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    DescriptionJohn 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.


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    Title
    The Olivetti Chronicles
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) John Peel
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 496
    Width: 126 mm
    Height: 194 mm
    Thickness: 34 mm
    Weight: 322 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780552157049
    ISBN 10: 055215704X
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21500
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.4
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: APW
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    DC22: B
    BIC subject category V2: AVGP
    B&T General Subject: 540
    BISAC V2.8: LAN008000, MUS020000
    DC22: 791.44092
    BIC subject category V2: DNJ
    BISAC V2.8: BIO026000
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 791.44/3AB
    LC classification: ML429.P36 A3 2009
    LC subject heading: , , ,
    Thema V1.0: DNC, DNP, KNT, AVC
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations, colour illustrations
    Publisher
    Transworld Publishers Ltd
    Imprint name
    Corgi Books
    Publication date
    01 June 2010
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    John Peel was born shortly before the outbreak of the Second World War in 1939. The influence of his thirty-eight-year career as a radio DJ is well documented and the artistes he championed over the years too numerous to mention - David Bowie, Roxy Music, T Rex, The Undertones, Joy Division, The Fall, The Smiths, Pulp and the White Stripes are but a few. He lived in Suffolk with his wife Sheila and their children William, Thomas, Alexandra and Florence, plus various dogs and cats, until his death in October 2004.
    Review quote
    "As warm and funny as the man himself." Choice Magazine "Fit to burst with colourful commentary... he crams in references to music that will have you in hysterics over his sumptuously structured prose." Martha De Lacey, London Lite "What makes the Olivetti Chronicles stand out is that it contains his voice rather than anyone else's... It helps (and is entertaining) to imagine Peel speaking these pieces, and then they become very fine indeed." Metro "This entertaining book is essential reading for Peel fans." Zavvi music book reviews