Poppy Watt reviews I Rest My Case… the latest volume of hilarious, genuine unpublished letters from Daily Telegraph readers.
It is quite surprising how much can actually happen over the course of a year and how much we tend to forget.
During the last 12 months we have witnessed a royal wedding, the phone – hacking scandal, uprising in the Arab world, the Eurozone financial crisis, the end of Osama bin Laden, chaos over Olympics tickets, rioting in our streets, and Elton John having a baby.
A dream year for anyone intending to write a letter to the editor of a national newspaper, but for the readers of the Daily Telegraph – what a field day! The Telegraph’s postbag overflows with on-going correspondence aplenty, certainly sufficient to fill another book of letters that never made it into print.
For the third year running, they have the best of the letters the paper didn’t publish because they were just too off the wall, too outrageous, too wacky or too rude.
The book offers an insight into what Telegraph readers thought for example of Nick Clegg, Colonel Gaddafi, and even Pippa Middleton’s pert little bottom.
Starting with kings, queens and jokers, the book’s various topics cover: my family and other domestic disasters; politics: the art of the impossible; the use and abuse of language; anti–social media; games of several halves; television and radio; corners of foreign fields and travelling the roads of hell – so something for everyone!
If you found 2011 a tough time, this will certainly put a smile on your face.
This handy sized hardback will fit in your handbag and cheer you up into the New Year and beyond.
I Rest My Case…. is the perfect Christmas present to give or receive - the previous two volumes have been Christmas bestsellers, and sold well in excess of 100,000 copies.
I Rest My Case…. is published by Aurum press at £9.99
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