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The Many Works Of
Douglas Adams

"I love deadlines. I love the little wooshing noise they make as they go by"


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Rise to fame - a very short biography

Douglas Adams was born in Cambridge on March 11th, 1952, his mother a nurse, his father a postgraduate theology student. Even Douglas himself has been known to make the obvious joke about Cambridge, 1952, and his initials being DNA. A solitary child, he attended Brentwood School in Essex, where he studied untill 1970, when he went to Cambridge, to join Footlights. But he was never happy with them, or were they with him. He started a small theater group named Adams-Smith-Adams(Will Adams, Martin Smith, and Douglas Adams). After graduating from Cambridge, he worked on little projects and productions, none of which were incredibly sucessfull. Then, while trying to make his pet project of a humourous science fiction story, he came to work on a project that was to be called The Ends of the Earth, which would have consisted of 6 shows, each ending with the Earth being destroyed for a different reason. But when he worked on the storyline, he realised he needed someone from another planet to tell the character what was going on. Then he remembered a title he had thought up while lying drunk in a feild in 1971 in Innsbruck - The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. The more he thought about this the more it sounded like a promising idea...

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