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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. Even twenty years ago he estimated that he had published six million words, or ten copies of War and Peace.
This anthology draws together the best of his published work as new unpublished autobiographical material.
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.
‘The book is a fitting testament to a man who gave millions joy.’
‘The warmth and wit of these pieces stand the test of time.’
‘A charming compilation of some of the best from a man widely regarded as the funniest writer in English.’
‘A wonderful and un-put-downable example of a great humorist’s craft.’