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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
  

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

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Even 30 years on this is still a fresh and funny series of stories, whether you read them or listen to the original BBC radio shows. The anarchic, or ‘random’ to use modern parlance, plot, place settings and characters makes them more appealing than a Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster!

DON’T PANIC. Useful advice for Arthur Dent who is about to discover that along with his house, the Earth, is going to be destroyed by the Vogons and he is about to become embroiled in the search for the ultimate question to life the universe and everything (as we know the answer is 42).

The Hitch-Hikers Guide to the Galaxy series:
1. The Hitch-Hikers Guide to the Galaxy
2. The Restaurant at the End of the Universe
3. Life, the Universe and Everything
4. So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish
5. Mostly Harmless

6. And Another Thing...

If you like Douglas Adams you might also like to read books by Linda Howard, Terry Pratchett and Robert Rankin.

Synopsis

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

A new edition of the orginal Douglas Adams's mega-selling cult classic to celebrate 30 years with additional material and a foreword by Russell T Davies..

On 12 October 1979, the most remarkable book ever to come out of the great publishing corporations of Ursa Minor (and Earth) was made available to humanity - The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy .

It's an ordinary Thursday lunchtime for Arthur Dent until his house gets demolished. The Earth follows shortly afterwards to make way for a new hyperspace bypass and his best friend has just announced that he's an alien. At this moment, they're hurtling through space with nothing but their towels and an innocuous-looking book inscribed with the big, friendly words: Don't Panic.

The weekend has only just begun.

This title is volume one in the trilogy of five.

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Really entertaining and fun -- John Cleese Much funnier than anything John Cleese has written -- Terry Jones I know for a fact that John Cleese hasn't read it -- Graham Chapman Who is John Cleese? -- Eric Idle Really entertaining and fun -- Michael Palin


About the Author

Douglas Adams

Douglas Adams was born in 1952 and created all the various and contradictory manifestations of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy: radio, novels, TV, computer game, stage adaptation, comic book and bath towel. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy was published thirty years ago......on 12 October 1979 and its phenomenal success sent the book straight to number one in the UK bestseller list. In 1984 Douglas Adams became the youngest author to be awarded a Golden Pan. His series has sold over 15 million books in the UK, the US and Australia and was also a bestseller in German and many other languages. The feature film starring Martin Freeman and Zooey Deschanel with Stephen Fry as the Guide was released in 2005 using much of Douglas’s original script and ideas. Douglas lived with his wife and daughter in Islington, North London, and briefly in California, where he died in 2001.

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Publication date

1st September 2009

Author

Douglas Adams

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Publisher

Pan Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan

Format

Paperback
224 pages
Interest Age: From 16 years

Categories

Horror - Fantasy - SF
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Science fiction
Humour

ISBN

9781509808311

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