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The Frood: The Authorised and Very Official History of Douglas Adams & the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
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The Frood: The Authorised and Very Official History of Douglas Adams & the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Hardback)

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Jem got full marks in our Hitchhiker quiz. How about you? Do you know where your towel is? Find out here

As a wise ape once observed, space is big - vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly so. However, if you look too closely at space, it becomes nothing but lumps of rock and sundry gases. Sometimes it's necessary to take a step back, and let a few billion years go by, before any of the true wonder and scope of the cosmos becomes apparent. Similarly, the late 20th century author, humorist and thinker Douglas Adams was big - vastly, hugely and thoroughly mind-bogglingly so, both in physical terms, and as a writer who has touched millions of readers, firing up millions of cerebellums all over planet Earth, for over 35 years - and for nearly half of that time, he hasn't even been alive. It would be ridiculous to pretend that Douglas Adams' life and work has gone unexamined since his dismayingly early death at 49 but throughout the decade since the last book to tackle the subject, the universes Adams created have continued to develop, to beguile and expand minds, and will undoubtedly do so for generations to come. An all-new approach to the most celebrated creation of Douglas Adams is therefore most welcome, and The Frood tells the story of Adams' explosive but agonizingly constructed fictional universe, from his initial inspirations to the posthumous sequel(s) and adaptations, bringing together a thousand tales of life as part of the British Comedy movements of the late 70s and 80s along the way. With the benefit of hindsight and much time passed, friends and colleagues have been interviewed for a fresh take on the man and his works.

BiographyBiography: generalBiography: literaryEssays & WritingLiterary CriticismFiction companionsHumour Publisher: Cornerstone Publication Date: 25/09/2014 ISBN-13: 9781848094376  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Jem Roberts was born in Ludlow and studied English, Film & Television at Aberystwyth University. A lifetime in magazines led to the honour of writing his first book, the acclaimed Clue Bible, The Fully Authorised History of I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue, whereupon a life-long adoration for Blackadder made this follow-up a must. This, his third book is probably the closest to heart. He lives in Bath, where he runs the comedy gang 'The Unrelated Family' and writes strange tales for young readers.

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If you want to know a bit more about the late great Douglas Adams, his links with Monty Python and what drove him to create not just Hitchhiker but Last Chance to see and Dirk Gently then this is pretty essential. It gives more detail than Neil Gaiman's Don't Panic but I have to say I preferred Gaiman's book. A great writer, sadly missed.

- 08/11/2014
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