MR KEY'S SHORTER POTTED BRIEF, BRIEF LIVES


MR KEY'S SHORTER POTTED BRIEF, BRIEF LIVES

FRANK KEY    Book Number: 87346    Product format: Hardback

The surreal humourist on the Dabbler website has selected 500 or so people with something interestingly odd about them - kings and peasants, authors and actors, great statesmen and humble nobodies. Read about Iggy Pop's improbable tipple of choice, G. K. Chesterton's attempts to draw the soul of a cow, H. G. Wells' fear of string, Richard Nixon's favourite pastime of mashing potatoes, a 6th century man who was driven insane by flies, the goings on of owls in the entry for Fanny Cradock, the efforts of the sign language 'interpreter' at Nelson Mandela's memorial service, and the funny recipe for Bubble and Squeak by Christopher Smart. Some entries are wise, others cast new light on their famous subjects. Organised alphabetically with list of sources, none of these crazy facts are made up, proving the notion of British eccentricity. And read about Hannah Love, spokeswoman for Duck Density, an organisation that ranked British universities on the density of ducks in their lakes and ponds. 222pp, line art.
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ISBN 9781472115232
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