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Nigel Smith - Author

About the Author

Nigel Smith has been a journalist, busker, TV comedy producer and script writer, winning an award for his BBC 4 radio comedy, VENT, based on his own life-threatening brain illness. More importantly, he has been - and still is - an embarrassing Dad. Much like Natalia Buttface, his three children are continually mortified by his ill-advised trousers, comedic hats, low quality jokes, poorly chosen motor vehicles, unique sense of direction and unfortunate ukulele playing. Unlike his hero Ivor Bumole, he doesn't write Christmas cracker jokes for a living. Yet.

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The Industrial Revolution

The Industrial Revolution

Author: Nigel Smith Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/12/2019

This title examines the impact the great industrial transformation of 18th-century Britain had on both the domestic and international scenes. After considering the nature and significance of revolutions in industry, power and transport, it goes on to consider the formation of an industrial working class, the reform and self-help movements that arose from it, and the struggle between reformism, the vested interests of capital and the laissez-faire of government. It asks what the Industrial Revolution really was, and questions who benefited from it.

Nathalia Buttface and the Embarrassing Camp Catastrophe

Nathalia Buttface and the Embarrassing Camp Catastrophe

Author: Nigel Smith Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/06/2018

The laugh-out-loud funny girl-series returns. This time Nat's off on a geography field trip. It should be a chance to get away, but Embarrassing Dad's not far behind. Unfortunately! From TV and radio comedy writing talent Nigel Smith. Nat's class is going on a week-long field trip to hunt for fossils. Cue: mouldy log cabins, potholing, map reading and more totally boring `geography stuff' - all the things that Nat hates... and Dad loves! Of COURSE he volunteers to come along on the trip as a parent helper. Normally Nat would strictly forbid Dad's attendance BUT he's finally applied for a `proper' job - teaching survival skills to juvenile delinquents - which will keep him busy and stop him interfering in her life! If all goes well on this trip, he'll definitely get the job. Nat just needs to keep Dad away from the canoes... and anything involving a zip wire, oh and perhaps they shouldn't venture up the rather treacherous-looking mountain Bleak Peak during the strongest storm of all time...

Nathalia Buttface and the Most Embarrassing Five Minutes of Fame Ever

Nathalia Buttface and the Most Embarrassing Five Minutes of Fame Ever

Author: Nigel Smith Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/04/2018

The most embarrassing dad in the world is back in this hilarious series for girls from TV and radio-comedy writing talent, Nigel Smith. When Dad posts an embarrassing video of Nat online as a joke, she's furious. Things are set to get much worse, however, when the video goes viral and she finds herself centre of the nation's attention for all the wrong reasons - even the prime minister is imitating her! But when a local care home for abandoned pets is threatened with closure, Dad convinces Nat to use her new-found celebrity to raise money for it - with him acting as her agent, of course! Cue: a disastrous appearance hair-modelling job, a not-so-glamorous campaign for a local optician and a call to turn on the town's rubbish autumn illuminations (the one with the miserable face off The X-Factor cancelled at the last minute). And as if Nat didn't have enough to deal with, school isn't exactly easy when you're a minor celebrity...

Nathalia Buttface and the Most Epically Embarrassing Trip Ever

Nathalia Buttface and the Most Epically Embarrassing Trip Ever

Author: Nigel Smith Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/02/2017

Laugh-out-loud funny for girls in this hilarious new series from TV and radio comedy writing talent Nigel Smith. The Most Embarrassing Dad in the world is back and embarrassing Nat even more than ever! This time they're on holiday in France but everything is far from `bonne'!

