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In this fun and helpful handbook, an approach to eco-conscious living is presented that proves that helping the environment does not require altering an entire lifestyle. This guide is packed with creative ideas for recycling, growing organic vegetables, and establishing an environmentally friendly office for those who lack the space or time to be completely self-sufficient but still want to minimize their environmental impact. There are small suggestions for those just getting started—such as choosing alternative kitchen-cleaning products—as well as bigger projects—including making a solar oven from a used pizza carton and establishing a green nursery for children—that cover all aspects of modern family life. Earth-friendly recipes, herbal remedies, and eco-friendly travel solutions round out this helpful resource to making the Earth just a little greener every day.

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From comedy legend Andy Hamilton comes this consistently hilarious and brilliant debut novel bursting with satire, wit and even a little heart.

Kevin Carver is a household name. A popular TV soap star, he’s coasting through life in the same semi-detached, slightly smug way he’s always done. But when he dumps his much-too-young-for-him girlfriend in the same callous way he’s come to treat those around him, he makes the first in a series of mistakes.

One poor decision leads to another and, as Kevin wades deeper into a moral grey area, things go from bad to very much worse. The national treasure finds himself the subject of vitriolic press attacks, a police investigation, and so much public loathing he begins to wonder if he has any chance of receiving justice. As the line blurs between his own life and that of the character he plays on TV, Kevin must face the consequences of his actions if he is ever to right his sinking ship.

The Star Witness is the story of one self-regarding man’s descent into disgrace and his journey back to join the human race. A pin-sharp satire on the shallows of modern media culture and the dysfunctional relationship we all have with the idea of ‘celebrity’, it will keep you laughing, cringing and guessing until the very last page.

Outnumbered creator Andy Hamilton: from my fictional family to a real-life impersonator -

he man behind ‘Outnumbered’, Andy Hamilton, tells Jasper Rees how an impostor planted the seed for his first novel Andy Hamilton has been making us laugh for 40 years. He wrote his first joke on the radio in his early twenties, has regularly been satirical on The News Quiz and observational on QI. For 20 years, he has played the Devil in his Radio 4 philosophical comedy Old Harry’s Game. The Nineties series Drop the Dead Donkey featured up-to-the-minute gags from the news headlines that were parachuted into the script. And then there was Outnumbered, the much-loved, semi-improvised BBC sitcom about the chaos of parenting. ne episode features a wonderfully downbeat measure of child-rearing success: “If they get to 18 and they’re still alive and not in prison, then you’ve probably done a decent job. ” When Outnumbered makes a welcome one-off return this Christmas, nearly three years on from when viewers last clapped eyes on them, neither Jake, Ben nor Karen will be dead or in prison. “The first reaction will probably be, ‘My God, the kids are huge now. ’” says Hamilton. The second reaction will be the one the writers have been getting since the series started in 2007: “I reckon you must have cameras in our house. “I remember writing a scene with Guy where Karen had been knocked down. The two parents start reminiscing about the number of times they’ve managed to maim their children. Me and Guy pooled our experiences – I left our eldest behind on an island, and put that in. ”. he hope is to turn the show into a kind of family sitcom version of Boyhood, the garlanded feature film that Richard Linklater shot over 10 years. “Our plan is to pop in every couple of years and see how the family is getting on. You learn not to think too far ahead, but who knows. Many years down the line there’ll be an episode where Karen becomes a grandmother. ” Hamilton’s comedy has always commuted between television and radio, script-writing and performing. But this month he also joins the long line of comics who have turned to fiction. Though chiefly fiction, the book has its roots in reality: its germ was Hamilton’s discovery in the early Nineties that someone was borrowing his identity. “We’d done a Drop the Dead Donkey recording,” he remembers. Source:

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  • Outnumbered creator Andy Hamilton: from my fictional family to a real-life impersonator

    09/15/16 ,via

    Andy Hamilton has been making us laugh for 40 years. He wrote his first joke on the radio in his early twenties, has regularly been satirical on The News Quiz and observational on QI. For 20 years, he has played the Devil in his Radio 4 philosophical

  • Dear Reader: How I let down comedian Andy Hamilton

    09/17/16 ,via Harrogate Advertiser

    I forgot to phone up clever comedian Andy Hamilton earlier this week for a pre-arranged interview about his appearance in the forthcoming Harrogate Comedy Festival. Though not a household name, this backbone of BBC comedy on radio and TV, who's 


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  • Lee Konitz

    University of Michigan Press. 2016. ISBN: 0472032178,9780472032174. 284 pages.

    "Meticulously researched, detailed and documented, this long awaited overview justly establishes Konitz as one of the most consistently brilliant, adventurous and original improvisers in the jazz tradition--a genius as rare as Bird himself.” --John Zorn "Hamilton’s work may well mark the inception of a format new to writing on Western music, one which avoids both the self-aggrandizing of autobiography and the stylized subjectification of biography.” --The Wire "An extraordinary approach to a biography, with the man himself speaking for extended sessions. The main vibration I felt from Lee’s words was total honesty, almost to a fault. Konitz shows himself to be an acute observer of the scene, full of wisdom and deep musical insights, relevant to any historical period regardless of style. The asides by noted musicians are beautifully woven throughout the pages. I couldn’t put the book down--it is the definition of a living history.” --David Liebman The preeminent altoist associated with the "cool” school of jazz, Lee Konitz was one of the few saxophonists of his generation to forge a unique sound independent of the influence of Charlie Parker. In the late 1940s, Konitz began his career with the Claude Thornhill band, during which time he came into contact with Miles Davis, with whom he would later work on the legendary Birth of the Cool sessions. Konitz is perhaps best known through his association with Lennie Tristano, under whose influence much of his sound evolved, and for his work with Stan Kenton and Warne Marsh. His recordings have ranged from cool bop to experimental improvisation and have appeared on such labels as Prestige, Atlantic, Verve, and Polydor. Crafted out of numerous interviews between the author and his subject, the book offers a unique look at the story of Lee Konitz’s life and music, detailing Konitz’s own insights into his musical education and his experiences with such figures as Miles Davis, Stan Kenton, Warne Marsh, Lennie Tristano, Charles Mingus, Bud Powell, and Bill Evans. Andy Hamilton is a jazz pianist and contributor to major jazz and contemporary music magazines. He teaches philosophy, and the history and aesthetics of jazz, at Durham University in the United Kingdom. He is also the author of the book Aesthetics and Music (Continuum 2007). Joe Lovano is a Grammy Award-winning tenor saxophonist. His most recent album is Streams of Expression.

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    09/20/16 ,via Theater Mania

    David Gordon) Directed by Thomas Kail and inspired by Ron Chernow's biography Alexander Hamilton, Hamilton explores the life ... and orchestrations by Alex Lacamoire, choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler, scenic design by David Korins, costume design ...

  • Exhausted Murray desperate for a break

    09/19/16 ,via Reuters

    Andy Murray is itching for a break after an exhausting few ... SINGAPORE Triple world champion Lewis Hamilton could do little at the Singapore Grand Prix on Sunday to prevent Mercedes team mate Nico Rosberg from leapfrogging him in the Formula One ...

  • It's back! Hit sitcom Outnumbered to return to screens for Christmas special

    09/15/16 ,via The Daily Express

    The final episode of the hilarious sitcom aired in 2014 and fans will now get chance to follow the lives of Britain's most dysfunctional family once again, as the show's creator Andy Hamilton spoke out about the upcoming episodes in a new interview.


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Andrew Neil "Andy" Hamilton (born 28 May 1954) is a British comedian, game show panellist, television director, comedy screenwriter, radio dramatist, and novelist.

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