A Brief History of Tim
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A Brief History of Tim : The World Minus One Letter

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Rather than explaining our origins, A Brief History of Tim addresses our history and culture at the level we most deeply desire - the trivial. By simply removing one letter, the world is tweaked with immensely enjoyable results: For those who think contemporary art is a load of rubbish, there's the Tat Modern. Find out about the Ancient Geeks, nerdy types who spent far too much time doing maths. A Brief History of Tim is laugh-out-loud funny and will have you looking at the world through fresh eyes.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 240 pages
  • 136 x 178 x 26mm | 294.83g
  • Ebury Publishing
  • Virgin Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • yes: 40-50
  • 0753522683
  • 9780753522684
  • 639,724

About Kathy Clugston

Writer Kathy Clugston is a freelance broadcaster, who is often heard on BBC Radio 4 reading the news and the Shipping Forecast. She also appears on Radio 1 as 'The Posh Radio 4 Lady', in a Radio Ulster comedy series and in people's cars as a Sat Nav voice. She lives in London, plays the ukulele and has no sense of smell. Illustrator Tom McLaughlin spent years as a political cartoonist, but now works mainly in animation and on children's books. He has created a pre-school series for television called Little Molly Mystery and is currently writing his first children's book called The Diabolical Mr Tiddles. See more at tommclaughlin.co.ukshow more

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"I couldn't put it dow" * Jeremy Hardy * "The most original humour book I've read in ages ... wonderful" * Barry Cryer *show more

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"I couldn't put it dow"show more

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Instead of explaining our origins to us, A Brief History of Tim is here to address our history and culture at the level we most deeply desire - the trivial level. By simply removing one letter the world is tweaked with immensely enjoyable results: For the culturally motivated there's the Tat Modern If you're more of a history buff you'll be keen to learn the lyrics to 'Save the last Dane for Me' Interested in social policy? You may be surprised to learn that so was Mick Jagger, whose (I can't get no) SATS Faction launched his campaign for more school tests, but sadly he couldn't find anyone to join him. A Brief History of Tim is laugh-out-loud funny and will have you looking at the world through fresh eyes.show more

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PE SOUNDS - The Beach Boys' ever-popular recordings of forward rolls and star jumps. CARRY ON AMPING - The most electrifying of the Carry On films - famous for Barbara Windsor getting her woofers out. Catastrophe strikes the hosiery industry in the great SOCK MARKET CRASHshow more

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