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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.

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Other books by Richard Benson

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 / softback 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.

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F in Spelling The Funniest Test Paper Blunders

F in Spelling The Funniest Test Paper Blunders

Author: Richard Benson Format: Paperback / softback 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.

Der verschimmelte Reiter

Der verschimmelte Reiter

Author: Richard Benson Format: eBook Release Date: 16/07/2013

Ist "e;Judas Priest"e; wirklich das erste Buch des Alten Testaments? Ware es nicht ungemein praktisch, wenn auch vier Drittel ein Ganzes ergaben? Und wie nennt man die Harchen an den Auenkanten der Augenlider? Kotletten? Wenn sich Theodor Storms Schimmelreiter in einen angeranzten Gaul verwandelt und ein Lowbrainer den nachsten jagt, ubt sich die Generation Doof mal wieder im kollektiven Runterdummen. Die lustigsten Glanzleistungen intellektueller Tiefflieger in Prufungen, Klausuren und Tests in einem Buch.

F in History

F in History

Author: Richard Benson Format: Paperback / softback 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 / softback 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 / softback 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.

The Printed Picture

The 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 / softback 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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