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The Book That's More Than Just a Book - Book [Hardcover]

Peter Kay
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (46 customer reviews)
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15 Sep 2011

Step inside the mind of Peter Kay...

It's here he wrestles with the size of his Uncle Nobhead's rocket, ponders his nana's misuse of her iPod and reflects on a childhood spent cavorting around his bedroom, clad only in his mother's leotard whilst clutching his father's shovel. These peculiar outlooks bring to life the unique world of Peter Kay like never before.

The Book That's More Than Just a Book - Book invites you into a world of suspect characters and awkward situations. Here you will meet Peter's family, their friends, some familiar faces, and some completely unexpected ones. Chock full of brand new material and crammed with photographs and illustrations, creating one of the funniest books you're ever likely to read.


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Product details

  • Hardcover: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton (15 Sep 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1444733818
  • ISBN-13: 978-1444733815
  • Product Dimensions: 2.3 x 20 x 25.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (46 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 95,392 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Peter Kay was born in Bolton in 1973. After leaving school with a GCSE in art, he held a series of jobs including working as a cinema usher, mobile disc jockey, in a factory packing toilet rolls, garage attendant and in a bingo hall.

Since winning the prestigious North West Comedian of the Year in 1996 , Peter has firmly established himself as one of Britain's best loved comedians. Winning numerous awards for his work, including four British comedy awards and three awards from the Royal Television Society.

Amongst other work, Peter wrote, directed and starred in That Peter Kay Thing, Max & Paddy's Road to Nowhere, the BAFTA-award winning Phoenix Nights and, most recently, Britain's Got the Pop Factor... and Geraldine - The Winner's Story.

His autobiography The Sound of Laughter is the UK's bestselling hardback autobiography of all time with over 1 million copies sold.

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An old-fashioned comedy gift book, handsomely produced and full of glossy photos...it's hugely funny...fans will love every single chucklesome page (Heat)

wickedly funny Peter Kay. He captures and celebrates the ordinary....an ideal stocking filler. (Sunday Express)

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Welcome to the world of one of Bolton's funniest comedians...

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars absolutely hilarious 18 Oct 2011
Format:Hardcover
I got this book this afternoon around 1pm, I had it read by 8pm, I just couldn't put it down. Just because I'm from Bolton doesn't mean I'm biased, but this book is one of the funniest books of this kind I've read in a long time. A lot of it is observational humour. One place he said he is banned from hiring DVD's is Bolton Video Store which is owned by friends of ours, I wonder if he knows he is now famous!! We can all sympathize with a lot of the scenarios in the book, but whoever thought coat hangers would be quite so evil is beyond me! It is definitely a book I am going to re read several times. If you like a good laugh then it is well worth buying. I know he isn't everybodies cup of tea so to speak, but it is well worth buying
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Trip Down Memory Lane! 1 Dec 2011
By MsMoose
Format:Hardcover
Finally bought it and read it in under 4 hours - my neighbours in the flat above must have thought I was inhaling laughing gas or something I laughed that much! Yes I am Bolton born and bred and of a similar age to Mr Kay but this book is a must have for anyone who just wants a good giggle, I am sure some of the people in their 30's can easily relate to the growing up area's! Some of the things written in here were so true to my way of growing up, the bit where dad lit the fireworks I felt I was reading about my dad!

The restaurant scenario, the video shop, eBay, online shopping and being sent the wrong thing often something completely different what you ordered (think we shop at the same local online store Mr Kay!)

The iPod and incident with Nana, reminded of trying to teach dad to use an MP3 player several years ago, it is still stuck in the drawer unused! Please don't get me started on the Careline setting, how much that reminded me of my own grandparents moving into the sheltered bungalow in the 80's and the orange Careline cord was tied so high to the ceiling it would have been near damn impossible for anyone to reach it if they were stuck on the floor! "Don't press that button you'll have the warden round!" was often shouted as I walked past the hallway!

A fabulous laugh and how I plan to have some fun with my shatterproof ruler in my evening class next week... please don't call the college and if you read in the Bolton paper next week "Girl arrested for shatterproof ruler incident at local college" it will be me and you know where I got the idea from! Although first I think I will back my books in some wallpaper, now where is that stash of anaglypta!

Buy the book, share it with friends, but trust me you wull laugh - if you don't then see a doctor for some drugs!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The book that's not a book. 18 Oct 2011
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
If you like Peter Kay's 'stream of consciousness' sense of humour you will love this book. In my opinion it is better than his previous offerings.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars very funny 7 May 2012
By LM1963
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
if you liked the dvd you'll like this, some of the same material but lots more and pictures. worth buying.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Triumph of marketing over substance.. 12 Dec 2011
Format:Hardcover
I got this book for my husband as he is an avid Peter Kay fan. He read it in one morning (actually less if I discount the time he spent making coffee and carrying out his ablutions) He did find it funny but he also said that there were a lot of pictures in it so actually there wasn't a lot to read. He did appreciate the sentiment of me buying him something that I knew he would like so all is well but I would not recommend it to others unless they are die hard fans.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars funny 25 Nov 2011
Format:Hardcover
really good book hard to put down just the sort of book I enjoy would suit all members of the family
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Britain's top comic 18 Nov 2011
By filmfan
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Peter Kay is Britain's top comic. Another slice of his hilarious life. A must-have addition to his earlier works. Will keep you laughing.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars peter kay the book 20 Oct 2011
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
this is so hilarious you can imagine peter being there whilst you are reading it it is so funnyand its just the way he is
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it.
Just the funniest read ever. Loved it.
Published 1 month ago by BaronPedro
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Really funny
Published 1 month ago by Lynsey Moore
5.0 out of 5 stars brilliant book: would definitely recommend
Speedy delivery, well packaged, brilliant book: would definitely recommend.
Published 1 month ago by MRS annette lawrence
4.0 out of 5 stars Nice Item
No my cup of tea but my son loved it as it was for him, well packaged and came when it was supposed to
Published 1 month ago by S M Chadwick
4.0 out of 5 stars It more than a Book !
A very funny in sight in to the mind of a great comedian. If you get the DVD then you have to buy the book as well. well worth the read and laughs !
Published 3 months ago by Tony C
4.0 out of 5 stars good
great read, can be a bit of a page turned in parts but also gets lost a bit along the way , all in all a very good read
Published 7 months ago by harolds
5.0 out of 5 stars peter kay book
.This book is so funny tears were rolling down my face. I had to stop reading it on the bus as I was getting so many strange looks from other people. A good coffee table book
Published 10 months ago by Helen Kennedy
4.0 out of 5 stars Funny - hillarious
Great entertaining read - has me in stiches in places. Well worth buying - Peter Kay is a very funny guy!
Published 11 months ago by Digby
4.0 out of 5 stars Its Peter's story
Does what it says on the tin... I mean cover.. just peter kay saying it like it is.. very funny in parts
Published 11 months ago by steve
4.0 out of 5 stars not bad
This was an ok book.I am a fan of Peter Kay and have all his books now and DVD's. This wasn't as funny as his others but still worth reading.
Published 12 months ago by merlin
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