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- Penguin Books Ltd 2007; US$ 11.27
'I decided that I wanted to write a little book of essays about songs I loved ... Songs are what I listen to, almost to the exclusion of everything else.' In his first non-fiction work since Fever Pitch, Nick Hornby writes about 31 songs that either have some great significance in his life - or are just songs that he loves. He discusses, among other... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2005; US$ 11.27
Narrated in turns by a dowdy, middle-aged woman, a half-crazed adolescent, a disgraced breakfast TV presenter and an American rock star cum pizza delivery boy, A Long Way Down is the story of the Toppers House Four, aka Maureen, Jess, Martin and JJ. A low-rent crowd with absolutely nothing in common - save where they end up that New Year's Eve night.... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2007; US$ 12.68
In his monthly accounts of what he's read ? along with what he may one day read ? Nick Hornby brilliantly explores everything from the classic to the graphic novel, as well as poems, plays, sports books and other kinds of non-fiction. If he occasionally implores a biographer for brevity, or abandons a literary work in favour of an Arsenal match, then... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2011; US$ 12.68
A dozen of the most successful and popular writers today including: Helen Fielding, Robert Harris, Patrick Marber, Zadie Smith, John O'Farrell, Roddy Doyle, Melissa Bank and Irvine Welsh have written 6000-word fictional monologues along the lines of Alan Bennet's Talking Heads. And Colin Firth makes his début as a fiction writer. The result is a book... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2012; US$ 4.21
'That is why there is NOTHING better than sport' Kevin Pietersen The 2011-12 Premier League season finished on an afternoon so extraordinary that it prompted Kevin Pietersen's tweet. Yet this was just the climax of an incredible season. By May fans of most clubs had been enthralled, appalled, depressed, elated, shocked and enraged. Along the way... more...
- McSweeney's 2012; US$ 13.99
Read what you enjoy, not what bores you,? Nick Hornby tells us. That simple, liberating, and indispensable directive animates each installment of the celebrated critic and author?s monthly column in the Believer. In this delightful and never-musty tour of his reading life, Hornby tells us not just what to read, but how to read. Whether tackling a... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2013; US$ 2.80
Fan Mail: Twenty Years of Writing about Football by Nick Hornby, the bestselling author of Fever Pitch After the phenomenal success of Fever Pitch , Nick Hornby tried to avoid writing about football, for fear that he'd be writing about it forever. But occasionally over the years he's found it impossible to turn down a particularly enticing assignment... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2013; US$ 2.80
Books, Movies, Rhythm, Blues is the companion volume to Fan Mail , Nick Hornby's collection of writings on football. This second collection brings together the best of his other non-fiction pieces, on film and tv, writers and painters and music, and including one exceptional fragment of autobiography. With subject matter ranging from the Sundance... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2013; US$ 14.09
Stuff I've Been Reading by Nick Hornby - the bestselling novelist's rich, witty and inspiring reading diary 'Read what you enjoy, not what bores you,' Nick Hornby tells us. And in this new collection of his columns from the Believer magazine he shows us how it's done. From historical tomes to comic books, literary novels to children's stories,... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2014; US$ 12.68
Funny Girl - the much-anticipated new novel by Nick Hornby, the million-copy bestselling author of About a Boy Make them laugh, and they're yours forever . . . It's the swinging 60s and the nation is mesmerized by unlikely comedy star Sophie Straw, the former Blackpool beauty queen who just wants to make people laugh, like her heroine Lucille... more...