- Hardcover: 192 pages
- Publisher: Aurum Press Ltd (18 Oct. 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 178131019X
- ISBN-13: 978-1781310199
- Product Dimensions: 11.5 x 2.2 x 17.8 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (90 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 253,828 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Imagine My Surprise...: Unpublished Letters to The Daily Telegraph (Telegraph Books) Hardcover – 18 Oct 2012
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'Hilarious, diverting and surprisingly edifying reading.'(Good Book Guide)
About the Author
Iain Hollinghsead 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 He has edited four bestselling collections of unpublished letters from the Daily Telegraph for Aurum.
Top Customer Reviews
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.
I think, in general, people who have read one or more of the others will be very pleased to read this new volume, indeed might even be looking forward to receiving this as a present.
There are possibly not quite as many laugh-out-loud moments compared with previous years - but still highly amusing...
...and so much more enjoyable than last year's corresponding volume from the Daily Mail (and that is because of content, not my views of the two news papers).
Most Recent Customer Reviews
At first these books were funny. But over time one gets the impression that those letters are written only with one intention, namely to make it into the next book. Read morePublished 9 months ago by oldtrout
The usual dry and witty, rib tickling selection of letters. So reassuring that despite all the ups and downs in the world there remain the Telegraph readers with their remarkable... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Bounceabout