liberties Press

ISBN: 1909718742

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 300

View: 4524

Ibiza, 1960: on the beautiful Mediterranean island, the high-rise resorts are still decades away. By chance, Damien Enright, twenty-one-years old and Irish, arrives there with his wife and two children and finds a handful of down-at-heel foreign Bohemians leading wild, hedonistic lives. He and his wife get involved; their marriage quickly breaks down and he spends two heartbroken years in London before returning to Ibiza with a new partner and another child. They take LSD and inspired by dreams of a brave new world, cross to the remote island of Formentera to lead alternative lives.This is a decade before Howard Marks becameMr. Nice: the embryonic drug culture in the west motivated not by profit but by idealism. Sometimes, that early search for freedom ventured not just beyond the mind but beyond the law. To sustain their families on Formentera, Enright and two desperado pals head to London in a beat-up car and do some risky travellers cheque scams. Then, restless and unsure of his love for his partner, he makes a hair-raising trek to Turkey in the depths of winter to find hashish for the group. Things go badly awry and he find himself a fugitive, at the mercy of unreliable friends. Part road story, drug story, love story,Dope in the Age of Innocenceis fundamentally a parable about drug enlightenment, the loss and rediscovery of love and the tempering of innocence.

Eivissa: The Ibiza Cookbook

Author: Anne Sijmonsbergen

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0008187673

Category: Cooking

Page: 304

View: 6570

Ibiza is on the cusp of a food revolution. The island’s traditional farming and fishing culture has been supplemented with a wave of chefs and producers making artisan products and vibrant food.

Spanish Highs

Sex, Drugs & Excess in Ibiza

Author: Wayne Anthony

Publisher: Virgin Publishing

ISBN: 9780753503027

Category: Drug abuse

Page: 188

View: 4373

A committed hedonist's account of a decade of decadence, not only of casual sex, prodigious drug abuse and non-stop partying; but also of battles with the Spanish police as the Ibizan dream of Wayne in Spain falls to pieces.

Mr. Pike

Author: Marc Dunlop

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781523396634


Page: 158

View: 7178

Mr. Pike is a psychological thriller which tells the story of Tate Slater Pike, a hardworking, ambitious, self-assured man with a traumatic childhood. Married and two children later life could still be better, his ten-year-old son is being abused at school and his wife suffers from schizophrenia. Each day Tate battles to build a bright future for his family and come to terms with his own demons. As his life unravels the sudden news of his son being bullied at school and then the loss of his job through home life brings so many unexplored feelings and emotions which stem back to his childhood. His wife Trish has another meltdown and their good friend and Doctor Joseph Baker comes over from Columbia to assess the situation. On the day of Tate's first job hunt what turns out to be a quiet day escalates into complete carnage and heartache with some major life changing circumstances that shakes his very core. Will he be able to support his family and build this great life he so desires and hold on to his own sanity in the process? Prepare to be drawn into the life of one man and the many challenges which he must face in his quest for utopia.

Is Harry On The Boat?

Author: Colin Butts

Publisher: Orion

ISBN: 1409139557

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 5702

The brilliantly funny cult novel about holiday reps in Ibiza. You arrive at the airport to be greeted by a sun-tanned clipboard bearer, there to make your dream holiday come true. But behind the smiles, the badge and the suspect command of the native lingo, what really goes on? Are they a happy, celibate team working for the benefit of their clients, or are they at each other's throats to get their share of backhanders, drugs and sleeping with holidaymakers (or each other!)? Exactly how low is resort manager Alison prepared to go to maximise her cash gains in her last season, and how low is first year rep and none-too-bright former male model Mario prepared to go to win the infamous "Competition"? Which reps will Alison get rid of? Shy Lorraine? Mickey, the first ever black rep? The clubbing mad and girl-crazy Scouse Greg? Or will it be Brad, as we follow him from bedroom to beach, stumbling across company business that he shouldn't?

