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The Diary of a Nobody is a comic masterpiece that has been hugely influential since its first publication in 1892.

Part of the Macmillan Collector’s Library; a series of stunning, clothbound, pocket sized classics with gold foiled edges and ribbon markers. These beautiful books make perfect gifts or a treat for any book lover. This edition features Weedon Grossmith’s original illustrations and an afterword by novelist Paul Bailey.

Proud to be ensconced with his wife Carrie at ‘The Laurels’ in the desirable London suburb of Holloway, bank clerk Charles Pooter decides to keep a diary. From the frequent visits from his dear friends Mr Cummings and Mr Gowing to the ups and downs of his feckless son Lupin, the self-regarding Mr Pooter considers, mistakenly, that all aspects of his life are worthy of note. The result is a hilarious spoof and a perfectly pitched satire on late Victorian society.

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George Grossmith (1847-1912) and Weedon Grossmith (1854-1919) were brothers born in London. As a young adult George joined his father as a performer on the stage, a career which spanned four decades, during which time he wrote successful comic operas, musical sketches and innumerable songs. Weedon first pursued a career in painting before turning his hand to acting and later to playwriting. In 1892 the brothers collaborated, publishing The Diary of a Nobodyfrom a series of humorous columns they'd previously written for Punch magazine. It has been in print ever since.

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The funniest book about a certain type of Englishness . . . there is a whole line of these comic characters like Captain Mainwaring in Dad's Army, or Basil Fawlty -- Hugh Bonneville * The Times * One of those rare books that nails a cultural archetype and has won the affection of successive generations * The Times * Pooter himself is as gentle as you could wish, a wonderful character, genuinely lovable. The book is beautifully constructed -- Andrew Davies * Glasgow Herald * There's a universality about Pooter that touches everybody . . . fits into the tradition of absurd humour that the British do well, which started with Jonathan Swift and runs through Lewis Carroll and Edward Lear to Monty Python -- Jasper Fforde * Time Out * The funniest book in the world -- Evelyn Waugh

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