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The Wit and Wisdom of Tyrion Lannister - George R. R. Martin

The Wit and Wisdom of Tyrion Lannister

By: George R. R. Martin, Jonty Clark (Illustrator)

Hardcover

Published: 23rd October 2013
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‘I only need half my wits to be a match for you ’Short and to the point. That’s Tyrion. Here are the finest, funniest, rudest and wisest sayings of the miniature Machiavelli; the dwarf with a brain the size of a planet and a heart of (tarnished) gold …‘Sleep is good. Books are better’Drawn from George R.R. Martin’s bestselling A Song of Ice and Fire books, the basis for the HBO original series Game of Thrones. Illustrations are by artist and caricaturist Jonty Clark.

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I drink and I know things

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The perfect book for any Game of Thrones fan and especially for anyone who admires the character Tyrion Lannister.

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Delightful little book of wit

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l gave this book as a gift to my son who is an avid reader and a fan of Game of Thrones, he was very pleased...

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Wit not Whip

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A must have for all Game of Thrones addicts.The size of the book ? reflects the stature of the character it portrays ? A great gift idea to help fill that Christmas stocking.So much more could have been included but that in itself would be yet another huge volume to add to the series !

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handy little book

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tyrion fans will love this

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Little pocket book that will have game of thrones fans having a laugh

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FUN LITTLE BOOK

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Suitable as a fun little gift, for a G.O.T fan.

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`Mr. Martin is a literary dervish, bursting with the wild vision of the very best tale tellers. And Tyrion is his grandest creation' New York Times 'I love Tyrion Lannister. He's a baller and a drinker but he's also dry, cynical, jaded. An atheist and an aesthete. I'm telling you about him because I think you will love him too, and I want to not be the only person in my social circle who has a poster of him on the wall in their kitchen' Caitlin Moran Praise for A Song of Ice and Fire: `The sheer mind-boggling scope of this epic has sent other fantasy writers away shaking their heads ...Its ambition: to construct the Twelve Caesars of fantasy fiction, with characters so venomous they could eat the Borgias'Guardian

George R. R. Martin

George R.R. Martin was born September 20, 1948 in Bayonne, New Jersey. His father was Raymond Collins Martin, a longshoreman, and his mother was Margaret Brady Martin. He has two sisters, Darleen Martin Lapinski and Janet Martin Patten.

Martin attended Mary Jane Donohoe School and Marist High School. He began writing very young, selling monster stories to other neighborhood children for pennies, dramatic readings included. Later he became a comic book fan and collector in high school, and began to write fiction for comic fanzines (amateur fan magazines). Martin's first professional sale was made in 1970 at age 21: "The Hero," sold to Galaxy, published in February, 1971 issue. Other sales followed.

In 1970 Martin received a B.S. in Journalism from Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, graduating summa cum laude. He went on to complete a M.S. in Journalism in 1971, also from Northwestern.

As a conscientious objector, Martin did alternative service 1972-1974 with VISTA, attached to Cook County Legal Assistance Foundation. He also directed chess tournaments for the Continental Chess Association from 1973-1976, and was a Journalism instructor at Clarke College, Dubuque, Iowa, from 1976-1978. He wrote part-time throughout the 1970s while working as a VISTA Volunteer, chess director, and teacher.

In 1975 he married Gale Burnick. They divorced in 1979, with no children. Martin became a full-time writer in 1979. He was writer-in-residence at Clarke College from 1978-79.

Moving on to Hollywood, Martin signed on as a story editor for Twilight Zone at CBS Television in 1986. In 1987 Martin became an Executive Story Consultant for Beauty and the Beast at CBS. In 1988 he became a Producer for Beauty and the Beast, then in 1989 moved up to Co-Supervising Producer. He was Executive Producer for Doorways, a pilot which he wrote for Columbia Pictures Television, which was filmed during 1992-93.

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ISBN: 9780007532322
ISBN-10: 0007532326
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 160
Published: 23rd October 2013
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 15.8 x 11.6  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.25