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    The World of Karl Pilkington (Hardback) By (author) Karl Pilkington, By (author) Stephen Merchant, By (author) Ricky Gervais

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    DescriptionA collection of the best moments from the 'Ricky Gervais Show' with further musings from Karl Pilkington, star of Sky 1's 'An Idiot Abroad'. Karl Pilkington, the Confucian-like savant of the 'Ricky Gervais Show', has led an extraordinary and curiously individual life. As a kid growing up in Manchester he regularly missed school to accompany his parents on caravanning holidays and left without collecting his exam results: his family weaned him well. Pilkington's is a brilliant mind, locked inside a perfectly round head, and uncluttered by the unhelpful constraints of logic or common sense; factors that have led him to such dazzling insights as 'you never see old men eating Twix bars' or that the 'Diary of Anne Frank' was 'an Adrian Mole sort of thing'. In this pithy and hilarious book, Karl is in conversation with (the often bewildered) Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, the writers and stars of 'The Office' and 'Extras', outwitting even these comedy Goliaths with his take on such contentious issues as charity, the lack of Chinese homeless people, reincarnation, the rights of monkeys and favourite superpowers. Featuring Karl's original illustrations, imaginative scribblings, full-colour pictures sent in by fans, and the best conversations of the first twelve podcasts, this is a unique trip into the world of one of our most innovative thinkers, visionaries and prophets, or as Gervais and Merchant know him, 'the funniest man alive in Britain today'.


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    Title
    The World of Karl Pilkington
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Karl Pilkington, By (author) Stephen Merchant, By (author) Ricky Gervais
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 192
    Width: 150 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 567 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780007240272
    ISBN 10: 0007240279
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21800
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T13.0
    BIC subject category V2: WHX
    DC22: 791.4572
    BIC E4L: HUM
    BISAC V2.8: PER010000
    Thema V1.0: WHX
    Illustrations note
    col. Illustrations
    Publisher
    HarperCollins Publishers
    Imprint name
    FOURTH ESTATE LTD
    Publication date
    18 September 2006
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Karl Pilkington has led an extraordinary and curiously individual life. As a kid growing up in Manchester, he regularly missed school to accompany his parents on caravanning holidays and left without collecting his exam results. Now making up for lost time, Karl's thirst for knowledge is sated by that most reliable fountain of wisdom - the internet - and regulated by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant's diligent, if ruthless, appraisals of his new-found theories and beliefs. Because of them, he is the reluctant star of the hit Sky TV series 'An Idiot Abroad' and author of the accompanying books, as well as 'Karlology' and 'Happyslapped by a Jellyfish'.
    Review quote
    'Not many idiots could make something this funny.' Guardian 'Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant!' Sunday Telegraph