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Mr Malaprop's Revenge!

Mr Malaprop's Revenge! [Kindle Edition]

Peter Higginbotham

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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'.)

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 253 KB
  • Print Length: 97 pages
  • Publisher: The Workhouse Press (30 Aug 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S. r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #796,934 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Peter Higginbotham gave up on history at the age of 13 - "it was all about wars and kings and queens not ordinary people." Years later, tracing his family history, he became fascinated by the workhouse - a place where one of his forebears had died. His wide-ranging researches resulted in an acclaimed web site ( and several books including the much-praised Workhouse Cookbook. Its sequel, the Prison Cookbook, charts the often gruesome history of the prison system, and how the food served to the inmates reflected the changing regimes for those behind bars. Peter, who now lives in West Yorkshire, regularly contributes to magazines, radio and TV programmes, and frequently presents talks on the workhouse and related topics to groups around the region.

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