Chocolate and Cuckoo Clocks: The Essential Alan Coren

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Canongate, 2008 - English wit and humor - 434 pages
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Edited by his children, Giles and Victoria, Chocolate and Cuckoo Clocksis an anthology of writing from the former editor of Punchand Radio 4 national treasure Alan Coren, who died in October 2007.

In a prolific forty-year career Alan Coren wrote for The Times, Observer, Tattler, Daily Mail, Mail on Sunday, Listener, Punchand the New Yorker, and published over 20 books including The Sanity Inspector, Golfing for Catsand The Collected Bulletins of Idi Amin. Even twenty years ago he estimated that he had published six million words, or ten copies of War and Peace.

This anthology draws together the best of his published work as new unpublished autobiographical material.

Coren was one of Britain's most prolific and now much-missed humourists, finding the comedy of life all around him and rendering it, hilariously and compellingly, in polished and witty prose which will be eagerly devoured by his loyal fanbase.

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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 ... Read full review

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