FIVE GOLD… GIFTS #1 Madonna by Caroline Sullivan

madonnaThis is the first in a series of five recommended gifts for Christmas, as might be alluded to by the highly intelligent pun in the headline.

This book, retailing at £25, is a story of Madonna’s career on the 30th anniversary of her Like A Virgin album* and is told in pictures, which should give you an idea of the market it is targeted at; that of the coffee table decoration.

While Madonna’s recent pictures for a magazine show a 50-year-old woman in full ‘mammorial’ splendour, this is a book for people (women) who see Madonna as an icon and inspiring figure.

Documented by New York music journalist Caroline Sullivan, this is the type of gift men should buy for their partners, but one that is unlikely to interest them too much… it’s not that TYPE of book. Good value at twenty-five quid though.

* A collection of songs, usually recorded around the same time that alluded to the record album cover that included the songs, fused onto a round piece of plastic known as a vinyl record

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Monty Munford has more than 15 years' experience in mobile, digital media, web and journalism. He is the founder of Mob76, a company that helps tech companies raise money and exit. He speaks regularly at global media events with a focus on Africa, writes a weekly column for The Telegraph, is a regular contributor to The Economist, Wired, Mashable and speaks regularly on the BBC World Service.


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Monty Munford has more than 15 years' experience in mobile, digital media, web and journalism. He is the founder of Mob76, a company that helps tech companies raise money and exit. He speaks regularly at global media events with a focus on Africa, writes a weekly column for The Telegraph, is a regular contributor to The Economist, Wired, Mashable and speaks regularly on the BBC World Service.