Mr Malaprop's Revenge! is a wide-ranging collection of comic and other writings which reveal another side to Peter Higginbotham, best known for his work as a social historian. This selection – which ranges from one-liners to one-act plays – includes homages to such diverse names as Noel Coward and Stanley Holloway. The title piece records the astringent memoirs of the husband of Sheridan's Mrs Malaprop. In the one-act comedy 'Steam Radio', an ill-assorted cast of actors mounts a disastrous radio adaptation of 'Shortish Encounter' while 'Albert at the Seaside' relocates the classic tale of young Albert Ramsbottom from the lion's den at at Blackpool Zoo to the Sellafield nuclear reprocessing plant. In between, enjoy the delights of Oxford in autumn, a revelation of what names such as 'SKODA' actually stand for (Some Kind Of Disaster Area), a peep behind the doors of the world's worst dating agency, a foreigners' guide to the words of the Yorkshire anthem 'Ilkley Moor Baht 'at', and much more.
(Note - contents previously published under title 'Melon Cauliflowers'.)