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'From Wham! to Spandau Ballet, from success to chaos in the blink of an eye - Martin and I are two ordinary people who have been on an extraordinary adventure together. Through it all, our commitment to each other and to our family is what has always mattered the most.' (Shirlie Kemp)

It's a Love Story tells the incredible story of Martin and Shirlie Kemp - from the moment they set eyes on each other, through their stellar careers, to raising a family together.

For the first time, fans and listeners will have an insight into their journey together, the lessons they have learned in the spotlight and behind the scenes, and their secrets to success, happiness and raising a loving family. This audiobook will uncover the personal highs and lows of Britain's favourite couple and the unbreakable bond that has kept them strong, no matter how hard the fight gets.

'40 years together has been filled with incredible highs, when every teenage dream and every wish literally came true, to the most horrifying of lows that belonged in our nightmares. Shirlie and I are always asked, "What's the secret to a long marriage?" - well, hopefully this book might answer that question!' (Martin Kemp)

©2020 Martin Kemp (P)2020 W F Howes

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  • 31-10-20

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I was a fanatical Wham! fan and George Michael was/is my idol, so it was brilliant and touching to hear both Shirley and Martin's memories of him and of their own lives and careers. Took me right back to the 80s. The book is warm, funny and sometimes shocking, esp Shirley's China tales and Martin's illness. Loved the paranormal stuff, very interesting. I listened to the whole thing in just 2 days. Wonderfully narrated by both; Martin could make a shopping list sound amazing, such a velvet voice.

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I enjoyed the content but the readings were as dull as dishwater. Very poor delivery considering both readers are or were professional performers

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Loved it!

Lovely to hear Martin and Shirlie's life. Heartwarming and tearjerking in places, but lovely to hear how their marriage is so strong, and have such a great family bond.

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Truly inspirational couple, lovely insight into how a relationship should be, you are very lucky to have that love between you. Loved listening to this book, thank you x

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Deserves more stars

Growing up in the 80’s I loved Spandau, Wham and later Pepsi and Shirlie. This book is a story of true ever lasting love and courage. I’ve not even finished it yet and I’ve laugh and cried. A true inspirational couple ❤️❤️

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Not a bad read

I was hoping for a bit more of theyre relationship when they first met. But still quite good.

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Love story it was

What a lovely book , easy to listen too , tales of wham , spandau the 80’s , family , illness, struggles but the love shines through

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Brilliant read

What a brilliant inspiring read - 2 lovely people sharing their love for each other through some difficult and sad times.

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It's a Badly Written and Narrated Love Story

I love a bit of 1980s nostalgia and have enjoyed autobiographies of many of the decade's stars, but this book is awful. I purchased it as a 'Deal Of The Day' and wish I'd never bothered. Both narrators are poor, especially Shirlie, and it's just rubbish.

Thank goodness for Audible's Great Listen Guarantee!

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Beautiful story

Been a 70’s child Martin and Shirley were both big influences musically for both myself and my husband this book shares their incredible life giving us insight to all the ups and downs, throughly enjoyed it.

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Lovely Love Story

I really enjoyed ready the up's and down's of 2 pop star's lives , You never really know what people are truly going thru that seem to have it all but still have tragedy ..I also loved the honestly of illness I too have Endometriosis and am an Endo Advocate...As a Wham/Spandau Ballet/George Michael Fan I truly loved hearing about the true and deep relationship you both had with George and the last chapter broke my heart again.R.I.P. George Michael .I listened to the whole Auto Book in one day..I highly recommend if you are a fan or just a romantic ..Very well written and voiced (cause who doesn't love English accents)

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  • 25-08-21

Wonderful Love Story

Not gonna lie. Bought for the stunningly handsome Martin, stayed for the fantasticly brilliant Shirley! Hearing her view was so intriguing. what an absolutely lovely couple.

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  • 05-12-20

A great listen about a Great Love story!

I grew up listening to both Spandau Ballet and Wham! Had a crush on Martin Kemp but both He and Shirley make a wonderful couple that I am really glad that are still together! Thank You both for sharing your story!

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  • Maureen Gallagher
  • 01-12-20

loved it!!!

what a pleasure to be invited to experience an amazing love story. It refreshing to see two people that really love each other and are an amazing team. Thank you Sherlie and Martin Kemp. I'm sad the book is over.