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Alan Partridge can make a trip to buy a pint of milk into an epic dual with destiny so I’m surprised he’s managed to “trek” as far as he documents in Nomad. It must be the Amazon you guess, or possibly a lone trek across the searing Australian desert? But no, this duel with destiny starts in Norwich and ends at… Dungeness and he’s got the new scarf and safari jacket to prove it. A life or death struggle with the elements, a coming to terms with the past that deals with failure (inability to get into Tilbury Docks) and triumph on reaching the end without too much blood spilt. Only Alan Partridge could do this journey and survive to write about it – learn and laugh reader, learn and laugh... ~ Sue Baker
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In ALAN PARTRIDGE: NOMAD, Alan dons his boots, windcheater and scarf and embarks on an odyssey through a place he once knew - it's called Britain - intent on completing a journey of immense personal significance. Diarising his ramble in the form of a 'journey journal', Alan details the people and places he encounters, ruminates on matters large and small and, on a final leg fraught with danger, becomes - not a man (because he was one to start off with) - but a better, more inspiring example of a man. This deeply personal book is divided into chapters and has a colour photograph on the front cover. It is deeply personal. Through witty vignettes, heavy essays and nod-inducing pieces of wisdom, Alan shines a light on the nooks of the nation and the crannies of himself, making this a biography that biographs the biographer while also biographing bits of Britain.
Publication date: 20/10/2016
Publisher: Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co
|Publication date:||20th October 2016|
|Publisher:||Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co|
|Genres:||Biography / Autobiography, Humour, The Real World, Travel,|
Documentarian, humanitarian, contrarian and vegetarian (one week a month), Alan Gordon Partridge is a familiar face and recognisable voice across East and West Anglias alike, and has recently become a deeply accomplished writer, whether as an essayist, autobiographer, humourist, internet chat-roomer or, in 2012, writer-in-residence at Birchanger Green services on the M11. A passionate supporter of the National Trust and patron of a charity for divorced men, Alan is cherished by friends, colleagues, listeners, former lovers, his dog Seldom and his two small children Fernando (36) and Denise (slightly younger). He enjoys bitter shandy, shandied lager, high-end knitwear and personal success. He ...More About Alan Partridge