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The Mammoth Book of Limericks by Glyn Rees

The Mammoth Book of Limericks

Part of the Mammoth Books Series


The Mammoth Book of Limericks by Glyn Rees

The most enduringly popular poetical verse form in the English language is very much alive and well.This monster volume of 2,000 limericks ranges from clean to (moderately) filthy, all guaranteed to make you laugh! It contains limericks that are historical, geographical, whimsical, clerical, medical and many more.This giant collection includes limericks by such names as Edward Lear, Isaac Asimov, Robert Louis Stevenson, Rudyard Kipling, William Shakespeare, H.G. Wells, John Betjeman, Ogden Nash, Spike Milligan, and others. As well as a treasure trove of completely new and original verse, generated specially for this volume. You'll find plenty of modern gems - limericks relevant to today's world, such as computers, mobile phones, foreign travel, traffic congestion, unfair taxation, the cult of celebrity, overpaid sports players, environmental issues. Plus 'old favourites' in every category you can think of, including: Limerick limericks, Family, Children's limericks (for children and by children), Food and Drink, Sporty, Clever (including tongue twisters), Silly, Arty, Animal, Showbiz (including theatre, film and TV), Musical, Medical, Historical, Miscellaneous (including royalty, travel, occupations, college, crime, fashion, politics, celebrity, garden and religion), Memorial, Naughty, and Naughtier.

About the Author

Glyn Rees is a passionate limerick devotee, and regularly runs competitions to generate new verse. An expert in the history of the limerick, he lives in Monmouth, Wales.

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Book Info

Publication date

6th November 2008


Glyn Rees

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Robinson Publishing an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group


512 pages


Humour collections & anthologies



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