Richard Benson - Author

About the Author

Richard Benson is a former editor of The Face and has written for many newspapers and magazines in the UK. The Farm is his first book.

Featured books by Richard Benson

The Valley A Hundred Years in the Life of a Yorkshire Family

The Valley A Hundred Years in the Life of a Yorkshire Family

Author: Richard Benson Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/03/2015

The close-knit villages of the Dearne Valley were home to four generations of the Hollingworth family. Spanning Richard Benson's great-grandmother Winnie's ninety-two years in the valley, and drawing on years of historical research, interviews and anecdotes, The Valley lets us into generations of carousing and banter as the family's attempts to build a better and fairer world for themselves meet sometimes with triumph, sometimes with bitter defeat. Against a backdrop of underground explosions, strikes and pit closures, these are unflinching, deeply personal stories of battles between the sexes in a man's world sustained by strong women; of growing up, and the power of love and imagination to transform lives.

Other books by Richard Benson

The Bumper Book of Blackboard Blunders Spelling Slip-Ups and Homework Howlers

The Bumper Book of Blackboard Blunders Spelling Slip-Ups and Homework Howlers

Author: Richard Benson Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/10/2018

Child: `I wish I was a cat.' Grandparent: `Why's that, dear?' Child: `So I could see what my bottom tastes like.' Children are at their funniest when they're trying to be serious, and their earnest attempts at mastering the English language are a goldmine of unintentional humour, from the charming to the ludicrous, and from the profound to the downright X-rated. Enjoy this bumper edition of side-splitting spelling slip-ups and hilarious homework howlers.

F in Exams Back Again with More of the Funniest Exam Paper Blunders

F in Exams Back Again with More of the Funniest Exam Paper Blunders

Author: Richard Benson Format: Paperback Release Date: 11/10/2018

What was Sir Isaac Newton famous for? He invented gravity. Another year has passed, which means more exams have been sat and more silly answers have been given by the children of our future. To make sure these hilarious blunders won't be forgotten, F in Exams is back again with brand-new content, from amusing misunderstandings to marvellous misspellings. It's the perfect escape for students struggling with revision and anyone who has experienced the joys of taking an exam.

2019 Daily Calendar: F in Exams

2019 Daily Calendar: F in Exams

Author: Richard Benson Format: Calendar Release Date: 24/07/2018

Based on the bestselling F in Exams book series, this calendar presents a full year's worth of stunningly wrong but amazingly funny student test answers, plus all kinds of things everyone should have learned in school but didn't.

Everything You Think You Know is Wrong Exposing the Truth Behind Common Myths and Misconceptions

Everything You Think You Know is Wrong Exposing the Truth Behind Common Myths and Misconceptions

Author: Richard Benson Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/06/2018

Have you always thought that a goldfish has a 3-second memory span? Do you think your morning coffee comes from a bean? Do you believe that those accused at the Salem Witch Trials were burned at the stake? If the answer to any of these questions is yes, then you've been lied to. But don't worry, this book will set the record straight on all the common myths that most people take for fact, making you the most well-informed smart alec in town. So next time someone proclaims that Napoleon Bonaparte was short, or that shaving causes hair to grow back thicker, you can correct them, and tell them smugly that everything they think they know is wrong.

F in Exams School Memes

F in Exams School Memes

Author: Richard Benson Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/03/2018

When you have endless exams to prepare for, the assignment you wrote has genuinely been eaten by the dog and you're forced to wear the lost-property PE kit because yours is in the wash, life can become a little overwhelming. For all the times you're on the brink of a classroom catastrophe, grab this collection of the internet's funniest school memes and laugh away your worries. Let the procrastination commence!

Mum's Wit and Wisdom Quips and Quotes for Marvellous Mothers

Mum's Wit and Wisdom Quips and Quotes for Marvellous Mothers

Author: Richard Benson Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/01/2018

'There is only one pretty child in the world, and every mother has it.' Proverb When the little angels are driving you crazy and you're one minivan away from being a personal taxi service, these wonderful quips and quotes will help to remind you that being a mum is the best job in the world.

Dad's Wit and Wisdom Quips and Quotes for Fantastic Fathers

Dad's Wit and Wisdom Quips and Quotes for Fantastic Fathers

Author: Richard Benson Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/01/2018

'You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance.' Franklin P. Jones When your precious offspring have hijacked the car and there's a hole in your wallet the size of the Grand Canyon, kick back and relax with this hilarious book, crammed full of quips and quotes to remind you why being a dad is the best job in the world.

