The Nation S Favourite

Author: Simon Garfield
Editor: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 9780571197354
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In 1993, BBC Radio One gained a new controller. Matthew Bannister said he was going to reinvent the station, the most popular in Europe. But things didn't go exactly to plan. The station lost millions of listeners. Its most famous DJs left, and their replacements proved to be disasters. Radio One's commercial rivals regarded the internal turmoil with glee. For a while a saviour arrived, in the shape of Chris Evans. But his behaviour caused further upheavals, and his eventual departure provoked another mass desertion by listeners. What was to be done?In the middle of this crisis, Radio One bravely (or foolishly) allowed the writer Simon Garfield to observe its workings from the inside. For a year he was allowed unprecedented access to management meetings and to DJs in their studios, to research briefings and playlist conferences. Everyone interviewed spoke in passionate detail about their struggle to make their station credible and successful once more. The result is a touching, exciting and often hilarious portrait of a much loved national institution as it battles back from the brink of calamity.

The Nation S Favourite Animal Poems

Author: Alex Warwick
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ISBN: 9780563537809
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More than any other topic, animals have provided the inspiration for poets throughout the ages. Whether it's marvelling at the beauty of birdsong on a winters day in The Song Thrush by Thomas Hardy or DH Lawrence ranting at a troublesome insect in Mosquito there are many great works dealing with the beauty of animals, the way man and animal work together or simply wcndering at the beauty and dedication of a loved pet. The Nation's Favourite Animal Poems will provide valuable, humorous and emotional insights into the relationship between humans and animals.

The Nation S Favourite Poems Of Childhood

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ISBN: 9780563551843
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This is a collection of poems, chosen through a poll in Radio Times, that reflect the emotion and memories of childhood. It features work by William Blake, describing depression in class on a summer's day, Carol Ann Duffy, on her love for chocolates, and many more.

The Nation S Favourite

Author: Griff Rhys Jones
Editor: Random House
ISBN: 1446417832
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This lovely book of poetry brings together over 100 of the most celebrated and cherished poems of the 20th century. Including poets as diverse as John Betjeman and Ted Hughes, Siegfried Sassoon and Allan Ahlberg, and subjects from all avenues of life - war, family life, love, death, religion, the countryside, animals and comedy - the whole breadth of the nation's life during the 20th century is encapsulated here. Compiled and edited by Griff Rhys Jones as part of the successful The Nations Favourite Poems series, this book brings together the wealth of new and innovative poetry styles that flourished in the 20th Century.

The Nation S Favourite Poems

Author: Griff Rhys Jones
Editor: Random House
ISBN: 0563387823
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In a nationwide poll to discover Britain's favourite poem, Rudyard Kipling's 'If...' was voted number one. This unique anthology brings together the results of the poll in a collection of the nation's 100 best loved poems. Among the selection are popular classics such as Tennyson's 'The Lady of Shallott' and Wordsworth's 'The Daffodils' alongside contemporary poetry such as Allan Ahlberg's 'Please Mrs Butler' and Jenny Joseph's 'Warning'. Also included is the poignant 'Do not Stand at my Grave and Weep'.

Nation S Favourite Comic Poems

Author: Griff Rhys Jones
Editor: Random House
ISBN: 1448140498
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This wonderful anthology contains some of the nation's all-time favourite comic poetry. From much-loved classics such as Lewis Carroll's curious 'Jabberwocky' to lesser known and forgotten gems such as Gelett Burgess's 'The Purple Cow', Griff Rhys Jones takes us on a poetic tour of witty, nonsensical and plain laugh-out-loud funny poems. The selection brings together poets from every age and every walk of life, from Shakespeare to Victoria Wood and from Keats to Benjamin Zephaniah. There is Roald Dahl's cunning variation on 'Little Red Riding Hood', Spike Milligan's brilliantly ridiculous 'On the Ning Nang Nong' as well as several entries from the ever-elusive Anon, including one delightfully succint 'Peas'. Remembered, half-remembered, cherished or written on a tea towel, here are some of the nation's favourite comic poems.

