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Life, the Universe and Everything by Douglas Adams

Life, the Universe and Everything

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3rd in the series and the first one that was written as a book as opposed to being adapted from the radio scripts. Zaphod, Trillian, Ford, Arthur and the hilariously named Slartibartfast reunite, at Lords Cricket ground (don’t ask) to save the universe.

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!

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 Terry Pratchett, Robert Rankin and Linda Howard.


Life, the Universe and Everything by Douglas Adams

Volume three in the Trilogy of Five. In the beginning was The Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy. Then came The Restaurant at the End of the Universe.

Thirty years of celebrating the comic genius of Douglas Adams…

After a series of events which have involved Arthur Dent being alternately blown up and insulted in more bizarre regions of the Galaxy that he has ever dreamt existed, he finds himself stranded on Prehistoric Earth. Luckily an amazing rescue by Ford Prefect and a time eddy, cleverly disguised as a sofa, lands them in the middle of Lords two days before the world is due to end.

It’s just not cricket…

Volume Three in the Trilogy of Five.

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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1st September 2009


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