F in Exams The Big Book of Test Paper Blunders

F in Exams The Big Book of Test Paper Blunders

Author: Richard Benson Format: Paperback Release Date: 12/10/2017

Q: Define the term `antagonist'. A: Someone who tortures ants. Q: What are levees? A: Expensive jeans. Sharpen your pencils and have your rulers at the ready - it's time for more F in Exams! School years pass by and new students come and go, but there are always more exams to take. And with more test papers come more ingenious (and inappropriate) answers! Here again, for your amusement, we've collected the best of the New Class, as hilarious, heart-warming and cringeworthy as ever.

Grandma's Wit and Wisdom Quips and Quotes for the Greatest Grannies

Grandma's Wit and Wisdom Quips and Quotes for the Greatest Grannies

Author: Richard Benson Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/09/2017

'Most grandmas have a touch of the scallywag.' Helen Thomson When there are sticky handprints on the sofa and you can't prise the darlings away from a screen, reach into your handbag for this hilarious book, crammed full of quips and quotes to remind you why being a grandma is one of the best jobs in the world.

Old Git Wit and Wisdom Quips and Quotes for the Young at Heart

Old Git Wit and Wisdom Quips and Quotes for the Young at Heart

Author: Richard Benson Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/09/2017

`The older one grows, the more one likes indecency.' Virginia Woolf So you're getting on a bit, but even if your body creaks more than it used to, you've still got your sense of humour. This collection of witty quotations and gems of senior sagacity will keep a spring in your step and the cobwebs at bay.

Grandad's Wit and Wisdom Quips and Quotes for Glorious Grandpas

Grandad's Wit and Wisdom Quips and Quotes for Glorious Grandpas

Author: Richard Benson Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/09/2017

'Never have children, only grandchildren.' Gore Vidal When your roses have been trampled by little feet and the golf has been hijacked by children's TV, reach for this hilarious book, crammed full of quips and quotes to remind you why being a grandad is one of the best jobs in the world.

Bad News Hilarious Typos, Marvellous Misprints and Epic Headline Fails

Bad News Hilarious Typos, Marvellous Misprints and Epic Headline Fails

Author: Richard Benson Format: Paperback Release Date: 14/09/2017

'The away team were prevented from making a final strike due to a well-timed tickle' Laugh out loud at this selection of the funniest faux pas, silliest slips and most blatant bloopers that ever made it into print (and some that didn't), from newspaper headlines to menus, and from small ads to social media. You'll be checking everything you type after reading this!

Recetas: Deliciosas Recetas de salsas, Adobados y Marinados para Barbacoas (Libro de cocina: Barbeque)

Recetas: Deliciosas Recetas de salsas, Adobados y Marinados para Barbacoas (Libro de cocina: Barbeque)

Author: Richard Benson Format: eBook Release Date: 21/07/2017

Exquisitas recetas que haran de sus eventos un exito. Aqui encontrara una gran variedad de estilos para todo tipo de carnes. Esperamos que lo disfrute.

Grillen: Barbecue: Barbecue Kochbuch der Smokerrezepte, Marinaden und Saucen (Grill Rezepte)

Grillen: Barbecue: Barbecue Kochbuch der Smokerrezepte, Marinaden und Saucen (Grill Rezepte)

Author: Richard Benson Format: eBook Release Date: 21/07/2017

Dieses Buch enthalt Barbecuerezepte die Ihnen den Mund wasserig machen! Mchten Sie Ihre Freunde und Familie mit authentischen Grillrezepten im Memphis-Stil vom Hocker reien?Den ganzen Winter hindurch trumen wir von Barbecuerezepten, jetzt ist endlich die Saison dafr und der erste Sonnenschein bringt Freude und die ersten Grillabende. Die Terrasse ist bereit; Endlich knnen wir den Grill aus der Garage holen! Holzkohle-, Gas- oder elektrischer Grill, alles was zhlt ist die Grillzange in der Hand und die Flammen die unter dem Fleisch zngeln um ein hervoragends Barbecue mit einzigartigen Rezepten zuzubereiten!Beispiele fr Rezepte in diesem Buch: •Kultige Biermarinade •Super Grilled Rinderlendenstck mit Krutern, Knoblauch und Pfefferglasur •Auergewhnliches gegrilltes Limettenhhnchen •Legendare Schweinelendenstcke in Marinade •Se Steakstreifen mit Oregano und Knoblauch (gegrillt) •King sized Rinderstcke ber Hickoryholz geruchert •Duke Hhnchen-Marinade •Legendre schnelle gegrillte Rinderquesadillas •Reichhaltige gegrillte Zitronenhhnchen •Beeindruckende Lachsmarinade •Lustige Fleischmarinade •Super Epische Kabob-MarinadeWenn Sie es leid sind aus unwilligen Verwandten das rtselhafte Barbecuerezept frmlich herauszuzerren finden Sie Alternativen in diesem Buch. Die einfachen Barbecuerezepte stoen auf hohe Nachfrage weil viele Menschen gesndere und schnell zuzubereitende Grillrezepte wollen. Das ist genau, was dieses Buch liefert, das ist die Chance fr leckere Barbecuerezepte nach denen sich jeder die Finger lecken wird.Es geht eine gewisse Faszination davon aus, die von Ihnen per Hand zubereiteten Rezepte auf Genuss und Freude treffen zu sehen. Vielleicht ist

