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Something for the Weekend The Collected Columns of Sir Terry Wogan by Sir Terry, OBE Wogan, Telegraph Media Group

Something for the Weekend The Collected Columns of Sir Terry Wogan

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A collection of Terry Wogan’s best bits! Pomposity pricked, jokes, self-depreciatory stories, grumbles and observations, he has been writing his weekly column for 10 years, this anthology somehow managing to pick the best pieces and cram them into just 256 pages. It’s an ideal Christmas gift for his fans and anyone wanting to take a tilt at modern life.

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The Good Book Guide logo The Good Book Guide Review. Selected from his weekly column in the Sunday Telegraph, Wogan’s World, Terry Wogan reflects with typically wry and understated humour on the many absurdities of the modern world. From the ubiquity of TV cooks to the way ‘health and safety’ has run amok, he provides lashings of common sense and delightful irreverence in equal measure. Brief but pithy, their focus is eclectic, their only common factor being Wogan’s droll wit gainfully employed in examining the many trials and tribulations of everyday life, all liberally interspersed with due celebration of its unexpected joys, too. Full of characteristic bonhomie, it’s an uplifting and philosophical read, perfect for dipping into at leisure.
~ Amanda Hodges


Something for the Weekend The Collected Columns of Sir Terry Wogan by Sir Terry, OBE Wogan, Telegraph Media Group

'It's my feeling that whatever's bothering you, you ought to be able to say it in less than 500 words. The rest is window-dressing ...Probably explains why I didn't write WAR AND PEACE...' Sir Terry Wogan has been busy over the past 10 years writing his ever-popular SUNDAY TELEGRAPH column. In this first collection of the very best of his weekly musings, Terry delivers his distinctively dry and amusing views on life. From the disappointment of the declining years, the ubiquity of TV cooks ('Nowadays, you can't throw a stone in a country road without hitting a television chef, in full colour'), to vanity and those little daily annoyances that drive you to drink, he never fails to entertain.


Full of characteristic bonhomie, it's an uplifting and philosophical read, perfect for dipping into at leisure. * GOOD BOOK GUIDE * Terry's blend of homespun wisdom and irreverence is a necessary tonic to our frenetic, celebrity-fixated culture, and this timeless tome contains the pick of his 'pithy pars'. * Choice *

About the Author

Sir Terry Wogan KBE was born in Limerick. After leaving college he went into banking and five years later joined RTE as a newsreader/announcer. In 1969 Terry stood in for BBC Radio's Jimmy Young and later that year was given his own daily shows on BBC Radio 1 and 2. In 1972 he took over the prestigious morning show slot and it's been downhill since then. Terry's extensive television credits include his live chat show series WOGAN, THE EUROVISION SONG CONTEST and COME DANCING, to name but a few. In a moment of weakness, the Queen honoured him with a knighthood in 2005. He is married to the sainted Lady Helen, the present Mrs Wogan, and has two sons and a daughter.

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Publication date

15th January 2015


Sir Terry, OBE Wogan, Telegraph Media Group

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Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co


272 pages


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