Miles and Miles: The Selected Writing of Miles Kington

Canelo
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An incomparable collection of wit and wisdom from a master of comic writing

After creating the popular Franglais! series, Miles Kington always had an ambition: to write a book in English as well.

An “endlessly curious and observant hack”, as he described himself, here a gentle wit and wide-ranging intelligence are brought to bear on everything from the curious geography of Jersey to anthropological studies on German prisoners of war; from an interview with the Mona Lisa to why there’s no such thing as a good jazz singer, via an interrogation of Nostradamus.

Originally written for a wide range of publications, these pieces show Kington really letting his hair down, largely on the grounds that he never expected anyone to read them anyway. Together, they form an effervescent collection of light verse, memoir and listicles (yes, he was there first). In Miles and Miles we have a demonstration of a comic master at work, and a testament to the timeless class of one of Britain’s most-loved humorists.

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About the author

Born in County Down, Miles Kington was one of Britain's most renowned and best loved journalists. He grew up in Wales and was educated in Scotland, which was all a big mistake as he was actually English. He wrote for newspapers including Punch, The Times, The Independent and The Oldie, presented for the BBC and was author of the Franglais books amongst many others.

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Publisher
Canelo
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Published on
Aug 22, 2016
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Pages
200
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ISBN
9781910859162
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Humorous / Black Humor
Fiction / Science Fiction / Collections & Anthologies
Humor / Form / Essays
Humor / General
Humor / Topic / Cultural, Ethnic & Regional
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