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Did You Like That? Fred Dibnah, In His Own Words [Hardcover]

Don Haworth
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28 May 2009

"I can't think of any part of my childhood when I was not fascinated by steeplejacks. I'd seen them dancing through the rolling smoke at the chimney top or hanging at the end of a rope in a bosun's chair, blowing about like a cork in the wind."

When Fred Dibnah debuted on television in 1979, British audiences immediately embraced a new cultural icon: a steeplejack from Bolton who fell in love with England's decaying industrial landscape and an exhaustive storyteller whose charm and wit was matched only by his down-to-earth manner. The Producer of that first film, Don Haworth, would go on to make nineteen films about this unlikely celebrity and true British eccentric.

Did You Like That? collects the best stories from these films: colourful tales told by Fred himself, recounting key moments in his life, his experiences as a steeplejack, his fascination with machinery, his work as an engineer, craftsman, artist, inventor and steam enthusiast, and his forthright views on life in general.

Told with true Northern grit, Did You Like That? is the story of a man who never shied away from a hair-raising challenge, and the closest thing to Fred's autobiography we're likely to get. This is Fred's story, in his own words.


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  • Hardcover: 192 pages
  • Publisher: BBC Books; Reprint edition (28 May 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1846076374
  • ISBN-13: 978-1846076374
  • Product Dimensions: 14.4 x 22.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 61,539 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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A look back at the life of one of Britain's most enduring characters, in his own words.

About the Author

Don Haworth was a writer and television producer. During the 1970s and 80s he won many awards for his radio drama, but it was his television documentaries that brought him most recognition. Of over 300 films, he made 19 about Fred Dibnah, with whom he shares his north country background. The first, in 1979, was shown to great acclaim and won a BAFTA award for Best Documentary.

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26 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Old book with New title and cover 6 Jun 2009
By Holmer
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Excellent book for Fred's fans BUT if you have 'The Fred Dibnah Story' by Don Haworth BBC 1993..it is the same book
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5.0 out of 5 stars A fascinating man 1 Dec 2000
By Roger
Format:Paperback
Fred is such a character and reading this book is infectious - I found myself reading the text in a Bolton accent. Recommended reading for everyone, even if not interested in steam engines.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fab easy reading Fred Dibnah book 18 July 2010
Format:Hardcover
I bought this for my dad for fathers day - he loved it. Its a fab book for any Fred fan! Very easy to read whch is good as my dad does not like reading long books and this he said was great because you can read it in small chunks at a time.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars enjoyable 20 Feb 2010
Format:Hardcover
This review was passed onto myself by my dad. We bought it for him for xmas. He said it was wholly enjoyable and a real pleasure to sit down and read.

Was one of the best presents he had.
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5.0 out of 5 stars fred review 4 Jan 2010
Format:Hardcover
I bought this book as a present it was very well received. And it has not been put down, a great read.
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