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09 Books (The Young Ones)




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This article is from the The Young Ones FAQ, by Andrew Wong BritCom@audiophile.com with numerous contributions by others.

09 Books (The Young Ones)

BACHELOR BOYS - THE YOUNG ONES BOOK
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First published in 1984, it was last re-printed in the UK in 1989, with an
Australian re-print in September 1993. Edited by Terence Blacker, the ISBN
number is 0 7221 5765 7. It's currently out of print, but you may be able
to track it down via out-of-print specialists Skoob, in London on +44 171
404 3063.

It was published by Sphere Books, 27 Wrights Lane, London W8 5TZ, UK but
they may well have moved on from there.

It's a book written by the "gang" and contains tips on how to cheat in
exams, how to spot a French exchange student, the joys on hitch- hiking,
an interview with David Bowie, and nude shots of the boys!!

It also gives the full names of the gang :

* Neil Pye
* Vyvyan Basterd
* Mike TheCoolPerson

NEIL'S BOOK OF THE DEAD
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Kristen Mirenda says :

"A sort of parody of the Tibetan Book of the Dead. The book was
basically Neil's philosophy of life and a guide to living a
Neil-like hippyish alternative-lifestyle. It featured such things
as a guide to determining your health through urine color; Neil's
reminiscences of his first drug experience; some quasi-pagan
rituals; and how to write a job application that will guarantee
you don't get hired. Brief mention is made of his roomate Rick
but other than that I don't remember any YO references."

The US ISBN no. is 0-517-55964-1. Again, this is out of print, and even I
don't have a copy!

 

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