F in Exams The Big Book of Test Paper Blunders

F in Exams The Big Book of Test Paper Blunders

Author: Richard Benson Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/10/2016

Exams have never been so hilarious! Banish the horror of school days with this bumper edition of the world's best pupils. Bursting with misunderstandings, misspellings and spirited, if ultimately incorrect, answers, this collection brings together the most head-scratching, side-splitting examples from the F in Exams series.

The Bumper Book of Sporting Wit

The Bumper Book of Sporting Wit

Author: Richard Benson Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/09/2016

I threw the kitchen sink at him but he went to the bathroom and got his tub. Andy Roddick on Roger Federer When I lost my decathlon world record I took it like a man. I only cried for ten hours. Daley Thompson I've seen George Foreman shadow boxing and the shadow won. Muhammad Ali Win, lose or draw, players and fans always have something to say about it. Packed to the rafters with the best quips and quotes from across the world of sport, this massive collection will keep you smiling in the stands even when you're smarting from the scoreline.

Literary Wit and Wisdom Quips and Quotes to Suit All Manner of Occasions

Literary Wit and Wisdom Quips and Quotes to Suit All Manner of Occasions

Author: Richard Benson Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/06/2016

'One hates an author that's all author.' Lord Byron With quips, quotes and insults from beloved literary figures such as William Shakespeare, Virginia Woolf and Ernest Hemingway to modern literati including Zadie Smith and Will Self, this charming book reveals your favourite authors' opinions on subjects from families, food and friendship to writing masterpieces, being married and silencing dim-witted critics. Literary Wit and Wisdom will ensure that you're never at a loss for the perfect witticism.

Sporting Greats The Wit and Wisdom of Top-Class Legends

Sporting Greats The Wit and Wisdom of Top-Class Legends

Author: Richard Benson Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/06/2016

'I wouldn't say I was the best manager in the business. But I was in the top one.' Brian Clough Sport is the stuff of high drama, big personalities and some very memorable quips. This collection of funny and thoughtful words from across the sporting spectrum is at the top of its game.

Very British Wit Quips and Quotes to Suit All Manner of Occasions

Very British Wit Quips and Quotes to Suit All Manner of Occasions

Author: Richard Benson Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/11/2015

With quips, quotes and insults from classic favourites William Shakespeare and Jane Austen to modern humorists Stephen Fry and Billy Connolly, this delightful book will ensure you're never at a loss for the perfect witticism.

F in Exams Joke Book The Best (and Worst) Jokes and Test Paper Blunders

F in Exams Joke Book The Best (and Worst) Jokes and Test Paper Blunders

Author: Richard Benson Format: Paperback Release Date: 08/10/2015

`... you won't know whether to laugh or cry' DAILY MAIL Getting up at the crack of dawn, wearing school uniform, squabbles in the schoolyard, endless homework... those were the best days of your life! It's time to relive them with this new collection of side-splitting jokes and ridiculous exam answers, showcasing the very best (and worst) in school humour.

The Valley A Hundred Years in the Life of a Yorkshire Family

The Valley A Hundred Years in the Life of a Yorkshire Family

Author: Richard Benson Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/03/2015

The close-knit villages of the Dearne Valley were home to four generations of the Hollingworth family. Spanning Richard Benson's great-grandmother Winnie's ninety-two years in the valley, and drawing on years of historical research, interviews and anecdotes, The Valley lets us into generations of carousing and banter as the family's attempts to build a better and fairer world for themselves meet sometimes with triumph, sometimes with bitter defeat. Against a backdrop of underground explosions, strikes and pit closures, these are unflinching, deeply personal stories of battles between the sexes in a man's world sustained by strong women; of growing up, and the power of love and imagination to transform lives.

