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Crace, John

Overview
Works: 33 works in 68 publications in 2 languages and 900 library holdings
Genres: Humor  Biography  History  Book reviews  Encyclopedias  Drama  Fiction  Parodies, imitations, etc 
Roles: Author, Creator
Classifications: PN6013.5, 796.334092
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by John Crace
Brideshead abbreviated : the digested read of the twentieth century by John Crace( Book )

6 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book hilariously summarises the great and not so great classics of modern English literature from the last century. Includes Mrs Dalloway, Midnight's Children, Lolita and many others
I never promised you a rose garden : an insider's guide to modern politics, the coalition and the general election by John Crace( Book )

5 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harry's games : the biography of Harry Redknapp by John Crace( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A FREE extended extract from the forthcoming biography of Harry Redknapp, including the Wit & Wisdom of the greatest football manager England never had (with apologies to Brian Clough). Who is Harry Redknapp? Football genius or football chancer? Master tactician or practical joker? How is it that even when he was facing court proceedings for tax evasion so many people were still seriously tipping him to be the next England manager? How can one man have two such diametrically opposed and incompatible career trajectories? Does the longing to have an English manager in charge of the national side warp people's thinking?' To Portsmouth fans, Redknapp was the man who walked on water and won them an FA Cup. To Southampton fans, he is still the devil incarnate who had them relegated before jumping ship to their arch rivals. Spurs fans weren't sure what he was, bit didn't care as long as he kept the team together and winning. Sometimes he's the Messiah, at others the clown. Whoever he is, Crace is determined to find out
The digested read by John Crace( Book )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harry's games : inside the mind of harry redknapp by John Crace( Book )

2 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Who is Harry Redknapp? Football genius or football chancer? Master tactician or practical joker? How is it that even when he was facing court proceedings for tax evasion so many people were still seriously tipping him to be the next England manager? How can one man have two such diametrically opposed and incompatible career trajectories? Does the longing to have an English manager in charge of the national side warp people's thinking?'To Portsmouth fans, Redknapp was the man who walked on water and won them an FA Cup. To Southampton fans, he is still the devil incarnate who had them releg
The digested twenty-first century by John Crace( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features a selection of The Guardian's Digested Read columns in which books are retold in 800 words
Wasim and Waqar : Imran's inheritors by John Crace( Book )

3 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vertigo by John Crace( Book )

4 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs ... then you're probably not a football fan. Years of underachievement. An heroic sense of injustice. A seemingly infinite capacity for self-destruction. John Crace and Spurs were made for each other. But then the team started to play like possible champions. For most fans, these are the glory moments they dream about. For Crace they just opened a new dimension of anxiety: the fear of success. Crace has supported Spurs for 40 years. His wife thinks he suffers from a psychiatric disorder, but fandom is not only one of the ways he negotiates his relationships, it also helps him make some sense of his life. Vertigo is the story of why fandom that starts out in boyish hope always ends in dark comedy
Cracker : the truth behind the fiction by John Crace( Book )

2 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inside the mind of Harry Redknapp by John Crace( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Who is Harry Redknapp? Football genius or football chancer? Master tactician or practical joker? How is it that even when he was facing court proceedings for tax evasion so many people were still seriously tipping him to be the next England manager? This book tells his story
The second half : thoughts from a male mid-life crisis by John Crace( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robin Smith : quest for number one by Robin Smith( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wo zhi shi yao ren zhao gu wo : ling ren hun luan er xie si di li de zhong nian wei ji by John Crace( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in Chinese and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The digested read, volume II by John Crace( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harry's games by John Crace( Book )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Who is Harry Redknapp? Football genius or football chancer? Master tactician or practical joker? How is it that even when he was facing court proceedings for tax evasion so many people were still seriously tipping him to be the next England manager? How can one man have two such diametrically opposed and incompatible career trajectories? Does the longing to have an English manager in charge of the national side warp people's thinking?'To Portsmouth fans, Redknapp was the man who walked on water and won them an FA Cup. To Southampton fans, he is still the devil incarnate who had them relegated before jumping ship to their arch rivals. Spurs fans aren't sure what he is, bit don't care as long as he keeps the team together and winning. Sometimes he's the Messiah, at others the clown. Whoever he is, Crace is determined to find out
Wasim and Waqar, Imram's inheritors by John Crace( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Macbeth by John Crace( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Romeo and Juliet by John Crace( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

SHAKESPEARE PLAYS. To celebrate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death, this is the second of a new collection of the Bard's greatest plays, digested to a few thousand words with invaluable footnotes from John Sutherland. Funny and incredibly clever, these parodies are a joy for those who know their Shakespeare, perfect for the theatre goer needing a quick recap, and a massive relief for those just desperate to pass their English exam
The Brontësaurus : an A-Z of Charlotte, Emily & Anne Brontë (& Branwell) by John Sutherland( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the year of Charlotte's bicentenary, a light-hearted miscellany on all things Brontë
The digested twenty-first century by John Crace( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Crace's Digested Read first appeared in in February 2000 and has been running ever since. Each week Crace reduces a new book - anything from a Booker Prize winner to a Nigella cookery book is fair game - to 700 words in a parody of the plot, style, dialogue and themes. Or lack of them. The Digested Read has not just become an institution for readers; it is read and enjoyed by publishers and authors too. So long as it is not their book being digested. A few years ago Crace wrote Brideshead Abbreviated, A Digested Read of the 20th Century. This is the 21st Century. So far
 
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Brideshead abbreviated : the digested read of the twentieth century
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The digested readVertigoThe second half : thoughts from a male mid-life crisisThe digested read, volume II