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Ian Wood

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Ian Wood was born in Temple Newsam in Leeds in 1971, He attended the local primary school where he was voted the boy least likely to succeed. After drifting aimlessly through the comprehensive education system he washed up on the shores of Huddersfield Polytechnic from where he graduated as a Bachelor of Engineering, possibly the most illegible bachelor in town. Since graduating Ian has worked for a number of local engineering companies where he has defied the laws of physics, sometimes intentionally. Ian started following the distinct lack of success of Huddersfield Town AFC shortly after realising they weren’t called Huddersfield Town Nil. In 2001 Ian was an angry young man with a wife, a child and a mortgage. By 2002 Ian was a bitter old ...more

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The Modern Origins of the E...

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Mr Laurel & Mr Hardy by John McCabe
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‘Mr Laurel and Mr Hardy’ is billed as an affectionate biography and so it is, it has no detail of the personnel life of the two stars, unsavoury or otherwise, and concentrates on a professional biography of the pairs film work with a brief pre-meetin ...more
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Barefaced Lies and Boogie-Woogie Boasts by Jools Holland
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I first came across Jools Holland as the somewhat eccentric pianist with the wonderful Squeeze and later as the somewhat shambling presenter of the Tube. After he left Squeeze for the second time I saw him premiering his little Big Band before they g ...more
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The Salmon of Doubt by Douglas Adams
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‘The Salmon of Doubt’ is a posthumously published collection of words put into a fantastic collection of arrays by Douglas Adams whom had previously been assembling words in a very pleasing manner in the various incarnations of ‘The Hitch Hikers Guid ...more
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Last Chance to See by Douglas Adams
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Douglas Adams and Mark Carwardine show us ‘more exotic wildlife than you’d be wise to shake a stick at’ highlighting many of the species of animals on the verge of extinction in this excellent book which is as relevant now as it was when first publis ...more
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The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul by Douglas Adams
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I first feel in love with Douglas Adams on watching the TV version of ‘The Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy’ and then discovering the then Hitch Hiker novels. When Adams published ‘Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency’ I was half expecting to be d ...more
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The Utterly Utterly Merry Comic Relief Christmas Book by Douglas Adams
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‘The Utterly Utterly Merry Comic Relief Christmas Book’ was published to raise money for the famine in Ethiopia Christmas 1986 following on the work started by Band Aid and continued by Comic relief whom had taken The Young Ones version of ‘Living Do ...more
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The Deeper Meaning of Liff by Douglas Adams
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In ‘The Meaning of Liff’ Douglas Adams and John Lloyd have expanded the English language by noting down the meaningless names that lie underused on signpost and attribute new purpose to them covering the common experiences we have yet to assign a wor ...more
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Hitch-hiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
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I have tried to get into radio comedy at various times. I spent many an hour trying to discover what was funny about the Goon Show as to me it just sounded like allot of man talking in silly voices. I had discovered Hitch Hikers through the TV show a ...more
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Mostly Harmless by Douglas Adams
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Some eight years after writing the fourth Hitch Hiker book Douglas Adams returns to his most famous creation after composing two Dirk Gently novels and travelling to Madagascar to write amusing lines about Limas with Mostly Harmless, the fifth book i ...more
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645 Wodehouse cracks me up — 341 members — last activity Apr 24, 2016 11:15AM
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1469 The Canongate Books Advance Review Club — 72 members — last activity Jun 24, 2009 08:28AM
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1449 Quirky humour — 382 members — last activity Aug 24, 2016 05:32PM
A group dedicated to Quirky Humour. Talk about wry, witty, quirky books. Or basically, books with an unusual or unconventional sense of humour. Dont f ...more
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25x33 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Contest — 62 members — last activity Jan 30, 2013 08:52PM
My unpublished novel, DIG, has been selected as a semifinalist for the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award. If you are so inclined, you can post a review ...more
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