F in Spelling The Funniest Test Paper Blunders

F in Spelling The Funniest Test Paper Blunders

Author: Richard Benson Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/11/2014

We all know that the written word is full of traps for the unwary, and this goes double for those in their early years of learning it. An earnest attempt at constructing a beautiful, articulate sentence can fall to pieces within the space of a few letters, sometimes with hilarious consequences! Enjoy this collection of side-splitting spelling slip-ups ranging from the charming to the ridiculous, and the cute to the unintentionally X-rated!

Old Git Wit Quips and Quotes for the Young at Heart

Old Git Wit Quips and Quotes for the Young at Heart

Author: Richard Benson Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/09/2013

You've made it: Old Age. Time to enjoy your golden years in style and make the most of your new freedom. Don't let yourself be sidelined - get inspired by this collection of senior sagacity and elderly erudition and show those young whippersnappers that old really is the new young.

F in History

F in History

Author: Richard Benson Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/11/2012

If you don't know a cold war from a cold sore, then take comfort in this cracking, all-new, fun-size dose of F in Exams, containing some of the worst howlers from school history exams.

F in Retakes Even More Test Paper Blunders

F in Retakes Even More Test Paper Blunders

Author: Richard Benson Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/10/2012

The F in Exams are over, the results are in and just when you thought it was safe to go back in the classroom... BANG! It's time for F in Retakes! Enjoy another heady dose of hilarious answers that canny students have given to the trickiest exam questions.

Richard Benson: North South East West

Richard Benson: North South East West

Author: Richard Benson, Peter Galassi Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/11/2011

The Bumper Book of Old Git Wit

The Bumper Book of Old Git Wit

Author: Richard Benson Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/06/2011

`I keep fit. Every morning I do 100 laps of an Olympic-sized swimming pool - in a small motor launch' - Peter Cook. `The older one grows, the more one likes indecency' - Virginia Woolf. You've made it. Old age. You want to make the most of your golden years and are finding yourself stereotyped and sidelined. But you're not the doddering geriatric people think you are. Get inspired by this collection of senior sagacity and elderly erudition and show those young whippersnappers that old is the new young.

Blackboard Blunders Spelling Slip-ups and Homework Howlers

Blackboard Blunders Spelling Slip-ups and Homework Howlers

Author: Richard Benson Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/09/2009

Jack brort a cak to school and we all had a pis Captin Cok was a famos exploder I found a spare seal so I quickly sat on it Children are at their funniest when they are trying to be serious, and their earnest attempts at mastering the English language are a veritable goldmine of unintentional humour, from the charming to the ludicrous, and from the profound to the downright X-rated. Enjoy this side-splitting collection of spelling slip-ups and homework howlers.

Printed Picture

Printed Picture

Author: Richard Benson Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/11/2008

The Printed Picture traces the changing technology of picture-making from the Renaissance to the present, focusing on the vital role of images in multiple copies. It surveys printing techniques before the invention of photography; the photographic processes that began to appear in the early 19th century; the marriage of printing and photography; and, the digital inventions of our time. From woodblocks to chromolithographs, from engravings to bar codes, from daguerreotypes to colour photographs, the book succinctly examines the full range of pictorial processes. Exploring how pictures look by describing how they are made, author Richard Benson reaches fascinating and original conclusions about what pictures can mean.Although many of the techniques he discusses have been used to create exceptional works of art, Benson concentrates on the typical, everyday pictures that have played and continue to play such a prominent role in our lives. Presented as a series of one-page essays opposite the pictures they examine, the book retains the lively, engaging style of the informal lectures through which Benson developed his ideas over the course of thirty years at Yale University. Rooted in hands-on descriptions of practical techniques, The Printed Picture offers a rich and imaginative interpretation of the enormous cultural and social influence of multiple images.

F in Exams The Best Test Paper Blunders

F in Exams The Best Test Paper Blunders

Author: Richard Benson Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/09/2008

Q: What happens to a boy when he reaches puberty? A: He says goodbye to childhood and enters adultery. Q: How can you prevent milk turning sour? A: Keep it in the cow. We've all been there. You've been studying hard, the day of the BIG test arrives, you turn over the paper, and `what the *&%@ does that mean?!' Not a clue. Some students, rather than admit defeat, choose to adopt a more creative approach to answering those particularly awkward exam questions. Packed full of hilarious examples, this book will bring a smile to the face of teachers, parents and students alike - and anyone who's ever had to sit a test.

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