THE FROOD ABIDES: H2G2 at 40

40 years ago today... I was entering my third trimester in my Mum's womb, and she certainly wasn't tuned in to Radio 4. But yes, Hitchhiker debuted, three days off Douglas Adams' 26th birthday – and tonight, it's back. 4 years ago today... well, not today, but 4 years ago... THE FROOD, Douglas Adams' official…

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THE FROOD: FIT THE FINAL?

This month The Frood is excitingly relaunched in paperback form – which, after all, was always the natural format for The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, from its first release. This is a completely updated, fine-tuned edition, which will hopefully spread Douglas Adams' incredible, improbable, never-holistically-told-before story further than ever, and see this Hitchhiker celebration…

THE FROOD: Fit The Fifth

THE FROOD – Fit The Fifth First things first – come along to a very special BFI DOUGLAS ADAMS & HITCHHIKER'S GUIDE RETROSPECTIVE on Sunday 14th December! There shall be rare material and cosplay and Trillian and GargleBlasters and fun! More details follow... One of these froods is hoopier than the other – me and the…

THE FROOD: Fit The Fourth

THE FROOD: Fit 1  Fit 2  Fit 3 GETTING THE HANG OF THURSDAYS 15 months is a long time in publishing. It's an excruciatingly long time in politics. And is also quite a bit of a wait in the fields of medicine, confectionary, and professional equestrianism. For me personally, it's the time between sitting down to suggest to…

THE FROOD: Fit The Third

A VERY VERY FROODY TOWEL DAY, EVERYONE! Update on The Frood? To quote Sir Guy, "GETTING IT READY FOR YOU NOW." This article made a rather good point yesterday, that Douglas Adams would probably have been more bemused and befuddled by the concept of folk all around the world celebrating his work via bathroom linen than…

THE FROOD: Fit The First

Douglas Adams would have honed this long and flabby blog entry down to about fifty words. This is why he can with relative safety be called a genius, and I can be called something else. Nonetheless... This is to announce the forthcoming publication of my third book, THE FROOD: A COMEDIC HISTORY OF DOUGLAS ADAMS'…