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Attention All Shipping

A Journey Round the Shipping Forecast

«An engaging and often very funny book»

SUNDAY TIMES

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* Author PR activity to include media interviews and appearances at literary festivals * Review and feature coverage * Reading copies available * Submitted for trade promotions * Also available as an audiobook

Detaljer

Forlag
Abacus
Innbinding
Paperback
Språk
Engelsk
Sider
384
ISBN
9780349116037
Utgivelsesår
2005
Format
20 x 13 cm

Om forfatteren

Charlie Connelly is the author of a string of books including And Did Those Feet: Walking Through 2000 Years of British and Irish History, Last Train to Hilversum: A Journey in Search of the Magic of Radio and Bring Me Sunshine: A Windswept, Rain-Soaked, Sun-Kissed, Snow-Capped Guide to Our Weather. Three of his books have been selected as BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week. Charlie is the literary correspondent for the New European, writes and presents the Coastal Stories podcast and performs his one-man show about the shipping forecast in venues across the country. He lives in Scotland where he misses Charlton Athletic terribly.

Anmeldelser

«An engaging and often very funny book»

SUNDAY TIMES

«A wonderfully eccentric study»

OBSERVER

«One of those simple yet brilliant ideas»

DAILY MAIL

«If listening to 'Sailing By»

to the bitter end every night is the surest sign of a Radio 4 addict, then buying Charlie Connelly’s

«One of those simple yet brilliant ideas... A book that's as gentle and pleasing as the shipping forecast itself»

Daily Mail

«More than a travelogue ... anecdotes delight in the diversity of the remote communities, while biographies of unsung heroes of British maritime history emphasise that the forecast has been crucial in saving lives»

Waterstones Books Quarterly

«If listening to 'Sailing By' to the bitter end every night is the surest sign of a Radio 4 addict, then buying Charlie Connelly's book runs it close»

Independent on Sunday

«A real gem»

Bookseller

«Armchair travelling will never be the same again»

Western Mail

«He brings the shipping forecast to life, revealing the reality to be bizarre, quirky and fantastic»

Guernsey Press

«Charlie Connelly proves to be a suitably intelligent and amusing guide around these coastal stations and provides an illuminating history of the forecast itself»

Hampstead and Highgate Express

«Attention All Shipping went down a storm with this sea lover. It has great humour. It has great atmosphere... a very entertaining read and, believe me, you'll never see cod in the same way again»

Sunday Tribune

«An engaging and often very funny book in which a metropolitan man, buffeted by winds and high seas, travels from Norway's smallest island to Europe's westernmost pointing search of the reality behind the reassuring Radio 4 recital»

Sunday Times

«A wonderfully eccentric study»

Observer

«Connelly has a light, humorous touch»

Glasgow Evening Times

«A fascinating and very funny book»

Weekly News

«A comic tribute to a radio bulletin ... also a quirky history of the outposts of northern Europe»

Irish Times

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