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Nobbs, David

Works: 124 works in 359 publications in 7 languages and 4,737 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Drama  Television comedies  Television series  Biography  Humorous fiction  History  Domestic fiction  Made-for-TV movies  Film adaptations 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Scenarist
Classifications: PR6064.O2, 823.914
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about David Nobbs
Most widely held works by David Nobbs
And it's goodnight from him-- : the autobiography of the Two Ronnies by Ronnie Corbett( Book )

12 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On 1st April 1971, The Two Ronnies aired for the first time on the BBC. It quickly became one of the most successful and long running television comedy shows ever on British television and its stars - Ronnie Barker and Ronnie Corbett - became national treasures. For the first time, Ronnie Corbett takes us beyond the screen image of the much-loved show. He lets us amble with him along the continuous round corridor of the BBC, and plunges us into the nostalgic world of the legendary duo that brought us 'Charley Farley and Piggy Malone', 'But First the News', Ronnie in the Chair', memorable serials such as 'The Worm that Turned' and 'The Phantom Raspberry Blower of London Town', the elaborate musical finales and not forgetting some of the most beloved sketches of all time - 'Mastermind' and 'Fork Handles'." "But this isn't just a book about the adored characters of The Two Ronnies. It's an intricate journey back to the beginning of Barker's and Corbett's early careers - when their paths first crossed at the Buckstone Club and how the two came together to star regularly on The Frost Report. It's also about two exceptionally unique men - one a quiet, private person who found it hard to speak directly to an audience as himself unless he was in character, and the other outgoing and confident, with an acute sense of comic timing and ease with the public."--Jacket
Sex and other changes by David Nobbs( Book )

9 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Meet the Divots. They seem a happy married couple, in their cosy suburban home in a cosy suburban town. Then, one day, everything begins to change. Nick drops his bombshell. He wants to become Nicola. Alison is extremely upset, naturally. But she has more reason than most to be upset, because she has a secret too. She wants to become Alan. However, she's always been the supportive type and she'll wait her turn. Can both partners in a marriage change sex and save their marriage? What effect will this have on their children, the sexy Emma and the hi-tech loner Graham? There are dramatic changes in store for them too - and for Alison's father, Bernie
Going gently by David Nobbs( Book )

19 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kate Thomas was beautiful, intelligent, witty, passionate and sexy. Now, at 99, she is paralysed by a stroke and unable to speak. She escapes from the reality of a hospital ward full of sad, mad old women by playing to herself the video of life
Reggie Perrin( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reggie Perrin is a bored, frustrated middle manager who might be losing his mind. Set 1 includes the complete Series 1 and 2, each featuring sharp, satirical writing and outstanding supporting casts. Reimagining of the beloved British comedy series, The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin. Includes twelve episodes
The fall and rise of Gordon Coppinger by David Nobbs( Book )

8 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Meet Sir Gordon Coppinger: globally-successful financier and owner of Canary Wharf's The Coppinger Tower. A control freak, reluctant father, adulterer, and devotee of all things extravagant Gordon appears to flaunt his grandeur to the masses. Living a life surrounded by servants, flatterers, mistresses, and filled with fine wines, Gordon's exclusive world is one without want, but also, as he starts to discover, one without genuine fulfilment. So when revelations about his loss-making companies and hidden relationships emerge, the glamorous facade begins to crumble, and those around him start to fear the worst. But, much to Gordon's surprise, it is not fear he feels, it is relief. In a world that is built on the crazy principles of wealth and public persona, and which is driven by the desire to attain more, we meet the perfect anti-hero: Gordon Coppinger, a man going quietly sane
Cupid's dart by David Nobbs( Book )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A not-so-brief encounter ... Alan and Ange are on a train, heading for London. Alan is a philosophy lecturer, still a virgin at fifty-five; Ange a twenty-something, horoscope reading, darts groupie. They certainly don't expect their first casual meeting to lead to anything, but it does. Seizing the day, as they pull into Euston station, Alan asks Ange out to dinner and so begins the unlikeliest of liaisons. As they get to know each other, they are initiated into each other's worlds. From the claustrophobic confines of an Oxford College to the heady excitement of a big dart's match; from Liebfraumilch to Wittgenstein and everything in between. They even travel to Rome seeing many wonderful things as Alan learns to live for the moment and Ange to appreciate the finer things in life. But can they survive their differences in age and background? Are Alan's feelings the stuff of obsession and infatuation or is this true love? And what sort of philosopher is he if he cannot define and understand love? Told through the voice of Alan, this touching and hilarious story is much more than a tale about an unlikely couple. Ultimately, it is a story about the nature of love
The second life of Sally Mottram by David Nobbs( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Long-time Potherthwaite resident Sally Mottram cannot stand the decline of her town. The bookshop is about to close, abandoned buildings line the canal and Potherthwaite's residents seem stuck in a disheartened rut. Something has to be done, but what? And who will do it? When an unexpected tragedy shatters Sally's life, she bravely takes on the task herself. Supported by a group of locals, including thrice-married Marigold Boyce-Willoughby, who is forever looking for love, and married couple Jill and Arnold Buss, who might both be falling for their new neighbours, Sally embarks on her ambition to bring the town back to life. But can one woman rally a whole community to save itself?
A bit of a do : a story in six place settings by David Nobbs( Book )