That's Another Story

The Autobiography

Author: Julie Walters

Publisher: Phoenix

ISBN: 0297857487

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 9041

Her mum wanted her to be a nurse so that is what Julie did. But in her heart she had always wanted to be an actress and soon she was on stage at the local theatre in Liverpool. Her career snowballed with highlights that include Educating Rita, Billy Elliot, Harry Potter, Acorn Antiques, Dinner Ladies and Mamma Mia! She has been nominated for an Oscar, been awarded a BAFTA and a Golden Globe, plus been honoured with both an OBE and a CBE. This is the heart-warming and funny story of that journey.

Road to Recovery

Author: Terry Dunnage

Publisher: MT Ink

ISBN: 9780992939762


Page: 220

View: 6913

Terry Dunnage had been scooped up ... and dumped in Hell. His favourite uncle flicked at a cigarette lighter, trying to ignite more of the petrol he had sprayed hysterically around Terry's kitchen. When it finally caught, the fire felt like a bomb had gone off. A huge swirling backdraft engulfing both of them, Uncle Vince defiantly resisting Terry's desperate attempts to drag him ... them ... from the suffocating flames. In Road To Recovery Terry Dunnage charts his truly inspirational comeback from the deep depths of life-threatening burns, trauma, despair, family tragedy, bitter legal battles, financial ruin and depression. Road To Recovery is also available as a Kindle eBook on all Amazon sites. Also go to or for more details or follow @MT_Ink or @TDFoundation on Twitter.

The Life and Lines Of Brandon Block

Author: Matt Trollope

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 1908374276

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 355

View: 7065

THE LIFE & LINES OF BRANDON BLOCK - The Official Biography by Matt Trollope Brandon Block, the joker in the pack, the Ibiza ‘nutter’, the party animal who single-handedly created the Caner Of The Year category, was literally lying on his death bed. And despite the chronic situation that he found himself in, with drips attached to his ravaged body as he battled jaundice and tuberculosis, he was still trying his hardest to shovel as much cocaine as possible up that famous hooter of his! The result of a spiralling drug habit which, at its peak, saw him take an ounce of coke a day for months was his bewildered doctor telling him that he would die within two weeks if he didn’t stop pronto. But that wasn’t going to deter Brandon. He pleaded with friends to bring coke to the hospital and they duly, if reluctantly, obliged. If he was on his way out, then he was going out on a high, at least that was the twisted and warped way he looked at it. However, by then he had to take so much of the stuff for it to actually register that it almost defeated the object. Clubland had snorted him up one nostril and blown him out of the other. A haunting shadow of the livewire DJ who leapt on to the house music scene in the late ’80s, Brandon somehow managed to drag himself out of the mire and lived to tell the tale. With his astronomical coke habit - and the complex network of dealers who fuelled it - now fortunately in the past, he is able to look back (through somewhat hazy spectacles) on a 25-year-career which spans the highest highs and lowest lows. His own success and turmoil has weaved in and out of the so-called acid house generation and seen Blocko, like no other DJ, crossover mischievously into mainstream celebrity too. Brandon’s pioneering residency with Alex P on the Space terrace in the early ’90s took club life in Ibiza and throughout the world to a whole new dimension. Meanwhile, away from the world of underground dance music, he famously stormed the Brits stage, scrapping with Rolling Stone Ronnie Wood, ending up splashed across the front of the tabloids the next day, with Richard and Judy appealing for his whereabouts later that night! The Life & Lines Of Brandon Block looks back at the career of a DJ who was there from the very start of the modern-day club movement, who had grafted as a pub and mobile DJ during the mid-’80s, a few years later finding himself in a prime position when, like many, he discovered the drug ecstasy and house music quickly followed a love of disco, soul, jazz funk and hip-hop. This biography charts how a groundbreaking decade or two of clubbing became a national and global phenomenon and how Brandon was intrinsically linked to it all, headlining an era that changed the lives of millions, but also becoming a symbol for its excess.


Author: Laurent Garnier

Publisher: Rocket 88

ISBN: 9781906615918


Page: 304

View: 6631

Pioneering French DJ Laurent Garnier's ELECTROCHOC is more than an autobiography, it is a truly unique history of Dance and Techno in the UK, USA & Europe written from the perspective of a man who helped to shape the movement, its sounds and lasting legacy.

