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Heath: A Family's Tale by Janet Fife-Yeomans (Paperback, 2008)

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Heath: A Family's Tale by Janet Fife-Yeomans

Heath Ledger was a superstar on the world stage, a gorgeous guy, a true romantic, a man who was dedicated to his craft and who loved a laugh.

This is the definitive look at the real life of Heath Ledger from childhood to fully-fledged stardom, with exclusive personal insights from his family and friends. It is also very much an Australian story about the beginning of a legend.

Even before Heath achieved fame and fortune, the Ledgers were well-known in their hometown of Perth. Heath's great-grandfather, Sir Frank, was a pioneer of West Australian business, and he nurtured a warm, loving family. Heath's childhood was idyllic and happy, and he excelled at school, especially drama.

When he was just 17 years old, he drove across the country to Sydney, determined to follow his passion for acting. He quickly became a celebrity. But he never forgot his roots. But behind Heath?s journey to Hollywood, turmoil split the family. 

The book reveals how Sir Frank's fortune was lost, which thrust the Ledgers into bitter dispute. With Heath's death have emerged new allegations about the star's hidden millions. Sadly, while Heath's death came as a surprise to the public, those who knew him best were aware of his problems. And those who knew him best were also aware of the allegations that he had fathered a child before his rise to fame.

Extensively researched by respected journalist Janet Fife-Yeomans and including never-seen-before photographs, this beautifully written story of Heath Ledger is a tribute to his all too short life.


Format: Paperback | 336 pages

Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.4 x 2.5 | 686g

Publication Date: 01 Nov 2008

Publisher: Murdoch Books

Imprint: Pier 9

Publication City/Country: Sydney, Australia

Language: English

Illustrations note: illustrations

Edition Number: 1

ISBN10: 1741963834

ISBN13: 9781741963830


Condition: Very Good

A book that does not look new and has been read but is in excellent condition. No obvious damage to the cover. No missing or damaged pages, no creases or tears, and no underlining/highlighting of text or writing in the margins. Very minimal wear and tear.