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Scribble, Scribble, Scribble: Writing on Ice Cream, Obama, Churchill and My Mother

Scribble, Scribble, Scribble: Writing on Ice Cream, Obama, Churchill and My Mother

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By (author) Simon Schama

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  • Publisher: VINTAGE
  • Format: Paperback | 464 pages
  • Dimensions: 129mm x 198mm x 29mm | 331g
  • Publication date: 7 July 2011
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0099546655
  • ISBN 13: 9780099546658
  • Illustrations note: Illustrations (chiefly col.), ports. (some col.)
  • Sales rank: 127,550

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Passionate, provocative, entertaining and informative, Scribble, Scribble, Scribble ranges far and wide: from cookery and family to Barack Obama, from preaching and Shakespeare to Victorian sages, from Charlotte Rampling and Hurricane Katrina to 'The Fate of Eloquence in the Age of The Osbournes'.

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Simon Schama is University Professor of Art History and History at Columbia University in New York. His books have been translated into 15 languages and give an idea of his range: Citizens: a Chronicle of the French Revolution, Landscape and Memory, Rembrandt's Eyes, A History of Britain, The Power of Art, Rough Crossings and, most recently, The American Future: A History. His art columns for the New Yorker won the national magazine Award for criticsim and journalism and his journalism has appeared regularly in the Guardian and Financial Times where he is Contributing Editor. He has written and presented forty films for BBC2 on subjects as diverse as Tolstoy, American politics and John Donne and won an Emmy for The Power of Art. Simon Schama was awarded a CBE in 2001.

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"The most stimulating and surprising writing here is on cooking and eating... Diverting personal history" Daily Telegraph "Wilfully miscellaneous but addictively readable volume... He is clever, versatile and extremely likeable" -- John Sutherland Financial Times "This sparkling, effervescent collection bridges the gap between scholarly and popular writing... It is excellent holiday reading: dip into this between the sea and the bar and you will find a subtle and amusing companion" -- Richard Ormrod The Spectator "Entrancing... A bedside book of rich insights... Enjoy" -- Peter Preston The Observer "His eloquence is on magnificent display in this new book: a delightful collection of journalistic essays... The length of his book, overflowing with purple prose (though very rarely at the cost of substance), demonstrates that, often, Schama does not know when to stop. But in this case, maybe that is not such a bad thing" -- James Grant The Independent on Sunday

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‘An entrancing collection... a bedside book of rich insights… Enjoy’ Peter Preston, Observer 'Witty, learned, informative and clarifying… Long may he scribble’ Evening Standard Passionate, provocative, entertaining and informative, Scribble, Scribble, Scribble is an outstanding collection of Simon's Schama's writing on topics ranging far and wide: from cookery and family to Barack Obama, from preaching and Shakespeare to Victorian sages, from Charlotte Rampling and Hurricane Katrina to 'The Fate of Eloquence in the Age of The Osbornes'. 'Stimulating and surprising' Daily Telegraph 'This sparkling, effervescent collection bridges the gap between scholarly and popular writing. It is excellent holiday reading: dip into this between the sea and the bar and you will find a subtle and amusing companion' Spectator 'Lively and provocative... This book is a delight' Glasgow Herald