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I Could Go On…: Unpublished Letters to the Daily Telegraph (Unpublished Letters to the Daily Telegraph(Telegraph Letters Books) Book 2) [Kindle Edition]

Iain Hollingshead
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I Could Go On...
Unpublished Letters to The Daily Telegraph
Edited by Iain Hollingshead

'SIR -- My first thought on seeing your headline, "Pupils to be taught about sex at seven" was, "What, in the morning?"'

In 2009 a small volume of unpublished letters to The Daily Telegraph, Am I Alone in Thinking...? captured the public imagination. For every 20 letters the newspaper's daily Letters page can publish each day, another 600 will have gone to waste -- and for every serious contribution to political debate there will be many more that are simply very funny, and, alas, there's never enough room to include them all.

I Could Go On... is the eagerly-awaited sequel, chronicling another year through the whimsical preoccupations and hobbyhorses of the Telegraph's wonderfully waggish readers: Chris Evans' supplanting of Sir Terry Wogan on Radio 2; Tiger Woods' peccadilloes; Gordon Brown's long farewell -- and fans of Am I Alone in Thinking...? will be especially pleased to see the return of M, who believes himself to be the head of MI6, but whose inscrutable missives emanate from an internet cafe in Bristol. Like his fellow correspondents, simultaneously fascinated, baffled and outraged by modern life, he most certainly Could Go On ...


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[The letters] display a mixture of gumption, brio and gleeful silliness that will make...readers snort in agreement. --The Daily Telegraph, December 2010

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.


Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 296 KB
  • Print Length: 220 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1845135989
  • Publisher: Aurum Press (1 Dec. 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1845136586
  • ISBN-13: 978-1845136581
  • ASIN: B0077FAX4Y
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #155,052 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Educated chuckles 2 Dec. 2010
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
This is the follow up book compilation to last year`s edition of reader`s letters unpublished by the Daily Telegraph.

It is , apart from being great value for money , very very funny and the sort of reading you can pick up and put down at leisure whilst in the bath , on the loo or just killing a few minutes.

Some of the letters are odd , some just hilarious , some very opinionated or perceptive but all very readable and topical for the year just gone. Having read mine , I have passed it on to my sister who also enjoys the humour of the Telegraph.

Great stocking filler and well worth the money !
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amusement on every page 21 Dec. 2010
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This is the second of two books of unpublished letters to the Daily Telegraph. I've really enjoyed them both. There are some letters which are just humorous, some which lead up to a dreadful pun, and there are some that are so bigoted that it's difficult to believe that they have not been written in jest - but you fear they were not. It's a very easy read, and at times laugh-out-loud funny. A great book for yourself or as a gift.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Format:Hardcover
If you are already lucky to have "Am I Alone in Thinking...", you have to buy this book.

If anything, its even better. It can be read in a sitting, or if you have the self discipline. I tried reading one of the letters out loud at work, and could not, for giggling so much.

Please let this be an annual event, to be found in Christmas stockings the way the Giles cartoon book was. It brings a warmth to the heart (that the world cannot be as ghastly as one thinks if so many others agree with such witty, erruidte comments), and a smile to the face.

Quite simply

More please
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Still funny 19 Nov. 2010
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I thought this might be boring as sequels often can be. But it is equally funny as the first part "Am I alone in thinking..?"
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Nothing so queer as folk. 19 Nov. 2010
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This is an excellent sequel to the "Am I alone" book of letters. Full of humour, wit and interesting comment. The individual items create a form of Almanack of the year's varied events and topics provided by the many different readers of The Telegraph. I hope that it is repeated each year.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Please go on....and on 20 Dec. 2010
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This sequel to "Am I alone..." maintains the skillful editing, careful mselection and splendidly offbeat humour of the original. The wit and whimsy of this splendid compendium should be required reading for the would-be comedians who think that obscenity is an adequate substitute.
Ian Hollinshead has a problem, though. You do this so well that your hopes of promotion are now mere ptpe-dreams. They'll never let you leave after this!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars I could go on.... 16 Nov. 2011
Format:Hardcover
An excellent follow-on from "Am I alone..?" and hard to put down. Another candidate for the downstairs loo (that's good!) and it has clearly been carefully edited. Makes one realise what a wealth of suitable material can't be published in the rag itself. Not cheap but such gems are to be revisited. I hope the latest keeps up the high standard and the chuckle factor!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good laugh 5 Jan. 2011
By Levon
Format:Hardcover
Excellent book, but beware if anyone else is in the room with you as they will get fed up with the laughter and you wanting to read the good ones out loud. A great book to dip in and out of. If only we could have some of the contributers running the country!
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INCREDIBLE!!!!!!!
Published 3 months ago by Ali
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Excellent book, easy to read, very funny. Fast delivery.
Published 3 months ago by Carole Ashcroft
5.0 out of 5 stars British humour at its best.
British humour at its best.
Published 4 months ago by shamus o rudge
5.0 out of 5 stars WELL I NEVER!
Ordered a book of unpublished letters and got a book of unpublished letters!
Published 6 months ago by George Brown
5.0 out of 5 stars A good read
Purchased as a gift for my husband who has other books in this format. He has enjoyed reading this one too!
Published 7 months ago by C. Haddock
5.0 out of 5 stars Views From Those Who Are Quirky, Smutty, Disgusted, Smart, Pompous,...
This book covers such a diverse range of topics it’s sure to be of interest to anyone. It also has a little bit of a nostalgia factor because some of the letters refer to events in... Read more
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Published 9 months ago by ian lowry
4.0 out of 5 stars Funny quips
Got two of these daily telegraph books for some elderly friends who like a good titter and they seem to have been well recieved
Published 19 months ago by Mrs. Barbara Thompson
5.0 out of 5 stars Humour
Very interesting book. Some humorous letters....the humour is often unintentional! We wonder why some of the letters were not actually published.
Published 20 months ago by Mrs. Margaret Bruce
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