The Lessons of Haggis
To conclude our week’s worth of all-time great reads, selected by John Simopoulos, Dean of Degrees at St Catherine’s College, Oxford, we end on a note of sublime levity: today’s’s featured author is Beachcomber (J.B. Morton) – an English columnist and essayist of exquisite humour… “and I can say that with the authority of one who prefers his own jokes to other people’s” says John. Beachcomber: The Works of J.B.Morton is a good place to a start your enjoyment of this wonderful author.
In today’s Write Report, Donna reports that Colombian coffee growers have no sense of humour when it comes to satire… they plan on suing “Mother Goose & Grimm” cartoonist Mike Peters “for damage and harm, detriment to intellectual property and defamation.” As if satirical cartoonists are the main problem in Colombia… And ads in books – not new, and rarely welcome – is this the way to bail out the publishing industry?
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