The Lunatics Have Taken Over the Asylum

Political Letters to The Daily Telegraph

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Author: Ian Hollingshead

Publisher: Constable

ISBN: 1472121554

Category: Humor

Page: 192

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Telegraph letter writers, that most astute body of political commentators, are probably not alone in thinking that politics has taken some strange turns in recent years. The first coalition government since 1945 has led the country from the subprime to the ridiculous, lumbering from Leveson to Libya, riots to referendums, pasty-gate to pleb-gate, Brooks to Bercow, the Bullingdon Club to the Big Society. Five years is a long time in politics. Fortunately for us, it has also been a most fertile period for the Telegraph's legion of witty and erudite letter writers, who have their own therapeutic way of dealing with the pain. An institution in their own right, theirs is a welcome voice of sanity in a world in which the lunatics appear finally to have taken over the asylum.

Am I Missing Something...

Unpublished Letters from the Daily Telegraph

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Author: Iain Hollingshead

Publisher: Aurum Press Limited

ISBN: 1781312087

Category: Humor

Page: 192

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DIVEvery year, the collection of the best letters that didn’t quite make it into the Telegraph – because just too left-field, outrageous or hilarious for an august Letters page – offers an alternative review of the year. For this fifth volume the potential agenda is just as enticing as ever, with Telegraph readers variously waggish, whimsical or just plain steamed-up about Chris Huhne’s speeding points, a new Pope, the Royal baby and mansion taxes. Once again, it will be one of the humour bestsellers of the year. /div

Has the World Gone Completely Mad...?

Unpublished Letters to the Daily Telegraph

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Author: Iain Hollingshead

Publisher: Aurum Press Limited

ISBN: 1781315477

Category: Humor

Page: 192

View: 7633

Readers of the Telegraph Letters Page will be fondly aware of the eclectic combination of learned wisdom, wistful nostalgia and robust good sense that characterise its correspondence. But what of the 95 per cent of the paper’s huge postbag that never sees the light of day? Some of the best letters inevitably arrive too late for the 24/7 news cycle, or don’t quite fit with the rest of the day’s selection. Others are just a little too whimsical, or indeed too risqué, to publish in a serious newspaper. And more than a few are completely and utterly (and wonderfully) mad. Thankfully Iain Hollingshead is on-hand to give the authors of the best unpublished letters the stage they so richly deserve. Baffled, furious, defiant, mischievous, they inveigh and speculate on every subject under the sun, from the rubbish on television these days to the venality of our MPs. The sixth book in the bestselling Unpublished Letters series, with an agenda as enticing as ever, As I Was Saying... will prove, once again, that the Telegraph’s readers have an astute sense of what really matters.

Imagine My Surprise...

Unpublished Letters to The Daily Telegraph

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Author: Iain Hollingshead

Publisher: Aurum Press Limited

ISBN: 1781311021

Category: Humor

Page: 192

View: 5829

DIV The essential humour gift book of the year returns in the anticipated fourth volume of this bestselling series Ð guaranteed to provoke laughter and amazement. The first volume of unpublished letters to the Daily Telegraph, Am I Alone in ThinkingÉ?, not only became a Christmas bestseller but also established the paperÕs letter-writers as a uniquely waggish, eccentric and maverick institution. They can be relied upon,particularly in the letters slightly too pungent or off-the wall to print, to offer a new and memorable take on the great events of the day. Now, with the fourth book in the series, Iain Hollingshead collects together our favourite letterwriters on everything from this summerÕs Olympics to the QueenÕs Diamond Jubilee, as well as the rather more obscure concerns voiced by ÔMÕ, the habitual correspondent who believes himself to be the head of MI5 but writes from an internet cafŽ in Bristol. Trenchant, choleric and hilariously funny, this will once again be the humour book of the year. /div

Am I Alone In Thinking... ?

