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The Gritterman

by Orlando Weeks

  • 197 Want to read
  • 29 Currently reading

Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Fiction,
  • Motivation (Psychology),
  • Winter,
  • Night work

  • About the Edition

    As the rest of the world sleeps, the Gritterman goes out to work. Through the wind and the snow. Through the blue-black hours when time slips away, he grits the paths and the pavements and the roads. For him, a life without gritting is no life at all... A song for the unsung hero, this is a story about stoicism, dignity and a man leaving behind the work that he loves.

    Edition Notes

    Listen to or download The Gritterman"s companion album featuring 10 new tracks by Orlando Weeks. Available now on all digital and streaming platforms.

    StatementOrlando Weeks
    The Physical Object
    Pagination65 pages :
    Number of Pages65
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL26802817M
    ISBN 10014198662X
    ISBN 109780141986623
    OCLC/WorldCa1089719146

    Orlando Weeks studied illustration at Brighton University before spending a decade in the band, The Maccabees. In , when the group decided to disband he . Weeks, Orlando The Gritterman Particular Books, , pp80, [pounds sterling] 1 9 The narration in this beautiful, melancholy book takes the form of a poignant interior monologue spoken by a lonely, elderly widower who is coming to the end of his working life.

    Former member of The Maccabees, Orlando Weeks, has created an illustrated children’s book about a gritterman for Penguin Press. Read more Particular Books to publish crowd-funded feminist storybook. The book can be paired with a twelve track album, also by Orlando Weeks, which is an acoustic journey into the world of the Gritterman, and includes the text as a spoken word performance over the music.

    Now, with the confetti fully swept away following the band’s final shows, Orlando’s turned his hand to a largely different type of creative output – his first, fully illustrated book .   The Gritterman. Published on: 30 November Author: Robbie Hunt The Gritterman, from Particular Books, has got all of us at BookTrust in the mood for this chilly time of out Orlando Weeks' amazing wintery illustrations below.


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The Gritterman is unutterably beautiful (Jo Whiley) In its wistful, feathery melancholia, the book recalls Raymond Briggs at his darkest, but manages to be uplifting all the same (Financial Times) A touching Raymond Briggs-like story (Donna Ferguson Guardian)/5(39).

The Gritterman is an incredibly beautiful and poignant debut graphic novel. The presentation of the hardback is gorgeous and I felt as I was reading it that the artwork throughout really matches and complements the sensitive and poignant words so well/5.

The Gritterman is the first book written and illustrated by Orlando Weeks. The book will be published by Particular Books, an imprint of Penguin Books and will be available in all good book shops. The album is a companion to the book and stars Paul Whitehouse as The Gritterman. After 14 years playing indie rock, the Maccabees frontman has taken on something more sedate: an illustrated children’s book and new album, The Gritterman, which draws on.

The Gritterman - Kindle edition by Weeks, Orlando. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note /5(31). The Gritterman is the debut book from Orlando Weeks, published by Penguin. Fully written, illustrated and accompanied by an album of new music written & performed by Weeks, with narration by Paul.

The Gritterman is unutterably beautiful -- Jo Whiley In its wistful, feathery melancholia, the book recalls Raymond Briggs at his darkest, but manages to be uplifting all the same * Financial Times * A touching Raymond Briggs-like story -- Donna Ferguson * Guardian *5/5(1).

As the author and illustrator of The Gritterman, a new children’s tale set on Christmas Eve, the year-old has demonstrated a similar knack for 4/5. The album is a companion to the book and stars Whitehouse as The Gritterman. His narration of the text is accompanied by music and songs written by Author: Heloise Wood.

Orlando Weeks studied illustration at Brighton University before spending a decade in the band, The Maccabees. Inwhen the group decided to disband he set about writing The Gritterman, his first book.

More about Orlando Weeks. As for casting, Weeks says the Fast Show star is integral to the project, partly because his work is appreciated across the generations; The Gritterman is a 4/5.

The book is far, far better than that. One advantage though is that you can listen to or download a companion album featuring ten new tracks by Orlando Weeks.

I'm not going to read The Gritterman again for a while: I've read it three times and each time, I've cried. Above him, narrating/performing from the ornate pulpit was the Gritterman himself, Paul Whitehouse. There was a communal sincerity from everyone involved, all focused on the collective pursuit of delivering what was a stunning night of art.

The book and album are written with heart-warming humanity and endearing observations. New chapter: Weeks’s illustrations for his children’s book The Gritterman The result of his lonely efforts is a witty, affectionate book that sets the dignity of toiling away at night against.

Orlando Weeks ‘The Gritterman’ – it took a while to get here. May 3, I wait too long and then I am full and don’t want it anymore or the story about a gritterman on his last day of work in the midst of Winter feels awfully out of place on a warm day in Spring.

But here I am and here is the book full of snow and here is also, a. Read "The Gritterman" by Orlando Weeks available from Rakuten Kobo.

'Sometimes it feels like I might be the only person awake in the whole country. People might find that a lonely : Penguin Books Ltd. The Gritterman, both written and illustrated by Orlando Weeks, is a picture book quite unlike any other.

The central hero of the book, is none other than the gritterman himself. A man who has dedicated his life to a job his does with pride, so much pride. But. Seasonal Hero is the first piece of music to be shared from Orlando Weeks’ ‘The Gritterman’ project.

‘The Gritterman’ will be published as a hard back book by Particular / Penguin and. Former Maccabees frontman Orlando Weeks has announced The Gritterman, his debut book, and a new companion album. The page book follows The Gritterman, a man who keeps roads and pavements ice-free in the winter until he is let go.

The Gritterman Signed Print. £ Pack of 5 Gritterman Cards. £ The Gritterman - Digital Album. £ The Gritterman - Hardback Book. £ The Gritterman - Paperback Edition.

Review: The Gritterman at Manchester Albert Hall. an illustrated Christmas book. The Gritterman tells the tale of an unsung hero, an ageing, dignified widower who grits the streets while the 5/5.The Gritterman is one of The Maccabees frontman’s latest endeavours - a beautifully illustrated book accompanied by an equally stunning soundtrack all drawn, written and composed by Orlando.Orlando Weeks and Paul Whitehouse will be in-store at Rough Trade East for a special Q&A discussing Orlando's new book 'The Gritterman', released 7th September by Particular Books.

pm Doors // pm On-stage Q&A + Audience Questions // pm Signing // pm close.