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Charlie Connelly
Charlie Connelly is a bestselling author and award-winning broadcaster. He is the author of several successful books including 'Attention All Shipping' and 'And Did Those Feet'.'Attention All Shipping', in which Charlie explores the legacy of the shipping forecast, is one of the biggest selling... show more

Charlie Connelly is a bestselling author and award-winning broadcaster. He is the author of several successful books including 'Attention All Shipping' and 'And Did Those Feet'.'Attention All Shipping', in which Charlie explores the legacy of the shipping forecast, is one of the biggest selling narrative non-fiction books of the past decade, was a Radio 4 Book of the Week, and in the audio version was voted the second greatest audiobook of all time in a Guardian/Waterstones poll.'And Did Those Feet...: Walking Through 2000 Years of British History' was also a Radio 4 Book of the Week, read by Martin Freeman. Having co-presented three series of 'Traveller's Tree' with Fi Glover for BBC Radio 4, Charlie devised and presented the acclaimed 'Noel Coward, The Poet' for the same channel. He has also appeared on numerous radio stations including BBC Radio 2, RTÉ Radio 1, Newstalk 106.2 and BBC Five Live, as well as being a popular presenter on BBC TV's Holiday programme (his first film winning the prestigious Silver Thistle award for international broadcasting). He has sung Blue Moon of Kentucky live on Uzbek national television with the country's biggest pop star, lectured at the Royal Geographical Society, is an official ambassador for a breakaway Lithuanian republic, was once hounded by the UK national press after being falsely accused of intending to invade Rockall, was presented with an honorary team shirt with his name on by the Liechtenstein national football team and has been chased across the Great Plain by Hungarian gangsters. They thought he was someone else, but fortunately he didn't notice until they were arrested.A former professional musician, mortuary attendant and once - remarkably - marketing manager for the Complete Works of Lenin in 47 volumes, Charlie was born and raised in London. He now lives in Ireland with a large collection of ukuleles and Charlton Athletic football programmes.
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Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it 8 years ago
bookshelves: published-2004, radio-4x, nonfiction, seven-seas, fradio, autumn-2011 Read from November 12 to 18, 2011 travelseven seashistorynon fictionfradioR4x♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥As in the great tradition, we should start off with Sailing By to get us in the mood, no?1 - Charlie Connelly's voyage in searc...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it 9 years ago
BOTWRead by Stephen Manganblurb - We talk about the weather a lot. It exasperates, confounds and on occasion delights us. Our national conversation is dominated by the weather, but how much do we really know about it? In Bring Me Sunshine, Charlie Connelly sets off on the trail of our island obsessi...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it 10 years ago
travelseven seashistorynon fictionfradioR4x♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥As in the great tradition, we should start off with Sailing By to get us in the mood, no?1 - Charlie Connelly's voyage in search of the Shipping Forecast sets off from a Norwegian island. Tom Goodman-Hills reads.2 - Charlie Connelly's quest takes i...
Phoebe's Paper Paradise
Phoebe's Paper Paradise rated it 10 years ago
The book isn’t a typical travel book. Charlie Connelly after fantasizing about an Ireland that he now is highly doubting, moves to Ireland to live with the love of his life (Jude). Finally having decided to settle in the country he had seen himself part of by heart all his adolescent life and beyond...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it 12 years ago
Abridged audio. Fluffy pop-hist.Martin Freeman reads from Charlie Connelly's travelogue in which he recreates a series of famous historical journeys through the British Isles.A wittily told journey through time as the author walks a series of famous historical journeys, uncovering British heritage a...
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