Unpublished Letters to the Editor

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Author: Iain Hollingshead

Publisher: Aurum Press Limited

ISBN: 1845136462

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 192

View: 5519

DIV Readers of the 'brilliant Telegraph Letters page', as Ian Hislop recently lauded it, will be fondly aware of the eclectic combination of learned wisdom, wistful nostalgia and robust good sense that characterise its correspondence. But what of the 95 per cent of the paper's huge postbag which never sees the light of day? Some of the best letters inevitably arrive too late for the 24/7 news cycle, or don't quite fit with the rest of the day's selection. Others are just a little too whimsical, or indeed too risque, to publish in a serious newspaper. And more than a few are completely and utterly (and wonderfully) mad, such as the missives you'll find within these pages from someone who signs himself merely as "M", and believes himself to be the head of MI6. Now, the Telegraph gives the authors of these unpublished letters the stage at last. Baffled, furious, defiant, mischievous, they inveigh and speculate on every subject under the sun, from the rubbish on television these days to the venality of our MPs, from Kate Winslet's decolletage to this country's unhealthy obsession with marmalade. All those Telegraph readers who wondered if anyone else had noticed that the lunatics had finally taken over the asylum and sat down to write to their favourite newspaper to test the waters - they need howl into the void no longer. They are not alone. /div

Did Anyone Else See That Coming...?

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Author: Iain Hollingshead

Publisher: Aurum Press Limited

ISBN: 1781317658

Category: Humor

Page: 208

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New in the best-selling series of Unpublished Letters, this is a year in review made up of the wry and astute observations of the unpublished Telegraph letter writers. In a year in which even the most seasoned commentators have struggled to keep pace with the news cycle, letter writers to The Daily Telegraph have once again provided their refreshing take on events. Readers of the Telegraph Letters Page will be fondly aware of the eclectic combination of learned wisdom, wistful nostalgia and robust good sense that characterise its correspondence. But what of the 95% of the paper’s huge postbag that never sees the light of day? Some of the best letters inevitably arrive too late for the 24/7 news cycle, or don’t quite fit with the rest of the day’s selection. Others are just a little too whimsical, or indeed too risque, to publish in a serious newspaper. And more than a few are completely and utterly (and wonderfully) mad. Thankfully Iain Hollingshead is on-hand to give the authors of the best unpublished letters the stage they so richly deserve. Baffled, furious, defiant, mischievous, they inveigh and speculate on every subject under the sun, from the rubbish on television these days to the venality of our MPs. With an agenda as enticing as ever the ninth book in the bestselling Unpublished Letters series will prove, once again, that the Telegraph’s readers have an astute sense of what really matters.

Stop the World, I Want to Get Off...

Unpublished Letters to the Telegraph

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Author: Iain Hollingshead

Publisher: Aurum Press Limited

ISBN: 1781315493

Category: Humor

Page: 192

View: 1243

Readers of the Daily Telegraph will be fondly aware of the combination of wistful nostalgia, robust no-nonsense good sense and appalled outrage that characterises its “brilliant†? (Ian Hislop) Letters page, which if it did not exist would have to be invented. But what of all the letters that were just slightly too wacky, too off the wall, too politically incorrect, to make it for publication? Now the Telegraph gives their authors the stage at last: baffled, furious, occasionally paranoid, and from this hilarious selection of the best we can see that no, none them is alone…

Am I Alone In Thinking... ?

Unpublished Letters to the Editor

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Author: Iain Hollingshead

Publisher: Aurum Press Limited

ISBN: 1845136462

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 192

View: 1550

DIV Readers of the 'brilliant Telegraph Letters page', as Ian Hislop recently lauded it, will be fondly aware of the eclectic combination of learned wisdom, wistful nostalgia and robust good sense that characterise its correspondence. But what of the 95 per cent of the paper's huge postbag which never sees the light of day? Some of the best letters inevitably arrive too late for the 24/7 news cycle, or don't quite fit with the rest of the day's selection. Others are just a little too whimsical, or indeed too risque, to publish in a serious newspaper. And more than a few are completely and utterly (and wonderfully) mad, such as the missives you'll find within these pages from someone who signs himself merely as "M", and believes himself to be the head of MI6. Now, the Telegraph gives the authors of these unpublished letters the stage at last. Baffled, furious, defiant, mischievous, they inveigh and speculate on every subject under the sun, from the rubbish on television these days to the venality of our MPs, from Kate Winslet's decolletage to this country's unhealthy obsession with marmalade. All those Telegraph readers who wondered if anyone else had noticed that the lunatics had finally taken over the asylum and sat down to write to their favourite newspaper to test the waters - they need howl into the void no longer. They are not alone. /div

What Will They Think Of Next…?

