Decidedly absurd, and always entertaining, revel in the very best letters to The Times. From umbrella protocol at the Coronation to growing cress in lunar soil, this collection lets you in on more than a few inside jokes from one of Britain’s longest-running correspondences.
For more than 200 years, The Times has published letters on any and all topics that need addressing – from weighty affairs of state to equally important football matters – and over time has become a treasured national institution of wit and wisdom. This pithy volume celebrates the quirky, the humorous and the brief; in other words, the letters that have landed in the coveted ‘bottom-right’ spot on The Times Letters page this year.
While the other pages of the newspaper chronicle the pressing issues of the day, the Letters page often muses on the things that really matter. Sir: The year in letters is a selection of the best of these letters, an elegant and erudite display of Times readers at their most whimsical and droll.
The perfect gift for anyone with a shrewd sense of humour, this book features:
- An absurdly entertaining round up of the year’s happenings
- More than 400 letters featured in The Times, curated by Letters editor Andrew Riley
- Original cartoons by Royston Robertson