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Alexei Sayle's Imaginary Sandwich Bar: Based on the Hilarious BBC Radio 4 Series
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Alexei Sayle
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Alexei Sayle's Imaginary Sandwich Bar: Based on the Hilarious BBC Radio 4 Series

Alexei Sayle


9781408895825

Bloomsbury


Film, TV & Radio;
Biography;
Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945);
Humour


Hardback

96 pages

$17.99
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Alexei Sayle reveals his true vocation: proprietor of an imaginary sandwich shop. Blending politics, comedy, philosophy and memoir, this is the Godfather of Alternative Comedy at his most anarchic and irresistibly entertaining Alexei Sayle has been telling people he runs a sandwich bar on Gray's Inn Road that doesn't exist since the mid-1970s.

From behind this imaginary counter Alexei dispenses wisdom and focaccia to his famous customers as he explores his love of pretending, reveals why he disappeared from our TV screens in the 1990's, lobbies for eleven-hour long episodes of Newsnight and discusses rampant nepotism in coveted careers. And from drawing striking comparisons between capitalism and all-you-can-eat buffets to discussing the hidden depths of Taylor Swift, this flight of fancy packs a surprising punch and will leave you hungry for more.

By:   Alexei Sayle
Imprint:   Bloomsbury
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 129mm, 
Weight:   193g
ISBN:   9781408895825
ISBN 10:   140889582X
Pages:   96
Publication Date:   November 2017
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Born in Liverpool, the only child of Communist parents, Alexei moved to London in 1971 to attend Chelsea Art School. He became the first MC of the Comedy Store and later the Comic Strip. After years of stand-up, television, sitcoms, films and even a hit single, he published his first highly acclaimed collection of short stories. Barcelona Plates was followed by The Dog Catcher, two novels: Overtaken and The Weeping Women Hotel and a novella, Mister Roberts. The first volume of Alexei's memoirs was Stalin Ate My Homework, the second was Thatcher Stole My Trousers. alexeisayle.me


A fine writer and fierce raconteur * Guardian * The inventor of alternative comedy -- David Baddiel Sayle is a devilish diarist of Britain's strange convulsions * Observer * Alternative comedy's erstwhile ranter-in-chief * Daily Telegraph * Compared to today's comics and the unctuous 1970s Variety Club of Great Britain golf club elite, Sayle - baleful, menacing, intelligent - comes over as a bloke whose company one might seek out, whether he cared or not * New Statesman *

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