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Life and Soul
How to Live a Long and Healthy Life
By (author): William Roache
9781788173537 Paperback, Trade English General Trade BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Entertainment & Performing Arts Nov 12, 2019
$22.99 CAD
Forthcoming 5.25 x 8 in 240 pages Hay House Hay House UK
William Roache is known worldwide for his portrayal of Ken Barlow in Coronation Street. Now aged 86, he still appears regularly in the show and rebuffs any notion that age brings decline.In Life and Soul, William shares his strategy for keeping fit and healthy, for maintaining his youthful looks and for coping with life’s most challenging times. He talks openly about the life choices that form the basis for his well-being: from the meditation techniques that have kept him going through the darkest days, to lessons he has learned about the power of love, kindness and positive thinking.William speaks openly and honestly about how his lifestyle gave him the strength to live through recent events, including the deaths of his wife Sara, and close friend Anne Kirkbride, as well as a harrowing court case.William reveals his common-sense approach to diet and exercise that keeps him t, healthy and looking 10 years younger than his age. He talks about the support of his family and friends, and explains why he believes that we must accept and embrace hard times – and how we can become stronger as a result. He now shares his personal philosophy for living a rich and rewarding life, and the lessons he has learned along the way – lessons he hopes will help others to achieve a long, happy and healthy life too.

William Roache is known worldwide for his role in the British soap opera Coronation Street, for which he holds a Guinness World Record for the long-running role. Fans of Coronation Street will want to read his fascinating personal story.

Coronation Street has a wide fan base in Canada, where William has previously done promotional work.

In the last few years, William overcame several life challenges that many people will relate to, including the deaths of his wife and a close friend, and a harrowing court case. He shares simple yet profound tools and practices that can help people overcome a wide range of difficult experiences.

The book covers a broad range of topics, including health and diet, spiritual practices, and positive psychology tools—all told from someone who has used these tools to live through extremely difficult life situations.

William Roache MBE is one of Britain’s most beloved actors, best known for his long-running portrayal of Ken Barlow in the popular British TV serial Coronation Street. In 2000 he was given a Lifetime Achievement Award at the British Television Soap Awards, and he holds a Guinness World Record as the longest-serving actor in an ongoing drama. Bill gained the highest honour in 2001 when, as part of the Queen’s New Year’s Honours, he was awarded an MBE for his services to television drama and work as an actor.

Author Residence: Leicestershire, United Kingdom

Marketing: The author leveraged his contacts in the media to promote the hardback edition, with great success, and will be doing the same for the launch of the paperback.

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