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Robin InceRobin Ince is widely recognised as one of the UK’s most accomplished and versatile comedians with a string of awards and media appearances to his name.

He instituted and hosted the show Nine Lessons and Carols for Godless People at the Hammersmith Apollo.  With Professor Brian Cox he writes and co-presenting the awared winning science show The Infinite Monkey Cage for BBC Radio 4 and appears regularly on Antony Gormley's One and Another (Sky Arts) and on Newsnight Review (BBC2). Robin was a regular on Richard and Judy, Channel 4 / UKTV and supported Ricky Gervais on his Fame tour. His first feature film (co-written with Carolyn Wilson) Razzle Dazzle was officially selected by the Berlin Film Festival and the New York Childrens Film Festival.

He was the Chortle Award Winner in 2009, Winner of the Time Out Outstanding Comedy Achievement Award and nominated for the British Comedy Award’s Best Stage Show for Robin Ince's Book Club - a celebration of uniquely bad writing. Evolving from that show, his first book, Robin Ince's Bad Book Club, was published by Little, Brown.

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Robin InceIs hideous prose and ghastly poetry more fabulous than great literature? Determined to find out, award-winning comedian Robin Ince has spent most of the 21st century rummaging through charity shops, jumble sales, and even the odd skip to compile the defining collection of the world's worst ? inadvertently hilarious ? books. |

This book will guide you through the hinterland of celebrity autobiography, unearthing underappreciated classics such as those by It Ain't Half Hot Mum's Don Estelle and the brother of a former prime minister (Major, Major). It offers a detailed study of romance sub-genres, from the equine (Diamond Stud) to the gynaecological (Sign of the Speculum). And it will prove invaluable to anyone who wants to know The Secrets of Picking Up Sexy Girls. Above all, Robin Ince's Bad Book Club is a manual - almost a life guide - training you up for membership of the Grand Order of Curators of Books That Should Never Have Been. Join the club.

BIBLIOGRAPHY: Robin Ince's Bad Book Club: One Man's Quest to Uncover the Books that Taste Forgot, Little, Brown, 2010.