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A is for Aileron

Steve Hyde
Type: Print Book
Genre: Humor
Language: English
Price: ₹250 + shipping
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Written in the style of a classic children's rhyming alphabet book by a former Countdown Octochamp, A is for Aileron is an amusing, illustrated walk through some of the words that you will never use anywhere other than the popular Channel 4 gameshow. As well as learning words from AILERON to ZONULE, you'll also pick up some invaluable Countdown tips and learn why TOENAILS is the most powerful word in the English language.

About the Author

Steve wrote his first children's book when his daughter, 4 years old at the time, requested a story about a witch who didn't like cats. On holiday in the middle of nowhere, unable to simply buy a book that met the criteria, he wrote his own.

6 years later, Steve found himself reading "Frida the Witch" aloud on national television, in the most unlikely of forums - the series semi-finals of Channel 4's long-running game show Countdown. The encouraging words he received from Rachel Riley, Anne Robinson and hundreds of supportive viewers led to him making his first forays into self-publishing. His first ebook, "A is for Aileron", a collection of rhymes inspired by the show, was published on 14th June 2022, the same date that the episode aired. His first illustrated children's book, "Merry Hiss-Mas", was published 5 months later.

Steve will return to the Countdown studio in January 2023 as part of the 16th "Championship of Champions". He intends to turn a combination of writing and game show stardom into a viable career.

Outside of writing, his interests include music, video games and football - he is a long-suffering Notts County supporter. He can be found on YouTube at and on Twitter as @stevenjameshyde

Book Details

Publisher: Chatur Limited
Number of Pages: 36
Dimensions: 5"x8"
Interior Pages: B&W
Binding: Paperback (Saddle Stitched)
Availability: In Stock (Print on Demand)

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