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Wisdom & Wordplay

by Robert Eddison

Books of the Month Humorous and Funny Books Mind & Body - books to help you be better The Real World

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Shortlisted for The People's Book Prize| February 2018 Book of the Month.

A perfectly formed absolute treat of a book, containing 300 aphorisms by Robert Eddison, journalist, playwright, public speaker, and aphorist. The foreword by Gyles Brandreth salutes the skill of Eddison. These pithy, witty, thoughtful one-liners at times burst onto my consciousness, while others made me think, ponder, consider. Two favourites of mine are “Deep thoughts take time to surface”, and “Throwaway remarks are not always caught”. This little book would make the perfect gift for anyone with an appreciation for words, written or spoken. It can be picked up and dipped into, become a topic of conversation, revisited and evaluated. Wisdom and Wordplay contains some wonderful one-liners, they tease, fence, pierce, creating a fabulous addition to any bookshelf. Liz Robinson

Liz Robinson

Wisdom & Wordplay Synopsis

Robert Eddison, a national journalist and playwright, has recorded every original thought he has had since June 1997. They now run to many thousand and take the form of witty, and often profound, one-line observations on an awesome variety of (150) different subjects, ranging from childbirth to political correctness. Publications in which they have most recently appeared include the Week and the London Times. Well known around the world for his witty one-liners, Robert has amassed a huge following on social media including more than 18,000 Twitter followers. His first book, volume one, contains a selection of his finest aphorisms to entertain and amuse the masses.

Wisdom & Wordplay was nominated and has now been shortlisted for the People’s Book Prize.


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ISBN: 9781912256266
Publication date: 01/02/2018
Publisher: Filament Publishing
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781912256266
Publication date: 1st February 2018
Author: Robert Eddison
Publisher: Filament Publishing
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 188 pages
Genres: Books of the Month, Humour, Mind & Body, The Real World,
Categories: Dictionaries of quotations, Humour collections & anthologies, linguistics,

About Robert Eddison

Originating pithy one-liners is my thing. So how, you may well ask, did I get to be doing this as a hobby? After spotting a few one-liners in the London production of a stage play I'd written, I thought it might be fun to devise them neat , to stand alone in their own right. I don't keep a diary as such, since I'm not interested in whether I bought jam or peanut butter last Tuesday at Tesco's. What I can claim, though, is that every original thought I've had in the past few years has been noted down. True, it's ...

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