Nomad

Author: Alan Partridge

Publisher: Orion

ISBN: 9781409156703

Category:

Page: 320

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In ALAN PARTRIDGE: NOMAD, Alan dons his boots, windcheater and scarf and embarks on an odyssey through a place he once knew - it's called Britain - intent on completing a journey of immense personal significance. Diarising his ramble in the form of a 'journey journal', Alan details the people and places he encounters, ruminates on matters large and small and, on a final leg fraught with danger, becomes - not a man (because he was one to start off with) - but a better, more inspiring example of a man. This deeply personal book is divided into chapters and has a colour photograph on the front cover. It is deeply personal. Through witty vignettes, heavy essays and nod-inducing pieces of wisdom, Alan shines a light on the nooks of the nation and the crannies of himself, making this a biography that biographs the biographer while also biographing bits of Britain.

Alan Partridge: Nomad

Author: Alan Partridge

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1409156729

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 9556


As seen on This Time with Alan Partridge on BBC One. THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER Praise for Nomad: 'Funniest book of the year' Sunday Telegraph 'Alan Partridge's Nomad is almost certainly the funniest book ever written' Caitlin Moran 'Sensationally funny. What brilliant writing' Richard Osman 'Sensational' Jenny Colgan 'Hilarious' Jon Ronson 'Brilliantly funny' Marcus Brigstock In ALAN PARTRIDGE: NOMAD, Alan dons his boots, windcheater and scarf and embarks on an odyssey through a place he once knew - it's called Britain - intent on completing a journey of immense personal significance. Diarising his ramble in the form of a 'journey journal', Alan details the people and places he encounters, ruminates on matters large and small and, on a final leg fraught with danger, becomes - not a man (because he was one to start off with) - but a better, more inspiring example of a man. This deeply personal book is divided into chapters and has a colour photograph on the front cover. It is deeply personal. Through witty vignettes, heavy essays and nod-inducing pieces of wisdom, Alan shines a light on the nooks of the nation and the crannies of himself, making this a biography that biographs the biographer while also biographing bits of Britain.

The Mammoth Book of New Comic Quotes

Author: Geoff Tibballs

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1472139461

Category: Humor

Page: 464

View: 4960


With over 3,500 entries, arranged by topic, fully indexed and up-to-date for the twenty-first century, here is a bumper new collection of witticisms and wisecracks. If you're looking for a quick quip to get the crowd on your side, struggling to put the finishing touches to a wedding speech or just want to cheer yourself and your mates up, this marvellous mammoth book provides all you'll ever need. Entries range from insults, put-downs, gags and one-liners to homespun philosophy, witty proverbs, movie quotes and graffiti. Among the contributors featured are Ricky Gervais, Sir Terry Pratchett, Tina Fey, Milton Jones, Russell Brand, Bill Bryson, Armando Iannucci, Stephen Fry, Jeremy Clarkson, Larry David, Grayson Perry, Germaine Greer, Will Ferrell and many more. Never be stuck for a good line again! 'Al Gore met with Donald Trump to discuss climate change. To try to explain it in terms Trump would understand, Gore said, "The planet is getting hotter than your daughter Ivanka."' Conan O'Brien 'The only time it's cool to yell, "I have diarrhoea!" is when you're playing Scrabble.' Zach Galifianakis

Indexing Biographies and Other Stories of Human Lives

Author: Hazel K. Bell

Publisher: Liverpool University Press

ISBN: 1789627451

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 150

View: 9042


The new edition of Hazel K. Bell's Indexing Biographies is a valuable guide to indexing life histories, biographies, autobiographies, and other narrative texts. This updated guide contains fine advice on best indexing practices for book indexers, trainee indexers, authors, publishers and all lovers of life histories.

Book Parts

Author: Dennis Duncan,Adam Smyth

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0198812469

Category:

Page: 352

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Book Parts tells the histories of the parts of a book that are not the main text: chapter heads, page numbers, introductions, indexes . . . Each of these elements emerged at a certain time and developed in a particular way. The book is arranged into twenty two chapters, covering topics from front matter (title page, frontispiece, etc.) to back (errata list, endleaves, etc.), and each written by an expert on the subject but with an emphasis on lightness,so that its presentation is authoritative but not ponderous.

