This Is This Country

This Is This Country

This Is This Country

The award-winning BBC comedy This Country documents the day-to-day lives of young cousins Kerry and Lee 'Kurtan' Mucklowe who live in a small village in the Cotswolds. Filmed in the same mocumentary style as The Office, the show follows them as they interact with the other residents of their claustrophobic Cotswold village: the local vicar (and one-time 80s popstar), Reverend Francis Seaton; aspiring tattoo artist, bodyguard and S Club 7 fan, Mandy Harris; and self-confessed peeper and bookies' favourite for Worst Father in Britain, Martin Mucklowe. Described by the Guardian's Lucy Mangan as 'perfection', Helen Bownass in Stylist as 'the funniest show on TV' and Simon Horsford in the Daily Telegraph as 'superb', This Country has run for two series and is already a smash hit with viewers, winning three BAFTA awards (for Best Comedy Writers, Best Scripted Comedy and Best Female Performance in a Comedy) and three RTS Programme Awards. The recent iPlayer special garnered 5 million streams alone. Now, this autumn, comes the first official tie-in. In keeping with the mocumentary style of the show, and in the manner of best TV comedy books, This Is This Country is a hilarious 'in world' spoof, and a parody of local parish newsletters. Featuring, among others, 'Kerry's Village Tw*t List', the vicar's poetry, a log of all the times Kerry and Kurtan have seen Laurence Llewellyn-Bowen around the village, Mandy's correspondence to her adopted dog Digby, Kerry's neighbourhood watch diary, and hilarious adverts, notices and pictures of village life, This is This Country is as brilliantly observed as the show itself and a must-have for fans.

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Product Details :

Genre : Humor
Author : Kerry Mucklowe
Publisher : Trapeze
Release : 2020-04-21
Total Pages : 192 Pages
ISBN : 1409191117


This Is This Country

This Is This Country

Listen up chumps, basically the Vicar asked us to edit the parish newsletter this month, we weren't gonna do it at first cos the vicar said 'I want you to channel your energy into doing something creative', which he knows brings back Kurtan's PTSD cos our old woodwork teacher Mr Perkins used to say it to him all the time, and when Kurtan actually DID channel his energy into something creative he managed to sand down some MDF to make a back scratcher and Darren Lacey pointed at it and laughed and called it an 'abomination to woodwork', which made Kurtan throw a chair across the room in rage and one of the chair legs hit Rob Robinson and left a dent in his forehead. So we decided to write this newsletter cos people need to the know the REAL s*** that goes down in our village, it ain't just fetes and duck races you know - it's proper f***** up. All the best, Kerry and Kurtan p.s. Kurtan wants to make it clear that although this newsletter is in book format it does not make him any of the following: Book Worm Book bummer Boffin Nerd alert The lion, the witch and the book worm p.p.s If you don't buy this newsletter that's fine, but we are getting a percent of the profits to donate to the Kerry Mucklowe eating fund, so if you don't buy it I'll basically starve. Which is fine if your conscience can deal with that utter headf***.

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Genre : Performing Arts
Author : Kerry Mucklowe
Publisher : Hachette UK
Release : 2019-10-03
Total Pages : 192 Pages
ISBN : 9781409191124


This Country

This Country

"In 'This Country', Chris Matthews, the NYT bestselling author and former host of MSNBCs 'Hardball with Chris Matthews', offers a panoramic portrait of post-WWII America through the story of his remarkable life and career. It is a story of risk and adventure, of self-reliance and service, of loyalty and friendship."--Provided by publisher.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Chris Matthews
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2022-06-07
Total Pages : 352 Pages
ISBN : 9781982134853


This Is The Country

This Is The Country

In an Ireland far removed from the familiar images of travel brochures, a bright teenager is heading for trouble: son of a single mother who has given up, rarely at school, taking drugs, and hovering on the fringes of the city's criminal underworld. When he falls for Pat The Baker's sister his life changes irrevocably, not least because when she gets pregnant, Pat breaks his legs. But as he tries to make a new start and adjust to being a lover and father, he realises he cannot evade vengeance forever. THIS IS THE COUNTRY is a hard-hitting, tense and deeply moving novel that sets power and corruption against the fragile defences of love, friendship and family. As gritty as it is tender, as funny as it is dark, it tells a riveting tale of survival against the odds.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Wall William Wall
Publisher : Sceptre
Release : 2020-04-02
Total Pages : 288 Pages
ISBN : 9781529336030


This Is Country

This Is Country

A celebration of five decades of country music magic with all the stars and legendary entertainers who brought the beloved Academy of Country Music Awards to life, pubbing in anticipation of the 50th anniversary show. From the first informal awards ceremony at the Hollywood Palladium in 1966 to today’s star-studded show on CBS, generations of country’s biggest superstars have graced the Academy of Country Music Awards stage. Now, for the first time ever, the ACM is opening its archive to reveal candid, never-before-seen photographs and memorabilia capturing some of the greatest moments in the history of country music. Rich with backstage and performance photographs, compelling behind-the-scenes stories, and firsthand accounts from country legends and contemporary artists, This Is Country: A Backstage Pass to the Academy of Country Music Awards offers a rare and intimate glimpse into the history, trends, and evolutions of the genre. With contributions by Reba McEntire, Loretta Lynn, George Strait, Garth Brooks, Alabama’s Randy Owen, Blake Shelton, Luke Bryan, Marty Stuart, and many more, this book is a trove of history and celebrity, and a must-have for fans of country music.

