This Is Craig Brown

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Ebury, 2003 - Humor - 467 pages
Craig Brown (no not the Scottish football manager) is the funniest, the most revered and the most prolific humorist we have. This book collects together for the first time the best of his wit from the vast archive of his work spanning the last twenty years, teaming it with brand new material. This collection of parody, satire, whimsy and wit, includes extracts and articles from Private Eye, The Daily Telegraph, The Guardian, The Independent, Vanity Fair, The Mail on Sunday, The Spectator and many more. They capture the essence of British life - he is as funny on soaps, Posh Spice and the Little Chef as he is on Art and Politics.

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A satarist is only funny if you have a good awareness of what he's trying to satirise. Much of Craig Brown's stuff is aimed at New Labour and frankly I'm just not interested enough in their politics ... Read full review

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About the author (2003)

Craig Edward Moncrieff Brown is an English satirist and critic who is best known for his parodies in the British News Magazine, Private Eye. He attended Eton and Bristol University and became a freelance journalist in London. He was a columnist, sketchwriter, and restaurant critic for publications such as: The Tatler, The Spectator, The Times, and The Sunday Telegraph. He also writes comedy shows such as the television hit "Norman Ormal", and the radio show "This is Craig Brown". In 2018 he won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize in the biography category for his biography of Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon, Ma'am Darling: 99 Glimpses of Princess Margaret. His other title's include: The Lost Diaries, One on One, and The Tony Years.

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