Books for Anglophiles | Happy World Book Day 2012!

Secret Smile (Nicci French)

“When Miranda Cotton returns from work to find her new boyfriend, Brendan, reading her diary, she ends the relationship and throws him out of her flat. Getting Brendan out of her life, however, is not so easy. Two weeks later her sister, Kerry, phones her in ecstasy. She’s in love. She has a new boyfriend. He’s called Brendan…” “So Brendan is back in Miranda’s life – with a vengeance. But why has he done this? And what does he want from her?” Soon, what began as an embarrassment becomes like an infestation – and then more terrifying than her worst nightmares.”


John Lennon: In His Own Write (John Lennon)

I was bored on the 9th of Octover 1940 when, I believe, the Nasties were still booming us led by Madolf Heatlump (who only had one). Anyway they didn’t get me. I attended to varicous schools in Liddypol. And still didn’t pass — much to my Aunties supplies. As a member of the most publified Beatles my (P, G, and R’s) records might seem funnier to some of you than this book, but as far as I’m conceived this correction of short writty is the most wonderfoul larf I’ve every ready.

God help and breed you all.


Doctor Who: The Writer’s Tale (Russell T. Davies)

A fascinating look at the creative life of the hit BBC series, Doctor Who: The Writer’s Tale is executive producer Russell T. Davies’ personal tour of the Doctor’s universe. A unique collection of correspondence between Russell and writer Benjamin Cook, the book explores in detail Russell’s work on Doctor Who Series 4, revealing how he plans the series and works with the show’s writers. Fully illustrated with script pages, personal notes, and never-before-seen photos and artwork, The Writer’s Tale is a love letter to television, and a fitting tribute to one of the most popular family dramas of all time.


On The Edge: My Story (Richard Hammond)

From the first ridiculous stunts on his tricycle to his increasing and near obsessive attraction to speed and the smell of gas, this is the high-octane life of TV personality Richard Hammond. A lively and intelligent communicator, TV soon beckoned for Hammond. He became one of the daredevil trio–along with Jeremy Clarkson and James May–who have made an enormous, world-wide success of the revamped BBC TV program “Top Gear,” Hammond describes the personalities, the camaraderie, and the stunts with which the trio entertains their weekly audiences, including the day of his 300 MPH crash that took his show off the air, put him into a coma, and plunged a nation into mourning. The stages of recovery as his shattered mind reformed are covered, as are the milestones in his slow recovery to full health and his return to “Top Gear.”

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About musingsofananglophile

Fran. 20. Anglophile. Daydreamer. English Literature Student.

Posted on March 1, 2012, in Books and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. The writer’s tale has been on my list for a long time – maybe it’s time to finally get it! I suppose I can’t call myself a die-hard-Whovian if I haven’t read it…

    I picked up Maureen Johnson’s book “The Name of the Star” for £1 on world book day – very excited to read that.

    Great post!

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