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A Load of Old Ball Crunchers: Women in History [Hardcover]

Jo Brand
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14 Oct 1996
The follow up to A Load of Old Balls which takes a light-hearted look at women in history. From Florence Nightingale to Marie Antoinette, Janis Joplin to Marie Curie, and Marilyn Monroe to Roseanne Barr, Jo Brand looks at those who stepped in when the men couldn't rise to the occasion.

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  • Hardcover: 362 pages
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd (14 Oct 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0684816954
  • ISBN-13: 978-0684816951
  • Product Dimensions: 21.6 x 13.6 x 2.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 192,135 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Jo Brand is a stand-up comic with many TV and radio shows to her name. She is married with two children and lives in south London.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Well worth a look 16 Aug 2003
This is a great read for anyone who enjoys both history, and good comedy. It is very informative, giving a short biography of 50 of the most influencial women in history, while at the same time casting a satirical view of women's role in the world. Women in particular should like this, because she has a rather cynical view of men. This book is in sort single chapters, and can be picked up and dipped into whenever the need arises.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Jo Who? 16 Sep 2007
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To call this "comedienne" a female Bernard Manning is an insult to Bernard Manning. She is sexist, ageist, and every other boring old cliche that you can frantically endeavour to make jokes about in a career that is failing but should have been non-existent.
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