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Behind The Bike Shed By Andy Martin
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This is a collection of short stories designed for boys and girls aged 12 to 16. It features educational elements and is suitable for use in class rooms.
Civil Disobedience By Andy Martin
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10 short stories designed for younger readers aged 12 to 16 with a particular emphasis on grammar and a knowledge of history, science, wildlife, birds, films and modern literature.
Fast - Clean - Cheap By Andy Martin
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A collection of short stories, poetry, images, university dissertations, 20th century history, media studies and other short contributions from various independent thinkers in English and German,... More > edited by Andy Martin.< Less
Not In Front Of The Children By Andy Martin
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A companion to The Essays (DNA Books 004), this volume features a short monograph on Brooke Bond tea picture cards and albums and an extensive study of drama series and serials for children from 1960... More > to 1990, including a major dissertation on Grange Hill from its first episode in 1978 to the end of series 12 in 1990 with a large section of photographs, full cast lists, and comments on every episode.< Less
My Very Brief & Unsuccessful Career As A Human Being By Andy Martin
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A collection of autobiographical accounts from 1971 to 2017 with sex, violence, history & lots of birds.
Dare To Be Different By Andy Martin
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This volume contains six interviews including an intriguing discussion with the famous radio talk show presenter Rob Simone. Also featured are all the lyrics to works by UNIT up until 2014, plus... More > reviews of every album released by UNIT from 'We Are Your Gods' (1999) to 'Rock in Opposition: Phase 6' (2014): 29 albums in 15 years.< Less
I Wish I Was Dead By Andy Martin
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This tome contains a single work: 'I Wish I was Dead', a combination of fiction, dreams and autobiography. Bask in a literary quagmire of right wing politics, sex, violence, belligerent boys,... More > glamorous girls, and bleak despair plus lots of birds: all the typical ingredients you expect in a book by Andy Martin.< Less
Faded Fragments Of Distant Dreams By Andy Martin
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Writer and musician Andy Martin was born in Scotland but his family moved first to Hampshire in 1966 and then to London in 1980. He spent 4 years incarcerated in Alton County Secondary School, 1977... More > – 1980. He suffered mental torture, physical abuse and frequent humiliation from the majority of teachers and other pupils in an establishment that was forced to change its name to Amery Hill School in the 1980s in order to distance itself from its history of violence and brutality. On 2 previous occasions he attempted to document this emotionally turbulent period of his life but the account caused him such distress that he was obliged to abandon the project. Only in 2011 was he finally able to summon sufficient courage to commence and finally complete the book in 2013. It provides a savage indictment against the secondary school system under which children suffered in Britain during the 1970s.< Less
The Workshop By Andy Martin
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In 1979, writer, composer and musician Andy Martin began to write down on a regular basis his more bizarre or interesting dreams. He only had another 15 months to endure Alton Secondary School before... More > he threw an armchair at the headmaster and was expelled. By the end of 2014 he had accrued a stack of school exercise books filled with over 3 decades of dreams. To this he added many autobiographical events and incidents from his turbulent life, and fulminates vengefully with typically vituperative aggression against the monarchy, the clergy, politicians, loony left wingers, political correctness, youth subcultures and his perennial target - stupidity. The inclusion of a relentlessly bleak imaginary trek across a devastated wasteland after his death, with its mercilessly grim, poignant and ultimately tragic denoument, provides one of the most vividly brutal portrayals of profound loneliness and personal failure ever committed to print.< Less
The Essays By Andy Martin
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This collection of essays, articles and monographs by writer, musician and composer Andy Martin covers a period from 1991 to 2013. Included are all the significant contributions from Smile magazine,... More > the independent publication Martin edited from 1991 to 1999. Included are studies in astronomy, physics, geography, mathematics, history, literature, music and the arts from an author who was expelled from school in 1980 with not a single qualification to his name.< Less