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This isa collection of writings by Michael Frayn, based on his column in The Guardian, covering the pomposities and inanities of public announcements, fashionable conversations, and self-advertising of all kinds. ...more
Paperback, 164 pages
Published July 1st 1997 by Random House UK
(first published November 13th 1995)
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This is really really poor. 1/2 star if I could. Supposed to be about the foibles of modern life but I know the book based on the "so very british" twitter account is way better, as are,presumably, many others. Not much really happens. Its an hour long (from listening books overdrive) but I 'flicked' thru it in a couple of minutes. Boring. Do not waste your time on this.
Michael Frayn is an English playwright and novelist. He is best known as the author of the farce Noises Off and the dramas Copenhagen and Democracy. His novels, such as Towards the End of the Morning, Headlong and Spies, have also been critical and commercial successes, making him one of the handful of writers in the English language to succeed in both drama and prose fiction. His works often rais ...moreMore about Michael Frayn...