Eccentric lives : the Daily Telegraph book of 21st century obituaries
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London : Unicorn, 2022.
ISBN
9781914414879
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250 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 24 cm
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Published
London : Unicorn, 2022.
Format
Book
Language
English
ISBN
9781914414879

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In the late 1980s the Daily Telegraph transformed the traditionally dry and stolid world of obituaries, ushering in a new way of writing about the dead that was vivid, gently subversive and richly comic. Telegraph obituaries became a byword for entertaining journalism, celebrated for their deadpan tone and sympathetic eye for human quirks and eccentricities. Here is a gallery of the most entertaining of these eccentric lives from the recent past, most of them never before published in book form. They amply demonstrate that in an age of committees and bureaucracy and increasing pressure to conform, eccentrics of all kinds have continued to thrive. From the oddball to the prophet, they have ploughed their own furrow. These miniature biographies are charming, funny, oft en moving, but always compulsively readable.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Brown, A. M. (. e. (2022). Eccentric lives: the Daily Telegraph book of 21st century obituaries . Unicorn.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Brown, Andrew M. (obituaries editor). 2022. Eccentric Lives: The Daily Telegraph Book of 21st Century Obituaries. Unicorn.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Brown, Andrew M. (obituaries editor). Eccentric Lives: The Daily Telegraph Book of 21st Century Obituaries Unicorn, 2022.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Brown, Andrew M. (obituaries editor). Eccentric Lives: The Daily Telegraph Book of 21st Century Obituaries Unicorn, 2022.

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