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Genre : Music
Author : Lisa Lee
Publisher : Insight Editions
Release : 2014-09-23
Total Pages : 224 Pages
ISBN : 1608873153


This Is My Country

This Is My Country

Will is very excited! He's researching countries for school and has a new pen pal named Abdou from Morocco. Abdou writes to Will about what makes his country special. Will can't wait to write back. But first, he gathers facts and photos for Abdou about the United States—including its government, climate, people, and landmarks. Along the way, he learns something new about his country.

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Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
Author : Lisa Bullard
Publisher : Millbrook Press ™
Release : 2016-08-01
Total Pages : 24 Pages
ISBN : 9781512420326


How To Fight Presidents

How To Fight Presidents

Make no mistake: Our founding fathers were more bandanas-and-muscles than powdered-wigs-and-tea. As a prisoner of war, Andrew Jackson walked several miles barefoot across state lines while suffering from smallpox and a serious head wound received when he refused to polish the boots of the soldiers who had taken him captive. He was thirteen years old. A few decades later, he became the first popularly elected president and served the nation, pausing briefly only to beat a would-be assassin with a cane to within an inch of his life. Theodore Roosevelt had asthma, was blind in one eye, survived multiple gunshot wounds, had only one regret (that there were no wars to fight under his presidency), and was the first U.S. president to win the Medal of Honor, which he did after he died. Faced with the choice, George Washington actually preferred the sound of bullets whizzing by his head in battle over the sound of silence. And now these men—these hallowed leaders of the free world—want to kick your ass. Plenty of historians can tell you which president had the most effective economic strategies, and which president helped shape our current political parties, but can any of them tell you what to do if you encounter Chester A. Arthur in a bare-knuckled boxing fight? This book will teach you how to be better, stronger, faster, and more deadly than the most powerful (and craziest) men in history. You’re welcome.

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Genre : Humor
Author : Daniel O'Brien
Publisher : Crown
Release : 2014-03-18
Total Pages : 272 Pages
ISBN : 9780385347587


No Country For Old Men

No Country For Old Men

From the bestselling, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Road comes a "profoundly disturbing and gorgeously rendered" novel (The Washington Post) that returns to the Texas-Mexico border, setting of the famed Border Trilogy. The time is our own, when rustlers have given way to drug-runners and small towns have become free-fire zones. One day, a good old boy named Llewellyn Moss finds a pickup truck surrounded by a bodyguard of dead men. A load of heroin and two million dollars in cash are still in the back. When Moss takes the money, he sets off a chain reaction of catastrophic violence that not even the law—in the person of aging, disillusioned Sheriff Bell—can contain. As Moss tries to evade his pursuers—in particular a mysterious mastermind who flips coins for human lives—McCarthy simultaneously strips down the American crime novel and broadens its concerns to encompass themes as ancient as the Bible and as bloodily contemporary as this morning’s headlines. No Country for Old Men is a triumph. Look for Cormac McCarthy's new novel, The Passenger.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Cormac McCarthy
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 2007-11-29
Total Pages : 320 Pages
ISBN : 9780307390530


Why Is This Country Dancing

Why Is This Country Dancing

An in-depth study of how the country incorporates music into its daily life and into its rituals for mourning and celebration

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Genre : History
Author : John Krich
Publisher : Touchstone
Release : 1994-02
Total Pages : 319 Pages
ISBN : 067188073X


Infinite Country

Infinite Country

A REESE’S BOOK CLUB PICK and INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER WINNER OF THE 2021 NEW AMERICAN VOICES AWARD, LONGLISTED FOR THE 2022 ANDREW CARNEGIE MEDAL, A 2022 DAYTON LITERARY PEACE PRIZE FINALIST, AND A NATIONAL ENDOWMENT OF THE ARTS “BIG READS” SELECTION “A profound, beautiful novel.” —People * “Poignant.” —BuzzFeed * “A breathtaking story of the unimaginable prices paid for a better life.” —Esquire This “heartbreaking portrait of a family dealing with the realities of migration and separation” (Time) is “a sweeping love story and tragic drama [and] an authentic vision of what the American Dream looks like in a nationalistic country” (Elle). I often wonder if we are living the wrong life in the wrong country. Talia is being held at a correctional facility for adolescent girls in the forested mountains of Colombia after committing an impulsive act of violence that may or may not have been warranted. She urgently needs to get out and get back home to Bogotá, where her father and a plane ticket to the United States are waiting for her. If she misses her flight, she might also miss her chance to finally be reunited with her family. How this family came to occupy two different countries, two different worlds, comes into focus like twists of a kaleidoscope. We see Talia’s parents, Mauro and Elena, fall in love in a market stall as teenagers against a backdrop of civil war and social unrest. We see them leave Bogotá with their firstborn, Karina, in pursuit of safety and opportunity in the United States on a temporary visa, and we see the births of two more children, Nando and Talia, on American soil. We witness the decisions and indecisions that lead to Mauro’s deportation and the family’s splintering—the costs they’ve all been living with ever since. Award-winning, internationally acclaimed author Patricia Engel, herself a dual citizen and the daughter of Colombian immigrants, gives voice to all five family members as they navigate the particulars of their respective circumstances. Rich with Bogotá urban life, steeped in Andean myth, and tense with the daily reality of the undocumented in America, Infinite Country “is as much an all-American story as it is a global one” (Booklist, starred review).

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Patricia Engel
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2021-03-02
Total Pages : 256 Pages
ISBN : 9781982159481