Imagine My Surprise...: Unpublished Letters to the Daily Telegraph (Telegraph Books)
By: Iain Hollingshead (editor)Hardback
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The essential humour gift book of the year returns in the anticipated fourth volume of this bestselling series - guaranteed to provoke laughter and amazement. The first volume of unpublished letters to the Daily Telegraph, Am I Alone in Thinking...?, not only became a Christmas bestseller but also established the paper's letter-writers as a uniquely waggish, eccentric and maverick institution. They can be relied upon,particularly in the letters slightly too pungent or off-the wall to print, to offer a new and memorable take on the great events of the day. Now, with the fourth book in the series, Iain Hollingshead collects together our favourite letterwriters on everything from this summer's Olympics to the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, as well as the rather more obscure concerns voiced by 'M', the habitual correspondent who believes himself to be the head of MI5 but writes from an internet cafe in Bristol. Trenchant, choleric and hilariously funny, this will once again be the humour book of the year.
Iain Hollinghsead spent two years on the Letters to the Editor desk before becoming a full-time feature writer for The Daily Telegraph. His more serious assignments have included reporting on the student riots in London and interviewing everyone from Michael Atherton to Gurkha veterans to a member of Seal Team Six, the elite unit which killed Osama bin Laden. His less serious assignments have included taking a bath in Las Vegas with six albino rabbits, spending three days behind the scenes at the Miss England competition, camping outside Westminster Abbey for the Royal Wedding, eating in five Michelin starred restaurants in one day, learning to flirt in Pizza Express, learning to Dance in Mamma Mia!, performing stand-up comedy to 300 eight-year-olds, training with the Royal Marines, climbing into a Spitfire and experiencing a Brighton nudist beach first hand. He now writes freelance for the paper. He has edited four bestselling collections of unpublished letters from the Daily Telegraph for Aurum.
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