Get 2 top 10 audiobooks free with a LoveReading exclusive

LoveReading has teamed up with Audiobooks.com to give you the chance to get 2 free audiobooks when you sign up. Try it for 30 days for free with no strings attached. You can cancel anytime, although we're sure you'll love it. Click the button to find out more:

Find out more

Dale Shaw - Author

About the Author

Dale Shaw is a comedy writer who has written for a number of successful TV and radio things including Mitchell and Webb, School of Comedy, The Now Show, Russell Howard's Good News, The Impressions Show, Anna & Katy, Watson & Oliver, The News Quiz and some Muller Rice commercials. Letters of Not is his first book.

Featured books by Dale Shaw

Letters of Not

Letters of Not

Author: Dale Shaw Format: Paperback Release Date: 12/05/2016

The correspondence collected here may have come from Dale Shaw’s imagination but there is a rightness to some of the inclusions (Dr Heimlich’s Other Manoeuvre or A letter from the table next to the Algonquin Round Table) that makes you question if, perhaps some of these letters and notes just should have been found crumpled up in some historic waste-paper basket. ~ Sue Baker Like for Like Reading. The Lost Diaries, Craig Brown. The Novel Cure: An A-Z of Literary Remedies, Susan Elderkin & Ella Berthoud

Letters of Not

Letters of Not

Author: Dale Shaw Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/10/2014

A collection of remarkable and completely made-up correspondence from the great and the good across history. Many books have collated the exceptional letters and personal writing of the famous, offering a fascinating insight into well-known figures' personal lives and hidden desires. But what of the undistinguished epistles of the renowned? Can their less auspicious musings divulge clues to their hopes and ambitions? Probably not. But they can be quite funny. 'Letters of Not' assembles the fictional jotted dross that was never before considered worthy of collection. The Post-it notes, the shopping lists, the failed limericks and the birthday card sentiments of history's most celebrated sons and daughters. Inside you will find: Werner Herzog's impassioned note to his cleaning lady Patti Smith's gym application Captain Scott's other last letter to his wife Salvador Dali's to do list Mark E. Smith's audio tour of Ripon Cathedral Harold Pinter greetings cards Pope Benedict's handover notes James Joyce's out of office Dr Heimlich's other manoeuvre A letter from the table next to the Algonquin Round Table Tweets from the 1966 Newport Folk Festival Instructions on what to do when you meet Van Morrison And many more, beautifully rendered in their original, blatantly falsified glory and hilariously transcribed for your pleasure.

Other books by Dale Shaw

Last Minute Rooms in Bethlehem And Other Great Internet Search Histories of the Past

Last Minute Rooms in Bethlehem And Other Great Internet Search Histories of the Past

Author: Dale Shaw Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/10/2017

'Very funny book alert!' Nina Stibbe, author of Love, Nina 'Made me chuckle heartily!' Greg Jenner, author of A Million Years Years in a Day 'It's such a good idea. Were it not for my excellent bladder control, I would have weed myself' Stuart Heritage From God `Best Size for a Bang?' via Dickens `Things Urchins Say', Henry VIII 'Breaking Bad News to women from Cleeves' and Karl Marx 'Cheating at Monopoly', here are the greatest moments from history as told through internet search histories. Following on from classic humour titles such as 1066 and all that and An Utterly Impartial History of Britain comes Dale Shaw's brilliant new take on all the funniest moments from the past - the perfect gift for any history buff who wants a chuckle.

F**k This Journal Betterness Through Bitterness

F**k This Journal Betterness Through Bitterness

Author: Dale Shaw Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/09/2015

For fans of The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F**k... Paralysed with bitterness and an overwhelming desire to push people over? Looking for ways to spur your rotten creative core? Need an outlet for your twisted thoughts and pathetic dreams? Struggling for a secret santa gift for the creepy bloke in marketing? Well, look no further than F**K This Journal - the only book to use anger and resentment as the pointy stick to goad your inner artistic pursuits. It's time to embrace your 'Cre-hate-tivity'. And remember: You are a star! (Dim, distant and dead inside.)

Letters of Not

Letters of Not

Author: Dale Shaw Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/10/2014

A collection of remarkable and completely made-up correspondence from the great and the good across history. Many books have collated the exceptional letters and personal writing of the famous, offering a fascinating insight into well-known figures' personal lives and hidden desires. But what of the undistinguished epistles of the renowned? Can their less auspicious musings divulge clues to their hopes and ambitions? Probably not. But they can be quite funny. 'Letters of Not' assembles the fictional jotted dross that was never before considered worthy of collection. The Post-it notes, the shopping lists, the failed limericks and the birthday card sentiments of history's most celebrated sons and daughters. Inside you will find: Werner Herzog's impassioned note to his cleaning lady Patti Smith's gym application Captain Scott's other last letter to his wife Salvador Dali's to do list Mark E. Smith's audio tour of Ripon Cathedral Harold Pinter greetings cards Pope Benedict's handover notes James Joyce's out of office Dr Heimlich's other manoeuvre A letter from the table next to the Algonquin Round Table Tweets from the 1966 Newport Folk Festival Instructions on what to do when you meet Van Morrison And many more, beautifully rendered in their original, blatantly falsified glory and hilariously transcribed for your pleasure.

Letters of Not

Letters of Not

Author: Dale Shaw Format: eBook Release Date: 09/10/2014

A collection of remarkable and completely made-up correspondence from the great and the good across history.Many books have collated the exceptional letters and personal writing of the famous, offering a fascinating insight into well-known figures' personal lives and hidden desires. But what of the undistinguished epistles of the renowned? Can their less auspicious musings divulge clues to their hopes and ambitions? Probably not. But they can be quite funny.'Letters of Not' assembles the fictional jotted dross that was never before considered worthy of collection. The Post-it notes, the shopping lists, the failed limericks and the birthday card sentiments of history's most celebrated sons and daughters.Inside you will find:Werner Herzog's impassioned note to his cleaning ladyPatti Smith's gym applicationCaptain Scott's other last letter to his wifeSalvador Dali's to do listMark E. Smith's audio tour of Ripon CathedralHarold Pinter greetings cardsPope Benedict's handover notesJames Joyce's out of officeDr Heimlich's other manoeuvreA letter from the table next to the Algonquin Round TableTweets from the 1966 Newport Folk FestivalInstructions on what to do when you meet Van MorrisonAnd many more, beautifully rendered in their original, blatantly falsified glory and hilariously transcribed for your pleasure.

Author Info

Author's Website

http://www.thedaleshaw.com/

Facebook Updates

If this is your author page then you can share your Facebook updates with your readers right here on LoveReading

Find out more