The Best of Craig Brown
From the bestselling and award-winning author of Ma’am Darling and One Two Three Four, a selection of Craig Brown’s finest writing collected together for the first time.
Mixing parody, literary criticism, profiles, satire, light verse, anagrams, AND social observation, Haywire gathers together the finest examples of Craig Brown’s writing across the past fifteen years.
From Mary Berry’s Household Tips to Robert Macfarlane’s poetic prose, from profiles of such diverse figures as Sigmund Freud, John Stonehouse and Katie Price to parodies of Jacob Rees-Mogg and Mary Beard, and from appreciations of the Marx Brothers and Les Dawson to essays on Brian Epstein and the slippery art of biography, Haywire contains a bumper selection of work by the writer described by The Sunday Times as “our greatest living satirist”.
It features pieces drawn from publications as diverse as Private Eye, The Oldie, the New Statesman, Readers’ Digest, The New York Review of Books, Vanity Fair and the Daily Mail.