The Timewaster Letters, Paperback
4 out of 5 (6 ratings)


For several years, Robin Cooper has been plaguing department stores, hotels, associations, fan clubs and a certain children's book publisher with his letters.

From Prince Charles to the Peanut Council, Harrods to the British Halibut Association - no one is safe.

So who is Robin Cooper? Architect, thimble designer, trampoline tester and wasp expert, Robin Cooper is all of these things - it just depends on the person he's writing to...


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 192 pages, Illustrations
  • Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books Ltd
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  • Category: Humour collections & anthologies
  • ISBN: 9781843171690



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I think this must be the funniest book I've ever read. I remembered hearing the author talk about it on the radio and was pleased to see it in a charity shop yesterday. I've now finished it was was laughing out loud most of the way through. Highly recommended!

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This book is hilarious. Buy it, read it, burst your spleen laughing.Don't worry. It'll GROW BACK.

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Robin Cooper prevents boredom by writing letters to various organisations. Some are quite funny.

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Ridiculous, and ridiculously funny.

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IN SHORT: Bizarre, pointless & hilarious letters to strangers.


WHO FOR?: Anyone with a sense of humour.


THOUGHTS: I laughed out loud a number of times to this one. Genuinely hilarious. Whoever wrote the synopsis on this website needs to check their pulse because I'm worried about them. It is very very silly but will distract you nicely if you need some cheering up.


: They get a little samey as it goes on, but that's not a major problem since the format is great.


: How polite these letters are!  This could have been an abusive book, but the tone is so upbeat throughout.  Much of the comedy comes from just how keen he is to get in contact with those wonderful folks at the National Federation Of Fish Fryers.

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