Douglas Adams created all the various and contradictory manifestations of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: radio, novels, TV, computer game, stage adaptations, comic book and bath towel. He lectured and broadcast around the world and was a patron of the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund and Save the Rhino International. Douglas Adams was born in Cambridge, UK and lived with his wife and daughter in Islington, London, before moving to Santa Barbara, California, where he died suddenly in 2001.
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As you toast the memory of the late, great Douglas Adams - with a Pan Galactic Gargleblaster, a jynnan tonnyx, or perhaps a liquid that's almost, but not quite, entirely unlike tea - don't forget to pre-order the UK's first paperback omnibus of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the G...
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