The Indexer: The International Journal of Indexing

Back of the book, back of the net: the comedy book indexes of Partridge and Toast

The Indexer: The International Journal of Indexing (2017), 35, (1), 18–24.

Abstract

Paula Clarke Bain takes a look at the comedy book indexes of the spoof memoirs of established British TV comedy characters Alan Partridge and Steven Toast. The indexes are pretty laughable – but mostly for the right reasons.

‘Partridge, Alan’ (Gibbons, N., Gibbons, R. and Coogan, S.) (2016) Alan Partridge: nomad. London: Trapeze/Orion. Google Scholar

‘Partridge, Alan’ (Gibbons, R., Gibbons, N., Iannucci, A. and Coogan, S.) (2011) I, Partridge: we need to talk about Alan. London: HarperCollins. Google Scholar

‘Toast, Steven’ (Berry, M. and Mathews, A.) (2015) Toast on Toast: cautionary tales and candid advice. Edinburgh: Canongate. Google Scholar

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Bain, Paula Clarke