Writings by Leonard Barras
The ferocious controversy over the Batterwick patent trousers with turndowns on the top; the Young Women's Non-Horse Society and its unremitting opposition to the Thumpable underground bridge; Mrs Laglumb, who met a bison in Prudhoe (or Crawcrook); Northumbrian Nationalism, as expounded by the xenophobic buffoon Egbald Knutt; Major Kalamity, who discovered pepper in Calicut only 4½ centuries later than Bartholomeo Diaz; Mrs Chump on making a wickerwork snood for an ironing board...
Leonard Barras ('sublime surrealist', as Alan Plater describes him) invites you to find them all in this coruscating collection from his heyday as the North's funniest columnist.
"Almost continual laughter."
"Writes like an inspired madman."
"Pleasurable experience in instant addiction."
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Published in December 1994
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