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Cram Me with Eels!: The Best of Beachcomber's Unpublished Humour

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A collection of pieces from J.B. Morton's humorous Beachcomber column in The Daily Express, from the period between 1958 and 1975. The legendary characters featured include the mad scientist Dr Strabismus (Whom God Preserve) of Utrecht, and the perpetually perplexed Mr Justice Cocklecarrot.
Paperback, 256 pages
Published October 6th 1998 by Mandarin
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David Charnick
Feb 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: humour, surreal
A wonderful selection of some of Beachcomber's previously uncollected works. Justice Cocklecarrot appears, as do Drs Rhubarb and Smart-Allick, Captain Foulenough, and many other favourites, but it is all new material. Any chance to read Beachcomber work you've not encountered before has to be a bonus.

This is a dipping-in book rather than a cover-to-cover book; of course, this means it's fatal to keep it by the bedside!

'CALLING at a lonely farmhouse near Taunton, a Greek sailor said: 'I am Profes
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John Cameron Andrieu Bingham Michael Morton, CBE, who is best known by his preferred abbreviation J.B. Morton, was the only child of Edward Morton (Author of San Toy) and Rosamond (daughter of Captain Devereux Bingham of Wartnaby Hall, Leicestershire).

He went to Harrow School, and later remarked "What on God's earth do people mean by 'the Public School Type'? Why, in one House we had Field Marshal
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