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: 3760


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: 3452


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: Reference

Page: 150

View: 2954


Stories of human lives can be fascinating but frequently difficult to index well. The new, updated fourth edition of Hazel K. Bell’s Indexing Biographies is a valuable guide to the points for consideration when indexing life histories, biographies, autobiographies, letters and other narrative texts. Topics include the indexing of fiction, analysis of the text before indexing, names and their various forms, appropriate language choice for index entries, impartiality of the indexer, and how to treat main characters (through appropriate subheading structure) and minor characters (where strings of locators are sometimes unavoidable). The book also discusses more technical matters of index layout, presentation and arrangement of entries, such as how to judge whether alphabetical, chronological, page order or thematic grouping is most appropriate for the text. Examples of good practice and outstanding indexes are provided throughout. Lists of useful reference works and relevant articles from The Indexer journal are also suggested. There is, of course, a comprehensive index. Indexing Biographies contains fine advice on best indexing practices for book indexers, trainee indexers, authors, publishers and all lovers of life histories. It is an excellent overview of the complex, important and rewarding task of indexing such material.

Book Parts

Author: Dennis Duncan,Adam Smyth

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0198812469

Category:

Page: 352

View: 3531


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

View: 3689


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.

Alan Partridge

Author: Steve Coogan,Armando Ianucci

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781405915656

Category: I'm Alan Partridge (Television program)

Page: 448

View: 3643


Alan Partridge is our most remarkable broadcaster. From the giddy heights of his short-lived TV chat show to the crashing lows of six months in a travel tavern, he's done it all. Whether shooting dead one of his guests on air; being crushed under a dead cow; having incomplete sex with a woman he was supposed to be sacking or encountering 'mentalist' fans, Alan remains a formidable presence. And despite suffering a breakdown, Toblerone addiction and skewering his foot on a spike he always bounces back. Every Ruddy Word is the complete story (with additional never-before-seen material) of one of Britain's most-enduring comic heroes. 'Charts every line of Mr Blazer's plummeting career from radio to TV to corporate video presenter. A treat.' The Times 'The man is a monster.' Guardian

The Angler's Guide to Fish

Author: N.A

Publisher: Dk Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 96

View: 4514


Identifies breeds and gives tips on where each fish is found, what size it grows to, and the techniques, tackle, and bait that works best for each type of fish