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Robin Ince S Bad Book Club

Author : Robin Ince
ISBN : 9780748115136
Genre : Humor
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Is hideous prose and ghastly poetry more fabulous than great literature? Determined to find out, award-winning comedian Robin Ince has spent most of the 21st century rummaging through charity shops, jumble sales, and even the odd skip to compile the defining collection of the world's worst inadvertently hilarious books. This book will guide you through the hinterland of celebrity autobiography, unearthing underappreciated classics such as those by It Ain't Half Hot Mum's Don Estelle and the brother of a former PM (MAJOR MAJOR). It offers a detailed study of romance sub-genres, from the equine (DIAMOND STUD) to the gynaecological (SIGN OF THE SPECULUM). And it will prove invaluable to anyone who wants to know THE SECRETS OF PICKING UP SEXY GIRLS. Above all, the Book Club is a manual - almost a life guide - training you up for membership of the Grand Order of Curators of Books That Should Never Have Been. Join the club.
Category: Humor

Practical Cataloguing

Author : Anne Welsh
ISBN : 9781856046954
Genre : Anglo-American cataloging rules
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This essential new textbook provides cataloguers with the skills needed for transition to Resource Description and Access (RDA). The book builds on John Bowman's highly regarded Essential Cataloguing and gives an introduction to Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records (FRBR), which provides the conceptual basis for RDA; discusses the differences between AACR2 and RDA; and shows the current state of play in MARC 21. Key topics are: introduction to catalogues and cataloguing standards the FRBRization of the catalogue bibliographic elements access points and headings RDA: the new standard, its development, structure and features AACR and RDA: the similarities and differences between the two standards the MARC21 record bringing it all together the birth of RDA and the death of MARC. The final chapter includes ten records displayed in AACR2 level 1, AACR2 level 2, RDA and MARC 21, making it easy to see the differences at a glance. There is also a fully explained worked example based on RDA Appendix M. Readership: Written at a time of transition in international cataloguing, this book provides cataloguers and students with a background in general cataloguing principles, the current code (AACR2) and format (MARC 21) and the new standard (RDA). The contextual chapters provide library managers with an up-to-date overview of the development of RDA in order to equip them to make the transition. The book will be essential reading for students of library and information studies and practising library and information professionals in all sectors. It will also be of great interest to the archives sector.
Category: Anglo-American cataloging rules

The Importance Of Ideas

Author : Andrew Kelly
ISBN : 9781783560745
Genre : Philosophy
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Elephants in Europe, heroes, the end of neoliberalism: the ebook before you is unlike any other. Within its virtual pages, you will find a plethora of provoking ideas from thinkers, scientists, writers and comedians. In their short contributions, authors as diverse as Nate Silver and Naomi Wolf, Polly Morland and Michael Pollan offer their thoughts on everything from Big Data to big appetites. Ideas – new, unexpected, creative, counter-intuitive and reflective – are an irresistible source of joy. They get the grey matter turning over, they can inform and inspire, prompt us change our minds or discover why we disagree with something. Without ideas, life is drab and flat. With a new flow of ideas, it is vibrant and exciting. The sixteen ideas contained within this ebook will both take you to new subjects and invite you to look afresh at ones you know well. Drawn from the some of the most popular speakers at the Bristol Festival of Ideas, and introduced and edited by the Festival’s curator, Andrew Kelly, The Importance of Ideas is an utterly original assortment of thoughts to make you think. The full list of contributors, in alphabetical order: Katharine Baldock, Sanjay Basu, Bidisha, Robin Ince, Tony Juniper, Sunder Katwala, Sara Maitland, Jane Memmott, George Monbiot, Polly Morland, Geoff Mulgan, Michael Pollan, Lord David Sainsbury, Michael Sandel, Nate Silver, Andrew Solomon, David Stuckler, Naomi Wolf.
Category: Philosophy

The Diary Of A Bookseller

Author : Shaun Bythell
ISBN : 9781782833635
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Love, Nina meets Black Books: a wry and hilarious account of life in Scotland's biggest second-hand bookshop and the band of eccentrics and book-obsessives who work there 'The Diary Of A Bookseller is warm (unlike Bythell's freezing-cold shop) and funny, and deserves to become one of those bestsellers that irritate him so much.' (Mail on Sunday) 'Utterly compelling and Bythell has a Bennett-like eye for the amusing eccentricities of ordinary people ... I urge you to buy this book and please, even at the risk of being insulted or moaned at, buy it from a real live bookseller.' (Charlotte Heathcote Sunday Express) Shaun Bythell owns The Bookshop, Wigtown - Scotland's largest second-hand bookshop. It contains 100,000 books, spread over a mile of shelving, with twisting corridors and roaring fires, and all set in a beautiful, rural town by the edge of the sea. A book-lover's paradise? Well, almost ... In these wry and hilarious diaries, Shaun provides an inside look at the trials and tribulations of life in the book trade, from struggles with eccentric customers to wrangles with his own staff, who include the ski-suit-wearing, bin-foraging Nicky. He takes us with him on buying trips to old estates and auction houses, recommends books (both lost classics and new discoveries), introduces us to the thrill of the unexpected find, and evokes the rhythms and charms of small-town life, always with a sharp and sympathetic eye.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Alternative Comedy

