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Alan Partridge: Nomad

By Alan Partridge
Read by Alan Partridge

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The deeply personal follow-up to Alan Partridge's deeply personal autobiography, I, PARTRIDGE, charting the highs, lows and mediums of his one-man walking tour around (certain parts of) Britain.

In ALAN PARTRIDGE: NOMAD, Alan dons his boots, windcheater and scarf and embarks on an odyssey through a place he once knew - it's called Britain - intent on completing a journey of immense personal significance.

Diarising his ramble in the form of a 'journey journal', Alan details the people and places he encounters, ruminates on matters large and small and, on a final leg fraught with danger, becomes - not a man (because he was one to start off with) - but a better, more inspiring example of a man.

This deeply personal book is divided into chapters and has a colour photograph on the front cover. It is deeply personal. Through witty vignettes, heavy essays and nod-inducing pieces of wisdom, Alan shines a light on the nooks of the nation and the crannies of himself, making this a biography that biographs the biographer while also biographing bits of Britain.

Biographical Notes

Alan Partridge presents Mid Morning Matters on North Norfolk Digital. Broadcaster, writer, motivational speaker, sports fan, thought-leader, businessman and consummate professional, Alan enjoys bitter shandy, shandied lager, high-end knitwear and personal success. He is currently doing very well.

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  • ISBN: 9781409160236
  • Publication date: 20 Oct 2016
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Overwrought, fanatically detailed, unhinged - and utterly hilarious. A must. — Alice Jones, i News
Funniest book of the year — Sunday Telegraph
Bathos is everywhere. It's glorious. — Sam Leith, The Guardian
An uproariously funny read, with genius jokes on every page — Heat
Partridge fans will love it — Financial Times, Books of the Year
[Nomad] is, if you need me to tell you, hilarious — Choice
Alan Partridge's NOMAD is almost certainly the funniest book ever written — Caitlin Moran
Sensationally funny. What brilliant writing. — Richard Osman
Hilarious — Jon Ronson
Brilliantly funny — Marcus Brigstock
Sensational — Jenny Colgan
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