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 Bores, Tennis 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 Read Messing about in Quotes: A Little Oxford Dictionary of Humorous Quotations by Gyles Brandreth – heartforum.co.uk
Full name Gyles Daubeney Brandreth.A former Oxford Scholar, President of the Oxford Union and MP for the City of Chester, Gyles Brandreth s career has ranged from being a Whip and Lord Commissioner of the Treasury in John Major s government to starring in his own award winning musical revue in London s West End A prolific broadcaster in programmes ranging from Just a Minute to Have I Got News for You , an acclaimed interviewer principally for the Sunday Telegraph , a novelist, children s author and biographer, his best selling diary, Breaking the Code, was described as By far the best political diary of recent years, farperceptive and revealing than Alan Clark s The Times and Searingly honest, wildly indiscreet, and incredibly funny Daily Mail He is the author of two acclaimed royal biographies Philip Elizabeth Portrait of a Marriage and Charles Camilla Portrait of a Love Affair In 2007 2008, John Murray in the UK and Simon Schuster in the US began publishing The Oscar Wilde Murder Mysteries, his series of Victorian murder mysteries featuring Oscar Wilde as the detective.As a performer, Gyles Brandreth has been seen most recently in ZIPP ONE HUNDRED MUSICALS FOR LESS THAN THE PRICE OF ONE at the Duchess Theatre and on tour throughout the UK, and as Malvolio and the Sea Captain in TWELFTH NIGHT THE MUSICAL at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.Gyles Brandreth is one of Britain s busiest after dinner speakers and award ceremony hosts He has won awards himself, and been nominated for awards, as a public speaker, novelist, children s writer, broadcaster Sony , political diarist Channel Four , journalist British Press Awards , theatre producer Olivier , and businessman British Tourist Authority Come to Britain Trophy.He is married to writer and publisher Mich le Brown, with whom he co curated the exhibition of twentieth century children s authors at the National Portrait Gallery and founded the award winning Teddy Bear Museum now based at the Polka Theatre in Wimbledon He is a trustee of the British Forces Foundation, and a former chairman and now vice president of the National Playing Fields Association.Gyles Brandreth s forebears include George R Sims the highest paid journalist of his day, who wrote the ballad Christmas Day in the Workhouse and Jeremiah Brandreth the last man in England to be beheaded for treason His great great grandfather, Benjamin Brandreth, promoted Brandreth s Pills a medicine that cured everything and was a pioneer of modern advertising and a New York state senator Today, Gyles Brandreth has family living in New York, Maryland, South Carolina and California He has been London correspondent for Up to the Minute on CBS News and his books published in the United States include the New York Times best seller, The Joy of Lex and, most recently, Philip Elizabeth Portrait of a Royal Marriage.
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