Smash Hits Yearbook 1983

Annual book featuring many interviews and photographs of pop stars. Kim Wilde is featured with a colour poster on page 88.

Release date: 1 December 1982
Number of pages: 112


Siren: Open Letter to Kim Wilde

Poetry book by Dutch poet Karel ten Haaf, published in an impression of 21 signed copies (of which 13 are hors commerce). The book contains a poem dedicated to Kim Wilde. On the first page, parts of Kim’s song How Do You Want My Love are quoted.

Release date: 1987
Written by: Karel Ten Haaf
Publisher: Karel Ten Haaf
Number of pages: 32
ISBN: 9090016910


Rock Yearbook 1983

Lively and authoritative witness to one complete year of music, third annual edition. Looks back on the period August 1981 to July 1982. Contains articles on several artists (including a two page article about Kim, entitled Acts of the year: Kim Wilde), quotes from artists (including a quote from Kim plus a photograph) and a written account of what happened in the areas of Rock, Electronic music, Soul/Disco, Reggae, Folk, Jazz, Country, Blues and Rockabilly genres. The albums of the year are briefly reviewed, and a gallery of album covers (including Kim’s ‘Select’) is also presented with short commentaries.
Finally, Kim also appears on the front cover of this book!

Release date: 14 October 1982
Publisher: Virgin books, London
Number of pages: 240
ISBN: 09708057X


Rock ‘n’ Roll Cuisine

For this book, various pop and rock stars have contributed their best, weirdest, wittiest and most entertaining recipes, together with photographs and illustrations.

Kim Wilde has also contributed a recipe: it’s a fruit salad, explained in nine polaroid pictures with captions written by Kim herself.

Release date: 10 November 1988
Publisher: Aurum
Number of pages: 96


Private Files of the Stars

Book containing interviews with stars like George Michael, Madonna, Lisa Stansfield and Kim Wilde about their personal interests, pet hates, wildest party, first kisses and so on. The interview with Kim spreads over three pages, along with a picture of Kim at seventeen.

Release date: 14 March 1991
Written by: Piers Morgan, John Sachs
Publisher: Angus & Robertson
Number of pages: 128
ISBN: 0207169411


Popjaarboek 1988

Dutch book that features a complete pop year in words and pictures. Includes reviews, articles, charts and discographies.
Kim is featured in a half page article with one black & white photo.

Release date: 1 December 1988
Written by: Jaap Bubenik
Publisher: Uitgeverij M&P
Number of pages: 224
ISBN: 9065902767


Number One Yearbook 1989

Book in which different articles from the previous year are reprinted, along with a calendar and various extras. The book contains a two page article called Bed knobs & bathtubs in which Kim is interviewed about her sanitary fixtures.

Release date: 1 December 1988
Publisher: IPC Magazines
Number of pages: 98
ISBN: 1852770708


New Women in Rock

The lives and careers of more than seventy women rock stars. Fully illustrated, with discographies. Includes bios of stars like Joan Armatrading, Pat Benatar, Marianne Faithfull, The Go-Go’s, Debbie Harry, Grace Jones, Pointer Sisters, Patti Smith and Kim Wilde.

Release date: 1 February 1983
Written by: Liz Thomson, Giovanni Dadomo et al.
Publisher: Delilah-Putnam Publishing, Omnibus Press
Number of pages: 96


Never Get Old?

The book ‘Never Get Old? Interviews mit Musikern über das Älterwerden’ was published on 6 October 2011 by Edel. It is a German book featuring interviews with musicians about getting older in the music business. It was written by Jörn Morisse and Oliver Koch. It features an eight page interview with Kim Wilde, with two photographs.

Release date: 6 October 2011
Written by: Jorn Morisse, Oliver Koch
Publisher: Edel
Number of pages: 240
ISBN: 9783941376199
Book description:
Forever young, I wanna be forever young!, Alphaville sang and yet – they too got older at some point. But how do you actually grow old as a musician with a life full of live performances, long tours and constant creative output. Can you go back to a “normal” life once you’ve experienced the full life of a musician and perhaps even great success? Is it even possible to feel old when you’re still on stage at 70? Jörn Morisse and Oliver Koch ask artists who were famous in their youth, even landed an international hit and eventually retired from the music business, as well as people who live as active musicians into old age, and people who perhaps don’t are very young and not yet old, but are right in the middle of it.


Neon 80s: Memories of a Luminous Decade

It was the era of the New Romantics, Blitz Kids and Gender Benders…
From the UK club scene came the likes of Boy George and Steve Strange, Fashion went wild with pirate shirts, kilts, glitter and makeup.
Huw Collingbourne was there – a writer for the ’80s music magazines such as ‘Number One’, ‘Kicks’ and ‘Flexipop!’, he interviewed all the stars of the day. In Neon 80s, many of those interviews are printed for the first time in decades. Whether you were there at the time or only know the period through its music, Neon 80s gives you a unique flavour of that luminous decade…

Neon 80s includes original interviews with: Steve Strange, Marilyn, Divine, Pete Burns, Boy George, Spandau Ballet, Depeche Mode, Limahl, Midge Ure, David Sylvian, Adam Ant, Toyah, Modern Romance, Matt Bianco, Heaven 17, Duran Duran, ABC, Thompson Twins and Kim Wilde.

Release date: 1 January 2007
Written by: Huw Collingbourne
Publisher: Dark Neon Publishing
Number of pages: 80


Mon Premier Jardin

French translation of Kim’s book First-time gardener. It was released on 11 March 2008 by Editions Ouest-France.
The book is identical to the English edition, except for the language.

Release date: 11 March 2008
Written by: Kim Wilde
Publisher: Editions Ouest-France
Number of pages: 223
ISBN: 9782737343179


Med Børnene I Haven

Danish translation of Kim’s book Gardening With Children. It was released on 16 March 2006 by Aschehoug.
The book is identical to the English edition, except for the language and the cover.

Release date: 16 March 2006
Written by: Kim Wilde
Publisher: Aschehoug
Number of pages: 124
ISBN: 8711264616