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Funny You Should Say That A Compendium of Jokes, Quips and Quotations from Cicero to the Simpsons by Andrew Martin
  

Funny You Should Say That A Compendium of Jokes, Quips and Quotations from Cicero to the Simpsons

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Funny You Should Say That A Compendium of Jokes, Quips and Quotations from Cicero to the Simpsons by Andrew Martin

'A fool and his words are soon parted' wrote William Shenstone in 1764; one might add that 'A wit and his words are rarely collected'. Here is the antidote: a dazzling survey of the funniest remarks, quips and observations from Ancient Rome, the Bible and Chaucer right up to The Simpsons and Little Britain. Over 5,000 of the very funniest remarks to have appeared on paper since, well, paper was invented. The quotations are arranged thematically and cover all aspects of life: from the world we inhabit to the things we eat, smoke and drink; from the way we move around to what and how we learn - oh, and the pointlessness of football. There is a short biography of all of the authors in the book, a brief contextual note for each quotation and an index of keywords to help you find you chosen witticism quickly. But do not be over-hasty when you use this book: it is a browser's delight, and should be enjoyed at leisure.

About the Author

Andrew Martin

Andrew Martin is a journalist and novelist. His critically praised 'Jim Stringer' series began with The Necropolis Railway in 2002. The following titles in the series, Murder at Deviation Junction and Death on a Branch Line, were shortlisted for the CWA Ellis Peters Historical Crime Award and, in 2008, Andrew Martin was shortlisted for the CWA Dagger in the Library Award. The Somme Stations won the 2011 CWA Ellis Peters Historical Crime Award.

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Publication date

30th November 2006

Author

Andrew Martin

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Author's Website

jimstringernovels.com/

Publisher

Penguin Books Ltd

Format

Paperback
528 pages

Categories

Humour
Encyclopaedias & reference works

ISBN

9780140515091

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