• Country Wit: Quips and Quotes on Rural Pursuits See large image

    Country Wit: Quips and Quotes on Rural Pursuits (Witwit) (Hardback) By (author) Aubrey Malone, Illustrated by Ian Baker

    Hard to find title available from Book Depository

    $13.00 - Save $3.13 19% off - RRP $16.13 Free delivery worldwide Available
    Dispatched in 3 business days
    When will my order arrive?
    Add to basket | Add to wishlist |

    Description'When one is in town one amuses oneself. When one is in the country one amuses other people' - Oscar Wilde. 'There are three easy ways of losing money - racing is the quickest, women the most pleasant, and farming the most certain' - Lord Amherst. 'Country manners dictate that even if somebody phones you up to tell you your house is on fire, first they ask you how you are' - Alice Munro. Everyone likes the country, said Lillian Hellman. If you own a waxed jacket and a pair of wellies, are feeling sheepish, know all about fowl play and udder matters, then dear me, these quips and quotes on rural pursuits will be a breath of fresh air. There again, as Kenny Everett pointed out, country life isn't so much tiptoeing through the tulips as slip-slopping through the cowshit. This collection of witticisms on the bittersweet delights of country life will entertain and amuse, whether you're a countryside lover or reading about it in the comfort of a metropolitan retreat.


Other books

Other people who viewed this bought | Other books in this category
Showing items 1 to 10 of 10

 

Reviews | Bibliographic data
  • Full bibliographic data for Country Wit

    Title
    Country Wit
    Subtitle
    Quips and Quotes on Rural Pursuits
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Aubrey Malone, Illustrated by Ian Baker
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 110 mm
    Height: 176 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 218 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781840247046
    ISBN 10: 1840247045
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T13.0
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Merchandise Category: REF
    B&T General Subject: 680
    BIC subject category V2: WND, WHX
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11800
    BISAC V2.8: LIT004120
    BIC E4L: HUM
    Ingram Subject Code: HU
    Libri: I-HU
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 37
    BISAC V2.8: REF019000
    DC22: 828.02
    BISAC V2.8: HUM000000
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: PN6231.C65 C68 2008
    Thema V1.0: WHX, WND
    Illustrations note
    20 black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    Summersdale Publishers
    Imprint name
    Summersdale Publishers
    Publication date
    01 December 2011
    Publication City/Country
    Chichester
    Author Information
    Based in - Ireland Aubrey Malone has compiled a number of quotation anthologies and humour books, as well as books on films, celebrities and famous writers.
    Review quote
    "'When one is in town one amuses oneself. When one is in the country one amuses other people.' Oscar Wilde 'There are three easy ways of losing money - racing is the quickest, women the most pleasant, and farming the most certain.' Lord Amherst 'Country manners dictate that even if somebody phones you up to tell you your house is on fire, first they ask you how you are.' Alice Munro"