Things Ain't What They Used to be

Things Ain't What They Used to be


By (author) Philip Glenister, Read by Philip Glenister

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  • Publisher: Hachette Audio
  • Format: CD-Audio | 1 pages
  • Dimensions: 126mm x 138mm x 12mm | 100g
  • Publication date: 6 November 2008
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1405505567
  • ISBN 13: 9781405505567
  • Edition: Abridged
  • Edition statement: Abridged edition
  • Sales rank: 456,550

Product description

As DCI Gene Hunt, Philip Glenister has travelled back in time to 1974 and 1981 - and become a national treasure in the process. Now, in his hilarious and fascinating book, Things Ain't What They Used to Be, he takes the reader on a hilarious, personal journey through the 70s and 80s and compares them with how we live today. Was it really all so much better then? Or should we throw away our rose-tinted spectacles? Along the way Philip ponders many vital questions, such as: which decade had the best cars? Which had the worst haircuts? And exactly how heavy were the original 'mobile' phones? Already one of our best-loved stars, in THINGS AIN'T WHAT THEY USED TO BE Philip Glenister also reveals himself to be a witty, warm and perceptive observer of life. If you're going on a nostalgia trip, you couldn't ask for better company.

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Author information

Philip Glenister was born in Harrow, north west London in 1963. He has appeared in many hugely successful TV series including LIFE ON MARS; ASHES TO ASHES; CLOCKING OFF; and CRANFORD. Visit for further details.

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Hang on to your Sodastream, your Finger of Fudge and your camel coats, this ride on the Nostalgia Express is so funny even Gene Hunt might crack a smile Daily Record