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"For the entertainment of idiots"

Advantages: Excellent translation of one one the world's greatest works of literature.
Disadvantages: Only part of a much larger epic tale.

...This quote was originally written by a monk transcribing various Irish stories for the book of Leinster in the 12th century. This book contains one version of The Tain. In Irish he offered a blessing to any who memorised the story but in Latin he added th ...

Marge3781 05.08.2013 ˇ Read full review
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Historical Humour

Advantages: A collective publication of perhaps the best British comedy scripts ever written
Disadvantages: If you disliked the TV series this book will do nothing for you

...BlackAdder, The Whole Damn Dynasty 1485-1917 is a superb addition to any book collection. One of the funniest books I have had the pleasure of reading, the humour starts on the dust cover with a quote from the great Edmund Blackadder himself "The greatest ...

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Review of Blackadder - Richard Curtis, Ben Elton, Rowan Atkinson, John Lloyd

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Not your typical dynasty...

Advantages: A great companion to the series
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The Blackadder series, begun in the 1980s, was a comedic masterpiece set forth by Rowan Atkinson and his comrades. From start to finish, the first series was a masterstroke of wit, irony and comedic styling that fits both the contemporary and medieval sit ...

frkurt 27.01.2005 ˇ Read full review
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Review of Blackadder - Richard Curtis, Ben Elton, Rowan Atkinson, John Lloyd

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Cunning!

Advantages: Brilliant scripts, nice illustrations, extra material and cast photos.
Disadvantages: None

Lord Percy: My Lord, they say that the Infanta's eyes are bluer than the famous Bluestone of Galviston. Blackadder: And have you ever seen this Bluestone of Galviston Lord Percy? Lord Percy: No, My Lord. Blackadder: And have you ever seen the Infanta's ...

Burning_Darkness 25.05.2011 ˇ Read full review
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Review of Blackadder - Richard Curtis, Ben Elton, Rowan Atkinson, John Lloyd

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Sorted

Advantages: Hilarious, complete collection
Disadvantages: Better on TV? Vieiwing may be needed for full effect!

...I was given this book as a Christmas present, and probably would not have bought it of my own accord. Before you read it, you'd think the format of a book would not work for such a series as the immensely successful Blackadder This is not the case, howeve ...

jamiep 23.07.2000 ˇ Read full review

Review of Blackadder - Richard Curtis, Ben Elton, Rowan Atkinson, John Lloyd

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