The Nation S Favourite Love Poems

Author: Daisy Goodwin
Editor: Random House
ISBN: 1446417581
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From the first flush of love, through courtship and vows of eternal fidelity, to serving the writs and drowning your sorrows, 'The Nation's Favourite Love Poems' will meet all your romantic requirements. In this selection of 100 popular poems, poets of every age consider that most universal of themes: love. As well as traditional lovers' favourites such as Elizabeth Barrett Browning's 'How do I love thee?' and Shakespeare's 'Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?' there are contemporary voices such as Adrian Mitchell, Wendy Cope and John Fuller, whose erudite yet salacious 'Valentine' would melt the most fridgid heart. There are even poems for those more melancholic moments, Hardy's haunting 'After a Journey', for example, and Larkin's poignant 'Love Songs in Age'. So, wherever you are in the tunnel of love, dip into this book of poetry and you will be reassured to discover that at one time or another a poet has been there before you.

The Nation S Favourite

Author: Mathew Clayton
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0857380397
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In the last 100 years mankind has split the atom, walked on the moon and broken the sound barrier but... we haven't got any better at making biscuits. The nation's favourite biscuit, McVitie's Chocolate Digestive, was first baked in 1892. This is just one of the fascinating facts you will find in The Nation's Favourite. What is the UK's favourite karaoke song, or wedding first dance song? What is our favourite cereal, painkiller, pet or garden tool? The Nation's Favourite brings together 220 lists which provide the answers to these questions and many more. The result is amusing, surprising and reveals a fascinating picture of the tastes and habits of the UK population.

The Nation S Favourite Comic Poems

Author: Griff Rhys Jones
Editor: Random House
ISBN: 0563384514
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"This wonderful anthology contains some of the nation's all time favourite comic verse. From much-loved classics such as Lewis Carroll's curious 'Jabberwocky' to lesser known and forgotten gems such as Gelett Burgess's 'The Purple Cow', Griff Rhys Jones takes us on a poetic tour of the witty, the nonsensical and the plain laugh-out-loud funny. The selection brings together poets from every age and every walk of life, from Shakespeare to Victoria Wood and from Keats to Benjamin Zephaniah. There is Roald Dahl's cunning variation on 'Little Red Riding Hood', Spike Milligan's brilliantly ridiculous 'On the Ning Nang Nong' as well as several entries from the ever-elusive Anon, including one delightfully succint 'Peas'. Remebered, half-remembered, cherished or written on a tea towel, here are some of the nation's favourite comic poems."

The Nation S Favourite Hymns

Author: Andrew Barr
Editor: Lion Pub
ISBN: 9780745951430
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Hymns powerfully express the response of Christians to the love and grace of God. They bring comfort in life’s dark days and express shared joys at times of celebration. This volume includes 40 of history’s most popular hymns, ranging from old and new, from great communal anthems to personal worship songs. Andrew Barr skillfully weaves insights into the origins and authors of each song with contemporary stories of the part they have played in people’s lives.

More Nation S Favourite Poems

Author: Alexandra Warwick
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Following on from the bestselling anthology "The nation's favourite poems" this new collection brings together over 100 more poems that richly deserve to be celebrated as the nation's favourites.

Songs Of Praise

Author: Andrew Barr
Editor: Lion Books
ISBN: 9780745950853
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2001 marked the 40th anniversary of the nation's favourite religious TV programme, Songs of Praise. This book was compiled to celebrate the occasion. Written by a former producer of the programme, Songs of Praise traces the story from the first broadcast to the present day. With a lightness of touch, Andrew Barr recounts amusing anecdotes, reveals a behind-the-scenes view of how a programme is put together, looks back at the most inspirational of the interviews, explores some of the more unusual and imaginative locations and props, and shows how the programme has responded to changing musical styles and tastes. All the favourite presenters are there and, above all, there are the hymns which make the programme so personal and special. Illustrated with previously unseen colour photographs.

The Nation S Favourite Children S Poems

Author: Spike Milligan
Editor: Random House
ISBN: 0563537744
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This edition from the best-selling poetry series brings together the most beloved poems for children, from "The Owl and the Pussycat" through "On the Ning Nang Nong" to "I Know Someone Who Can" to "Us Two". The Nation's Favourite Children's Poems will compel and amuse adults and children alike, with poems drawn from themes as diverse as animals, schooldays, summer holidays, fun with friends and family, and fantastic daydreams - whether it is recalling the anxiety of starting school, as in Roger McGough's "First Day at School", the magical visit of a mythical beast in Adrian Henri's "Kate's Unicorn", or the nostalgic realisation that 'mother always knows best' in Pam Ayres's "Oh, I Wish I'd Looked After Me Teeth". Readers can revisit old favourites by Edward Lear, Hilaire Belloc and A.A. Milne, and dip into the modern musings of poets such as Wendy Cope and Allan Ahlberg. Introduced by Spike Milligan and including 30 specially commissioned illustrations, this is the perfect treasury of children's verse and will delight and entertain all generations for years to come.

