Messing About in Quotes: A Little Oxford Dictionary of Humorous Quotations

ISBN : 9780198813187

Gyles Brandreth
400 Pages
100 x 150 mm
Pub date
Oct 2018


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  • This new dictionary includes 2,700 quotations, categorized by subject for ease of access and rewarding browsing
  • Edited by Gyles Brandreth and includes his personally selected favourites
  • Over 200 subjects: from Art to BoresTennis to Wine
  • Presented as an attractively designed hardback, making it an ideal gift

Become a dazzling wit or enjoy a good laugh with this entertaining collection of humorous quotations, carefully handpicked and edited by writer and broadcaster Gyles Brandreth. From Art to BoresTennis to Wine, this little dictionary contains over 2,700 of the best quotations, from witty one-liners and funny phrases to pithy comments and unintended humour.
If you live to be one hundred you've got it made. Very few people die past that age. - George Burns 

I thought coq au vin was love in a lorry. - Victoria Wood

Champagne, if you are seeking the truth, is better than a lie-detector. - Graham Greene

The trouble with a book is that you never know what's in it until it's too late. - Jeanette Winterson

About the author: 

Edited by Gyles Brandreth

Gyles Brandreth is a writer, broadcaster and former MP - and one of Britain's most sought-after award ceremony hosts and after dinner speakers. A reporter on The One Show and a regular contestant on Radio 4's Just a Minute, his many books include The Oscar Wilde Murder Mysteries, the no.1 bestseller: The 7 Secrets of Happiness, as well as the hugely popular Oxford Dictionary of Humorous Quotations.

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