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Wallace and Albert

Advantages: Witty, imaginative, some gems
Disadvantages: Inconsistency, some characters overworked

Like the two Jungle Book volumes, this is a book I found while clearing my Mum’s house due it being up for sale. People of an older generation may well have heard of some of the comical monologues performed by Stanley Holloway (but many were penned by o ...

2mennycds 28.10.2017 · Read full review
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Review of The Stanley Holloway Monologues - Stanley Holloway

Mute the Fanfare

Advantages: Great references and an interesting subject
Disadvantages: Easily distracted by a low flying helicopter

...Duration: 328 pages Publishing House: Century (2005) Stepping over the metaphoric egg shells is a hazardous business, at the best of times. Yet, we ‘British folk’ hardly convey to be fully fledged ‘Russian Ballet Nureyevs’; when it comes to eloquen ...

1st2thebar 28.06.2012 · Read full review
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Review of The Done Thing - Simon Fanshawe

A playground for the cynics among us

Advantages: Amusing, often quite true, book good for dipping into
Disadvantages: Maybe not a book you'd bother to own or even get except at budget price (which I did)

We are all cynics nowadays, and according to the blurb on the dust jacket, in the age where Spin is King, ’this super-cynical book, irreverent reference book finally tells it like it is, not like it isn’t and never will be.’ In a little less than 300 p ...

JOHNV 14.02.2012 · Read full review
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Review of This Septic Isle: A revised dictionary for modern Britain - Mike Barfield

Not one for God fearing Christians

Advantages: Great jokes by one of the greatest comedians of his time
Disadvantages: Can be heavy going and confusing if you don't know the Bible

This is a controversial book by a controversial man. I could blab on for ages about where he was born, etc, etc but you can read that in other ops anyway. I will just say that Spike Milligan was brought up as a Catholic in Catholic schools and so this boo ...

bigdgaff 19.07.2001 · Read full review
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Review of The Bible: The Old Testament - Spike Milligan