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  • David Mitchell

    David Mitchell investigates how the humble meeting took over the world - and what we should do about it In this fantastic follow-up to Behaving Ourselves: David Mitchell on Manners, the comedian and columnist turns his attention to meetings, examining our love/hate relationship with them and asking how we evolved from getting together for a 'thing' to shouting at each other onscreen via Zoom. On the agenda: David talks to fellow comedian Russell Kane about the different ways introverts and extroverts behave in meetings; meets Dutch sociologist Wilbert van Vree to sum up several millennia of meetings - from hunter-gatherers, to the Middle Ages, to the modern-day office; and gets some...read more

  • Robert Webb

    'Daydream Believers', written by and starring David Mitchell and Robert Webb, follows the parallel stories of two flatmates, Ray and Colin, and the mighty alien empire of Baron Amstrad and Info, his retro-looking android. Ray (Mitchell) writes popular science fiction stories when he doesn’t get writer’s block. He does, however, get many interruptions - thanks to his lodger, Colin (Webb). Colin starts ante-natal classes in the hope of finding a girlfriend, and Colin and Ray’s kitchen is suddenly infested with ants. Meanwhile, in the infinite reaches of space, Baron Amstrad is feeling a bit broody, and the galaxy is suddenly invaded by ruthless alien hordes... The Baron gives birth...read more

  • David Mitchell

    David Mitchell sets out on a vigorous but impeccably polite investigation into the confusing world of manners. Are they really in decline, as many would have us believe? Or are we just throwing off the shackles of the Victorian obsession with etiquette? Over the course of the series, David eats his lunchtime sandwiches with children in a primary school, and later goes to a street market to see manners - good and bad - in action. He explores where our manners come from with Professors Steven Pinker from Harvard University and the author Henry Hitchings. What do we mean by 'civility' and 'good manners' in public places? Why are people still pinching vicars' bottoms, and what can the state...read more

  • Robert Webb

    David Mitchell and Robert Webb honed their skills writing for Big Train and The Armstrong and Miller Show before being given their own radio series to showcase their considerable comedy talents. That Mitchell and Webb Sound is a wonderfully witty composite of surreal sketches and bizarre characters that takes real life and turns it inside out. In Mitchell and Webb's peculiar world, you can listen to the Alpine Archers on Radio Switzerland or Imagine That, where the panel tries to imagine the biggest baked potato possible. You could hear Rabbit Newsnight, or tune in to Jason from Daytime TV broadcasting live from Makeover City, where you can get a complete sock or handbag makeover. ...read more

  • Robert Webb

    Starring David Mitchell and Robert Webb, from Channel 4’s Peep Show, That Mitchell and Webb Sound is a hilarious mix of satirical sketches and surreal characters that provides a fantastically skewed perspective on everyday life. Meet soporific late-night DJ Adrian Locket; Peter and Ted, commentators who reveal the murky underside of the snooker world; crime fighter Angel Summoner and his redundant sidekick BMX Bandit; and the obnoxious, incredibly posh person who is still unaccountably a waiter. In addition, there’s ‘Numberwang!’, the maths quiz that makes very little sense, plus thrilling coverage of people you don’t know buying houses and living in them, and thinking where...read more

  • Robert Webb

    Comedy from the lopsided world of David Mitchell and Robert Webb, with Olivia Colman and James Bachman. The radio sketch series which spawned BBC TV’s That Mitchell and Webb Look returns with five brand new episodes. Among the topics given the unique Mitchell & Webb treatment are the future of farming (battery penguins); Thomas Hardy's exciting idea to make his books even sadder; the very confusing goings on in a cash-register shop; a horror story for slugs; the Escalator brothers inventing the world’s first horseless staircase; and the very last programme the BBC ever does… Includes four episodes first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2013, plus a bonus fifth episode first...read more

  • David Mitchell

    By the New York Times bestselling author of The Bone Clocks and Cloud Atlas | Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize Selected by Time as One of the Ten Best Books of the Year | A New York Times Notable Book | Named One of the Best Books of the Year by The Washington Post Book World, The Christian Science Monitor, Rocky Mountain News, and Kirkus Reviews | A Los Angeles Times Book Prize Finalist | Winner of the ALA Alex Award | Finalist for the Costa Novel Award From award-winning writer David Mitchell comes a sinewy, meditative novel of boyhood on the cusp of adulthood and the old on the cusp of the new. Black Swan Green tracks a single year in what is, for thirteen-year-old Jason...read more