Unpublished Letters to the Daily Telegraph

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Author: Iain Hollingshead

Publisher: Aurum Press Limited

ISBN: 1781313210

Category: Humor

Page: 224

View: 6791

Readers of the Telegraph Letters Page will be fondly aware of the eclectic combination of learned wisdom, wistful nostalgia and robust good sense that characterise its correspondence. But what of the 95 per cent of the paper’s huge postbag that never sees the light of day? Some of the best letters inevitably arrive too late for the 24/7 news cycle, or don’t quite fit with the rest of the day’s selection. Others are just a little too whimsical, or indeed too risqué, to publish in a serious newspaper. And more than a few are completely and utterly (and wonderfully) mad. Thankfully Iain Hollingshead is on-hand to give the authors of the best unpublished letters the stage they so richly deserve. Baffled, furious, defiant, mischievous, they inveigh and speculate on every subject under the sun, from the rubbish on television these days to the venality of our MPs. The sixth book in the bestselling Unpublished Letters series, with an agenda as enticing as ever, What Will They Think of Next...? will prove, once again, that the Telegraph’s readers have an astute sense of what really matters.

Love's Madness

Medicine, the Novel, and Female Insanity, 1800-1865

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Author: Helen Small

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780198184911

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 260

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Love's Madness focuses on the figure of the love-mad woman, presenting a significant reassessment of how nineteenth century British medical writers and novelists thought about madness, femininity, and narrative convention.

Artillery of Words

The Writings of Sir Winston Churchill

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Author: Frederick Woods

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 147381197X

Category: History

Page: 192

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During his long lifetime, Sir Winston Churchill wrote 50 books and more than 800 feature articles. He received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1953. This book, by the author of "Young Winston's Wars" and "Bibliography of the Works of Sir Winston Churchill", combines literary criticism with a consideration of the writings in the context of Churchill's public life. Almost all Churchill's publications, argues Frederick Woods, were weapons written deliberately to win a battle, whether that battle was over the future of India, the fate of the freedom-loving world, the rehabilitation of renowned ancestors, or his own fluctuating reputation. In every case, Churchill strove mightily to win, and often presented his case with less than the objectivity that might be expected of one popularly considered to be a major historian.

I’m Sure I Speak For Many Others…

Unpublished letters to the BBC

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Author: Colin Shindler

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473530830

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

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'Dear Mr. Adam, I am writing on behalf of the Central Watch and Social Problems Committee of the Mothers’ Union to ask whether you have a programme in mind on the moral issue of venereal disease.' 'Sir, Where are the B.B.C’s censors? We do not care for the language that was inflicted on us Tuesday night in “The Battle of Britain”. Don’t retort, ‘You need not listen if you don’t want to’. We did not know it was coming.' 'Dear Mr. Frost, Let me start by saying how much I enjoy your programme & that I was among those many who felt almost that they had lost a blowsy old friend when dear & vulgar, but nonetheless thought-provoking and funny TW3 went off the air.' For anyone who regularly feels tempted to put pen to paper, I’m Sure I Speak For Many Others is an alternative history of the BBC, from its triumphant broadcast of the coronation in 1953, to that Tynan moment, the controversial That Was The Week That Was, and the groundbreaking Grange Hill. Stretching across over forty years of programming, these never before seen letters represent the joy, the fury and the wit of the nation.

