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Paradise Glossed - The rants and ramblings of a Bristolian cynic By Darren Hurley
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"Paradise Glossed" is a collection of poems, a diary in rhyme - and a Bristolian book by a Bristolian author. It was written over the course of twelve months at a very specific point in... More > Britain's history - the "fag-end of New Labour", and the height of the modern technological age. Desperately seeking the chinks of light amidst the 21st Century gloom of 'X-Factor' culture, social networking, mobile texting and super-rich corporations, the author has a ball in letting off steam via this crazy log in which, it seems, no-one or nothing is safe - the Royal family, Prime-Ministers, "The Matthew", mobile phones, balloons, Simon Cowell (?) Drawing on topical and historical themes, and with a strong local flavour throughout, "Paradise Glossed" is the author's humorous take on an historic and infamous twelve months set between May 2009 and April 2010, which began with the MP's expenses scandal and ended with us nervously awaiting the result of the General Election......< Less
Paradise Glossed - The rants and ramblings of a Bristolian cynic By Darren Hurley
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"Paradise Glossed" is a collection of poems, a diary in rhyme - and a Bristolian book by a Bristolian author. It was written over the course of twelve months at a very specific point in... More > Britain's history - the "fag-end of New Labour", and the height of the modern technological age. Desperately seeking the chinks of light amidst the 21st Century gloom of 'X-Factor' culture, social networking, mobile texting and super-rich corporations, the author has a ball in letting off steam via this crazy log in which, it seems, no-one or nothing is safe - the Royal family, Prime-Ministers, "The Matthew", mobile phones, balloons, Simon Cowell (?) Drawing on topical and historical themes, and with a strong local flavour throughout, "Paradise Glossed" is the author's humorous take on an historic and infamous twelve months set between May 2009 and April 2010, which began with the MP's expenses scandal and ended with us nervously awaiting the result of the General Election......< Less
Paradise Con-Demed.....Further rants and ramblings of a Bristolian cynic By Darren Hurley
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Yes, the Bristolian ‘diary of doom’ is BACK – and picking up where it left off, the General Election has come and gone and Britain faces severe economic hardship under the Con-Dem... More > coalition from hell..... David Cameron, Nick Clegg, George Osborne and the “Ginger Lib” (??) all face the wrath of Bristolian fury as the author renews his war on gutless politicians, broken promises, shattered dreams, ‘elimination TV’, celebrity culture, wayward teenagers, Royal weddings and...........growing old!! Still, at least our Polish friends are around to cheer us all up during these times of strife.........right?? There’s a “Famous Five” story with a difference, fatherly “advice” to the new Leader of the Opposition, more “tributes” to famous Bristolians who’ve come and gone, and, just for good measure – Hitler’s war poems have been found in a Berlin bunker – thankfully, they’ve all been translated into English for the great British public to “enjoy”.....< Less
Paradise Con-Demed.....Further rants and ramblings of a Bristolian cynic By Darren Hurley
eBook (PDF): $8.59
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Yes, the Bristolian ‘diary of doom’ is BACK – and picking up where it left off, the General Election has come and gone and Britain faces severe economic hardship under the Con-Dem... More > coalition from hell..... David Cameron, Nick Clegg, George Osborne and the “Ginger Lib” (??) all face the wrath of Bristolian fury as the author renews his war on gutless politicians, broken promises, shattered dreams, ‘elimination TV’, celebrity culture, wayward teenagers, Royal weddings and...........growing old!! Still, at least our Polish friends are around to cheer us all up during these times of strife.........right?? There’s a “Famous Five” story with a difference, fatherly “advice” to the new Leader of the Opposition, more “tributes” to famous Bristolians who’ve come and gone, and, just for good measure – Hitler’s war poems have been found in a Berlin bunker – thankfully, they’ve all been translated into English for the great British public to “enjoy”.....< Less
A Dictionary of Bristle By Harry Stoke, Vinny Green
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10th anniversary edition. New entries and citizenship test. Tangent's biggest selling local book. Perfect gift book for all. Harry Stoke and Vinny Green launched the Dictionary of Bristle in 2003 to... More > celebrate the remarkable success of their thatbebristle website a hilarious spoof news page with a passing similarity to the Bristol Evening Post's thisisbristol website. The Dictionary was originally published to help readers understand the nuances of the Bristolian words and phrases. The website is gone, but the Dictionary goes from strength to strength. Tangent acquired the Dictionary from Broadcast books in 2009 and released a third edition. The updated fourth edition celebrates the 10th anniversary of the original Dictionary. Accepted worldwide as the authoritative guide to speaking Bristolian, responsible for new generations of Bristolians reclaiming their distinctive dialect. Within two years of the publication of the Dictionary, the Bristolian word 'lush' was added to the Oxford English Dictionary.< Less
Is Hartcliffe El Dorado? By Michael Roach
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Michael Roach was born and brought up in South Bristol in the 1970s. He attended Harctliffe school and lived on the Knowle council estate. His poems are an expression of what it is to be a working... More > class Bristolian in a city that can be unforgiving to its local population. The verses in this book are from personal experience where Michael has lived most of his work. Maybe your personal journey in South Bristol has been the same. If it has there will be a level of understanding from Michael's words to yourself.< Less
JAM By Steve Pain
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Bristol forms the backdrop to a fascinating and sometimes very stormy relationship between three very different people. An extrovert Bristolian salesman, a struggling homophobic writer, and a posh... More > mature student each offer their own version of the events as they unfold. JAM is a story of love, sex, hate, and even murder. EDITION ALSO INCLUDES FOUR SHORT STORIES.< Less