  • Robert Webb

    The first three series of That Mitchell and Webb Sound gained an army of fans, huge critical acclaim (Series Two won a Sony Silver Award) and led to a massively successful television series, ‘That Mitchell and Webb Look’. In this fourth fantastic series, the duo once again return to their radio roots. Meet an orthopedic company with its very own trans-galactic portal (‘the stargate is not a bin’), discover how Saturday night TV shows are invented (such as My Big Fat Greek Big Breakfast) and marvel at a mysterious new arrival at the Institute of Extraordinary Creatures. Plus the last of the Easter Islanders have a lovely surprise for their god. There’s also a police officer...read more

  • Robert Webb

    The first two series of That Mitchell and Webb Sound gained an army of fans, huge critical acclaim (Series Two won a Sony Silver Award) and led to a massively successful television series, That Mitchell and Webb Look. Here, the duo return to their radio roots, and this third fantastic series finds them in their finest ever sketch-show form. Meet the Stone Age flint-chippers who reckon bronze is just a fad; a very unpleasant man who wants to take you out for a little date; another thrilling adventure with Sir Digby Chicken-Caesar; and the world’s most mis-matched rally-driving couple – ‘Your voice makes me want to drive into a tree’. Whether sniping at ‘citizen journalism’,...read more

  • David Mitchell

    By the New York Times bestselling author of The Bone Clocks | Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize A postmodern visionary and one of the leading voices in twenty-first-century fiction, David Mitchell combines flat-out adventure, a Nabokovian love of puzzles, a keen eye for character, and a taste for mind-bending, philosophical and scientific speculation in the tradition of Umberto Eco, Haruki Murakami, and Philip K. Dick. The result is brilliantly original fiction as profound as it is playful. In this groundbreaking novel, an influential favorite among a new generation of writers, Mitchell explores with daring artistry fundamental questions of reality and identity. Cloud Atlas...read more

  • David Mitchell

    The New York Times bestseller by the author of The Bone Clocks and Cloud Atlas | Named One of the Best Books of the Year by San Francisco Chronicle, NPR, Los Angeles Times, The Guardian, The Telegraph, National Post, BookPage, and Kirkus Reviews Keep your eyes peeled for a small black iron door. Down the road from a working-class British pub, along the brick wall of a narrow alley, if the conditions are exactly right, you’ll find the entrance to Slade House. A stranger will greet you by name and invite you inside. At first, you won’t want to leave. Later, you’ll find that you can’t. Every nine years, the house’s residents—an...read more

  • David Mitchell

    David Mitchell, who you may know for his inappropriate anger on every TV panel show except Never Mind the Buzzcocks, his look of permanent discomfort on C4 sex comedy Peep Show, his online commenter-baiting in The Observer or just for wearing a stick-on moustache in That Mitchell and Webb Look, has written a book about his life. As well as giving a specific account of every single time he's scored some smack, this disgusting memoir also details: - the singular, pitbull-infested charm of the FRP (‘Flat Roofed Pub’) - the curious French habit of injecting everyone in the arse rather than the arm - why, by the time...read more

  • Robert Webb

    Read by David Mitchell and Robert Webb the comedy duo tackle various subject matters in a 'How to Cope with...' guide addressing various scenarios, and everyday situations. David Mitchell and Robert Webb tackle various subject matters in a 'How to Cope with...' guide talking you through every day scenarios and situations. The subject matters talked about are 'How to Cope with... Being Normal, Pubs, Being dumped Parts 1 and 2, Coffee, Malmaison Hotels, Nudists, The Smoking Ban, Actors, Servants and Getting Older'. This recording doesn't need to remind us just how great Mitchell and Webb are as a comedy duo and will by no means need to even attempt at getting the listeners...read more

  • David Mitchell

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The hotly anticipated new novel from the internationally bestselling author of The Bone Clocks and Cloud Atlas. Utopia Avenue may be the most extraordinary British band you've never heard of. Emerging from London's psychedelic scene in 1967 and fronted by folksinger Elf Holloway, guitar demigod Jasper de Zoet and blues bassist Dean Moss, Utopia Avenue released only two LPs during its brief blazing journey from the clubs of Soho and draughty ballrooms to Top of the Pops and the Top 10; to Amsterdam, Rome and a fateful American fortnight in the autumn of 1968. David Mitchell's new novel is the story of Utopia Avenue and its age; of riots in the street and...read more

