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The Household Tips of the Great Writers by Mark Crick
  

The Household Tips of the Great Writers

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Synopsis

The Household Tips of the Great Writers by Mark Crick

'As with the commander of an army, or the leader of any enterprise, so it is with a Great Writer and his house.' Great Writer's Household Tips covers all your household needs, indoors and outdoors, from pruning a rose bush with Pablo Neruda to mending a dripping tap with John-Paul Sartre. Throwing a tea-party? Irvine Welsh has the recipe for the perfect chocolate cake, though that's not all he's cooking. Brilliant, hilarious, and always pitch-perfect, this omnibus edition of Mark Crick's wonderful books of literary pastiche will inform and entertain the most erudite of householders.

Reviews

Praise for Sartre's Sink: The Great Writers
Complete Book of DIY

Here is the John Sergeant of humorous books, the one who comes out of nowhere to become a surprise success


...It's short, to the point, and when I read it out in the office, my colleagues laughed like drains (which then had to be cleared by Jean-Paul Sartre). Roland White, Sunday Times Parodying everyone from Goethe to Hunter S Thompson through their handy household hints. It also contains pastiche illustrations which aren't just funny and apt but also rather beautiful. Martin Rowson, Independent on Sunday This brilliantly inventive DIY manual both parodies and celebrates great authors ... Crick is a brilliant literary ventriloquist ... next time you need to replace a light switch, seal the edge of a sink or put up a shelf, this is the book for you. And you can comfort yourself, as you toil, that at least you're in the company of great writers. Rosie Blau, Financial Times Praise for Kafka's Soup: A Complete History of World Literature in 17 Recipes A miniature masterpiece.Daily Mail Humour is a rare commodity in food books - guilt is more popular - but these literary and visual pastiches of writers and their relationships with food provide a laugh a line as they skewer their literary originals with effortless accuracy ... The Irvine Welsh is a masterpiece. But then, so is the whole book. Guardian, Tom Jaine Irresistibly moreish ... imaginative and entertaining. Independent on Sunday


About the Author

Mark Crick is a photographer and the author of Kafka's Soup, Sartre's Sink and Machiavelli's Lawn. He lives in London.

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Book Info

Publication date

3rd November 2011

Author

Mark Crick

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Author's Website

www.markcrick.com

Publisher

Granta Books

Format

Hardback
372 pages

Categories

Humour
Household hints

ISBN

9781847082527

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