I, Partridge: We Need To Talk About Alan (Hardcover) preowned (USED) @ Amazon £2.29 Prime - £2.81 non-prime
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I, Partridge: We Need To Talk About Alan (Hardcover) preowned (USED) @ Amazon £2.29 Prime - £2.81 non-prime

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Found 7th Aug 2016Made hot 8th Aug 2016
Journalist, presenter, broadcaster, husband, father, vigorous all-rounder – Alan Partridge – a man with a fascinating past and an amazing future. Gregarious and popular, yet Alan’s never happier than when relaxing in his own five-bedroom, south-built house with three acres of land and access to a private stream. But who is this mysterious enigma?

Alan Gordon Partridge is the best – and best-loved – radio presenter in the region. Born into a changing world of rationing, Teddy Boys, apes in space and the launch of ITV, Alan’s broadcasting career began as chief DJ of Radio Smile at St. Luke’s Hospital in Norwich. After replacing Peter Flint as the presenter of Scout About, he entered the top 8 of BBC sports presenters.

But Alan’s big break came with his primetime BBC chat show Knowing Me, Knowing You. Sadly, the show battled against poor scheduling, having been put up against News at Ten, then in its heyday. Due to declining ratings, a single catastrophic hitch (the killing of a guest on air) and the dumbing down of network TV, Alan’s show was cancelled. Not to be dissuaded, he embraced this opportunity to wind up his production company, leave London and fulfil a lifelong ambition to return to his roots in local radio.

Now single, Alan is an intensely private man but he opens up, for the second time, in this candid, entertaining, often deeply emotional – and of course compelling – memoir, written entirely in his own words. (Alan quickly dispelled the idea of using a ghost writer. With a grade B English Language O-Level, he knew he was up to the task.)

He speaks touchingly about his tragic Toblerone addiction, and the painful moment when unsold copies of his first autobiography, Bouncing Back, were pulped like ‘word porridge’. He reveals all about his relationship with his ex-Ukrainian girlfriend, Sonja, with whom he had sex at least twice a day, and the truth about the thick people who make key decisions at the BBC.

A literary tour de force, I, Partridge: We Need to Talk About Alan charts the incredible journey of one of our greatest broadcasters.

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Get an Audible trial and download the audiobook version. This book deserves to be read to you by Alan himself.

Just finished the audiobook for, I think, the 4th time. Listen to that (with a glass of shandy and a Toblerone) then buy three hardback copies of this book; one for you, one for a friend, and one... for an enemy.

For what it's worth a new Alan Patridge book coming soon too

amazon.co.uk/gp/…c=1

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AsariMilk

For what it's worth a new Alan Patridge book coming soon … For what it's worth a new Alan Patridge book coming soon toohttps://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/1409156702/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1



thanks for the heads up, my deal will serve an excellent prelude.

cannibalwombat

Just finished the audiobook for, I think, the 4th time. Listen to that … Just finished the audiobook for, I think, the 4th time. Listen to that (with a glass of shandy and a Toblerone) then buy three hardback copies of this book; one for you, one for a friend, and one... for an enemy.


I'll use next months free (final)credit on it

Ashe

Get an Audible trial and download the audiobook version. This book … Get an Audible trial and download the audiobook version. This book deserves to be read to you by Alan himself.



I agree, absolutely hilarious being read by the great man himself.

Good spot OP

2 copies on ABE books, a spin off from Amazon £2.04 posted!

I partrdige

Lots of cheap good quality books here, most posted free.

chuffed to buggery about this.
Edited by: "Morpheus_00" 8th Aug 2016

Better get it ordered before they are sent to be pulped!!

mambo1888

Better get it ordered before they are sent to be pulped!!



​you just beat me to that! preseumably to be made into some high grade writing paper for an English lord.

wolf47wolf

​you just beat me to that! preseumably to be made into some high grade w … ​you just beat me to that! preseumably to be made into some high grade writing paper for an English lord.


Lol, guess Amazon need more space in the warehouse for books about cockney criminals.

deany76

Please listen to this before voting!-Jonathan Ross … Please listen to this before voting!-Jonathan Ross (video)-https://youtu.be/G0GiwGvFjuERichard Bacon (audio only):Part 1https://youtu.be/n7NHIHupjNsand part 2https://youtu.be/gq158jRnFN0



​thanks for posting the Richard Bacon interview. not heard that. lovely stuff.

Ashe

Get an Audible trial and download the audiobook version. This book … Get an Audible trial and download the audiobook version. This book deserves to be read to you by Alan himself.


Agree completely

I didn't find this as funny as I hoped, despite being a big Partridge fan. Would probably be much better when read by Alan. I thought it was weird how Lyn barely got a mention too.

Was given this for xmas a couple years back, is it worth reading? I get the feeling the audiobook might be more fun.

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JustExtreme

Was given this for xmas a couple years back, is it worth reading? I get … Was given this for xmas a couple years back, is it worth reading? I get the feeling the audiobook might be more fun.



The audio book would be better but quite expensive unless you're an audible member (they do a free one month trial)
I think both are best
Cheers

deany76

The audio book would be better but quite expensive unless you're an … The audio book would be better but quite expensive unless you're an audible member (they do a free one month trial)I think both are bestCheers



my local library (kent county council) is a member of overdrive a mp3 audioservice similar to audible where you can download mp3 audiobooks for free from your home pc or tablet, worth checking to see if you local library is a member as theirs some good titles to download plus most of the Alan Partridge Series.

kent.lib.overdrive.com/B73…C9B

Quality, have some heat

This is too good.

http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lzwsa7xUdq1qgx4b2o1_500.gif

They used to sell this in Poundland. I forget what it cost in there...

A pound?
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