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The best after-dinner stories / selected and introduced by Tim Heald ; with illustrations by Paul Cox.

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Title The best after-dinner stories / selected and introduced by Tim Heald ; with illustrations by Paul Cox.
Publisher/Date London : Folio Society, 2003.
London : Folio Society, 2003.
©2003.
Pagination etc. 268 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 23 cm.
Bibliography, etc. note Includes bibliographical references.
Contents note Introduction -- Our host / Geoffrey Chaucer -- Henry V's St Crispin's Day speech / William Shakespeare -- Waterloo / William Makepeace Thackeray -- In brief / Samuel Johnson -- Address to the Samuel Johnson Society / Libby Purves -- Charles Townshend's champagne speech / Horace Walpole -- A few auspicious words / P.G. Wodehouse -- Hugh Casson and Laurie Lee / Jose Manser -- A Thatcher put-down / Jose Manser -- Dear Bill / John Wells and Richard Ingrams -- On His Majesty's birthday / The King's Tradesmen -- Speechlessness / G.K. Chesterton -- Just not cricket / Sir Pelham Warner -- From 'The lay of St Cuthbert' / Revd R.H. Barham -- PS America / Charles Dickens -- Dingley Dell v. All Muggletonians / Charles Dickens -- Ballades and beachcomber / Richard Ingrams -- The new south / Henry W. Grady -- Littery men / Mark Twain -- A prominent feature / Michael Holroyd -- Winston Churchill / A.P. Herbert -- To the Corinthians / Winston Churchill -- On England / Stanley Baldwin -- Advice on speech-making / Stanley Baldwin -- Falls of Lodore / John Fothergill -- The English laugh / A.P. Herbert -- In brief / Mae West -- In brief / Dorothy Parker -- In brief / Groucho Marx -- How to be a spy / Groucho Marx -- Sir Herbert and Lady Tree / Osbert Sitwell -- The English laugh - again / A.P. Herbert -- Such a treat / Maurice Baring -- The English laugh - chorus / A.P. Herbert -- After dinner / A.P. Herbert -- Useful and acceptable gifts / Joyce Grenfell -- Dreading it / Evelyn Waugh -- From a bricklayer in Golder's Green / Gerard Hoffnung -- Lord David Cecil's dismay / Patrick Garland -- The Pembroke smoker / Clive James -- To the French Chamber of Commerce / Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh -- Lord Beaverbrook's last speech / John Gordon -- Apprentice / Lord Beaverbrook -- On Gyles Brandreth / Matthew Parris -- Gobbledegook or small print / Gyles Brandreth -- Top secret / The Think Tank -- Ten ways NOT to start a funny story / Miles Kington -- Stranger than fiction / John Mortimer -- Trollope and sex / Joanna Trollope -- Refuge of insulted saints / Robertson Davies -- Golden wedding / HM the Queen -- Royal, real and republic / Margaret Scott -- An evening with Brian Johnston / Tim Heald -- A birthday tribute to Jasper Griffin / Thomas Braun -- Lewis Carroll and Ralph Steadman / Alan White -- But we'll need some jam / Ralph Steadman -- Bridget Jones at a wedding / Helen Fielding -- BeRo and borrowed hats / Maureen Lipman -- To the Society of Dorset Men / David Burnett -- Not enough cricket / William Ind, Bishop of Truro -- Meeting David Niven / Jilly Cooper -- The incomparable Rex Harrison / Patrick Garland -- A run-in with Dame Edith Evans / Peter Ustinov -- Business unusual or THE END / Tim Heald.
Subject After-dinner speeches
Printing
Graphic design (Typography)
English wit and humor
After-dinner speeches
Added Author Heald, Tim, 1944- compiler.
Cox, Paul illustrator.
Corporate Author Folio Society (London, England) publisher.
Shelf Location F BEST
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