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Bibliophile proudly announces the
publication of another eBook to commemorate the anniversary of poor dear
Deric Longden was best known for his
books which touched millions in print and on screen, and which were
critically acclaimed on both the UK and International stage.
Many of the stories he told were drawn from his broadcasting days with BBC
Radio Derby and BBC Radio Nottingham, where he enjoyed regular slots and a
large audience of loyal listeners.
We discovered manuscripts filed in my
late step-father Deric Longden's basement and have curated and collated the
best from his radio broadcasts and have published them in chunks of 100 or
so short stories each, TAKE 1, TAKE 2 and this week TAKE 3.
Longden kindle books. Also available on Kobo and Nook.
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insights into Deric’s world are drawn from his original ‘Line Up’ Radio
Derby scripts, which he often wrote the night before his Friday morning air
time and typed on all colours of paper. The stories in this collection are
but a small number of those Deric wrote during his twenty plus years of
broadcasting. They often became the original source material which Deric
adapted and used in his books, magazine articles, lectures, after dinner
speeches and by popular demand, were often re-broadcast. They demonstrate
both the diversity of his subjects, his witty and humorous style and view
of life and how he could make conversations with almost any animal or object.
The very first story in this collection is ‘Living to a Ripe Old Age’ and
is the one Deric first submitted to Radio Derby under the pen name Biro.
The other stories in this collection cover his early broadcasting years
when he lived with his first wife Diana and family in Matlock, Derbyshire.
Radio Times: Take 1 by Deric Longden (13 Mar 2014) - Kindle eBook
Radio Times: Take 2 by Deric Longden (14 Mar 2014) - Kindle eBook
is a special personal collection of his favourite short stories and
articles on cats.
amusing short stories for cat lovers by Emmy and BAFTA-winning author Deric
Longden. Each demonstrate his unique blend of humour, observation and his
fun and adventures with his various adoptive cats.
Diana’s Story, published in 1989, some
years after his wife Diana's death, was a bestseller. The book hit the
Sunday Times best seller list straight away and won the NCR book award. It
was followed by Lost for Words. They were adapted for television, the first
under the title Wide-Eyed and Legless, and an adaptation of Lost for Words.
Both were nominated for multiple BAFTAs and Lost For Words, screened in
January 1999 and repeated in 2012 after the death of Pete Postlethwaite,
attracted an audience of more than 12 million viewers and won the Emmy for
best foreign drama and a BAFTA for Thora Hird as best actress.
Deric has also written many
widely-acclaimed books The Cat Who Came in From the Cold, I’m a Stranger
Here Myself, Enough to Make a Cat Laugh, A Play On Words and Paws In the
Proceedings. Each demonstrate his unique blend of humour, observation and
his fun and adventures with his various adoptive cats.