Nathalia Buttface and the Embarrassing Camp Catastrophe

Nathalia Buttface and the Embarrassing Camp Catastrophe

Author: Nigel Smith Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/07/2016

The laugh-out-loud funny girl-series returns. This time Nat's off on a geography field trip. It should be a chance to get away, but Embarrassing Dad's not far behind. Unfortunately! From TV and radio comedy writing talent Nigel Smith. Nat's class is going on a week-long field trip to hunt for fossils. Cue: mouldy log cabins, potholing, map reading and more totally boring `geography stuff' - all the things that Nat hates... and Dad loves! Of COURSE he volunteers to come along on the trip as a parent helper. Normally Nat would strictly forbid Dad's attendance BUT he's finally applied for a `proper' job - teaching survival skills to juvenile delinquents - which will keep him busy and stop him interfering in her life! If all goes well on this trip, he'll definitely get the job. Nat just needs to keep Dad away from the canoes... and anything involving a zip wire, oh and perhaps they shouldn't venture up the rather treacherous-looking mountain Bleak Peak during the strongest storm of all time...

Nathalia Buttface and the Totally Embarrassing Bridesmaid Disaster

Nathalia Buttface and the Totally Embarrassing Bridesmaid Disaster

Author: Nigel Smith Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/02/2016

The laugh-out-loud funny girl-series returns - and Nat is more embarrassed than ever! From TV and radio comedy writing talent Nigel Smith. For some girls the chance to be a bridesmaid is a dream come true. But for Nathalia it's a total nightmare. From the hideous fairy princess bridesmaid dresses, to the disastrous bridal shower, everything about the wedding of her cousin Tiffannee leaves Nat feeling COMPLETELY ridiculous! So when Nat's best friend Darious Bagley comes up with a plan to get her out of it, Nat jumps at the chance, even if it means being a bridesmaid at another wedding... on the same day! As if that wasn't enough, guess who's the head wedding planner? That's right... Nat's dad, THE MOST EMBARRASSING DAD IN THE WORLD! Hold on to your fairy wings! There's only one way this is heading...

Nathalia Buttface and the Most Embarrassing Five Minutes of Fame Ever

Nathalia Buttface and the Most Embarrassing Five Minutes of Fame Ever

Author: Nigel Smith Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/06/2015

The most embarrassing dad in the world is back in this hilarious series for girls from TV and radio-comedy writing talent, Nigel Smith. When Dad posts an embarrassing video of Nat online as a joke, she's furious. Things are set to get much worse, however, when the video goes viral and she finds herself centre of the nation's attention for all the wrong reasons - even the prime minister is imitating her! But when a local care home for abandoned pets is threatened with closure, Dad convinces Nat to use her new-found celebrity to raise money for it - with him acting as her agent, of course! Cue: a disastrous appearance hair-modelling job, a not-so-glamorous campaign for a local optician and a call to turn on the town's rubbish autumn illuminations (the one with the miserable face off The X-Factor cancelled at the last minute). And as if Nat didn't have enough to deal with, school isn't exactly easy when you're a minor celebrity...

Nathalia Buttface and the Most Epically Embarrassing Trip Ever

Nathalia Buttface and the Most Epically Embarrassing Trip Ever

Author: Nigel Smith Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/02/2015

Laugh-out-loud funny for girls in this hilarious new series from TV and radio comedy writing talent Nigel Smith. The Most Embarrassing Dad in the world is back and embarrassing Nat even more than ever! This time they're on holiday in France but everything is far from `bonne'!

Nathalia Buttface and the Most Embarrassing Dad in the World

Nathalia Buttface and the Most Embarrassing Dad in the World

Author: Nigel Smith Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/05/2014

At last something laugh-out-loud funny for girls in this hilarious new series from TV and radio comedy writing talent Nigel Smith. The Most Embarrassing Dad in the World was embarrassing Nathalia even before she was born. He went and married Mum, didn't he? Mum's last name was De Montfort. Thanks to Dad she wasn't Nathalia De Montfort. She was Nathalia Bumole. It's pronounced Bew-mow-lay, Dad would tell her patiently, time and again. If anyone says differently, the joke's on them. But as Nathalia knows only too well, the joke will not be on them. It will be on her. Massively. If Nathalia can just keep The Most Embarrassing Dad In The World away from her new school, then maybe he won't ruin everything this time. Maybe.

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