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The Elfish Gene

(2007)
Dungeons, Dragons and Growing Up Strange
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It is Coventry, 1976. For a brief, blazing summer, twelve-year-old Mark Barrowcliffe had the chance to be normal. He blew it. While other teenagers concentrated on being coolly rebellious, Mark - like twenty million other boys in the '70s and '80s - chose to spend his entire adolescence in fart-filled bedrooms pretending to be a wizard or a warrior, an evil priest or a dwarf. Armed only with pen, paper and some funny-shaped dice, this lost generation gave themselves up to the craze of fantasy role-playing games, stopped chatting up girls and started killing dragons. Extremely funny, not a little sad and really quite strange, "The Elfish Gene" is an attempt to understand the true inner nerd of the adolescent male. Last pick at football, spat at by bullies and laughed at by girls, they were the fantasy wargamers, and this is their story.

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Hardback Editions

November 2008 : USA Hardback
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Title: Elfish Gene: Dungeons, Dragons and Growing Up Strange
Author(s): Mark Barrowcliffe
ISBN: 1-56947-522-9 / 978-1-56947-522-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Soho Press
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January 2007 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Elfish Gene: Dungeons, Dragons And Growing Up Strange
Author(s): Mark Barrowcliffe
ISBN: 1-4050-9126-6 / 978-1-4050-9126-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan
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Paperback Editions

January 2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Elfish Gene: Dungeons, Dragons And Growing Up Strange
Author(s): Mark Barrowcliffe
ISBN: 1-4472-6091-0 / 978-1-4472-6091-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan
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November 2009 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Elfish Gene: Dungeons, Dragons and Growing Up Strange
Author(s): Mark Barrowcliffe
ISBN: 1-56947-601-2 / 978-1-56947-601-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Soho Press
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April 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Elfish Gene: Dungeons, Dragons and Growing Up Strange
Author(s): Mark Barrowcliffe
ISBN: 0-330-44551-0 / 978-0-330-44551-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Pan
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Audio Editions

May 2010 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Elfish Gene: Dungeons, Dragons and Growing Up Strange
Author(s): Mark Barrowcliffe
Publisher: AudioGO Ltd.
Availability: Amazon   


2009 : UK Audio CD
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Title: The Elfish Gene: Dungeons, Dragons And Growing Up Strange (Unabridged) Audio CD
Author(s): Mark Barrowcliffe, Read by Mark Barrowcliffe
ISBN: 1-4084-3181-5 / 978-1-4084-3181-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: BBC Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

November 2008 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Elfish Gene: Dungeons, Dragons and Growing Up Strange
Author(s): Mark Barrowcliffe
Publisher: Soho Press
Availability: Amazon CA