Title: Gogglebook -The Wit and Wisdom of Gogglebox

Author: Andrew Collins

Pages: 248 Pages

Publisher: Macmillan

The Blurb

Channel 4’s Gogglebox is one of the most loved shows on TV. Every week, more than 7 million of us tune in to watch the nation’s favourite telly fanatics as they laugh and cry along with the TV. In doing so, we’ve fallen in love with being part of the Gogglebox family.

Now in this official companion, Gogglebook, for the first time, we sit you on Britain’s most famous sofas to find out what it’s like to watch TV with all your favourite households. Have a cup of tea with Leon and June, drink from a pot noodle container with Sandra and Sandy, stroke the cats, pat the dogs and laugh along with Steph and Dom, the Moffatts, Jenny and Lee and all the fantastic Gogglebox gang.

Remember all the year’s big TV moments from all of your favourite shows, and for the first time get the Goggleboxers take on classic TV from the past – ever wanted to hear what Sandra and Sandy think about the moon landings, or Leon and June thought of Princess Diana’s wedding dress?

It’s full of your favourite jokes, fascinating TV trivia and you’ll even get the chance to play along at home with Gogglebox TV bingo (#goggleboxbingo)

This definitive collection of the wit and wisdom of Gogglebox, covers Alan Carr to Z-Cars and everything in-between. Often funny, sometimes moving, but always surprising, this is the perfect way to enjoy TV the Gogglebox way.


The Review

Another book in the series celebrating the amazing characters of the Goggelbox world.

This book is a real tonic when you are reminded of all of the funny things that you miss when you watch the show because you are too busy belly laughing.

If you are a fan of the show then you will be a fan of the book.

Gogglebook by Andrew Collins is available now.

The Blurb

All her life Elise Dembowski has been an outsider.

Starting a new school, she dreams of fitting in at last – but when her best attempts at popularity fail, she almost gives up. Then she stumbles upon a secret warehouse party. There, at night, Elise can be a different person, making real friends, falling in love for the first time and finding her true passion – Djing.

But when her real and secret lives collide, she has to make a decision once and for all: just who is the real Elise?

The Review

If someone had to choose the perfect book for me to read This Song Will Save Your Life would be it. It is a book (I love reading) about the power of music (my favourite thing in the world). With these two forces combined it would have to be some pretty crappy writing to make me dislike this book.

Fortunately, This Song Will Save Your Life is well written, has likeable character and a great story. Crisis averted.

For me, the overriding message that I took from This Song Will Save Your Life is that music does have a unique power to help you heal. This is something that I already knew and felt but to have other likeminded people write it down and understand that too is a wonderful thing. Whenever the world is upsetting me I turn to music. Why? Because music has never let me down.

This seems to be the same thing that happens to Elise. She discovers a talent hidden under her love for music and, in a sense, it saves her. Not only does it give her something to feel proud of, something that she can call her own but it also allows her the opportunity to surround herself with a circle of likeminded friends.

This Song Will Save Your Life deals with a pretty dark subject matter and whilst it may seem glib to throw about the phrase that life does get better and things will all work out in the end that is sort of what you take from the novel. Things do get better.

This Song Will Save Your Life is a good book that tackles an uncomfortable subject but does so in a way that you feel hopeful without feeling patronised. Well done Leila Sales.

This Song Will Save Your Life by Leila Sales is available now.

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This Song Will Save Your Life