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Harry Thompson was the inventor and editor of many TV comedy series including Have I Got News For You and Never Mind the Buzzcocks. He was the author of acclaimed bestsellers, including Peter Cook: A Biography. His most recent book was a historical novel, This Thing of Darkness. He worked as a producer at Talkback TV and in his spare time ran an infamous cricket team, the Captain Scott XI. He died in November 2005.

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Featured Books, with extracts, by Harry Thompson

Penguins Stopped Play by Harry Thompson
Penguins Stopped Play
Harry Thompson
A very funny book about an amateur cricket team, the Captain Scott Invitiation XI, formed by a group of Oxford undergraduates in the 1980’s. Harry Thompson was one of the founder members and went on to forge a career as...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/04/2007
Peter Cook : A Biography by Harry Thompson
Peter Cook : A Biography
Harry Thompson
A tremendous biography that really captures the humour of its much loved subject – some parts are laugh-aloud gems … and then comes the sadness – the slow decline. It is a sympathetic portrait with little criticism and lots of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/12/2006
This Thing of Darkness by Harry Thompson
This Thing of Darkness
Harry Thompson
A nice fat, satisfying, historical novel, telling of Captain Fitzroy’s voyages to the south with Charles Darwin, and their tempestuous friendship. It draws on logs and journals of the voyages to weave an enlightening tale of one of history’s great...
Format: Paperback - Released: 16/01/2006
This Thing of Darkness by Harry Thompson
This Thing of Darkness
Harry Thompson
We are very sorry but we have yet to review this book ourselves. However, as it has been selected for the Man Booker 2005 long list, we wanted to give you the opportunity to download an extract and let you...
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/06/2005

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