The White Island

Author: Stephen Armstrong

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448126711

Category: Travel

Page: 352

View: 6704

The White Island is, and always has been, a magnet for hedonists. Its history reads like a history of pleasure itself. It is also a story of invasions and migrations, of artists and conmen, of drop-outs and love-ins. The Carthaginians established a cult to their goddess of sex there, and named the island after Bez, their god of dance. Roman centurions in need of a bit of down time between campaigns would go to Ibiza to get their kicks. And over the centuries, cultures around the Med have used the island either as a playground or a dump for the kind of people who didn't quite fit in back home, but who you'd probably quite like to meet at a party... This is the history of Ibiza, the fantasy island, framed by one long, golden summer where anything can happen - and it usually does.

Sisters First

Stories from Our Wild and Wonderful Life

Author: Jenna Bush Hager,Barbara Pierce Bush

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

ISBN: 1538711435

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 1828

Former first daughters Jenna Bush Hager and Barbara Pierce Bush share intimate stories and reflections from the Texas countryside to the storied halls of the White House and beyond -- now with a new chapter about their beloved "Ganny," Barbara Bush. Born into a political dynasty, Jenna and Barbara Bush grew up in the public eye. As small children, they watched their grandfather become president; just twelve years later they stood by their father's side when he took the same oath. They spent their college years watched over by Secret Service agents and became fodder for the tabloids, with teenage mistakes making national headlines. But the tabloids didn't tell the whole story. In SISTERS FIRST, Jenna and Barbara take readers on a revealing, thoughtful, and deeply personal tour behind the scenes of their lives, as they share stories about their family, their unexpected adventures, their loves and losses, and the sisterly bond that means everything to them.

Wild Thyme in Ibiza

Author: Stewart Andersen

Publisher: Woddish Ltd

ISBN: 9781780002828

Category: Electronic books

Page: N.A

View: 4613

When author Stewart Andersen moved to the Balearic island of Ibiza, he found an island that was home to a colourful group of hippies, artists, celebrities and above all, the good humoured and eccentric Ibicencos. In Wild thyme in Ibiza, a light-hearted account of life on a magical island, we meet a cast of characters that range from Antonio the taxi driver, Padre Pedro and Pep the chimney builder to a member of the Russian Royal Family, Angus the Labrador and Adelfa, a gorgeous Arabian horse who travelled with Andersen from Andalucia to Ibiza by train and ship.

The Last Party

Studio 54, Disco, and the Culture of the Night

Author: Anthony Haden-Guest

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1497695554

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 434

View: 8760

A riveting memoir of disco-era nightlife and the outrageous goings-on behind the doors of New York City’s most famous and exclusive nightclub In the disco days and nights of New York City in the 1970s and 1980s, the place to be was Studio 54. Andy Warhol, Liza Minnelli, and Bianca Jagger were among the nightly assortment of A-list celebrity regulars consorting with New York’s young, wild, and beautiful. Studio 54 was a place where almost nothing was taboo, from nonstop dancing and drinking beneath the coke-dusted neon moon to drugs and sex in the infamous unisex restrooms to the outrageous money-skimming activities taking place in the office of the studio’s flamboyant co-owner Steve Rubell. Author Anthony Haden-Guest was there on opening night in 1977 and over the next decade spent many late nights and early mornings basking in the strobe-lit wonder. But The Last Party is much more than a fascinating account of the scandals, celebrities, crimes, and extreme excesses encouraged within the notorious Manhattan nightspot. Haden-Guest brings an entire era of big-city glitz and unapologetic hedonism to breathtaking life, recalling a vibrant New York night world at once exhilarating and dangerous before the terrible, sobering dawn of the age of AIDS.

