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Wish You Were Here: The Official Biography of Douglas Adams Paperback – 5 Jul 2004

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  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Headline; New edition edition (5 July 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0755311566
  • ISBN-13: 978-0755311569
  • Product Dimensions: 12.8 x 2.5 x 19.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars 6 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,581,301 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Synopsis

THE HITCHHIKER'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY launched Douglas Adams to instant superstardom when it came out in 1978, becoming a huge success as a novel, radio and TV series. Like all his best work it was funny, but seriously funny. But Adams the comic writer who worked with Monty Python among others is only part of the story. He had a probing scientific mind, and was happy discussing ideas with the likes of Richard Dawkins or Steven Pinker. And his ideas in HITCHHIKER helped inspire the techies of the IT revolution. Nick Webb, who knew him very well for many years, has created a wonderful portrait of a larger than life character who is still mourned by his millions of fans around the world.

About the Author

Nick Webb worked in publishing for 30 years, eventually becoming MD of Simon & Schuster where he remained for nine years. He first met Douglas Adams when he acquired THE HITCHHIKER'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY for Pan, and they remained friends thereafter.


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