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Hitchhiker: A Biography Of Douglas Adams Paperback – 2 Feb 2004

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  • Paperback: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Coronet Books; New Ed edition (2 Feb. 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0340824891
  • ISBN-13: 978-0340824894
  • Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 2.6 x 19.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 2.9 out of 5 stars 16 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,734,643 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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'Douglas's latest and most comprehensive biographer ... Simpson's style is easy and informative' -- Daily Telegraph

'Impeccably researched' -- Observer

'M.J. Simpson has written an engaging and unbiased study of his subject' -- Evening Standard

'The first major biography of the man who must be Britain's most popular cult author since Tolkien ... Minutely detailed' -- Time Magazine

'There are gems for Hitchhiker fans ... For anyone who loves [Douglas's] work, this book is an indispensable read' -- The Scotsman


Bestselling novelist, avid ecologist, inventor of words and leading technologist, Douglas Adams was one of the most influential thinkers of the late 20th century. His was an extraordinary life: he started his career as a struggling comedy sketch writer but then became an overnight success after his "Hitchhiker" series were first aired by the BBC in 1978. Arthur Dent's adventures through space with his friend Ford Prefect became a popular culture phenomenon, spawning bestselling novels by Adams, hit television and stage shows, a cult following and fan clubs all over the world. Brilliantly researched and packed with anecdotes from friends and colleagues, it is the definitive biography of this extraordinary man.

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