Mr Key's Shorter Potted Brief, Brief Lives

Mr Key s Shorter Potted Brief Brief Lives Absurdly Abbreviated Lives of the The Great Figures Of History Having considered writing an update of Aubrey s Brief Lives Mr Key concluded that some books are unimproveable Instead he decided to co

  • Title: Mr Key's Shorter Potted Brief, Brief Lives
  • Author: Frank Key
  • ISBN: 9781472115232
  • Page: 353
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Absurdly Abbreviated Lives of the The Great Figures Of History.Having considered writing an update of Aubrey s Brief Lives, Mr Key concluded that some books are unimproveable Instead, he decided to collect a single, unadorned fact about each of his subjects, creating a cornucopia of little nuggets for readers to deploy at the kinds of swish, sophisticated cocktail partiesAbsurdly Abbreviated Lives of the The Great Figures Of History.Having considered writing an update of Aubrey s Brief Lives, Mr Key concluded that some books are unimproveable Instead, he decided to collect a single, unadorned fact about each of his subjects, creating a cornucopia of little nuggets for readers to deploy at the kinds of swish, sophisticated cocktail parties to which they are no doubt invited.The result is a collection ranging from Richard Nixon s favourite pastime mashing potatoes to Gertrude Stein s preferred writing method in the presence of cows , and from the name of Michael Tippett s refrigerator Bernard Levin to George Orwell s terse diary entries on the subject of eggs.Also covering historic phenomena such as the Muggletonian sect who wanted to ban hot air ballooning lest the balloons crash into the sky , Duck Density who ranked universities on the density of ducks on their lakes and the Messiah of G vaudan a sixth century man who was driven insane by flies , this is quite possibly the only book you will ever need to own.

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    1. It would be incorrect to refer to Mr Key's Shorter Potted Brief, Brief Lives as the eponymous author's magnum opus on at least two counts, namely:1. Mr Key's true magnum opus must surely be the monumental collection of implausible tales to be found on his Hooting Yard website;2. the entire point of Mr Key's Shorter Potted Brief, Brief Lives, as its title clearly indicates, is to be short, potted, brief and brief. There is, to put it simply, no magnum about it.But to refer to this work as a minum [...]

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