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Am I Alone in Thinking: Unpublished Letters to the Daily Telegraph
 
 

Am I Alone in Thinking: Unpublished Letters to the Daily Telegraph [Kindle Edition]

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Readers of the Daily Telegraph will be fondly aware of the combination of wistful nostalgia, robust no-nonsense good sense and appalled outrage that characterises its 'brilliant' (Ian Hislop) Letters page, which if it did not exist would have to be invented.

But what of all the letters that were just slightly too wacky, too off the wall, too politically incorrect to make it for publication? Now the Telegraph gives their authors the stage at last: baffled, furious, occasionally paranoid, and from this hilarious selection of the best we can see that no, none them is alone...

About the Author

Iain Hollingshead spent two years on the Letters to the Editor desk before becoming a full-time feature writer for The Daily Telegraph. His more serious assignments have included reporting on the student riots in London and interviewing everyone from Michael Atherton to Gurkha veterans to a member of Seal Team Six, the elite unit which killed Osama bin Laden. His less serious assignments have included taking a bath in Las Vegas with six albino rabbits, spending three days behind the scenes at the Miss England competition, camping outside Westminster Abbey for the Royal Wedding, eating in five Michelin starred restaurants in one day, learning to flirt in Pizza Express, learning to Dance in Mamma Mia!, performing stand-up comedy to 300 eight-year-olds, training with the Royal Marines, climbing into a Spitfire and experiencing a Brighton nudist beach first hand. He now writes freelance for the paper. He has edited four bestselling collections of unpublished letters from the Daily Telegraph for Aurum.


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 259 KB
  • Print Length: 204 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1845135024
  • Publisher: Aurum Press (8 Nov 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1845136462
  • ISBN-13: 978-1845136468
  • ASIN: B0077FATUC
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (70 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #134,259 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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72 of 74 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Utterly brilliant! 17 Nov 2009
By Carol M
Format:Hardcover
I am not a Daily Telegraph reader however I saw a piece about this book on BBC Breakfast and thought it looked quite interesting. It was utterly brilliant! The book includes letters which were not published by the paper, with some it is obvious why but it is also great that some of the others can now be shared with the Great British public. There is a lot of humour, common sense and wonderfully entertaining viewpoints. The book is well laid out and presented and it is easy to pick up and put down (although it is quite addictive). I would reccommend it to anyone who is interested in current and recent issues and I hope another will be published soon!
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37 of 39 people found the following review helpful
Format:Hardcover
All my Christmas shopping solved in one - lifesaver! Perfect to dip in and out of and each time found another gem letter to make me laugh. I may even write to the Telegraph myself to thank them so I get a feature in volume 2!
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
Format:Hardcover
The book was exactly as described, If you enjoy a few minutes each day reading through the Letters to the Editor page of any newspaper/magazine then you will enjoy the wit and humour displayed by contributors to this book. An easy read which provided laugh out loud moments as well as pause for thought.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars immensely readable 9 Dec 2009
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars If you want to be entertained... 25 Jan 2010
Format:Hardcover
"Am I alone in thinking?" is a collection of letters that were submitted but not published by the Telegraph and it certainly shows that the English sense of humour and wit is alive and kicking. Although I have my doubts about the guy who thinks he's in MI5 who keeps submitting some very bizarre letters..... If you like topical rants on a variety of subjects or are living away from home- this will definitely cheer you up!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars am I alone in thinking... 6 April 2011
By titch
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This is the most hilarious book I have ever read. The letters are most definitely not PC and show us what a wonderful sense of humour we British have if only we are allowed to express it without fear of instant reprisal from the PC camp. A laugh out loud on every page. If you want cheering up this is the book for you.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Am I alone in thinking...? 3 Jan 2010
Format:Hardcover
A very witty book.These are the letters that didn't make it to the Telegraph's letters' page but still capture the daily mood of sometimes lesser headline making news. If you are reading this book you will find yourself reading it out loud or to others so that they may share your enjoyment.So many talented letter-writers out there. There should be a second volume...please!Am I Alone in Thinking...?: Unpublished Letters to the Editor (Daily Telegraph)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Am I alone in thinking? 22 Dec 2009
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A very jolly little book, would recommend it to anyone with a dry wit and good sense of humour.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Unpublished Letters to the Editor
As time goes by one forgets the original news that produced these letters but they are still little gems
and make me laugh out loud every time I read them. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Mrs A Tovey
5.0 out of 5 stars Another in the series, very funny
This was a present to someone in hospital hoping it would cheer her up and I was told that it was very much appreciated
Published 6 months ago by basiluzzo
4.0 out of 5 stars A good book to dip into in those spare moments
This book is full of unpublished letters to the editor of the Daily Telegraph, many of them very funny. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Roger
5.0 out of 5 stars Very enjoyable.
This is an excellent publication, enjoyed reading it, very amusing and one can relate to the many comments.
Well worth the purchase price.
Published 12 months ago by Gilbert Jamieson
5.0 out of 5 stars Majico
I have not read this book but received a letter saying that one of mine will be printed in their next publication.
Trouble is that I can not remember what it was about!!! Read more
Published 13 months ago by Henmaj
5.0 out of 5 stars Hilarious
A very entertaining read. Something to dip into as required when the world around you is taking itself too seriously.
Published 13 months ago by Arthur
2.0 out of 5 stars Less interesting than it sounds
OK, the idea is reasonable, and the letters hold your attention for a little while, but ultimately you won't ever read this twice.
Published 13 months ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Telegraph readers are funny folk.
Having just finished reading this very entertaining book I have reached the quite unavoidable conclusion that letter-writers to national newspapers, specifically the broad sheets,... Read more
Published 14 months ago by Jacq
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read
Overall was a great read, the letters from the US were a bit of a downer, though. But I would still recommend this book
Published 15 months ago by Thomas A
5.0 out of 5 stars More interesting than I could have imagined
I'd been given the sequel to this book as a present. As a reader of The Times I was skeptical about enjoying a collection of letters written by Torygraph readers. Read more
Published 16 months ago by D
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