Ann Treneman, the award-winning Times writer best known for her incisive parliamentary sketches, has branched out - to graveyards. In this riveting book she takes you to the most interesting graves in Britain. You'll meet the real War Horse, the best 'funambulist' ever, Byron and his dog Boatswain, Florence Nightingale and her pet owl Athena, prime ministers, kings and queens, highwaymen, scientists, mistresses, the real James Bond and, of course, M. Then there are writers, painters, poets, rakes and rogues, victims, the meek and mild and the just plain mad. This unique book is made up of a hundred entries, each telling the story of one or more graves. Some are chosen for who is in them, others for the grave itself. Some of the entries are humorous, some are poignant, but all tell us something about the British way of death. At times absurd, at times astounding, in Finding the Plot Ann Treneman provides an entertaining guide to the Anglo-Saxon underworld.
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About the Author
Ann Treneman is an award-winning journalist who has been the parliamentary sketch-writer for The Times since September 2003. She has also worked as a feature writer for The Times and The Independent and as foreign editor of The Observer. This is her third book of parliamentary sketches (Dave & Nick appeared in 2011 and Annus Horribilis in 2009). Her most recent book, published by the Robson Press in 2013, was Finding the Plot: 100 Graves to Visit Before You Die. Born in America, she has lived in Britain for thirty years.