The Very Best of the Daily Telegraph Books of Obituaries

The Very Best of the Daily Telegraph Books of Obituaries

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  • 製本 Paperback:紙装版/ペーパーバック版/ページ数 428 p.
  • 言語 ENG,ENG
  • 商品コード 9780330484701
  • DDC分類 B

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A richly unpredictable medley of twentieth-century lives, a study in miniature, reflecting the last century at its most picturesque, poignant and absurd. 'Like going on an all-night spree with alluring strangers one has just met in a smart bar: unpredictable, vivacious, happy, with glimpses of a world of sumptuous elegance and hints of romance, but above all lingeringly memorable.' TLS' '[Hugh Massingberd's] series of obituaries... have proved themselves to be marvellously durable bedside books , . His touch, both as an author and an editor, was invariably light . Although the foibles and eccentricities of the dead were often hilariously evoked (and the latest book, like its predecessors, makes you roar - shake - with laughter), it never nudges you in the ribs, never comes dancing up to you arrayed in cap and bells. It is in every sense a labour of love. An authentic Massingberd obituary never belittles its subject.' Literary Review