The Big Question - Alan Partridge Quiz Book

Author: Ross Carpenter

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781979231534

Category:

Page: 110

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Alan Partridge. We've all heard of him. We all admire him. We all respect him. But who exactly is he? "You're the flippin' self-proclaimed Partridge-expert, Carpenter! You tell us!" Well, off the top of my head, Alan Partridge is the current host of Radio Norf-North Norfolk's Mid-Morning Matters programme, running from 10am to 2pm. The combination of music and chat was reflected in a more 'housewife-friendly' tone, described by one North Norfolk blogger as 'like a feral Lorraine Kelly'. With listening figures having spiked 2% in the first quarter following Alan's move to MMM on NND, it'd be fair of you to assume he'd always had it so good. Well you're bang wrong! On 21st October, 1994, having been passed a gun by a sweaty-handed Forbes McAllister, a startled Partridge fired a single bullet in to his heart. That, the break-up of this marriage to Carol; the estrangement from his two children - his son Fernando and a daughter; living for 182 or 183 (depending on the source) days in a travel tavern; and failing to be given a second series, despite pitching a number of high-shelf ideas for television programmes; it's fair to say Alan didn't always (have it so good). The comedy character, Alan Partridge, was created by Steve Coogan and Armando Iannucci in 1991, going on to star in the BBC4 Radio Series 'On the Hour' and it's television sister, 'The Day Today'. This was followed by chat show 'Knowing Me Knowing You'; two series of 'I'm Alan Partridge'; two of 'Mid-Morning Matters'; two specials - 'Alan Partridge: Welcome to the Places of My Life', and 'Alan Partridge's Scissored Isle'; and a Hollywood movie - 'Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa'. With two hugely successful books detailing Alan's life - 'I, Partridge: We Need to Talk About Alan', and 'Nomad' - Alan Partridge has become a mainstay of the British comedy circuit, and one of the most quoted comedy characters in television history. The following quizzes will, hopefully, test the limits of even the most hardened Alan Partridge fan, and could easily be used in a pub quiz. Also, the book is really, really, really, really, really portable. It would fit ideally into an attaché case, or the thigh pocket of a pair of fashionable combat trousers. In this first of two volumes, there are a total of 52 individual quizzes, made up of 38 General Partridge (knowledge) quizzes across two difficulty levels, 2 quotes quizzes, 2 picture rounds, and 10 of specific topics. With 12-15 questions per quiz, that's a total of 666 questions of pure Alan. And you really do need to make sure you get enough Alan in your Mid-morning diet. If you want to find out more, you can just ruddy well buy this book and see for yourself.

Snow Nomad

Author: Alan Dennis

Publisher: FriesenPress

ISBN: 1039108008

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 228

View: 9273


From bombs to bombillas, Snow Nomad: An Avalanche Memoir, chronicles the fifty seasons author Alan Dennis worked in the avalanche patch, travelling between Canada, New Zealand, Scotland, and Argentina. His nomadic account is composed of “facts, factoids, truths, half-truths, rumours, gossip, and fake news.” This unconventional journey on an undulating career path is one riddled with wit and the wisdom he gained when plying his trade at ski resorts, in mining patches, on film sets, and beyond. It’s a story of mentors, mishaps, and moments of solitude. Dennis introspectively recalls the times when he was in over his head, but learned to rely on his training, intuition and, perhaps most of all, luck. Snow Nomad is a humble and heartfelt tribute to his dear family, friends, and colleagues (and sometimes even foes) with whom he shared these decades, whether shooting military artillery for avalanche control in Canada’s remote reaches, scrambling up a summit in the Scottish Highlands, or bunking at a mining camp in Argentina’s Andes.

A Nomad Repaints the Globe

Author: PREMJI

Publisher: Partridge Publishing

ISBN: 148281336X

Category: Fiction

Page: 314

View: 7018


Why are we here? Are we here just to earn our bread and butter, feed our family and egos, or is there a larger purpose? If being born human is the highest gift, then being humane is the ultimate purpose of life. This is the subtle message in his stories. It is apparent that his consciousness doesnt allow him to rest; he is outraged by human apathy, aware of immense possibilities of vitality invigorating our lives though love, compassion, humour, and righteous living.

The Sacred in Fantastic Fandom

Author: Carole M. Cusack,,John W. Morehead,Venetia Laura Delano Robertson

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476636400

Category: Religion

Page: 209

View: 7117


To the casual observer, similarities between fan communities and religious believers are difficult to find. Religion is traditional, institutional, and serious; whereas fandom is contemporary, individualistic, and fun. Can the robes of nuns and priests be compared to cosplay outfits of Jedi Knights and anime characters? Can travelling to fan conventions be understood as pilgrimages to the shrines of saints? These new essays investigate fan activities connected to books, film, and online games, such as Harry Potter-themed weddings, using The Hobbit as a sacred text, and taking on heroic roles in World of Warcraft. Young Muslim women cosplayers are brought into conversation with Chaos magicians who use pop culture tropes and characters. A range of canonical texts, such as Supernatural, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and Sherlock—are examined in terms of the pleasure and enchantment of repeated viewing. Popular culture is revealed to be a fertile source of religious and spiritual creativity in the contemporary world.