John Peel - the olivetti chronicles £3.00 free delivery to store @ WHSmith
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John Peel - the olivetti chronicles £3.00 free delivery to store @ WHSmith

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Found 11th Jun 2009Made hot 11th Jun 2009
John Peel is best known for his four decades of radio broadcasting. His Radio 1 shows shaped the taste of successive generations of music lovers. His Radio 4 show, Home Truths, became required listening for millions. But all the while, Peel was also tapping away on his beloved Olivetti typewriter, creating copy for an array of patient editors. He wrote articles, columns and reviews for newspapers and magazines as diverse as The Listener, Oz, Gandalf's Garden, Sounds, the Observer, the Independent and Radio Times. Now for the first time, the best of these writings have been brought together - selected by his wife, Sheila, and his four children. Music, of course, is a central and recurring theme, and he writes on music in all its forms, from Tubular Bells to Berlin punk to Madonna. Here you can read John Peel on everything from the perils of shaving to the embarrassments of virginity, and from the strange joy of Eurovision to the horror of being sick in trains. At every stage, the writing is laced with John's brilliantly acute observations on the minutiae of everyday life.

This endlessly entertaining book is essential reading for Peel fans and a reminder of just why he remains a truly great Briton.

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Poor old Peely. Much missed.

Ideal father's day gift for the 40 something post-punk dad in your life.

unterwasser;5461192

Ideal father's day gift for the 40 something post-punk dad in your life.



Hmmm, that sounds familiar lol.

Who else would authoritatively compare Tangerine Dream to Ligeti in the … Who else would authoritatively compare Tangerine Dream to Ligeti in the same review that he’d paired The Osmonds in our minds with that other peculiar invention of the 1970s, vag1nal deodorant? (Both, he speculates, were devised by sinister marketeers cultivating paranoia about being squeaky clean.)


EXCELLENT!!!
That should whet yer appetite.

Damn good read, by all accounts

Wow I was waiting for the paperback of this to be released as the hardback was expensive, and now this for 3 quid, would have been rude not too.....hot deal, ordered, heat and repped.

Hot. Ordered. Even though it will just make me sad and nostalgic all over again.

Gone but not forgotten.

Briliant, thank you OP!

Don't forget 8% Quidco...

Thanks Herman, good spot.
Looking forward to a good read for the price of a pint. :thumbsup:

Nice one, will buy if local store has one. Good find.

beatnicker;5470165

Nice one, will buy if local store has one. Good find.



Probably not at that price, thats why you have the option of free delivery to store buying online.

Hot deal

4+ weeks till it' s available though

mekon;5472103

Hot deal4+ weeks till it' s available though



Wasn't that yesterday, must be the amount of orders going through, mines already pending dispatch.

Thanks - Ordered.

you put "john peel " in the search box and star trek books come up weird!

seanjames;5475417

you put "john peel " in the search box and star trek books come up weird!



Put "star trek" in the search in future to get john peel items :thumbsup:

Mine has been despatched.

cicobuff;5503670

Mine has been despatched.


Same here. Dispatched on Monday, though the email states to allow from 1 to 3 days to reach the store.
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