'No matter how eloquently a dog may bark, he cannot tell you that his parents were poor but honest.' Only words can do that. Language is power. Words are magic. Join wit and word-meister, former MP and star of Just A Minute, One Show, QI, Have I Got News For You, Room 101 and Countdown on an uproarious magic carpet ride around the world of words. Whether you're after global domination or getting some nookie on a Friday night, you need the right words to get there. 'Absolute joy' ***** (Scotsman). 'Master raconteur' ***** (Sunday Telegraph).
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Gyles Brandreth returns to the Edinburgh Fringe this year with his brand new show Word Power! Brandreth's previous two Edinburgh shows were five star sell-outs and Word Power! looks set to be just as engaging and boisterous as its predecessors. In addition, Gyles's brand new book Word Play will be released summer 2015.
'No matter how eloquently a dog may bark, he cannot tell you that his parents were poor but honest.' Only words can do that. Language is power. Words are magic. Join Gyles Brandreth, wit and word-meister, former MP and star of Just A Minute, The One Show, QI, Have I Got News For You, Room 101 and Countdown, on an uproarious magic carpet ride around the world of words.
As a true advocate for the importance of language, he wrote and performed a rap with The Sun Nation ahead of the election 2015. He saw the rap as both a bit of fun and extremely important.
Gyles Brandreth is one of Britain's busiest after-dinner speakers and award ceremony hosts. He has won awards himself, and been nominated for awards, as a public speaker, novelist, children's writer, broadcaster (Sony and Royal Television Society), political diarist (Channel Four), journalist (British Press Awards), theatre producer (Olivier), and businessman (British Tourist Authority Come to Britain Trophy). He has featured on This Is Your Life and Desert Island Discs and is a former chairman and now vice-president of the National Playing Fields Association.
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