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I Have a Bream by John O'farrell
  

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Presents a collection of the author's popular Guardian columns - the final part of the trilogy in which he discovers that Margaret Thatcher is actually his mother.

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I Have a Bream by John O'farrell

Isn't it always the way? You wait ages for one purple flour-filled condom and then three come along at once. Of course the correct procedure for a chemical attack in the House of Commons would have been for MPs to remain in the chamber and remove all items of clothing. I'm not sure which is the more horrific vision; anthrax all over London or Nicholas Soames slipping out of his Y-fronts while chatting to a naked Ann Widdecombe. Contained within these covers are a hundred funny, satirical essays on subjects as diverse as Man's ascent from the apes and the re-election of George W. Bush. Plus there is a full account of O'Farrell's heroic but slightly less successful attempt to capture his Tory home town for socialism. He claims that identity fraud has got so bad that an audacious impostor using the name A.L. Blair even managed to get himself a Labour Party card by posing a left-wing champion of wealth distribution and civil rights. He asks why a Blackberry isn't compatible with an Apple. And find out why the Queen didn't go to her own son's wedding; 'What happened to that other girl you were seeing?' 'Mother, we got divorced and then she died in a car crash, remember?' 'Well sometimes you have to work at these things dear...'


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Praise for John O'Farrell:

* 'Very funny, constantly using hard wit to punctuate pretension' - The Times

* 'O'Farrell gives an extra squirm to the traditiona English comedy of embarrassment * Sunday Times * An eye-watering journey from innocence to revelation containing 100 funny, satirical essays. * City *


About the Author

John O'farrell

John O'Farrell is the author of four novels: The Man Who Forgot His Wife, May Contain Nuts, This Is Your Life and The Best a Man Can Get. His novels have been translated into over twenty languages and have been adapted for radio and television. He has also written two best-selling history books: An Utterly Impartial History of Britain and An Utterly Exasperated History of Modern Britain, as well as a political memoir, Things Can Only Get Better and three collections of his column in The Guardian. A former comedy scriptwriter for such productions as Spitting Image, Room 101, Murder Most Horrid and Chicken Run, he is founder of the satirical website NewsBiscuit and can occasionally be spotted on such TV programmes as Grumpy Old Men, Question Time and Have I Got News for You.

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Publication date

8th October 2007

Author

John O'farrell

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www.newsbiscuit.com/

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Publisher

Black Swan an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd

Format

Paperback
400 pages

Categories

Biography / Autobiography
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9780552773591

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