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Douglas Adams, Eoin Colfer - Author

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Douglas Adams created all the various and contradictory manifestations of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: radio, novels, TV, computer game, stage adaptations, comic book and bath towel. He lectured and broadcast around the world and was a patron of the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund and Save the Rhino International. Douglas Adams was born in Cambridge, UK and lived with his wife and daughter in Islington, London, before moving to Santa Barbara, California, where he died suddenly in 2001.

 

Both Eoin Colfer’s parents were teachers and young Eoin was taught by his dad Billy at Wexford’s Christian Brothers primary. Eoin remembers his dad’s presence in school as “witty…[he] made school fun.” Colfer junior’s first attempt at serious writing came in the sixth grade. “I wrote a play for the class about Norse Gods. Everyone died in the end except me.”

Eoin followed in his parents’ footsteps and trained to be a teacher but his writing didn't stop and  his first book, Benny and Omar, appeared in 1999 and instantly achieved bestselling status in Ireland. Eoin's most famous books are the incomparable Artemis Fowl series but he has written some excellent one off novels such as The Legend of the Worst Boy in the World.

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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: The Complete Radio Series

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: The Complete Radio Series

Author: Douglas Adams, Eoin Colfer Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 02/05/2019

A brand new luxury box set features the well-loved BBC Radio productions of The Primary Phase, The Secondary Phase, The Tertiary Phase, The Quandary Phase, The Quintessential Phase, and The Hexagonal Phase, as well as a bonus CD, containing mind-bogglingly brilliant interviews with Douglas Adams, re-mastered original music and a special documentary Twenty Years of Hitchhiking. Grab a Pan-Galactic Gargle Blaster (or two) and strap yourself in for over 20 hours of classic adventure from the BBC.

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