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Dogsbody Papers: Or, 1066 and All This

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ISBN 10: 0140097007 / ISBN 13: 9780140097009
Published by Penguin Books, 1990
Condition: Good Soft cover
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Title: Dogsbody Papers: Or, 1066 and All This

Publisher: Penguin Books

Publication Date: 1990

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Good

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Dogsbody is an ancient family whose members have stamped their characters on some of the greatest events in history. Their diaries, letters, journals and household accounts were unearthed in the 1950s. Over the past 30 years E.O. Parrott has researched and collated these papers. The end result is a controversial human and historical document which questions accepted academic wisdom. E.O. Parrot's books include "The Penguin book of Limericks", "How to Become Ridiculously Well Read in One Evening", "Limerick Delight", "Imitations of Immortality" and "How to become Absurdily Well-Informed About the Famous and the Infamous".

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This delightful history of the apocryphal Dogsbody family begins with the discovery of the wheel by Ugg Dugg Budd in 15,000 B.C. and goes on to chronicle the doings of various branches, like the Somakunos in Greece, the Corcano in Italy and the Hundekorper in Germany. Along the way are parodies of Homer, Aristophanes, Chaucer, Pepys, Boswell, Longfellow, Dickens, Gilbert and Sullivan, even Ogden Nash. In addition to the spoofs, Parrott ( How to Become Ridiculously Well-Read in One Evening ) includes think-pieces on Marlowe as the author of Shakespeare's plays and the assassination of Lincoln as audience-participation theater. Delicious puns abound. The British contributors have done their jobs brilliantly and, while the collection may be caviar for the general, foot soldiers with the background to appreciate it will find the book a comedic classic.
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