Chocolate and Cuckoo Clocks: The Essential Alan Coren

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Edited by his children, Giles and Victoria, "Chocolate and Cuckoo Clocks" is an anthology of writing from the former editor of "Punch" and Radio 4 national treasure Alan Coren, who died in October 2007. In a prolific forty-year career Alan Coren wrote for "The Times", "Observer", "Tatler", "Daily Mail", "Mail on Sunday", "Listener", "Punch" and the "New Yorker", and published over 20 books including "The Sanity Inspector", "Golfing for Cats" and "The Collected Bulletins of Idi Amin" (he turned down an invitation from Amin to visit Uganda saying, 'I'll probably end up as a sandwich'). Even twenty years ago he estimated that he had published six million words, or ten copies of "War and Peace". Coren was one of Britain's most prolific and now much-missed humourists, finding the comedy of life all around him and rendering it, hilariously and compellingly, in polished and witty prose which will be eagerly devoured by his loyal fanbase.

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"A comic genius." (The Times)

"The field is led by Alan Coren." (Observer)

"Coren is our heavyweight champion humorist, over-powering as well as graceful, able to do everything, sometimes in the same short article." (Guardian)

"The funniest writer in Britain today." (Sunday Times)

"Coruscating! A master humorist!" (Daily Telegraph)

"He has a comic imagination which can actually render your jaded scribe flabbergasted." (Clive James Observer)

"His power of observation knows no bounds." (Daily Mail)

"Coren's extraordinary gift for seeing the funny side of everyday life is in abundant evidence throughout this book, which will have you chuckling out loud." (Good Book Guide)

"This book brings together a well-chosen and quiveringly funny sample of [Coren's] comic writing . . . The humour in these columns isn't about one-liners and the best pieces take a fertile idea and run a mile with it, sparking a shower of bon mots in the process." (James Purdon Observer)

"Accomplished." (Colin Waters Sunday Herald)

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The ultimate anthology of the humorous writing of the 'Sage of Cricklewood'.

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