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The Household Tips of the Great Writers

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'As with the commander of an army, or the leader of any enterprise, so it is with a Great Writer and his house.'




The Household Tips of the Great Writers covers all your household needs, indoors and outdoors, from pruning a rose bush with Pablo Neruda to mending a dripping tap with Jean-Paul Sartre. Throwing a tea-party? Irvine Welsh has the recipe for the perfect chocolate
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Hardcover, 372 pages
Published May 1st 2012 by Granta Books (first published January 1st 2008)
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Sofia
Oct 21, 2013 Sofia rated it really liked it
A clever gem of a book. Mark Crick expertly mimics famous authors and their works while adding his own twist. I thoroughly enjoyed reading each short piece during my lunch breaks. What a treat! Standouts for me include:

>Tarragon Eggs a la Jane Austen
>Clafoutis Grandmere a la Virginia Woolf
>Sole a le Dieppoise a la Jorge Luis Borges
>Onion Tar a la Geoffrey Chaucer
>Bleeding a Radiator with Emily Bronte
>Paining a Room with Haruki Murakami
>Tiling a Bathroom with Fyodor Dostoevsk
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Val
May 10, 2015 Val rated it liked it
Can you imagine how classic great writers might have dealt with household problems in their novels?
This is just a light-weight bit of fun, but the author has made a very competent stab at copying the authors' style and anyone who has read more than a few of them will recognise that and enjoy this little book, especially if they read them at school and were expected to take them very, very seriously.
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I loved it! Very clever writing.
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Very interesting concept. I had to stop from laughing out loud when reading certain "helpful" hints as I was in a somewhat quiet restaurant.
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Mark Crick is a British photographer and author, best known for his literary parodies Kafka's Soup and Sartre's Sink, in which he presents recipes and DIY tips in the style of famous literary writers.
Crick studied literature at Warwick University and the University of London.
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