  • David Mitchell

    David Mitchell's electrifying debut novel takes readers on a mesmerizing trek across a world of human experience through a series of ingeniously linked narratives. Oblivious to the bizarre ways in which their lives intersect, nine characters-a terrorist in Okinawa, a record-shop clerk in Tokyo, a money-laundering British financier in Hong Kong, an old woman running a tea shack in China, a transmigrating 'noncorpum' entity seeking a human host in Mongolia, a gallery-attendant-cum-art-thief in Petersburg, a drummer in London, a female physicist in Ireland, and a radio deejay in New York-hurtle toward a shared destiny of astonishing impact. Like the book's one non-human narrator, Mitchell...read more

  • David Mitchell

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The long-awaited new novel from the bestselling, prize-winning author of Cloud Atlas and The Bone Clocks. New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice • “Mitchell’s rich imaginative stews bubble with history and drama, and this time the flavor is a blend of Carnaby Street and Chateau Marmont.”—The Washington Post   “A sheer pleasure to read . . . Mitchell’s prose is suppler and richer than ever . . . Making your way through this novel feels like riding a high-end convertible down Hollywood Boulevard.”—Slate   NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The...read more

  • David Mitchell

    A Booker finalist and Mail on Sunday/John Llewellyn Rhys Prize winner, David Mitchell was called 'prodigiously daring and imaginative' by Time and 'a genius' by the New York Times Book Review. With this sweeping work of historical fiction, he confirms his place among the world's greatest novelists. In 1799, the artificial island of Dejima lies in Nagasaki Harbor as the Empire of Japan's de facto gate blocking Western influence. Here, at the farthest outpost of the Dutch East Indies Company, Jacob de Zoet comes to make his fortune before reuniting with his fiancEe in Holland. But fate takes a dangerous turn when Jacob-who, like all outsiders, is not allowed to set foot on the mainland-falls...read more

  • David Mitchell

    From the author of Cloud Atlas, now a major motion picture starring Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Susan Sarandon, and Hugh Grant, and directed by Lana and Andy Wachowski and Tom Tykwer Number9Dream is the international literary sensation from a writer with astonishing range and imaginative energy-- an intoxicating ride through Tokyo' s dark underworlds and the even more mysterious landscapes of our collective dreams. David Mitchell follows his eerily precocious, globe-striding first novel, Ghostwritten , with a work that is in its way even more ambitious. In outward form, Number9Dream is a Dickensian coming-of-age journey: Young dreamer Eiji Miyake, from remote rural Japan, thrust out on his own...read more

  • David Mitchell

    David Mitchell is an eloquent conjurer of interconnected tales, a genre-bending daredevil, and a master prose stylist. His hypnotic new novel, The Bone Clocks, crackles with invention and wit-it is fiction at its most spellbinding and memorable. Following a scalding row with her mother, fifteen-year-old Holly Sykes slams the door on her old life. But Holly is no typical teenage runaway: A sensitive child once contacted by voices she knew only as 'the radio people,' Holly is a lightning rod for psychic phenomena. Now, as she wanders deeper into the English countryside, visions and coincidences reorder her reality until they assume the aura of a nightmare brought to life. For Holly has caught...read more

  • David Mitchell

    An einem verschlafenen Sommertag des Jahres 1984 begegnet die junge Holly Sykes einer alten Frau, die ihr im Tausch für 'Asyl' einen kleinen Gefallen tut. Jahrzehnte werden vergehen, bis Holly Sykes genau versteht, was die alte Frau für ihre Existenz bedeutet. Die Knochenuhren folgt den Wendungen von Holly Sykes Leben von einer tristen Kindheit am Unterlauf der Themse bis zum hohen Alter an Irlands Atlantikküste, in einer Zeit, da Europa das Öl ausgeht. Ein Leben, das gar nicht so ungewöhnlich ist und doch punktiert durch seltsame Vorahnungen, Besuche von Leuten, die sich aus dem Nichts materialisieren, Zeitlöcher und andere kurze Aussetzer der Gesetze der Wirklichkeit. Denn Holly -...read more