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Fred: The Definitive Biography Of Fred Dibnah

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Fred Dibnah's World celebrates the life and work of Britain's best known steeplejack and national treasure, Fred Dibnah. Before his death in 2004, Fred presented many popular series, including Magnificent Monuments, The Age of Steam and Made in Britain, all of which attracted viewers in their millions.

Fred is the companion to the 12-part BBC2 series celebrating the life of
Hardcover, 352 pages
Published September 2nd 2006 by Bantam Press (first published January 1st 2006)
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David Roberts
The book I read to research this post was Fred by David Hall which is an excellent biography of Fred Dibnah which I bought from a local secondhand bookstore. Fred Dibnah died a few years ago but was an institution in Britain where he appeared in television programmes like Fred Dibnah Steeplejack & Fred Dibnah's World of Steam to name a few. His programmes were a celebration of the skills that defined Britain in the Industrial Revolution. He himself learnt many of these skills, most famously ...more
The editing of the book could have been improved by taking out some of the repetition. The biography gave a nice impression of the jovial character and single mindedness of Fred even during the final weeks of his life when suffering badly with cancer.
Patrick Carroll
Read solely because I remembered his TV series especially as a steeplejack. Fred's eternal fascination with the industrial might of steam draws you in, and although he fulfilled most men's stereotypes of his generation he was an interesting guy and a natural presenter - in a non-glossy sort of way. There was a quiet but belligerent dignity about his determination to keep doing things as he dealt with is cancer diagnosis and failing health.
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