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Progressive Rock By Andy Martin
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Writer, musician and composer Andy Martin defends, attacks and investigates all that is glorious, ridiculous, irritating and splendid in progressive rock, the European genre that infuriated music... More > journalists and perplexed audiences in the early 1970s which, despite its irrelevance to modern culture, continues to flourish in the 21st century.< Less
Chinese Cinema By Andy Martin
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Over a period of 3 years, writer and musician Andy Martin watched 2,190 Chinese films on an average of 2 films per day. Thus he spent 3,285 hours, that is to say, 136 days 21 hours to watch hundreds... More > of Chinese people lark about on film sets. Thus this book features reviews and critical analyses of more Chinese films than any other work ever published on the subject. Martin eschews media studies jargon and avoids excessive technical terminology so that everyone can comprehend the text. Also absent is the repugnant use of Marxist ideas common to other books of this ilk.< 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
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.
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.
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
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
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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