Chocolate and Cuckoo Clocks : The Essential Alan Coren Paperback
by Alan Coren
Edited by Giles Coren, Victoria Coren
The Queen at a loose end playing I-Spy, QPR fans arguing at the cheese counter, prank phone calls to Mao Tse-Tung, the Roman tax collector Glutinus Sinus dealing with the mud-caked Britons, Gatling guns, an Italian driving school, herons, hearing aids, hosepipe bans, talking parrots ...Welcome to the wonderful world of the late, great Alan Coren.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 448 pages, Illustrations (some col.), ports.
- Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 04/06/2009
- Category: Humour collections & anthologies
- ISBN: 9781847673213
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Review by emmakendon
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!