Welcome to Kington: The Selected Columns of Miles Kington

Welcome to Kington: The Selected Columns of Miles Kington

by Miles Kington

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Overview

The very best columns from a body of outstanding comic writing by the irreplaceable, irrepressible Miles Kington.

For decades the columns of Miles Kington were a refreshing spot of lunacy in the dull acres of the world's news. From the arguments between gods past and present (as recorded in the minutes of United Deities meetings), to unlikely agony aunts, all-purpose Shakespeare plays, and interviews with ‘sock psychologists’, nothing is too trivial or unlikely to attract Kington’s attention and wit.

Selected here are over a hundred pieces, each a powerful antidote to doom and destruction with their irreverent, absurd and sometimes surreal attitude to life. They are amongst the best journalism and humorous works of the past fifty years. Read on.

‘Every single day over more than two decades, his column [was] witty, topical, erudite, acutely observed…Quite simply, no-one in modern journalism is capable of such an output at such high quality.’ Simon Kelner

‘As with the very best in any sphere of endeavour, Miles’s trick was to make it look easy. His lightness of touch amounted to a kind of genius. But behind the conversational prose lay craftsmanship of the highest order. His standards never wavered.’ Simon O’Hagan

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781910859155
Publisher: Canelo
Publication date: 02/29/2016
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 451 KB

About the Author

Born in County Down, Miles Kington was one of Britain's most renowned and best loved journalists. He grew up in Wales and was educated in Scotland, which was all a big mistake as he was actually English. He wrote for newspapers including Punch, The Times, The Independent and The Oldie, presented for the BBC and was author of the Franglais books amongst many others.

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