The Nation S Favourite Shakespeare

Author: William Shakespeare
Editor: BBC Books
ISBN: 9780563551423
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This collection offers the definitive guide to Shakespeare's work. The text is arranged for easy reference under the plays, the comedies, tragedies and histories, with separate sections for the sonnets and poems.

The Nation S Favourite Churches

Author: Andrew Barr
Editor: Lion Books
ISBN: 9780745952208
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Over the centuries, churches have acted as centres of community and they retain their importance today. Acting as a focus during times of tragedies and conflict, churches have also offered us throughout the ages a sense of permanence in an impermanent world. In this new book, Andrew Barr - with the help of local BBC radio listeners - picks 30 of the nation's favourite churches. Many of these churches have featured on Songs of Praise. The author captures the lives of those who built, developed and shaped them, as well as offering fascinating human interest stories about people who worship in them today. Beautifully illustrated with over 100 full-colour photographs, this is the perfect companion for all those who love churches.

Great British Cooking

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ISBN: 9781472357045
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Recipes For The Nation S Favourite Food

Author: Christine Hall
Editor: Bbc Publications
ISBN: 9780563488668
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In a major online poll, the BBC asked the British public to choose their 100 favourite dishes in 10 categories ranging from Comfort Food to Food of Love, and from Food for Convenience to Party Food to Outdoor Food. While many of the votes were for some of the nation's classic dishes, there were also some surprisig winners and the results will form the basis of a major 10-part BBC series that gives a fascinating insight into the way we eat today. This book accompanying the series contains recipes for all the winning dishes including modern twists on old favourites like fish and chips, full English breakfast, spaghetti bolognese and the quintessentially British scones with jam and clotted cream. The recipes are divided into themed chapters which reflect the categories of the poll and each chapter includes an introduction to explain the background to the dishes and beautiful photographs of some of the winning recipes. Accompanied by useful hints on regional variations and alternative ingredients, The Nation's Favourite Food represents a definitive guide to Britain's eating habits past and present.

The Three Favourite Masses Composed By Mozart Haydn And Beethoven

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Curry

Author: Shrabani Basu
Editor: Sutton Pub Limited
ISBN: 9780750933742
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Britain has become a nation of curryholics - there are more than 8000 curry restaurants in Britain, visited by two million people each week. Each year #2bn is spent in Indian restaurants - about #70 per second - while Marks and Spencers sells 18 tonnes of chicken tikka masala weekly. But how did Britain come to take curry so much to its heart? Where did the word "curry" originate? When did the first curry restaurants come to Britain? And when were the first recipes produced for those who wanted to concoct the flavoursome dishes in their home? This book traces the story of curry in Britain. The first recipe for curry powder recorded by the English was from Mrs Turnbull, who wrote down her recipes in manuscript in the mid-18th century at her home in Hyde Park, after returning from India; she also recorded how to make chutney, pilau and ginger candy. British ships went to India to find spices, and when the British returned from colonial India in the 18th century, they brought with them new tastes. Today, curry is one of the most widely available meals in Britain, produced at pubs nationwide, in supermarkets and in a plethora of restaurants to suit all purses and palates.

The Nation S Favourite Prayers

Author: David Winter
Editor: Lion Pub
ISBN: 9780745952116
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'All we can do is pray.' How often we hear these words in the wake of a disaster or a tragedy. At certain moments of great sorrow - or great joy - praying seems as natural as breathing. The Nation's Favourite Prayers brings together a selection of prayers - both classic and modern - that can be used in a wide range of situations. In the first part of the book, David Winter explores the importance of prayer and offers guidance on different approaches. The second part of the book contains 40 prayers, giving the background to each prayer as well as the full text. Famous prayers featured include: the Lord's Prayer, the prayer of St Francis of Assisi, the Serenity Prayer, a Gaelic Blessing, a Kitchen Prayer and the prayer of General Lord Astley before the battle of Edgehill.