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    Attention All Shipping (Audio cassette) By (author) Charlie Connelly, Read by Alex Jennings

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    DescriptionThis solemn, rhythmic intonation of the shipping forecast on BBC radio is as familiar as the sound of Big Ben chiming the hour. Since its first broadcast in the 1920s it has inspired poems, songs and novels in addition to its intended objective of warning generations of seafarers of impending storms and gales. Sitting at home listening to the shipping forecast can be a cosily reassuring experience. There's no danger of a westerly gale eight, veering southwesterly increasing nine later (visibility poor) gusting through your average suburban living room, blowing the Sunday papers all over the place and startling the cat. Yet familiar though the sea areas are by name, few people give much thought to where they are or what they contain. In ATTENTION ALL SHIPPING Charlie Connelly wittily explores the places behind the voice, those mysterious regions whose names seem often to bear no relation to conventional geography. Armchair travel will never be the same again.


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    Title
    Attention All Shipping
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Charlie Connelly, Read by Alex Jennings
    Physical properties
    Format: Audio cassette
    Number of pages: 1
    Width: 106 mm
    Height: 134 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 118 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781405501118
    ISBN 10: 1405501111
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: TRV
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: AUD
    BIC subject category V2: WTL
    DC22: 910.4
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T General Subject: 800
    Abridged Dewey: 910
    LC classification: G
    BISAC V2.8: TRV010000
    DC22: 910.202
    BISAC V2.8: TRV021000, TRA006000
    Ingram Subject Code: JT
    Libri: I-JT
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 83690
    Thema V1.0: GBC, WTL
    Edition
    Abridged
    Edition statement
    Abridged edition
    Publisher
    Little, Brown Book Group
    Imprint name
    Time Warner AudioBooks
    Publication date
    01 April 2006
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Freelance writer and Charlton FC supporter, Charlie Connelly has already proved his quirky credentials by writing a very funny book about Liechtenstein. ATTENTION ALL SHIPPING has cemented these credentials and delighted his rapidly growing readership.
    Review quote
    'What a great idea for a book' - Scotland on Sunday '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 new travel book runs it close' Independent on Sunday 'His amiable style provides some good jokes in a book that's as gentle and pleasing as the shipping forecast itself' Daily Mail