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Load of Old Balls: A Ranking of Men in History

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The comedienne Jo Brand has selected her top 50 men in history, and provided brief, sometimes witty, sometimes savage portraits of them. Genghis Khan, John F. Kennedy and Henry VIII are some of those she lampoons in this guide to the men who have shaped our world.
Paperback, 203 pages
Published April 22nd 1996 by Not Avail (first published October 17th 1994)
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Kimberley
Feb 24, 2010 Kimberley rated it really liked it
Shelves: so-funny, gift
Was bought this as a Christmas gift with a bottle of wine (by someone who knew me well).
Talk about interesting, written about people we all know about but in a completely different light, Jo is blunt and to the point but makes it so funny too, the little illustrations are great too.
Has been borrowed and returned by many a friend with thanks for the the laugh so we all can't be wrong, can we?
Laura
Jan 05, 2010 Laura rated it liked it
I expected this to be funnier. It is a little dated (written in 1994), and I wasn't familiar with all of the men included here, but it was still a nice book to read when I only had a few minutes to spare.
Crystal
Aug 28, 2013 Crystal rated it it was ok
I picked this one up because I love Jo Brand on QI. It's pretty dated, but I got some good laughs out of it. It would make a good bathroom book!
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Jul 18, 2015 Tilly rated it liked it
Great to read in little snippets, and great to read from a feminist point of view. A funny retelling of lives of famous men through history.
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Jul 28, 2013 Elley rated it really liked it
I listened to the audiobook narrated by Jo Brand. I really enjoyed this satirical view of historical figures.
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Shelves: couldn-t-finish
Very funny!
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Josephine "Jo" Grace Brand is a BAFTA winning English stand-up comedienne, writer and actress.
Commencing her entertainment career with a move from psychiatric nursing to the alternative comedy stand up scene and early performances on Saturday Live, she went on to appearances on The Brain Drain, Channel 4's Jo Brand Through the Cakehole, Getting On and various television appearances including as a
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