Fred: The Definitive Biography of Fred Dibnah

Fred: The Definitive Biography of Fred Dibnah

by David Hall (Author)


"Fred Dibnah's World" celebrates the life and work of Britain's best known steeplejack and national treasure, Fred Dibnhah. Before his death in 2004, Fred presented many popular series, including "Magnificent Monuments", "The Age of Steam" and "Made in Britain", all of which attracted viewers in their millions. "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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Format: Paperback
Pages: 320
Edition: New edition
Publisher: Corgi Books
Published: 01 Mar 2007

ISBN 10: 0552154881
ISBN 13: 9780552154888
Book Overview: The official biography of a national treasure - now in paperback.

Author Bio
David Hall was Fred Dibnah's TV producer for many years, as well as a friend of the family. He made all of Fred's most recent television series and is also the producer of Fred Dibnah's World of Steam, Steel and Stone.