The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

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Science fiction · Great for: Sci-fi and comedy lovers of all ages

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An international phenomenon and pop-culture classic, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy has been a radio show, TV series, novel, stage play, comic book and film.

Following the galactic (mis)adventures of Arthur Dent, Hitchhiker’s in its various incarnations has captured the imaginations of curious minds around the world . . . It’s an ordinary Thursday lunchtime for Arthur Dent until his house gets demolished.

The Earth follows shortly afterwards to make way for a new hyperspace express route, and his best friend has just announced that he’s an alien.

At this moment, they’re hurtling through space with nothing but their towels and an innocuous-looking book inscribed, in large friendly letters, with the words: DON’T PANIC. The weekend has only just begun . . .

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What we think of this book & ideas for gifting

A hilarious adventure from Earth through space, this comedy classic has been loved by teenagers and adults for over four decades. In 2020, it is celebrating it's 42nd anniversary. But why 42? You'll have to read it to find out why!