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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

F in Exams 2020 Daily Calendar

F in Exams 2020 Daily Calendar

Author: Richard Benson Format: Calendar Release Date: 23/07/2019

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

Myths and Misconceptions Uncovering the Truth about Napoleon's Height, Lemmings, the Space Pen, the Salem Witch Trials, and Other Things You Thought You Knew

Myths and Misconceptions Uncovering the Truth about Napoleon's Height, Lemmings, the Space Pen, the Salem Witch Trials, and Other Things You Thought You Knew

Author: Richard Benson Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/05/2019

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 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 / softback 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.

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

'I need to work hard on my maths so I will be god at it.' 'My dads boss lives in a big hose.' 'When I am older I want to learn to drive a cat.' 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.

Churrasco: Livro de Receitas de Churrasco, Assados e Grelhados Fumegantes, Marinadas e Molhos (Barbecue)

Churrasco: Livro de Receitas de Churrasco, Assados e Grelhados Fumegantes, Marinadas e Molhos (Barbecue)

Author: Richard Benson Format: eBook Release Date: 12/07/2018

Este livro contem receitas de churrasco que darao agua boca! Dicas e ideias tambem incluidas.Ns sonhamos com churrasco durante os dias de inverno frio o ano todo. Finalmente a temporada chegou e a primeira luz do sol traz um grande prazer. O terrao est pronto, finalmente podemos tirar o churrasco da garagem! Churrasco de carvo ou eltrico e pinas na mo, voc est com tudo pronto para enfrentar as chamas e assar um delicioso churrasco com uma receita nica!Se voc j cansou de tentar desvendar a receita elusiva de um parente teimoso, procure alternativas neste livro. A receita simples de churrasco est em alta demanda por causa de pessoas que desejam comer mais saudvel e fazer um churrasco fcil. Isso exatamente o que este livro traz mesa (a chance de voc desfrutar de um churrasco de lamber os dedos feito por suas prprias mos). H uma certa alegria em observar seu trabalho sendo apreciado por aqueles a quem voc serve a comida. Talvez essa seja a razo pela qual as pessoas adoram tanto cozinhar. Qualquer pessoa concordar que conseguir que suas crianas comam saudvel uma tarefa rdua.Voc no s obter receitas nicas e saborosas para diferentes pratos, mas tambm ter instrues de culinria fceis de seguir, tcnicas de churrasco e os segredos para fazer molhos, caldos e marinadas surpreendentes.Se voc gosta de um bom churrasco e quer aprender como trazer o sabor nico do verdadeiro barbecueao estilo Mnfis para o seu quintal, este o livro para voc.

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!

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

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.

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

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.

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 / softback 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.

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.

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.

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 / softback 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

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