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This is a collection of insults from the well known and famous to those gathered from closed down magazines, out of print books and a private collection of newspaper cuttings. They range from sport to politics to the arts and all other media - over 750 insults in 64 pages. They are arranged alphabetically from Dean Acheson to Frank Zappa. It makes for an ideal stocking filler or parting gift. Here are a few early reviews:

The sort of book that once put down you can't pick up again.
Sir Maurice Bowra, English literary critic

This has the style of being knocked up on a condemned typewriter in a garden shed in Wapping.

From the moment I picked up your book till the moment I put it down I was convulsed with laughter. Someday I intend to read it.
Groucho Marx

This novel is not to be tossed aside lightly but to be hurled with great force.
Dorothy Parker

No matter how thin you slice it, it’s still baloney
Alfred Emanuel Smith, American politician

We are not amused.
Queen Victoria


About the Author

John Barber
barbersfolly Hertford, Hertfordshire, UK

I started writing professionally in 1996 and have had hundreds of articles published. Many can be found on my website. I have had a non-fiction true crime work published called The Camden Town Murder, a famous unsolved crime from 1907 (available on Amazon). My first novel was published on-line in US only and following the collapse of the company this is now being hawked around agents although might appear on Blurb. Look out for A Little Local Affair. My writing career was interrupted when I became Town Centre Manager in my home town of Hertford but happier back writing and you can keep up with my thoughts on my home page and links to regular blog.

Publish Date  February 25, 2011

Dimensions  Pocket  64 pgs Black and White printing (on cream uncoated paper)

Category  Humor

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