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Craig Brown

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; 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”.

Craig Brown’s last book, ‘One Two Three Four’, won the 2020 Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction. His previous book, ‘Ma’am Darling’, won the James Tait Black Prize for Biography and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. He has written for many publications, including the Guardian, Daily Mail, New York Times, Spectator and Private Eye.

“The most screamingly funny living writer”.
-Barry Humphries

“The greatest satirist since Max Beerbohm”.
-The Guardian

“Craig Brown’s humour will outlive his victims. His journalism is one of the few compensations for being British now”.
-Sunday Telegraph

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Haywire: The Best of Craig Brown

Hardback, 13/10/2022, £25.00
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. 'The most screamingly funny living writer' Barry Humphries, Mail on Sunday

One on One

Paperback, 05/07/2012, £9.99
101 chance meetings, juxtaposing the famous and the infamous, the artistic and the philistine, the pompous and the comical, the snobbish and the vulgar, told by Britain's funniest writer.

The Lost Diaries

Paperback, 29/09/2011, £10.99
The Lost Diaries is a wide-ranging anthology of the world's greatest diarists, each of them channelled onto paper through the considerable psychic force that is Craig Brown.

One Two Three Four: The Beatles in Time

Paperback, 18/03/2021, £10.99
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