Alan Coren - Chocolate & Cuckoo Clocks (The Essential Alan Coren) (2nd Hand Paperback)
- Format : Standard 2nd Hand Paperback
- Condition : Good (A touch of tanning only)
- Category : Non-Fiction - Humorous Non-Fiction
- Published : 2008 (Canongate)
- ISBN : 9781847673213
- SKU : B000386
- PPC : SP400gm
- RRP : £8.99
- Quantity Available : 1 only.
Edited by his children, Giles and Victoria, Chocolate and Cuckoo Clocks is an anthology of humorous writing from the former editor of Punch and Radio 4 national treasure Alan Coren, who died in October 2007.
In a prolific 40-year career Alan Coren wrote for the Times, Observer, Tatler, Daily Mail, Mail on Sunday, Listener, Punch, and the New Yorker, and published more than 20 books including The Sanity Inspector, Golfing for Cats, and The Collected Bulletins of Idi Amin (he turned down an invitation from Amin to visit Uganda saying, "I'll probably end up as a sandwich").
Even 20 years ago he estimated that he had published six million words, or 10 copies of War and Peace. This anthology draws together the best of Coren's previously published material as well as new unpublished autobiographical material.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.
"Coren is, quite simply, a comedic genius. Certainly his erudition and wit are ever-present, but he deftly avoids the ostentatious intellectualism with which his modern-day inferiors strive to succeed. A truly enjoyable book, much recommended." - Goodreads Review.