"Day in the Death of Joe Egg","The National Health"," Hearts and Flowers";"The Freeway", "Forget-me-not Lane" v. 1 New edition
By (author) Peter Nichols
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Nichols Plays by Peter Nichols
Book DescriptionA rich selection from the best of Nichols' work up to and including his award-winning Privates on Parade A Day in the Death of Joe Egg is based on the author's experience of having a mentally handicapped child and won the John Whiting Award; The National Health was commissioned by Kenneth Tynan for the National theatre and follows the story of a Labour MP who goes into a state hospital suffering from a nervous collapse. It won the Evening Standard Best Play Award; Forget-me-not Lane is a trip down memory lane from the author's own childhood growing up in the West Country; Hearts and Flowers is a TV play about the rivalry between two brothers, one a school teacher living in Bristol the other a successful news journalist and their shared interest in a woman; Freeway is set in a traffic jam and attempts to answer the question of why the automobile has come to be seen to represent liberty incarnate in the modern era.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780413648709
(203mm x 127mm x 30mm)
Imprint: Methuen Drama
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 13-May-1991
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Oil and Ice, Paperback / softback (September 2010)
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Moitessier, who navigated with a sextant using the sun, moon, and stars, who sailed with no radio, whose JOSHUA was rigged with discarded telephone poles for masts, came from a sailing world more distant from the modern ocean racer's than his was from Columbus's.
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