Wheelers Books

Chasing the Dream: An Autobiography

Chasing the Dream: An Autobiography
 

Shaun catapulted to national prominence and recognition when, on the 5th December 2004, he became the first black person to win the BBC's renowned Mastermind. Since 2009, he has become a household name, regularly appearing as The Dark Destroyer on the smash ITV hit teatime quiz s... read full description below.

Usually ships 6-12 working days – This title is in stock at publisher

This title is firm sale. Please select carefully as returns are not accepted.

Quick Reference

ISBN 9781916440005
Published 31 October 2018 by Cranthorpe Millner Publishers
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Wallace, Shaun
Availability In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days

... view full title details below.

Buy Now

  • $51.50 Wheelers price
Add to Basket Add to Wishlist

Full details for this title

ISBN-13 9781916440005
ISBN-10 1916440002
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Cranthorpe Millner Publishers
Imprint Cranthorpe Millner Publishers
Publication Date 31 October 2018
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Wallace, Shaun
Category Performing Arts: Television
Biography & Autobiography: General
Number of Pages 595
Dimensions Width: 156mm
Height: 234mm
Spine: 29mm
Weight 792g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Autobiography: General
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 791.45092
Catalogue Code 947599

Description of this Book

Born on the 2nd of June 1960 to Jamaican parents, Shaun is a Londoner born and bred, and has been a devoted Chelsea fan since 1967. From the age of 12, Shaun knew he wanted to be a barrister and was determined to make it. Despite one or two setbacks along the way, he finally managed to fulfil his childhood ambition when he was called to the bar in November 1984. He has been a Criminal Defence Advocate now for nearly 34 years, and has worked tirelessly on cases ranging from murder to money laundering to firearms to drug trafficking. Shaun has also regularly appeared on British television quiz shows such as Fifteen-To-One, The Weakest Link, Greed, and Are You an Egghead?. Shaun catapulted to national prominence and recognition when, on the 5th December 2004, he became the first black person to win the BBC's renowned Mastermind. Since 2009, he has become a household name, regularly appearing as The Dark Destroyer on the smash ITV hit teatime quiz show, The Chase. Read how Shaun's passions have helped turn him into the man he is today: staunchly just and fair, ruthless when he needs to be, kind, fun, and a fiercely loyal friend.

^ top

Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review This is the story of one man's journey as a son of immigrants to fulfilling his own dream. Due to his tireless work and dedication and with support from his family he became successful and yet managed to stay true to his roots. At the moment there is much trouble in our inner cities. This book should be in schools to demonstrate to our kids that anything can be achieved, nothing is impossible, no matter what your background, where you are from, or your families financial status. Highly recommended. Bought for our Son. Read a little. Written with humour, the truth and intelligence from a very young age. A remarkable man. A very detailed synopsis of the first part of Shaun's life. From school days to his forays into quizzing, this is areal page turner. You feel you need to know what happens next on almost every page. It may be little long for some readers, it is certainly a heavy book for a paperback, but it kept me enthralled throughout. I hope Shaun goes on to complete his life story, as this only covers the first 48 years or so of his life. I thoroughly recommend this book. A brilliant book! Good encouragement for those in need of motivation to remind that, all is not lost when it feels like it is!. Well recommended.

^ top

Author's Bio

Born on the 2nd of June 1960 to Jamaican parents, Shaun is a Londoner born and bred, and has been a devoted Chelsea fan since 1967. From the age of 12, Shaun knew he wanted to be a barrister and was determined to make it. Despite one or two setbacks along the way, he finally managed to fulfil his childhood ambition when he was called to the bar in November 1984. He has been a Criminal Defence Advocate now for nearly 34 years, and has worked tirelessly on cases ranging from murder to money laundering to firearms to drug trafficking. Shaun has also regularly appeared on British television quiz shows such as Fifteen-To-One, The Weakest Link, Greed, and Are You an Egghead?. Shaun catapulted to national prominence and recognition when, on the 5th December 2004, he became the first black person to win the BBC's renowned Mastermind. Since 2009, he has become a household name, regularly appearing as The Dark Destroyer on the smash ITV hit teatime quiz show, The Chase. Read how Shaun's passions have helped turn him into the man he is today: staunchly just and fair, ruthless when he needs to be, kind, fun, and a fiercely loyal friend.

^ top