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Welcome to Kington : the Selected Columns of Miles Kington

Author: Miles Kington
Publisher: London : Canelo, 2016.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The very best columns from a body of outstanding comic writing by the irreplaceable, irrepressible Miles Kington. For decades the columns of Miles Kington were a refreshing spot of lunacy in the dull acres of the world's news. From the arguments between gods past and present (as recorded in the minutes of United Deities meetings), to unlikely agony aunts, all-purpose Shakespeare plays, and interviews with 'sock  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Miles Kington
ISBN: 9781910859155 191085915X
OCLC Number: 953865429
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Table of Contents; Title Page; Introduction; The Gods; A Global Warning Sceptic Speaks; Trust the National Trust ... ; From the High Court; Why Keep a Diary?; Old Musician of the Year; Conversation on a Train; Crime Novel Consultant; Do-It-Yourself Corner; Mini Novel for Businessmen; Scenes From the High Court; Norman Lamont's Novel; The European Question ... ; The Late Tax Deadline Helpline; Meaningless Phrases; A Country Walk with Uncle Geoffrey; Killer's Contract; Motorway Ballad of Ice and Snow; Valentine Horror; Spring Song; The Arrival of Mills and Bang; The China Technique; Buzz Off. The All Hail BibleUnintelligent Design; The Taliban Councillor Of Upton Marshlea; The Late Learning Centre; Radio Silence; How Honest Are You?; The History of King Tony; The Vicar and the Policeman; A Glossary of Our Times; A March Walk with Uncle Geoffrey; One of our Fathers is Missing!; The Sixty Second Sleuth; The All-Purpose Shakespearean Play; Some People Do, and Some People Don't ... ; How Clever Thog Saves Brag. Ug!; The Brillig Sleep; The Agony Aunts' Agony Aunt; Pub Conversations: Murder; New Words for Old; The Last Supper Seating Plan; Science Q and A. Scenes from the High Court --
The Postman's TrialGreat Forgotten Partnerships of History; The Sealed Flask and Other Attractions; Two Kinds Of People; Conan Doyle; People Who Do Very Unusual Jobs; A Child's Guide to the D Day Landings; Tough Etiquette; A Stiff in Time; Kington's Anatomy of English; A Conversation with Kim Jong Il; Doctor in the House; People Who Do Very Unusual Jobs; The Gods' Get-Together; All Quiet on the Glorious Twelth; Bank Holiday Attractions; Postcard Home; Sharing the Family Holiday; How ARE You?; A Complete Rip-Roaring, Thunderous Novel. The Edinburgh Festival Language LessonMills and Bang; Jesus and the Party Conference; The Britishness Test; Bambi --
The Killer; The Day the A Level Results Came Through; Abolish the Commons; Bertrand's Mind Wins Over Mater; Mills and Bang; Scenes From The High Court Trial of the Driving Test Examiner; The Gods; Night of the Mole Hunters; The Honours Expert; The Real Country House Hotel; The Bank Manager Agony Aunt; Country Rambles with Uncle Geoffrey; Dr Wordsmith; Pedantry DIY Test; Autumn; Unusual Jobs: No. 40 --
The Sock Psychologist; When is Change Spare?; Tales For Our Time. While You Were Away!Monet and Degas in Conversation; Shakespeare the Psychiatrist; William 'n' Holmes; Where Were You?; The Forensic Archaeologist; Commons Paper Bargain; The Agony Weatherman; Rainbow Tales --
Three Stories For Our Times; Winter-Time Bird-Spotting; Opposite Options; Christmas Cards --
A Pub Conversation; Carols For Cluttons; Herod's Reforms; Mary's Round-Robin; Copyright.
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The very best columns from a body of outstanding comic writing by the irreplaceable, irrepressible Miles Kington. For decades the columns of Miles Kington were a refreshing spot of lunacy in the dull acres of the world's news. From the arguments between gods past and present (as recorded in the minutes of United Deities meetings), to unlikely agony aunts, all-purpose Shakespeare plays, and interviews with 'sock psychologists', nothing is too trivial or unlikely to attract Kington's attention and wit. Selected here are over a hundred pieces, each a powerful antidote to doom and destruction with their irreverent, absurd and sometimes surreal attitude to life. They are amongst the best journalism and humorous works of the past fifty years. Read on. 'Every single day over more than two decades, his column [was] witty, topical, erudite, acutely observed ... Quite simply, no-one in modern journalism is capable of such an output at such high quality.' Simon Kelner 'As with the very best in any sphere of endeavour, Miles's trick was to make it look easy. His lightness of touch amounted to a kind of genius. But behind the conversational prose lay craftsmanship of the highest order. His standards never wavered.' Simon O'Hagan.

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