The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox

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Author: Maggie O'Farrell

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780547350677

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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In the middle of tending to the everyday business at her vintage-clothing shop and sidestepping her married boyfriend’s attempts at commitment, Iris Lockhart receives a stunning phone call: Her great-aunt Esme, whom she never knew existed, is being released from Cauldstone Hospital—where she has been locked away for more than sixty-one years. Iris’s grandmother Kitty always claimed to be an only child. But Esme’s papers prove she is Kitty’s sister, and Iris can see the shadow of her dead father in Esme’s face. Esme has been labeled harmless—sane enough to coexist with the rest of the world. But she's still basically a stranger, a family member never mentioned by the family, and one who is sure to bring life-altering secrets with her when she leaves the ward. If Iris takes her in, what dangerous truths might she inherit? A gothic, intricate tale of family secrets, lost lives, and the freedom brought by truth, The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox will haunt you long past its final page.

Telling Tails

From Hopeless Hounds to Tyrannical Tortoises: Animal Letters to The Telegraph

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Author: Iain Hollingshead

Publisher: Aurum Press Limited

ISBN: 1781316597

Category:

Page: 192

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SIR – Our dog Ben has savaged all electioneering material pushed through our letterbox, with the exception of any communication from the Conservative Party. My son even tried reposting the same flyer, but still no mauling from Ben. Are we to conclude that our dog swings to the right? SIR – As a regular visitor to the UK, I have been fascinated by the spate of letters regarding the television viewing of assorted pets. They have reinforced my view that the British are quite, quite mad. Long may it be so. SIR – Following the recent results of the English cricket team in the World Cup, may I suggest a duck as the national bird for England? The venerable letterbox of the Daily Telegraph is host to a wealth of animal owners and observers. Not to be outdone on any subject, comes a menagerie of musings and meditations on a topic very close to their hearts. A collection including correspondence from dogs, notes about peacocks, admonitions on horse owners and scapegoats for cats. From the farmstead to the front room, big and small, feathered and furry can be found amidst these pages. How to gauge the political leanings of your terrier – there is a simple test for that. Useful pointers on subduing a disgruntled heffer that prove effective in urban and everyday environments as well. Whether you live with a labradoodle, spend your weekends twitching or simply watching the tortoises go by, here is the best assortment of animals as gathered by the readers of The Telegraph.

The Lancet

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medicine

Page: N.A

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Outraged of Tunbridge Wells

Original Letters from Middle England

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Author: Nigel Cawthorne

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781908096913

Category: Letters to the editor

Page: 192

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The people of Britain have always loved to complain and we do it very well, but the people of Tunbridge Wells have made it into an art. In this book, the first ever collection from the legendary letters page of the Tunbridge Wells Advertiser, we are offered an insight into just what makes complaining so much fun.

Lend Me Your Ears

Oxford Dictionary of Political Quotations

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Author: Antony Jay

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199572674

Category: Political Science

Page: 446

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"Previous editions published as Oxford dictionary of political quotations"--T.p. verso.

Political Discourse Analysis

A Method for Advanced Students

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Author: Isabela Fairclough,Norman Fairclough

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136490264

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 280

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In this accessible new textbook, Isabela and Norman Fairclough present their innovative approach to analysing political discourse. Political Discourse Analysis integrates analysis of arguments into critical discourse analysis and political discourse analysis. The book is grounded in a view of politics in which deliberation, decision and action are crucial concepts: politics is about arriving cooperatively at decisions about what to do in the context of disagreement, conflict of interests and values, power inequalities, uncertainty and risk. The first half of the book introduces the authors’ new approach to the analysis and evaluation of practical arguments, while the second half explores how it can be applied by looking at examples such as government reports, parliamentary debates, political speeches and online discussion forums on political issues. Through the analysis of current events, including a particular focus on the economic crisis and political responses to it, the authors provide a systematic and rigorous analytical framework that can be adopted and used for students’ own research. This exciting new text, co-written by bestselling author Norman Fairclough, is essential reading for researchers, upper undergraduate and postgraduate students of discourse analysis, within English language, linguistics, communication studies, politics and other social sciences.