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Chocolate and Cuckoo Clocks: The Essential…

Chocolate and Cuckoo Clocks: The Essential Alan Coren

by Alan Coren

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This was a wonderful read, just after I'd finished Alan Plater's "Doggin' Around". Coren's wit and succinct choice of words had me laughing with delight. It's hard to pull out special favourites, though I have marked them in the book, but I'd recommend Idi Amin's car salesman, Richard III's armour and the search for the all-night chemis. This last one I see as a brilliant allegory for what happens if you concentrate on crap at the expense of what really matters - something companies and governments are extraordinarily good at doing.

My recommendation once you've read it through once - make it a bathroom book! ( )
  emmakendon | Jun 12, 2011 |
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Edited by his children, Giles and Victoria, 'Chocolate and Cuckoo Clocks' is an anthology of writing from the former editor of 'Punch' and Radio 4 national treasure Alan Coren, who died in October 2007.

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