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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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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.
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?
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.
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!
I listened to the audiobook narrated by Jo Brand. I really enjoyed this satirical view of historical figures.
a load of old balls is right!! worst book i ever read!!
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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