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SPECTATOR BOOK OF WIT, HUMOUR AND MISCHIEF

MARCUS BERKMANN    Book Number: 82214    Product format: Hardback

Berkmann calls this collection a 'lucky dip' of The Spectator's wit, humour and mischief from 1990 to 2013, but this is more, a gold mine of gleaming witticisms from the likes of Jeremy Paxman, Ozzy Osbourne, Joan Collins and many, many others. Such wit, humour and mischief comes in various forms: the overt antagonism such as Dominic Lawson's claim 'Mr Alan Clark...is drawn to controversy as a housefly is to rotting fruit', or the light touch of self-deprecation such as Melissa Kite's admission that she and her friends presumed someone in their group understood why they were travelling in a certain direction which she meets with the brief phrase 'Sadly, no one did'. Yet, this is not just a wonderful chronicle of amusing writing, but a demonstration of these writers' talent as they shape their columns, diary entries or letters into joyous journalistic artistry that celebrates the act of writing itself. Whether a writer or just an avid reader, this is a fantastic compilation of golden writing from talented journalists. 465pp. 16cm x 24cm
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