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The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Douglas Adams, with Jem Roberts & Marie Phillips

Tuesday 23rd September 2014 6:42pm - 8pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

When Douglas Adams died at the tragically young age of 49, millions of fans all over the world mourned the loss of one of the wittiest writers in the English language, a champion of technology and wildlife conversation and, above all, a hoopy frood who really knew where his towel was.

The Frood is the first authorised biography of the comic genius who explained how to see the wonders of the galaxy for less than 30 Altarian dollars a day, written - with the blessing of the Adams family - by Jem Roberts, author of The True History of Blackadder and The Fully Authorised History of I'm Sorry I haven't A Clue.

Jem will be in conversation about the previously unseen and unused Hitchhiker material he's uncovered, his new interviews with many of Douglas' friends and collaborators, how many baths Douglas could manage in a day... life, the universe and everything, basically.

He'll also be answering question like: 'Which Python turned down the opportunity to be the Voice of the Book?, 'Why is 42 the answer to life, the universe and everything? and 'Who - in the name of the great prophet Zarquon - is Baggy the Runch?'.

Also joining us is bestselling author and devoted Adams fan Marie Phillips, whose novels The Table of Less Valued Knights (a epic tale of Arthur's less distinguished followers) and Gods Behaving Badly (the gods of ancient Greece are alive and well and living in Islington) share much of Adams' quirky imagination, sharp wit and absurd humour.

There will also be a Douglas Adams quiz with Douglas Adams-themed prizes!

Venue: The Auditorium at Foyles, Level 6, 107 Charing Cross Road

Tickets: £5 per person. Simply add the required number to the basket below.

Please note that no physical tickets will be issued; the email despatch confirmation you receive will be proof of your booking.


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