18 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le livre se divise en six parties et nous fait suivre l'histoire de deux familles, ayant une fonction sociale différente, dans une ville du Yorkshire : les ouvriers Simcocks et les classes moyennes Rodenhursts, avec leurs amis respectifs, Rodney et Betty Sillitoe, et Neville Badger. La première partie commence avec le mariage de Jenny Rodenhurst et Paul Simcock (The white wedding)
Pratt à manger by David Nobbs( Book )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When pretty young TV researcher Nicky Proctor visits his cafe, Henry Pratt's life changes forvever. He becomes an instant star of on a TV food quiz, and his cookery books are best-sellers. But he finds himself sorely tempted by young Nicky - and he has also incurred the wrath of a fellow celebrity chef, Bradley Tompkins
The return of Reginald Perrin : a novel by David Nobbs( Book )

14 editions published between 1977 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reggie Perrin, alias Martin Welbourne as he's now known, has left his strange adventures behind him. Back in Poet's Estate, he's off to work for yet another unbelievably exciting day at Sunshine Desserts. But Reggie didn't get where he is today without trying to do something completely different, and, after a short, sharp spell on a pig farm, he sends his greatest shot right into the heart of the consumerist world. This hilarious sequel to The fall and rise of Reginald Perrin follows his absurd trials and tribulations as he finds himself swept to fame and fortune
Second from last in the sack race by David Nobbs( Book )

8 editions published between 1983 and 1992 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fall and rise of Reginald Perrin by David Nobbs( Book )

19 editions published between 1975 and 2014 in English and Japanese and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reginald Iolanthe Perrin is sick to death with selling exotic ices at Sunshine Desserts. He is fed up with the whole situation, so he begins a battle against consumerism. Driven to desperation by the rat race he leaves behind the unacceptable face of capitalism and sets off for new adventures
Fair do's by David Nobbs( Book )

7 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The classic follow-up to A Bit of A Do, about the comedy of Yorkshire life, told through seven more do's is now available in ebook format. Life is still a social minefield in this small Yorkshire town. From the opening of a vegetarian restaurant to the inauguration of the Outer Inner Relief Ring Road, join Ted and Liz as they struggle through another series of excruciatingly funny 'do's' in this sequel to A BIT OF A DO. Can Ted find happiness with a waitress, now that he and Liz are no longer an item' Can Liz bring comfort to the grieving Neville, her strangely immaculate second husband' Above all, how will Ted's ex-wife Rita manage as her family becomes more dysfunctional at every function' Can she possibly be as happy as she seems'
The fall and rise of Reginald Perrin( Visual )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reginald Perrin has a completely respectable career at Sunshine Desserts, a happy marriage and two less than satisfactory children. But the pressures of the rat race are beginning to push Reggie over the edge. The mere mention of his mother-in-law conjures the image of a hippopotamus, the word 'earwig' keeps creeping into his conversations, and his thoughts are repeatedly interrupted by outrageous fantasies involving his secretary and Reggie has to figure out what to do with his overstressed life
The legacy of Reginald Perrin by David Nobbs( Book )

9 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The better world of Reginald Perrin by David Nobbs( Book )

12 editions published between 1978 and 1998 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This hilarious episode in the remarkable exploits of Reginald Iolanthe Perrin follows our hero on his most ambitious venture yet. Setting up a commune strictly for the middle-class and middle-aged, Reggie's therapy centre nurtures his clients, encouraging them to find the love and goodness that lurks deep inside. He's gathered together the unlikeliest of staff to help him. How can the indomitable, unconventional RIP ever fail in his last bid to create a better world
It had to be you by David Nobbs( Book )

4 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in English and Czech and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Obstacles to young love by David Nobbs( Book )

5 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and Dutch and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1978: Two lovers perch precariously on the cusp of adulthood. Timothy's life ambition is to take on his father's taxidermy business; while Naomi dreams of a career on stage. Across the decades their lives continue to interweave, and occasionally cross -- bound by the pull of intoxicating first love. But will their destinies ultimately unite them?
A bit of a do( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows the working-class Simcocks and middle-class Rodenhursts through their excruciatingly awkward but uproariously funny interactions at a variety of family functions
Gentlemen's relish( Visual )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Naïve artist Kingdom Swann begins a new career in photography after a leading gallery rejects his paintings. His unscrupulous assistant, Cromwell Marsh encourages Swann to take pictures of nudes in classical settings and behind his back Marsh sells the most risqué sections of the photos to specialist men's magazines
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And it's goodnight from him-- : the autobiography of the Two Ronnies
Sex and other changesGoing gentlyCupid's dartA bit of a do : a story in six place settingsPratt à mangerThe return of Reginald Perrin : a novelSecond from last in the sack raceThe fall and rise of Reginald Perrin
Alternative Names
David Nobbs British author and scriptwriter

David Nobbs Brits schrijver (1935-2015)

Nobbs, David 1935-

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