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Reasons to be cheerful

James Andrew Hall

Reasons to be cheerful

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Published by Thames Methuen in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementJames Andrew Hall ; with production notes by Jonathan Dudley.
SeriesA Theatre box play
The Physical Object
Pagination35p. ;
Number of Pages35
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18404710M
ISBN 100423002708

  This blog is named after Ian Dury's song 'Reasons to be Cheerful.' Each week I will write about something that has lifted my spirits, stirred my soul and kissed my heart. It might be a person, a song, a book, a film, an incident. Anything. Think of this blog as being a conduit for the good, the great, the bold, the brilliant. It’s called Reasons to Be Cheerful, which comes from a song that came out during the punk era. The song was by Ian Dury and the Blockheads. BYRNE: It was during the Thatcher era, where everybody was complaining and griping. And then he comes out with a song, “Reasons to be Cheerful,” which was not— it’s not exactly what I’m doing.   "Reasons To Be Cheerful is just the read you need right now, seamlessly weaving together the big themes of life with charm and warmth."—Stylist "Nina Stibbe is an author of such effortless wit that she could turn a shopping list into a bestseller."—Isabelle Broom, Women and .


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learn to cope with it.