... the First Timer (Amazon Kindle, 2014) Archer, Jeffrey, A Prison Diary:
Volume 1 – Hell (Pan, 2003) Archer, Jeffrey, ... 1999) Clark, Steve, Only
Fools and Horses: The Official Inside Story (Splendid Books, 2011) Clement,
Dick,(dir ) ...
Author: Richard Weight
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
'Norman Stanley Fletcher, you have pleaded guilty to the charges brought by this court and it is now my duty to pass sentence.' Those words, spoken by a judge to the show's hero in the title sequence of every Porridge episode, are among the most famous in British comedy and they remind viewers that this is no ordinary TV sitcom. The first situation comedy anywhere in the world to be set in a prison, Porridge is about men being punished for crimes committed against the same sort of people who are watching the show. Millions of hard working Britons were fans, many of them anxious about rising crime and worried that burglars would steal the TV set they were watching it on. Yet they still settled down at 8.30pm on Friday nights between 1974 and 1977 to watch a series that celebrates the sometimes pathetic, often ingenious, recidivism of a group of social misfits who by their own admission are failed citizens. How did such a comedy come to be seen as part of a 'golden age of British sitcom', without ever losing its edge to nostalgia? Crime, like sex, sells. But Porridge did not romanticise villainy. Written by Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais, it's a satire of class-consciousness and power, warmed by a humanistic celebration of men on the margins of society. Its heroes are weak inadequate misfits, not tough, glamorous gangsters. Porridge was a success because the essence of situation comedy is confinement; characters in this format are people who feel trapped and thwarted by circumstances beyond their control. This, therefore, is the ultimate sitcom. Richard Weight's entertaining study of this much-loved classic places Porridge in the context of 1970s social upheavals, explores how the series satirises structures of class and authority through Fletch and Godber's battles to outwit the prison officers Mr Mackay and Mr Barrowclough, and traces its influences on TV comedy that followed.
Gin O'clock: Secret diaries from Elizabeth Windsor, HRH @Queen_UK [of Twitter]
The Queen [Of Twitter]. Decided to send William and Catherine to Canada in July
for their first official trip and to check out some holidaypalace ... 2011. 'You'll be
going before the forests, Mr Cameron, one can assure you.' Up early to instruct
Mr Cameron not to sell ... Absolutely distraught to discover The Archers is fictional
Author: The Queen [Of Twitter]
Publisher: Hachette UK
For the first time, Her Majesty's diaries are opened... 'Had Mrs 'call me Carole' Middleton on the phone after lunch. Wanting to check 'our outfits don't clash on the big day'. One seriously doubts they would.' Queen of sixteen sovereign nations, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith. She's one of the world's most well-known and powerful leaders and has reigned for almost 60 years. She's been privy to every major event and decision. But what does she really think? 'One does enjoy the Eurovision Song Contest. Lovely to be reminded how much more civilised the British are than our European neighbours. Royal Eurovision Fancy Dress Party to celebrate. Unfortunately Camilla misread the invitation as 'Euro-tunnel Fancy Dress Party' and came as a train.' Taking in the momentous events of 2011, including two Royal Weddings, the phone hacking scandal and the Duke of Edinburgh's 90th Birthday Tarts and Vicars Party, these diaries reveal the seldom-seen workings of state and reveal how an octogenarian is quietly ruling the world and still has time for a gin. 'No, Mr Clegg, people born in Libya are not 'Librarians'. twitter.com/queen_uk facebook.com/royalginoclock
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Covers the period from 1790 to 1905 in The Times of London.
York: Literary Classics of the United States, 2011. Stoddard, William O., Jr.
William ... The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the
Union and Confederate Armies. 128 vols. ... Diary of Gideon Welles. 3 vols.
Boston and ...
Author: Edward H. Bonekemper
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
A book to challenge the status quo, spark a debate, and get people talking about the issues and questions we face as a country!
Based on reports from American repositories of manuscripts.
A Journal of Travel by Land, Sea, & Air ... Picturesque , 207 Sunrising Hill Climb :
Official Results , 29 Sutton , Mr. Ceorge , 271 Sweden , Locomotion in , By H. G.
Archer , 21 K O'Brien , The Hon . ... for India , 201 M U Queensland ( North - West
) , The Only Car in , 184 United Kingdom Trophy , The , 128 , 2011 Universal ...
Includes section "Royal Automobile Club news" from Mar. 1915-Dec. 1928.