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4.0 out of 5 stars
Nuggets, 14 Dec 2010
Have followed Craig Brown in Private Eye for a while. This is a big read and unless you know who the pseudo-diarists are it tends to be a collection of very good nuggets rather than a sustained laugh (though not all entries are intended to be "funny"). Brown has a fantastically good "ear" for the style and tone of his subjects - including the Queen, his monarch. A great book for dipping into. I had to read it against the clock for a book group, which is not the best way to approach it.The structure around real dates/events during the year is a clever device. Recommended.