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A Slip of the Pen The Writers' Book of Blunders by Peter Haining

A Slip of the Pen The Writers' Book of Blunders

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A Slip of the Pen The Writers' Book of Blunders by Peter Haining

'A Slip of the Pen' is a painstakingly researched and thoroughly entertaining collection of some of literature's most hilarious, unexpected, and down-right odd bloopers. Notorious for seeking out strange yet true stories, laws, recipes, eulogies and sexual fads, author Peter Haining has trawled through countless libraries, newspapers and magazines to bring together a rich harvest of double-entendres, mixed-up-metaphors, comical first-lines, critics' clangers and authors' gaffs and howlers. Each piece is wittily introduced; curious opening lines from Dickens to Kafka; fantastic fictions whose titles are too bad to be true; and hilarious double entendres committed by those who should have known better. A great addition to the Robson bestsellers 'Anguished English', 'Foolish Words', Famous Last Words' and 'Put Downs'.

About the Author

Former newspaper reporter, magazine editor and publishing executive Peter Haining became a full-time writer in the Seventies. He is the author of the successful Robson books 'The Flying Bomb War - Contemporary Eyewitness Accounts of the German V1 and V2 Raids on Britain', 'Sweeney Todd', 'Where the Eagle Landed' and 'The Jail That Went To Sea'. Peter died in November 2007.

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Book Info

Publication date

28th October 2004


Peter Haining

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Robson Books Ltd an imprint of Pavilion Books


192 pages


Humour collections & anthologies



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