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I've heard some tragic stories in my time. Entire families wiped out in earthquakes, Stalinist persecutions, village thuggery, organized crime murders ...
But one of my friends just told me he had to edit Tony Parsons' My Favourite Wife. Jesus.
Posted at 09:56 AM in Books, by JamesP | Permalink
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June 06, 2011 at 10:00 AM
I think we all need to know more about his relations with his unfavourite wife. Perhaps someone could induce one or other of them to slip us a few hints in print?
June 06, 2011 at 10:22 AM
Since his unfavourite wife is Julie Burchill, I will take the opposite point of view from Charlie and encourage someone, anyone, to slip her a few quid in exchange for shutting up about the subject.
June 06, 2011 at 11:06 AM
I thought that was Charlie's point, but perhaps the gain on my irony detector is too high.
June 06, 2011 at 11:19 AM
Nope, you got it Alex.
June 06, 2011 at 11:33 AM
I can't distinguish reliably between Tony Parsons and Toby Young. Does this make me a bad person?
June 06, 2011 at 11:36 AM
I don't know but neither can I, fwiw. Also, I couldn't care less which was which, which probably makes me even worse.
chris y |
June 06, 2011 at 11:55 AM
Simple mnemonic: Tony Parsons looks a bit like Tony Blair, and Toby Young looks a bit like a Toby jug.
June 06, 2011 at 11:59 AM
and Toby Young looks a bit like a Toby jug.
He has a great big hole in his head?
chris y |
June 06, 2011 at 12:08 PM
A friend, who I think lurks here (Hi, J!), upped the ante on even this by noting recently that two of his exes have slept with Graham Linehan.
Richard J |
June 06, 2011 at 12:19 PM
That's much better than having slept with both Toby Parsons and the other one.
Surely the answer is just Tony: prolier than thou, Toby: posher than thou.
June 06, 2011 at 12:35 PM
That's not quite right. Toby desperately wants to be posher than thou. His whole free school thing is symptomatic of that inferiority complex.
June 06, 2011 at 12:55 PM
I think that's Alex's point.
June 06, 2011 at 01:08 PM
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