Author : Oliver Double
ISBN : 9781350052819
Genre : Performing Arts
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In the late 1970s, the alternative comedy scene exploded into life in Britain and completely changed the style, subject matter and politics of British stand-up. Contemporary critics talked about it as 'anti-matter comedy' that 'makes you laugh while actually rearranging large chunks of your brain'. This book draws on a wealth of archive material – including unpublished recordings of early performances – and new interviews with key figures such as Alexei Sayle, Andy de la Tour and Jim Barclay, to provide a detailed history of the early scene and an examination of the distinctive modes of performance style which developed. Beginning with its origins, the volume traces the influence of American stand-up, and in particular the significance of Mort Sahl and Lenny Bruce as the originators of a style of stand-up that influenced the British pioneers of alternative comedy. It shows how the opening of the Comedy Store in 1979 provided a catalyst for a new movement, which grew outward from there with the foundation of the group Alternative Cabaret and the opening of the Comic Strip. But it also looks at smaller venues and less celebrated acts that have not been as well remembered, including ranting poets and street performers. Finally, it looks at alternative comedy's legacy, showing how it was the starting point for the UK's thriving and varied live scene, which encompasses anything from small pub gigs to huge arena tours.
Category: Performing Arts

The Rough Guide To British Cult Comedy

Author : Julian Hall
ISBN : 1843536188
Genre : Performing Arts
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The Rough Guide to British Cult Comedy is the ultimate guide to live and television comedy in Britain from the 1980s to the present day. From Ben Elton to Alan Carr, this book profiles fifty of the most influential cult comedy icons and discovers how they became household names. Throughout the book, there are tips from comedians and industry insiders, with a mix of amusing anecdotes and practical suggestions for writing and performing your own live show and sitcom. The guide reviews the top cult comedy on TV and in the movies, with a detailed focus on what inspired them and what they in turn inspired. "Comedy Stories" looks at the highs and lows of performing live comedy with tales of the rowdiest hecklers and strangest audiences. The book comes complete with a round up of the best dvds, books and comic websites available.
Category: Performing Arts

Dead Funny

Author : Robin Ince
ISBN : 1907773762
Genre : Horror fiction
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What happens when mirth turns to murder? When the screams are not from joy, but flesh-ripping pain? Dead Funny is an audacious anthology, featuring tales of terror from some of the brightest lights in UK comedy.Award winners Robin Ince and Johnny Mains team up for this unique exploration of the relationship between comedy and horror to see if they do, as believed, make the most comfortable of bedfellows.Featuring the talents ofMITCH BENN, KATY BRAND, NEIL EDMOND, RICHARD HERRING, CHARLIE HIGSON, MATTHEW HOLNESS, RUFUS HOUND, ROBIN INCE, PHILL JUPITUS, TIM KEY, STEWART LEE, MICHAEL LEGGE, AL MURRAY, SARA PASCOE, REECE SHEARSMITH, DANIELLE WARDDEAD FUNNYYou’ll die screaming.
Category: Horror fiction

Theatre Record

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105123018116
Genre : Theater
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Category: Theater


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ISBN : STANFORD:36105131956315
Genre : London (England)
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Category: London (England)

The Athenaeum

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ISBN : KBNL:KBNL03000274253
Genre : England
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Category: England

Answer Me This

Author : Helen Zaltzman
ISBN : 9780571260584
Genre : Humor
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Answer Me This! ( is a weekly interactive comedy podcast, presented by Helen Zaltzman and Olly Mann. In each show Helen and Olly answer listener-submitted questions, as diverse and fantastical as "Why does golf bring out the worst in people?", "Who invented the scotch egg?" and "Why do all girls hate me?" In the Answer Me This! Question Compendium, Helen and Olly bring their trademark irreverence to the page for the first time in an inventive and witty spin on the classic Q&A format. Since its debut in January 2007, Answer Me This! has been chosen as an iTunes Podcast of the Year in 2008, and in 2009 became the first independently produced podcast to be nominated for a Sony Radio Academy Award. With listeners all over the world, and more than 1.5 million downloads per year, the show is now one of the most popular comedy podcasts in Britain.
Category: Humor

The Outlook

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ISBN : IOWA:31858033603980
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New Outlook

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ISBN : PSU:000020215637
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New Outlook

Author : Alfred Emanuel Smith
ISBN : UOM:39015038689348
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Book News

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ISBN : UOM:39015050988701
Genre : American literature
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Category: American literature

The Church School Journal

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ISBN : UIUC:30112087629207
Genre : Religious education
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Category: Religious education

The Rise Of Robin Hood

Author : Angus Donald
ISBN : 9781405528887
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 43.84 MB
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Something is stirring in the heart of Sherwood. Two desperate young men undertake their first robbery in the tangled depths of a medieval forest. The first is a cut-throat charmer named Robert Odo; the second a gigantic, battle-hardened warrior called John. But, as the novice thieves quickly discover, they are not the only outlaws in Sherwood. A legend is born in this short-story prequel to Angus Donald's masterly series The Outlaw Chronicles, perfect for devoted fans and newcomers alike. Also includes an extract from Outlaw, the first book of The Outlaw Chronicles.
Category: Fiction