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    Attention All Shipping: A Journey Round the Shipping Forecast (Downloadable audio file) 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
    Subtitle
    A Journey Round the Shipping Forecast
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Charlie Connelly, Read by Alex Jennings
    Physical properties
    Format: Downloadable audio file
    Number of pages: 176
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781405503105
    ISBN 10: 1405503106
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: TRV
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.5
    BIC subject category V2: WTL
    BISAC V2.8: TRV010000
    Thema V1.0: WTL
    Publisher
    Little, Brown Book Group
    Imprint name
    Hachette Digital
    Publication date
    19 May 2005
    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
    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 new travel book runs it close'