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AS ECCENTRIC AS THE CHARACTERS IT DESCRIBES,
This review is from: Brewer's Rogues, Villains and Eccentrics (Hardcover)
If ever there was a case of art imitating life this must be it. Into over 650 pages the author has crammed a bewildering assortment of human flotsam and jetsam, relieving the alphabetical nature of the enterprise by a deliberately droll indexing system. It is the ideal bedside companion, which might equally well while away the tedium of visits to the smallest room, or provide an evening's entertainment for a broadminded dinner-party.
Older readers may recall William Donaldson's earlier incarnation as the perpetrator of that magnificent spoof the Henry Root Letters, and if this parade of practitioners of the darker side of human nature appeals then you'd do well to seek out that collection also.