From Ibiza to the Norfolk Broads

The Secret DJ's Guide to Surviving Dance Music

Author: The Secret DJ

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780571334483


Page: 320

View: 2666

The glamour, the parties, the excess, the highs: and, of course, the lows. The life of an international DJ playing at the most exotic destinations worldwide, in the most precarious of psychic circumstances, is rich to the point of toxicity. A globally-known DJ choosing to keep his identity secret takes us on a journey into the heart of life lived in the hedonistic fast lane of club culture for 30 years. Whether playing to 10,000 fans in Ibiza or in a local pub function room, this is a cautionary tale for the rave generation whose days of pills, thrills, and bellyaches are behind them. It may, as well, contain advice: though we cannot advise that it is always followed. This book is not an instruction manual - more a cautionary tale that may illuminate anyone who has harboured ambition to pack a dancefloor...

Inside Studio 54

Author: Mark Fleischman

Publisher: Vireo Book, A

ISBN: 9781945572579

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

View: 8103

In Inside Studio 54, the former owner takes you behind the scenes of the most famous nightclub in the world, through the crowd, to a place where celebrities, friends, and the beautiful people sip champagne and share lines of cocaine using rolled-up hundred-dollar bills. In the early eighties, Mark Fleischman reopened Studio 54, the world's most glamorous and notorious nightclub, after it was closed down by the State of New York. Ten thousand people showed up that night, ready to restart the party that abruptly ended after the raid in 1978 landed its former owners in jail. Inside Studio 54 invites you to revisit the happening scenes of the 1960s, '70s, and '80s, the post-Pill, pre-AIDS era of free love, consequence-free sex, and seemingly endless partying. Following Fleischman as he builtconnections as a hotel, restaurant, and club owner that lead him to Studio 54. Inside Studio 54 takes the reader from Brazil to the heights of debauchery in the Virgin Islands and finally to New York City. A star-studded thrill ride through decadent and drug-fueled parties at the legendary Studio 54.

101 Sandwiches

A collection of the finest sandwich recipes from around the world

Author: Helen Graves

Publisher: Ryland Peters & Small

ISBN: 1782492992

Category: Cooking

Page: 144

View: 5633

101 mouthwatering recipes to spread on your bread.From the humble cheese and tomato sandwich to an enormous meatball sub, the sandwich is the most versatile type of food imaginable. Whether you want a simple snack to stick in your lunchbox or something more substantial to see away a Sunday morning hangover, 101 Sandwiches has delicious recipes from around the world involving the key ingredient, bread, to make paninis, burgers, hogies, boccadillos, tartines, and more. So if you want to learn how to make a delicious caramel pork banh mi baguette from?Vietnam, a Shrimp po' boy from Louisiana, a Japanese fried noodle sandwich, or a French croque monsieur, buy this book now. Also included are recreations of historical sandwiches such as the Queen Alexandra, variations to pimp up your average BLT, and random sandwich-based facts that are guaranteed to improve your life.

A Bus Could Run You Over (Ome)

Author: Colin Butts

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780752863825

Category: Drug traffic

Page: 380

View: 594

Connor has been dumped by his girlfriend. Even worse, her psychotic brothers believe he has a video recorder full of what they think is their cocaine. When Connor's mates head off to Ibiza, with the video recorder and secret stash in tow, he has to find them - before anyone else does. Ibiza has changed since Connor worked there four years ago. And he's changed, too: whatever happened to "living for the moment"? But there's little time to think about his future - he has enough problems trying to make sure his friends don't end up at the bottom of a cliff . . . And the scene is set for an explosive, hilarious thriller - with a touch of romance - in the Balearics.

The Language Lover's Guide to Learning Portuguese

Author: Russell Walker,Rafael Tavares

Publisher: Aberto Publishing

ISBN: 0992959217

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 326

View: 582

This book is a study companion written in plain English, which explains the things that you need to know to be successful in learning Portuguese. No prior grammatical knowledge is assumed, and technical terms are explained clearly and progressively. Exercises are provided to help you consolidate what you have learned and build your Portuguese vocabulary. Although the main focus is on European Portuguese, Brazilian alternatives are also given. Among the many things covered in this book: How do you pronounce words in Portuguese? What do all those funny little squiggles mean? What exactly are verbs, adjectives, prepositions, and pronouns? How do you know when to use 'ser' and when to use 'estar'? How do you use the personal infinitive? How does the subjunctive work? If you don't know your diacritic from your diphthong, you've come to the right place!