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When Jack Sued Jill by Felix Dennis
  

When Jack Sued Jill

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Witty, unusual, full of biting satire and very clever is the best way to describe this beautifully illustrated book of modern nursery rhymes. From ASBOS to hunting, white van drivers to football hooligans, Blair to 'Old Osama', celeb culture to terrorism - all are scathingly given a wicked airing in one of the funniest un-PC and refreshing books this year. It comes with the added bonus for the author reading some of the poems on CD. I cannot recommend it highly enough.
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When Jack Sued Jill by Felix Dennis

When Jack Sued Jill is the latest collection of original verse by maverick multimillionaire publisher Felix Dennis. Taking the innocence of nursery rhymes and turning them into something altogether darker, Dennis turns his piercing eye on the follies and absurdities of modern life.

From ASBOs to Osama Bin Laden, creationism to crack houses, Humpty Dumpty to Tony Blair, nothing and no one is spared. Even more shockingly, once youâve read Dennisâs updating of Little Miss Muffet, youâll never be able to think of her in the same way again.

Scathing and hilarious, imaginative and unpredictable, When Jack Sued Jill is an essential collection of twisted nursery rhymes for the twenty-first century.


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The unpredictable Felix Dennis bursts forth as a 21st-century Kipling -- Tom Wolfe If Waugh were still alive, he would fall on Dennis's verse with a glad cry of recognition and approval -- John Walsh Independent


About the Author

Felix Dennis

Felix Dennis is probably best known as one of the founders of the famous Oz magazine in the 60's. Today he owns a multi-million pound magazine and publishing empire, whose titles include Maxim, and is 56th richest man in Britain - according to the Sunday Times.

Felix Dennis died in 2014.

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Publication date

16th November 2006

Author

Felix Dennis

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www.felixdennis.com/

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Publisher

Ebury Press

Format

Paperback
112 pages

Categories

Literary Fiction
The Real World
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Poetry by individual poets

ISBN

9780091912567

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