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- DescriptionThe Tibetans have the Book of the Dead. This is Ann Treneman's Book of the 'Dead Interesting'. The Times writer, best kwn for her hilarious parliamentary sketches, has branched out - to graveyards. In this riveting book - part travelogue, part biography, part social history - she takes you to some of the most interesting graves in Britain. You'll meet the real War Horse, the best 'funambulist' ever, Byron and his dog Boatswain, prime ministers, queens and kings, Florence Nightingale and her pet baby owl Athena, highwaymen, scientists, mistresses, the real James Bond and, of course, M. Then there are writers, painters, poets, rakes and rogues, victims, the meek and mild and the just plain mad. This unique book is made up of 100 entries, each telling the story of one or more graves. Some of the graves are chosen for who is in them, others for the grave itself. Some of the entries are humorous, some are poignant, but all tell us something about the British way of death. At times absurd, at times astounding, in Finding the Plot Ann Treneman proves an entertaining guide to the Anglo-Saxon underworld!
- Author BiographyAnn Treneman is an award-winning journalist who has been the parliamentary sketchwriter for The Times since September 2003. She is the author of Annus Horribilis: The Worst Year in British Politics and Dave and Nick: The Year of the Honeymoon.
- Author(s)Ann Treneman
- PublisherBiteback Publishing
- Date of Publication26/09/2013
- SubjectRegional History
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintRobson Press
- Out-of-print date27/04/2016
- Content NoteIllustrations
- Weight386 g
- Width129 mm
- Height198 mm
- Spine30 mm
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