- The Definitive Biography of Fred Dibnah
- Narrated by: Clive Mantle
- Length: 11 hrs and 15 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 25-03-11
- Language: English
- Publisher: Random House AudioBooks
Fred is the companion to the 12-part BBC2 series celebrating the life of this great man, which combines highlights from some of Dibnah's classic programmes with previously unseen footage. The book can of course go much further than the series, including an extraordinarily account of Fred's childhood which evokes a lost England and our great industrial heritage. Fred's passion for the glories of the Victorian age and his fascination with the landscape he grew up in, plus his admiration for the craftsmen and labourers who made it all possible, captivate us on every page. Fred is the personification of everything that made England great in the first place. And this is a glorious tribute to a man whom millions came to love.
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By T. Fulford on 06-04-11
Excellent listen, wonderful
This is a wonderful and thoughtful book, it tells the story of the man behind the tv face of Fred. Such a talented and interesting man who truly lived in a past age where values were valued. We share a hero, Brunel and through that I felt a true connection. I will never look at a stack or church tower without thinking of this wonderful man.
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By Amazon Customer on 15-04-15
Fantastic Read. Very Moving.
Excellent book with narration that brings it all to life. Final chapter is one of the most moving pieces of text I have come across. Will be listening to this many times.
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