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Title: THE OLIVETTI CHRONICLES
By: John Peel
Format: Paperback

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ISBN 10: 055215704X
ISBN 13: 9780552157049
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Publisher: TRANSWORLD PUBLISHERS LTD
Pub. date: 21 May, 2009
Pages: 496
Description: Presents the author's acute observations on the minutiae of everyday life. This book features some of his best writings on everything from the perils of shaving to the embarrassments of virginity, and from the strange joy of Eurovision to the horror of being sick in trains.
Synopsis: John Peel is best known for his four decades of radio broadcasting. His Radio 1 shows shaped the taste of successive generations of music lovers. His Radio 4 show, "Home Truths", became required listening for millions. But all the while, Peel was also tapping away on his beloved Olivetti typewriter, creating copy for an array of patient editors. He wrote articles, columns and reviews for newspapers and magazines as diverse as "The Listener", "Oz", "Gandalf's Garden", "Sounds", "the Observer", "the Independent" and "Radio Times". Now for the first time, the best of these writings have been brought together - selected by his wife, Sheila, and his four children. Music, of course, is a central and recurring theme, and he writes on music in all its forms, from Tubular Bells to Berlin punk to Madonna. Here you can read John Peel on everything from the perils of shaving to the embarrassments of virginity, and from the strange joy of Eurovision to the horror of being sick in trains. At every stage, the writing is laced with John's brilliantly acute observations on the minutiae of everyday life.This endlessly entertaining book is essential reading for Peel fans and a reminder of just why he remains a truly great Briton.
Publication: UK
Imprint: Corgi Books
Returns: Non-returnable
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