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Instructions, Guidelines, Tutelage, Suggestions, Other Suggestions, and Examples Etc: An Attempted Book by Tim Key (And Descriptions/Conversations/A Piece About A Moth) Paperback – 24 Nov 2009

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  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: The Invisible Dot Ltd; 1st edition (24 Nov. 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9780955370335
  • ISBN-13: 978-0955370335
  • ASIN: 0955370337
  • Product Dimensions: 15.1 x 1.3 x 21 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars 10 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 175,641 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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'This book is peppered with majestically off-the-wall invention and provides a showcase for Key's unique sense of humour - a mixture of the bleakness of European cinema and daft, gentle whimsy.' --Guardian

'Spike Milligan and Stephen Fry have produced comic gold in book form and Key is following in that tradition. It's original and most of all, funny.' --The Sun

'Key has the soul of a master poet trapped inside the body of a drunken tramp. With every turn of the page a new adventure into the weird and wonderful world of this abstract genius begins.' --Time Out

'It is daft and surreal and genuinely laughter-inducing.' --Dazed

'There's a lot of charm to this anthology of strange and delicate delights, even if it's off-the-wall nature may baffle a lot of readers, but if you're open to something a little different - well, you can't get much different than this.' --Chortle

From the Author

Tim Key (the bookwriter of his new book "Instructions, Guidelines, Tutelage, Suggestions, other Suggestions and Examples etc") is a 33 year-old (bookwriter) who works in the broad arenas of poetry, comedy, general, film and bookwriting. His first book sold out almost immediately (small print-run) and led to him becoming the resident poet on Charlie Brooker's Screenwipe (BBC4) and Newswipe (BBC4) shows (ever-so cool). He also became resident poet on Mark Watson's radio show (Radio 4) and had his poetry published in Vice magazine (niche) and Reader's Digest (different niche). He then went back to the café and wrote a second, altogether less coherent book.

Key (still 33) works the live circuit and integrated pieces from this new (wonderful) tome in his most recent Edinburgh show, The Slutcracker (55 mins; Edinburgh Comedy Award Winner 2009). And since then Key has continued to write poetry and relax on his roof. He has now written over a thousand poems. A large number of them are excellent. But this book has nothing to do with poetry. It more concerns descriptions of photographs and maps, and the possibilities that may be contained in a fiddler's noggin.

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