WorldCat Identities

Crace, John

Overview
Works: 36 works in 69 publications in 4 languages and 834 library holdings
Genres: Humor  Biography  History  Book reviews 
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 90 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 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 )

3 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
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

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
Vertigo by John Crace( Book )

3 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 42 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 selfdestruction. 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 n
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

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

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

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

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

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 19 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 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 )

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

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

Baby alarm! : a neurotic's guide to fatherhood by John Crace( Book )

2 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in Dutch and English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Humoristisch relaas van een jonge vader over de geboorte en opvoeding van zijn dochtertje
Baby alarm! : thoughts from a neurotic father by John Crace( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Baby-Alarm Handbuch für gestreßte Väter by John Crace( Book )

2 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in German and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Languages
English (40)

German (2)

Chinese (2)

Dutch (1)

Covers
The digested readVertigoThe second half : thoughts from a male mid-life crisisThe digested read, volume IIBaby alarm! : thoughts from a neurotic father