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Cover Type: Hardcover
Book Condition: Fine
Jacket Condition: Fine
Publisher: Coronet/Hodder And Stoughton
Publisher Place: London
Publisher Year: 2010
Description: 366 pages. Ex-Library. (only one small library stamp on inside page). Book and Jacket appear to have hardly been read and are both in Fine condition throughout.
Publishers Description: Auberon Waugh has been compared to Jonathan Swift. He was an outrageous satirist who slaughtered whole herds of sacred cows and turned peoples heartfelt convictions on their heads. The best of his writing, collected here, is as timeless as Gullivers Travels and has much power to outrage as the day it was written. Auberon Waugh is a master of the art of going too far, but above all, he was very funny. Kiss Me, Chudleigh is a collection of Waughs best writing. It is also a compact biography. It will consist of excerpts from the things he wrote, drawn from every stage of his career, from the Catholic Herald to Private Eye, the Spectator, the Daily Telegraph and the Literary Review. Arranged both chronologically and thematically, marrying his main preoccupations with the main phases of his life: school (where he received a record number of beatings); university (he came down from Oxford after one year, without a degree); Fleet Street (where he cut his teeth writing captions for the Sunday Mirrors bathing beauties); France (where he lived while writing his second novel, and returned regularly throughout his life); the House of Commons (where he won his spurs as a political correspondent); Grub Street (where he found his comic voice, writing for Private Eye); Somerset (where he made his home) and Abroad (from war reporting in Biafra to travel writing in Bangkok).