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I Told You I Was Sick By Nigel Rees

I Told You I Was Sick
by Nigel Rees

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A quirky collection of comic and curious epitaphs.
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I Told You I Was Sick Summary

I Told You I Was Sick: A Grave Book of Curious Epitaphs by Nigel Rees

I Told You I Was Sick is a selection of mostly comic epitaphs and some that are not comic at all - though they might well be called curious. As such, it continues the centuries old custom of collecting epitaphs, but with rather more attempt at accuracy of transcription and location and context. The latest title in the Weidenfeld & Nicolson small-format humour series, I Told You I Was SIck includes 150 epitaphs, each of them explained and located. The epitaphs include that of Keith Woodward, a publican of Shrivenham, Wiltshire, whose dying wish was to have inscribed on his tombstone the words 'I told them I was ill'.) Parish councillors later ordered the message removed.) This 'nice derangement of epitaphs' (as Mrs Malaprop so splendidly remarked in Sheridan's The Rivals), will make the perfect Christmas stocking-filler.

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I Told You I Was Sick Reviews

"The handbook for the armchair graveyard browser: an assembly of familiar and not so familiar epitaphs." SUNDAY TELEGRAPH "rib-tickling" GUARDIAN "Highly acclaimed Radio 4 presenter Nigel Rees presents his witty and curious selection of graveyard epitaphs." GOOD BOOK GUIDE "The epitaphs are both well chosen and well illustrated" SPECTATOR

About Nigel Rees

Nigel Rees is the author of over 50 books, including the Cassell Dictionary of Humorous Quotations and the Cassell Companion to Quotations. He is the deviser and presenter of BBC Radio's Quote...Unquote, through which he has become an authority on the popular use of language in slogans, catchphrases, cliches, idioms and quotations.

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I Told You I Was Sick: A Grave Book of Curious Epitaphs by Nigel Rees
Nigel Rees
Used - Very Good
Orion Publishing Co
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