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A Play On Words By Deric Longden

A Play On Words
by Deric Longden

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These are further episodes in the life of Deric Longden, his wife, and a small army of cats, especially Thermal. Deric Longden is the author of "Diana's Story", "Lost for Words", "The Cat Who Came in from the Cold", "I'm a Stranger here Myself", and "Enough to Make a Cat Laugh".
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A Play On Words by Deric Longden

Further episodes in the life of Deric Longden and the Longden household. At least two new characters join the feline cast led by the ever-popular Thermal. The thread running through the book is the interesting experience of watching Lost for Words turn into a television drama, but attached to the thread are the usual wonderful collection of Longden observations of life at home and (not too far) abroad. As usual work suffers constant interruptions from Thermal & Co, but somehow the research gets done. Did you know that Huddersfield has the country's biggest per capita consumption of crinkle-cut chips? And why does two-thirds of all the Benedictine produced get drunk in Bradford?

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About Deric Longden

Deric Longden was born in Chesterfield in 1936 and married Diana Hill in 1957. After various jobs he took over a small factory making women's lingerie, but began writing and broadcasting in the 1970s. The demands made on him by Diana's illness, subsequently believed to be a form of ME, forced him to sell the factory, and since then he has devoted himself to full-time writing, broadcasting, lecturing and after-dinner speaking. Diana's Story, published in 1989, some years after Diana's death, was a bestseller. It was followed by Lost for Words, The Cat Who Came in from the Cold, I'm a Stranger Here Myself, Enough to Make a Cat Laugh and A Play On Words. Deric Longden's first two books were adapted for television under the title Wide-Eyed and Legless, and an adaptation of Lost for Words was screened in January 1999, attracting an audience of more than 12 million viewers and winning the Emmy for best foreign drama. He married the writer Aileen Armitage in 1990 and now lives in Huddersfield.

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A Play On Words by Deric Longden
Deric Longden
Used - Very Good
Transworld Publishers Ltd
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